So, my plan originally was to keep revealing bits of this photo until Sunday, when I would make the big announcement that next week is STEPHEN KING WEEK! here at IB. However, you guys are some shrewd-ass people. “That is STEPHEN KING’S HAIR.” “That is STEPHEN KING’S NECK.” DANG, you guys. Dang.
So, fuck it. You know, I know you know–it’s official. Next week is Stephen King week! We will be posting something King-related every day: essays, a Death Match, a King-themed Reading Rage (by Amy!), a playlist by sj for a very special character in the Stephen King universe. It’s going to be a blasty-blast.
“But waaaaaaaaait, this is IB. Home of indie literary fiction. Why Stephen King week?!?!”
That’s an excellent question, thank you for asking. The truth is that, despite his claim that he’s the Big Mac and fries of the literary world, there’s just something special about Stephen King. Amy, sj, Mandy, and I (at the very least), all started reading Stephen King when we were way too young to be reading Stephen King. It’s one of the things we’ve bonded over, and even though we have all grown up and added more “serious” literature to our reading diet, King continues to occupy a special place in our hearts. So, we’re going to take the week and geek out over him, because that’s what we do best.
Also, it’s his 65th birthday next week–September 21, a week from tomorrow. What better week to celebrate the reigning horror champ? Don’t worry, though. We’re not losing our indie sensibilities.
SK week starts Monday the 17th. Love Stephen King as much as we do? Be here, or.. uh.. be fear? I need to work on that outro.