NEWS - LISEY'S STORY
Here are two forigne editions of Lisey’s Story. The French (to the left) Histoire De Lisey will be released on September 2nd and the South Korea edition (to the right) Lisey Iyagi will be released in July.
Thanks to Herbert West and Je-Hyong Jo
Tomorrow Lisey's Story hits the stores. Today you can read my review of it.Posted: October 4, 2006, 08:30:26
Here is an interview with King about Lisey's Story from The New York Times.
Thanks to Rocky Wood
It’s now clear that King will do a reading while in London. During the reading he will be interviewed onstage, answer readers' questions and read from his new novel, Lisey's Story. The event takes place at Battersea Park, London, November 7 at 7pm.
The tickets are £15 and to buy them you can call this number 08708 303 488 (it’s in the UK). Read more here.
Here you can listen to a clip from the audio edition of Lisey's Story read by Mare Winningham.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.
Here are some additional info about the special edition of Lisey’s Story:
Fans of the King of Screams will love our Special Deluxe Edition of Lisey’s Story. A great gift idea and the perfect addition to any Stephen King library, it features a slipcase, ribbon bookmark and full-color endpapers.
Thanks to Dean KinsworthyPosted: September 25, 2006, 16:06:16
It seems that the US based book club Quality Paperback Books (www.qpb.com) will release a limited gift edition of Lisey’s Story. The price is $ 24.95 but you’ll have to be a member in order to be able to order a copy.
I don’t have any info on what’s limited about it yet (if anyone know please let me know) but as soon as I know I’ll post it here.
Thanks to Marco Lammers and John Scoleri
The promotion for Lisey’s Story is starting to happen now that it’s just a little more then a month left until the book is out. On King’s site there are two really cool sites with animated cover art. You can check out those here:
Lisey's Story Art - From Sketch to Final Work
Behind The Cover Of Lisey's Story
Then on Scribner’s site you can check out a hand-written excerpt or enter a contest where you can win an ARC.
Here is the Dutch cover for Lisey's Story. The Dutch title is Lisey's Verhaal.
Thanks to Chrissy
Here is the full cover to the UK edition of Lisey's Story.
Hodder & Stoughton has released a very small number of proofs for Lisey’s Story to selected reviewers. I’m happy to be able to show you some pictures of it. It’s a trade paper edition in a black tray case of hard paper. It looks very cool as you can see.
Here are the dates for the UK Lisey's Story tour:
Tuesday 7th November
Book signing at Borders Books and Music, Oxford Street, London
Wednesday 8th November
Time & Venue to come
Thursday 9th November
Book signing at Asda supermarket in Watford
Friday 10th November
Time & Venue to come
Source: King's official site.
King's official site now has a listing for where King will appear on his Lisey's Story Book Tour - Fall '06. So far there are 3 event's listed.
NEW YORK CITY:
The narrator for Lisey's Story has been chosen and she is...Mare Winningham. She has been seen in such things as Grey's Anatomy, Six Feet Under and ER.Posted: June 14, 2006, 23:37:50
Here is a first review of Lisey's Story but be careful. There are some small spoilers...
Thanks to Rick Urban
Click here for a really BIG cover of Lisey's Story in which you can see what's in the shovel on the front...Posted: May 26, 2006, 00:35:25
Here is the plot of Lisey's Story according to the moderator of his message board:
In my words: a writer’s widow (Lisey Landon) is going through his papers two years after his death and is contacted by a rather nasty character who wants all of Scott Landon’s unpublished work. While dealing with this character and a sister who has become catatonic, Lisey begins to remember things about a dark side of her husband which she had suppressed.
Here is the German cover for Lisey’s Story. The German title is Love and it’s being released in October.
Thanks to Hans von Wirth
Here is a bigger scan of the US cover for Lisey's Story.Posted: May 13, 2006, 01:37:34
Here is finally the finished color cover for Lisey's Story. I found it on King's official site and unfortunately it wasn't bigger then this but it should give us an idea of what it looks like in color...Posted: May 3, 2006, 00:24:16
The moderator of King’s official site confirms that King will do a signing in NYC for Lisey’s Story but no exact date or place has yet been set.Posted: April 28, 2006, 23:25:40
The moderator on King’s official site just confirmed that King will be doing book signing(s) on the U.S. West Coast when he promotes Lisey’s Story in October. No info on when, where or how many has been released yet.Posted: April 28, 2006, 17:19:36
Finally I can give you a first look at the US cover of Lisey’s Story. Unfortunately I don’t have a color version yet but this will give you an idea of what it looks like. It will look much better in color once it’s finished. And as you can see it’s quite different from what we are used to…Posted: April 26, 2006, 23:32:16
This description of Lisey’s Story is from the moderator of King's message board:
"Lisey’s Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love." Translated, that means a woman is regaining memories of the dark side of her husband triggered when she is going through his belongings after his death".
