So Lilja's Library is part of a contest to find the text of Stephen King's new novel hidden all over the web. At least 2 texts are at Lilja's. Which, has meant, I've spent bunches of time digging around on that website. Usually I check the news and always enjoy reading the insightful reviews..
But,t he contest has caused me to dig a bit deeper. I THOUGHT I knew was was over at Lilja's Library, but I was wrong! Entire pages, sections, I had previously overlooked. This thing is huge! I know the upcoming book is also massive, and the depth of the website certainly lends credibility as a Stephen King scholar..
So, here's just a bit of what I found I didn't know was there:.
1. The "International King" page is outstanding. Bookcoves from foreign editions. I was surprised how much I liked this page. Interesting, often the international bookcovers are a lot better than the American. (Polish Nightmares and Dreamscapes is pretty good).
2. The "History" page is cool. Several images that show what the web used to look like, and in particular Lilja's Library..
3. King's Columns is also interesting. Not just links, but row after row of Entertainment Weekly covers. Also, links to King's Garbage Truck, 1969 and 1970. Wow -- like keeping history on the web..
So, did I find the hidden text? Nope. But, when it comes to King fans, I realized even more why Lilja's is the best. From a sheerly historical point of view, it is lightyears ahead of King's own site.