The Wind Through the Keyhole (Scribner, April 24) The same month that Stephen King co-authors a world premiere musical at the Alliance Theatre, he publishes a new volume in his mammoth, genre-busting series of books, The Dark Tower. An untold story of Roland, the series protagonist, this 320-page book (slim by King standards) finds the last gunslinger befriending a young boy while attempting to stop a shape-shifting fiend. Following the acclaimed Under the Dome and 11/22/63, King has been enjoying a creative renaissance lately, so it'll be interesting to see where Wind fits in.So have things picked up for King since Under The Dome? I think the comment has merit. While King is very passionate about Lisey's Story -- I must admit frustrating trying to read it. Duma Key was fantastic, but UTD picked things up to a new level for King. 11.22.63 is powerful. There has also been Blockade Billy, and the very scary Full Dark, No Stars.
Stephen King Experiencing A "Creative Renaissance"
Curt Holman at Atlanta's Creative Loafing site has posted his most anticipated books of 2012. #4 on his list is Wind Through The Keyhole.