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Stephen King Pulls a Fast One

Fans were thrilled to learn that Cemetery Dance Publications earlier today made a new Stephen King title available for pre-order--until it was learned that the lettered edition of "The Secretary of Dreams" sold out in the first five minutes of its being made available and the limited was gone within three hours. What gives? And what the hell is this "Secretary of Dreams" book? I thought King was retired!

Relax. What's a retired author supposed to do with all that free time? It's bound to be a temptation to pick up the pen after a while. It must be like an appendage to King after all the ink he's spilled with it. Besides, he didn't really have to do much for "Secretary." It's a volume of graphic versions of some of his short fiction--culled by the author himself (Glenn Chadbourne is the artist).

Cemetery Dance claims you can add yourself to a waiting list for either the limited or the lettered edition, but The Horror Channel's Dread Central is of the opinion that this is the end of the line. Either way, my guess is that the price of this thing on the secondary market is going to be exorbitant. It looks as if a slipcased gift edition may still be available on the Cemetery Dance Web site, if you've got someone on your X-mas list worth $75.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on December 14, 2005 8:58 PM
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YIKES! I had heard about the book but didn't know it was a graphic novel! While that's neat and all, it doesn't sound worth the high price tag. Geesh!

-- Posted by: shannon at December 15, 2005 1:36 AM

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