5 latest Stephen King novels: Billy Summers and more
Stephen King is the "King of Horror" and his contribution to contemporary literature and pop culture is known to all. From novels like Carrie, and The Dark Tower books, to Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, It, and Doctor Sleep, King has always managed to keep us on our toes with thrill, horror and the element of supernatural. Check out his latest books.
Billy Summers is a hit-man who wants out, an ex-army sniper who only kills "bad men." The anti-hero gets hired to execute another hit-man, his last kill. He soon gets embroiled in a mess upon discovering some dark secrets. Meanwhile, he develops a beautiful bond with a young girl, Alice. The novel is to be adapted into a limited television series, as per reports.
Slated for a September release this year, King's upcoming novel tells the story of a teenage boy who discovers a key to a parallel universe. This dark fantasy thriller is about Charlie, an unhappy teen who is intrigued by strange noises coming from the hilltop home of an elderly man's shed. He only discovers the secrets of the place after the man's death.
The story carries horror through a buttoned box. A little girl Gwendy Peterson was once given a mysterious box for safekeeping by a stranger. Although it offered many temptations, the colorful buttons could bring death and destruction. The box re-enters Gwendy's life when she's a successful novelist and a rising politician. Will Gwendy be able to resist her temptation to push the buttons?
A supernatural horror novel about a young boy from New York City, Later might just be another blockbuster flick in the near future. The coming of age story is narrated by Jamie, who can see and talk to dead people. But will this unique ability of his get him into trouble? Or will he be able to use his powers responsibly to help society?
This is a collection of four novellas--Mr. Harrigan's Phone, The Life of Chuck, If It Bleeds, and Rat--all of which stood unpublished earlier. All four stories have been decided to be adapted into films by various production houses, Netflix, and stars like Ben Stiller in Hollywood. The stories deal with uncanny incidents, supernatural powers, the inescapable truth of mortality and unpredictability.