Aunt Diane trolls: Stephen King might be writing a novel based on your favorite drunk.
I can't wait.
[quote] He has also just had the earliest peckings of a new book idea. It came from a news story that was big in the US last year, about a Brooklyn woman who drove the wrong way down a motorway with a car full of children, killing them all. It wasn't the horror of the incident that interested King, but the unanswered questions. "I have stories that ask to be written. And the thing that interested me about that crash on I-95 was that her husband swears up and down that she wasn't a big drinker, and that she wasn't drunk when she left with them. But there was a bottle of vodka in the car. She was high as a kite. So I'm saying to myself, there's a real mystery here." A pause. "It's the kind of mystery that only fiction can unravel." And so it begins.
Stephen King's Wrongway Vodkavan Momfrau. Loves it.
Finally, a character I can relate to.
I hope he sets it in Maine and has Diane talk like Annie Wilkes when she's blackout drunk.
There's no mystery there. He sounds like a moron.
It wasn't I95, it was the Taconic. And everyone knows Aunt Diane was a closet drinker/druggie. Except, apparently, her family. Where's the mystery?
This is off topic but the entire King family is unattractive and they all come across as strange especially the wife and daughter.
Well, not a mystery to wise DLers, but it's a mystery to the dumb masses (who usually buy his books).
The last pages will describe a heretofore unmentioned alien sect controlling Diane from another dimension.
She killed people in her cockadoodie car!
How soon before he writes a book about the almiqui?
r6 everybody from Maine is a little "off." It's weird up there.
The Kings look like the Addams Family of Bangor, Maine.
I-95? Off to a great start, Stephen.
He's never seemed to have a problem dealing with the facts before
She was from Long Island, not Brooklyn.
She was on the Taconic state highway, not 95.
And she killed four of five kids, not all of them.
Boy, should be a bone chiller.
[quote] a news story that was big in the US last year, about a Brooklyn woman who drove the wrong way down a motorway with a car full of children
Long Island, not Brooklyn
In 1993 I actually met Stephen King in a bar in Brooklyn
Y'all do know that he writes fiction, right?
[quote] How soon before he writes a book about the almiqui?
Not soon enough
He already wrote his guilt drunk epitath. It was called The Shining.
I thought he retired after his accident. What happened?
[quote]I thought he retired after his accident. What happened?
King is the quintessential example of the saying "A Writer Writes." So many authors are potential NY Times Bestsellers, but lack discipline or focus, or even desire, to write every day. Writing teachers say you should write 1,000 - 3,000 words a day. Four-twelve pages a day. And if you're a fiction writer, the essential thing is "tension" on each page. And no, you can't put the word "tension" in the footer!
A book by Stephen King about Diana Schuler? Now that might be interesting. He's an alcoholic himself and he sure knows how to spin a horrifying tale. I think he's well equipped to come up with a horror story about an arrogant, controlling female closet alcoholic who ends up killing a slew of children and three innocent drivers.
I tell ya, my Aunt Diane would be spinnin' in her grave...the wrong way.
Evidently, The Guardian also writes fiction.
what's the gossip on Stephen king? have you seen his wife? I can't believe he actually fucks that cow.
Tabitha King looks like every other woman you see in Maine.
The King family are awesome left-wingers. Totally liberal and cool.
Can he put a more eerie spin on the story than HBO did? I think this story is done. Plus, will her family, that dumbass she married, get any profit from it?
Is there still something wrong with her?
There's something wrong with Tanya, you know.
Doesn't he hire creative writing grads to write his books?
That made a great subject for a documentary. One of the first great unsolved mysteries of this new century!
I hope he keeps in the part where, the morning of her death, she causes a row at a McDonalds because they wouldn't give her son Chicken McNuggets for breakfast.
Who knew Stephen King was a datalounger?
I think he means all the children in the car, R15, not all her children.
[quote]Doesn't he hire creative writing grads to write his books?
No, not King. It's one of the other big time authors. I can't remember who. I think James Patterson.
King is pretty prolific and writes everyday. He frequently chastises other writers who take too long between books.
No, R34, he doesn't mean that.
She had five children in the car: two were hers, three were her brother's.
She killed all three of her brother's daughters.
She killed her own daughter and almost killed her son but he survived with TBI and a multitude of other physical issues.
So of the five children in the car, she killed four.
Brooklyn is on the same peninsula as Long Island. It's called Nassau-Suffolk on the map.
R30, I heard it was Dean Koontz who does that. Which makes sense, because each book he releases sucks just a little differently than the last.
I just picked up Doctor Sleep, and I would definitely read King's take on aunt Diane...even though I think there probably isn't much truth to him writing about her.
I can't believe how many Dean Koontz books I used to read. The first I read was Intensity and I was hooked for about five years on every one that came out (I was in my mid-20's)!
I doubt I could get through a chapter, now.
Stephen, please write the story from the POV of one of the older girls. Truly fucked up horror story right there.