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: April 25, 2006, 23:34:15
It’s now being reported that the ARC of Lisey’s Story is 509 pages long. To be compared with Cell which was 384 pages long.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Here are more photos of the Galley edition of Lisey’s Story
This description of Lisey's Story is given by Michael Chabon on Amazon.com:
"In Lisey's Story, Stephen King makes bold, brilliant use of his satanic storytelling gift, his angelic ear for language, and above all his incomparable ability to find the epic in the ordinary, to present us with the bloody and fabulous tale of an ordinary marriage. In his hands the long, passionate union of Scott and Lisey Landon--of any long-lived marriage, by implication--becomes a fantastic kingdom, with its own geography and language, its dark and stirring chronicle of heroes and monsters, its tragedies, griefs and glories. King has been getting me to look at the world with terror and wonder since I was fifteen years old, and I have never been more persuaded than by this book of his greatness."
-- Michael Chabon, author of The Final Solution: A Story of Detection and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The moderator of King's official message board had the following to say about the plot of Lisey's Story.
I’m only about 1/2 way through so far. It will be horror with mystery, ghosts, monsters, and Dark Tower related. :-)
Lisey's Story is now listed on Simon & Schuster's website and according to that info it will be 528 pages long and the audio will be on 18 CDs.
Here is a description of the book but please read it at your own risk!
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty five year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Lisey knew there was a place Scott went -- a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
Perhaps King's most personal and powerful novel ever, Lisey's Story is about the wellspings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love
Now you can pre-order Lisey's Story from Amazon.com.
Here are some words about it from Barnes And Noble:
Lisey's Story is a wondrous novel of marriage, a love story steeped in strength and tenderness, and cast with the most vivid, touching and believable characters in recent literature. I came to adore Lisey Landon and her sisters, I ached for Scott and all he'd been through, and when I finally reached the bittersweet and heartfelt conclusion, my first thought was that I wanted to start over again from the beginning, for it felt as if were saying good-bye to old friends. This is Stephen King at his finest and most generous, a dazzling novel that you'll thank yourself for reading long after the final page is turned.
Posted: January 11, 2006, 18:34:19
Here is an interesting picture from the latest Scribner catalog.
I got confirmation today that the UK edition of Cell also will have the first chapter of Lisey's Story at the end.Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:23:29
Bev Vincent had the following to say about the excerpt from Lisey's Story that is in the US edition of Cell:
The Scribner edition of Cell contains a sneak peak at Lisey's Story. The first twelve pages of the book are presented in King's own handwriting. The excerpt is not the same as what we've previously seen in "Lisey and the Madman." The opening chapter is called "Lisey and Amanda (Everything the Same)" and deals with Lisey Landon two years after the death of her famous writer husband Scott. She's finally going through his writing office, trying to decide what to do about his unpublished works. Amanda is her older sister, and there seems to be tension between the two. My feeling is that this book will be in the Bag of Bones vein.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: January 3, 2006, 00:44:45
Now it's confirmed that the excerpt from Lisey's Story that is included in Cell is a different one from the earlier excerpt. Good news in other words!
Cell contains the first 12 pages of Lisey's Story in King's own hand. This excerpt is not the same as Lisey and the Madman and has to do with Lisey having to deal with her late husband's literary remains.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: December 8, 2005, 23:41:00
I got the following info about Lisey's Story just now:
On October 24, 2006 we publish LISEY'S STORY. Possibly King's most ambitious and accomplished book ever, it's a profoundly moving and disturbing novel about a widow coping with the loss of her writer husband. It's a grand, ambitious and layered book, with unrelenting emotional power. It's a book for the ages - exploring the dark secrets of the ones we love, and the very wellsprings of creativity.
The new release dates for Cell and Lisey's Story is January 24 (about 3 month away) and October 24.Posted: October 20, 2005, 23:44:00
There is now an anticipated release schedule of October 24th (rather than Nov.) for Lisey’s Story.
