Stephen King in Iowa City

Text from Iowa City Press-Citizen story:

Last Monday, author Stephen King spoke to an audience of about 730 at a sold-out event organized by Prairie Lights bookstore . . . King said he was excited to visit Iowa City, commenting on the notoriety of Prairie Lights and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and noting that the opportunity was “kind of a mythic stop on the tour for me.”

He said two key elements of his approach to writing are his use of verisimilitude and his well-rounded characters. . . . “I try to make them real human beings and not make them just sort of pop-up boogeymen,” he said.

King’s stop in Iowa City was part of a 12-bookstore tour promoting his newest book, “End of Watch,” the third book in a trilogy that includes “Mr. Mercedes” (2014) and “Finders Keepers” (2015).

PS. I’ve read and throughly enjoyed the 1st and 2nd books and have the 3rd “End of Watch” on my iPad. Love the old guy, retired Cop Bill Hodges, who is the mystery-master sleuth in each of these thrillers. Recommend. GO

Author: iowagerry

Retired gentleman living with his wife and yellow lab in central Iowa. Charter member of Iowa Partners in Learning and the Ankeny Writers Workshop.

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