Stephen King Reveals How Coronavirus Has Already Changed One Of His Books

Written by on April 9, 2020

Creator Stephen King stated the coronavirus pandemic has already led to at least one change in his writing. 

The guide he’s at present engaged on was initially set in 2020, which appeared like a innocent alternative on the time he began.  

“I assumed, ‘OK, once I publish it, if it’s in 2021, it will likely be like previously, safely previously,’” King instructed NPR. 

After the pandemic hit, King seen a few his characters went on a cruise. 

“And I assumed, ‘Properly, no, I don’t assume anyone’s occurring cruise ships this yr,’” he stated. “And so I checked out the whole lot and I instantly set the guide in 2019, the place folks might congregate and be collectively and the story would work due to that.”

King stated readers typically inform him that they really feel like they’re dwelling in one in all his books nowadays (particularly, “The Stand,” wherein a virus nicknamed Captain Journeys wipes out a lot of the human race). 

“I maintain having folks say, ‘Gee, it’s like we’re dwelling in a Stephen King story,’” he stated. “And my solely response to that’s, ‘I’m sorry.’” 

Learn the complete interview right here.

King’s newest assortment, “If It Bleeds,” will likely be launched on April 21. 

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