I finally got around to seeing The Cabin in the Woods.
My advice . . . go see it! This movie rocks!!! It's not the typical horror movie, yet Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard aren't typical horror writers.
The Cabin in the Woods has the horror element, yes, but it's brilliantly juxtaposed with comedy to produce a beautiful piece of satire about society and the human condition.
If there's one movie you should see this year, make sure it's The Cabin in the Woods!
Muggles. Witches. Wizards. Magic wands. Hocruxes.
J.K. Rowling, bestselling author of the Harry Potter series, has a new book coming out!
The Harry Potter series has enchanted me from the very first page to the very last. J.K. Rowling is a spellbinding author few could compare to, turning an enrapturing tale about witches and wizards into what can be interpreted to be an allegorical piece about the Holocaust.
The question many fans might have is if the main character of her new book will be Harry Potter? The answer is, he will not. In fact, J.K. Rowling has geared her book exclusively for adults. It's about a little town called Pagford, which is at war with itself in every possible way: students vs. teachers, wealthy vs. the poor, parents vs. sons and daughters, etc.
The fighting explodes when Barry Fairweather, a member of the town council, unexpectedly dies. His death sparks the biggest war yet, burdened with obsession, love, deceit, and unexpected surprises. The novel has been called "Blackly comic," "Thought-provoking," and "Constantly surprising."
Cover art has yet to be released. However, a release date has been promised. It has been set for September 27, 2012. The one question on my mind is, will J.K. Rowling's magnum opus be a clandestine coup de grâce? Will the Harry Potter series cast a shadow over The Casual Vacancy and any other work that will follow? Will all of J.K. Rowling's future novels be compared to Harry Potter? The answers rest with the reader, although I do hope that each book will be viewed as a separate entity and will be judged on its own merit. There is no doubt in my mind that J.K Rowling is a fantastic author, and there is no doubt in my mind that she will not disappoint, even if her book doesn't contain magical elements, witches, wizards, and is geared for adults.
My only disappointment is that this title won't be released sooner!!!!!
Wait a minute . . . Accio The Casual Vacancy!!
It's all 19. All paths follow the beam. Roland Deschain. Eddie Dean. Susannah Dean. Jake Chambers. Oy. A Ka-tet if there ever was one!
When the dark tower series ended I cried for the second time (the first was in Wizard and Glass for reasons I wish not to write down in case there are some fans who have not yet finished Mr. King's magnum opus). Now I find myself crying for a third (well . . . okay, not really crying, but rejoicing).
Finally, after so long of a wait, Stephen King has blessed all his fans with a new Dark Tower novel called The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel.
Like Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a journey into Roland’s troubled past where he recounts not one story but two! A story within a story! Starting from when his father sent him to investigate the tale of a villainous shape-shifter and transitioning to the legend of Tim Stoutheart as he recounts that story to sooth the boy (Bill Streeter) who has just witnessed the villainous shape-shifter’s last slaughter.
I cannot tell you how exited I am to read this new novel! I first heard tale of it when King spoke at the Times Center in New York city to promote Under The Dome (I had front row center seats to this awesome event!). You can imagine how my ears perked up when this little billy-bumbler heard a new Dark Tower novel was on the horizon! I wanted to confirm this news, so I personally asked Mr. King at the autograph signing in Va, where he received the George Mason award. Mr. King confirmed that there will indeed be a new Dark Tower novel. Well, that’s hardly news today, right? Because Amazon.com has announced that it will be released April 24th.
My group in line for the signing
King also spoke of revisiting another one of his novels. For those of you who remember Danny Torrence as the little clairvoyant boy, well, get ready to visit him again in his older years as he helps terminally ill patients pass into that other realm.
The novel is titled Dr. Sleep, and I can personally vouch that from the excerpt Mr. King read at the Mason Award ceremony it's going to be another one of his gems. It really does seem like this man was put on earth for one thing. And as Mr. King has attested to, it is to write!
It's great news to hear that there are a lot of great new King novels on the horizon. Don't miss out! I know I sure won't!
I'm hard at work doing research for my next story--a serialized novella that will encompass almost every genre. It will be broken up into 3 parts. Can you guess which horror element will be in the first?
Note: I think I'm having a little too much fun in the picture above :P
I wish to thank the following people who have helped fun the paperback printing of Luke's Situation. Without you guys, it would not have been possible. Thank you!
Peter Zimmerman, Melissa Maiello, Anthony Carollo, Nancy Vallarella, Mike Majewski, Jay Teta, Andrew Zamer, Brian Lee, Karen Hieronymi, Camille Teta, C.C. Glenda Camaret, Catherine Masak, Wayne Achenbaum, Sean Jinks, Vince McNally, Mike Koocher, Jeff Young, Mark Feldman, Andrew Boreyko, Paul Teta, Lorraine Pistorino, Ira Gersfeld, Markus James, Julie Scott, Jerry Riekert, Adam Rains, Anatole Iwanczuk, Anthony Lagatutta, Anthony Sclafani, Anthony Dirusso, Richard Ginsberg, Dr. Michael LoGuidese, Brian Lawson, Don Martin, Joshua Delgadillo, Nina Triolo, and Glen Fiocca.