This message was posted on King's message board today:
There is now an anticipated release schedule of January (rather than Feb.) for Cell and Oct. (rather than Nov.) for Lisey’s Story.
There where a question on King's official message board on whether there would be limited editions of Cell and/or Lisey's Story and the answer from the moderator was:
There are no plans for limited at this time.
Huge news today! Scribner has announced that Lisey's Story will be released in November 2006
When asked about the status Lisey’s Story and Cell the reply from the moderator of King's official site was this:
He has finished the second draft of Lisey’s Story and just recently finished Cell.
That means that Cell is finished in first draft, unedited and Lisey’s Story has been revised.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: August 22, 2005, 23:29:00
I just got an email from King's UK publisher, Hodder & Stoughton, in which they confirmed that they have bought King's book Lisey's Story. They also confirm that they will release it in October 2006. Here is a short quote about the book from the mail:
Stephen King has written a magnificent novel very much in the mainstream of his work, about love, marriage, blood ties, and madness which calls to mind Gloria Naylor’s description of Bag of Bones: ‘a love story about the dark places within us all’.
No word yet on when the US edition will be out but my guess is that it will also be out in October 2006.Posted: August 12, 2005, 23:28:00
The new spring 2006 catalogs from Simon & Schuster are now out and there is no mention of Lisey's Story which means it probably won't be out during the first half of 2006.Posted: July 7, 2005, 23:26:00
On the message board on King's official site the moderator said that there are no plans at this time to do a limited edition of Lisey’s Story.
At the reading at Maple Street School on Friday evening King read from his upcoming novel Lisey's Story.
King described his novel-in-progress as "a love story, with monsters ... some of them human."
He also gave the audience a disclaimer. "This sort of thing might come back to you tonight," King said, "when it's dark, and you're alone, and there's no one around to hear you scream."
The reading did not disappoint.
The audience heard a story about a man remembering one of the traumatic experiences of his youth. The fictional boy watched his older brother going mad, "snarling like a dog" with a face like "a Halloween mask."
It has now been confirmed that Lisey’s Story will be published in 2006, probably in the fall but a specific date hasn’t been set yet.Posted: April 27, 2005, 23:22:00
Here is a comment from the moderator of the message board on King's official site about the length of the upcoming book Lisey’s Story:
The working title at this time is Lisey’s Story and isn’t expected to change. It will probably be approximately in the 5 or 600 page length when it’s typeset.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: January 11, 2005, 23:21:00
Very BIG news today. In a message to the message board on King's official site someone asked whether there will be any more books by King and this positive response was given by the Moderator:
Stephen has finished the first draft of a new novel and has decided to publish it, but we don’t have a publication date. It’s unlikely it will be this year, though.
As you know there has been reports that King has written a new book. Well, it now seams that the short story I have reported about earlier, Lisey and the Madman is an excerpt from that book. Here is what it says in the author notes in the book:
[King] has promised to retire but "Lisey and the Madman" is from what may eventually be a new novel called Lisey's Story. In his own defense, King points out that all novelists lie--sometimes to others, almost constantly to themselves.
The story is about 30 pages long and about a writer who gets shot during a public appearance, told from the point of view of his wife.
Here's what King says about the book (that I'm guessing is the one called Lisey's Story) in his Guardian interview:
He has another book written, though he says it's "a mess", and has yet to decide whether anybody else should read it. It is about a writer's widow, and came about when he returned home from his hospitalisation for pneumonia to find his wife redecorating his office. "My wife says to me: 'Don't go in your office'. Like Bluebeard or something. I said 'Why not?' She says: It's just a mess in there and it will really upset you. One night I couldn't sleep and I went out there and she was right - it upset me. The furniture was all gone. The books were off the shelves. Everything was in boxes. It was just like a room that has been cleared out following an old person's death. It got me thinking about my own death and what would happen afterwards."
The entire interview can be found at guardian.co.uk.
Thanks to Bev Vincent and Rocky Wood. Posted: September 12, 2004, 23:15:00
Here is a scan of McSweeney’s Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories with King's Lisey and the Madman in it.Posted: September 9, 2004, 23:13:00
King's official site reports that a new work of fiction by Stephen titled Lisey and the Madman will be included in McSweeney’s Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories, an anthology edited by Michael Chabon and published by Vintage. The anticipated publication date is November 2004.