NEWS - KING TOURING THE UK 2006
Thanks to John Thornburn
Here are some good articles about it.
Here is a podcast from King’s Battersea Reading. It’s in three parts and include an interview, King reading from Lisey’s Story and in the final part King answers the questions submitted by fans through Times Online.
I got to meet up with a lot of old and new friends and we had a really good time. At 5PM King entered and the line started to move. When we got to King we where told no cameras where alowed. At first bumed out we soon found out that there where a lady taking photos of us with a polaroidcamera and then giving out the photo as we left. A very good idea!
This time I didn’t say anything to King except “Thanks” and extracted my hand. At the same second he reached for his glass of Coke and there where a second of total confusion. Then he put forward his left hand and I shook that...
I also got to ask King a question and I decided to asked him about the new Bachman book that he mentioned at the reading. He then said that he found it in his basement, that it’s from 1973 and that the title is Blaze. This book has been known to fans for quite a while and it’s nice that King has finally decided to publish it.
No date has been set but King said it would need some updating first so it may be a while...
Lilja: It’s a real honor to finally meet you!
King: It’s an honour to meet you to.
And with that he was of in the night. I was left with a very nice feeling, a copy of Lisey’s Story, a promotional paperweight (they where giving them away at the party) AND a picture of King and me!
Just as I was planning on leaving I ran into Robin Furth and got a VERY nice chat with here. She told me that 3 issues of The Dark Tower comic was already done and that it looks amazing. No one will be disapointed with it, that is for sure.
I also got a chance to talk to a lot of people from Hodder & Stoughton, including King’s proofreader...and it turned out to be an extreamley nice evening.
King then ended the the whole thing by signing books for a lot of happy fans.
King: Hi How are you?
Lilja: Fine and you?
Lilja: Are your hand tired?
King: No it’s OK, it’s on autopilot.
And then it was over...