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The Missing Links: An 18-Mile Ice Cube

The HMS Bounty Is Lost Getty Images Yesterday I posted a link about a famous ship used in the filming of several movies, which had to be abandoned. The ship has now sunk and some members of the crew are missing. * Enough Already Cracked presents a few pop culture arguments that we’ve all had [...]

Your Favorite Authors Are Frauds: 6 Famous Ghostwriters

It’s almost like learning the truth about Santa Claus: Once you know, it’s so obvious, but you’re still a little heartbroken when you discover that your favorite author didn’t really pen most of the work with his or her name on the cover. Take comfort, though, in the knowledge that many of those ghostwriters [...]

11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author did. 1. Disney’s Mary Poppins might be a cherished childhood memory for a lot of us, but for author P.L. Travers, it was a complete slap in the face. Despite having script approval, Travers’ [...]

The Stephen King Flowchart

Love Stephen King? This one is for you: Gillian James of Tessiegirl blog mapped the connections between characters in Stephen King universe. Take a look at the full Stephen King flowchart over at Gillian’s blog: Link [...]

Stephen King Reads An Excerpt From The Shining Sequel

(YouTube Link) It may seem like Stephen King never stops producing, as he is constantly releasing books (and movies based on) at a frantic pace , but this video proves that he does occasionally take time out to speak to fans at the Savannah Book Festival, if only to promote another upcoming book. This time around the [...]

The Dark Tower: Found!

“QUANTUM SHOT” #736Link – article by Avi Abrams The Ultimate Black Obelisk That Nature Has Made (in Sao Tome) Maybe you’ve read Stephen King’s huge fantasy epic “The Dark Tower”, or perhaps the Tower of Mordor from “The Lord of the Rings” more readily comes to mind? In any case, you’ll be surprised to find the fantastic [...]

14 Literary Settings Inspired by Real Places

At the end of a good book, don’t you just sometimes close the back cover, sigh, and think, “I wish I could be there.” Good news: in some cases, you can. While you’re probably never going to make it to Narnia or Hogwarts (I know – I’m disappointed, too) here are a handful of “fictional” [...]

The Dark Tower Movie No More

I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors by now that Stephen King’s Dark Tower would be coming to the big screen in an epic adaptation. Well, if this idea made you giddy and you can’t wait to see it happen, then I suggest you sit down because the Dark Tower movie has gone bust, its fate [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Literary Smack-Downs, Quips, and Squabbles

There’s an adage they give you when you receive your name badge at the door of Writer Land: “You only compete with yourself.” While most authors hold true to this (at least in public), there are those who make time to spend bashing their fellow wordslingers. Here are ten cringe-worthy examples. 1. Mark Twain vs. Ambrose [...]