The first-ever book (fiction) project from Frank Darabont, the Academy Award-nominated director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption! This wonderful novella features full-color dust jacket artwork and b&w interiors by the legendary Bernie Wrightson (Cycle of the Werewolf and The Stand limited edition). Plus an Introduction by the author. Howard Walpuski is a struggling writer trying to make his way on the tough streets of Hollywood. And like so many others, he dreams of the big-time. But times are tough and when he walks into the run-down repair shop with his old typewriter under his arm and five bucks in his wallet, he figures it's about to get a lot tougher. But he's wrong. Because not only is his typewriter fixed that afternoon at the old shop... so is his life. Suddenly he is writing like never before... and suddenly his work is selling like never before. In fact, before long, he's a star on the fast track to certain fame and wealth. But there's a price to pay for his overnight success. And Howard Walpuski must pay it... in blood. Walpuski's Typewriter is packed with dark chills and terrifying suspense and laced with a brilliant streak of black humor. It's one of the most compelling reads of the year and should not be missed!
You thought the off-the-wall fantasy of dear old Unknown Worlds and the grand early years of Anthony Boucher's Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction were gone and buried. You were wrong. You reckoned without Darabont, the Academy Award-nominated director of the films adapted from Stephen King's The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption. Darabont reveals another side of his talent in his first book, "a truly silly story," as he refers in his introduction to this fast, funny novella about hack writer Howard Walpuski, a devil-dealing typewriter-repair geezer, and a bloodthirsty demon who epitomizes the dreams of anyone hoping to become another King. All one need do is sit back and feed paper into the hungry machine, which spews forth bestsellers. Unfortunately, the demon-possessed typewriter becomes hungry for more than paper. Just when you are afraid the author is about to succumb to the most tired if hallowed of demon-killers, the sacred implements of the Church, he's smart enough to throw them in your face. You needn't be a Boucher or even a King to know where the story is going, but it doesn't matter. Horror stories this unself-conscious are rare treasures. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Cemetery Dance Publications
August 08, 2012
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