March 17, 2018

Stephen King Putting Down His Pen

By LJ Staff

To the horror of uncounted fans across the globe, Stephen King announced he
will quit writing and that his current title From A Buick V8 is his swan
song. In a lengthy
exclusive interview
in the September 27 Entertainment Weekly, King
said cryptically that “I’ve killed enough of the world’s trees.” He indicated
that a leading factor in his decision to conclude his writing career stems from
his near-fatal 1999 accident in which he was hit by a van while walking along a
road in his native Maine. Referring to his post-accident life as “The Bonus
Round,” King said he plans to make the most of it with his wife and family
without spending endless days alone working on books. He also spoke quite
frankly about a serious cocaine addiction in the 1980s. King additionally
lamented the negative press received from critics, who hailed his mega-selling
books as hackwork, although he’s endeavored to achieve literary respect by
leaving Viking to sign with
Scribner in 1997
, as well as submitting stories to upscale publications such
as The New Yorker. Since beginning his career with Carrie in 1974,
King, now 55, has published more than 50 volumes under several names. Good-bye,
Stephen, and good luck.