Friday, 18 March 2011
Is it a bird, is it a plane, no It's Stephen King
Orbit co-writer Michael Lent explains: "One story we confirmed concerned a young King witnessing a friend's accident involving a train (long thought to be a source of his macabre inspirations).
"Until now, the story was largely apocryphal and wasn't mentioned in King's autobiography. It's a great feeling when you can resolve something once and for all."
Orbit: Stephen King, scheduled for release in May, follows King's career from his initial struggles and it includes insight on his legacy; his love of the Boston Red Sox; forays into film; drug and alcohol issues; and the accident that nearly cost him his life.
In writing about his near-death in 1999, the authors used King's own account along with police reports that differed from accounts given by some of the media, according to Lent.