Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Stephen King’s son suggests accompanying playlist for his new novel NOS4A2
He keeps it weird and does his old man proud.
Author Joe Hill (he’s the son of some guy named Stephen King) recently released his latest novel, the ultra-creepy NOS4A2, which includes (among other things), a dead guy who lures small children into a nasty, not-quite-real amusement park called Christmasland, a possessed bridge that takes certain of those who cross it to destinations further (and much more horrifying) than the other side of the river, and a demoniacal, vintage Rolls-Royce Wraith (shades of King’s Christine).
It includes, among others, Sheryl Crow’s “Steve McQueen,” My Chemical Romance’s “This Is How I Disappear,” Florence + the Machine’s “Howl,” and Mumford & Sons’ “Winter Winds,” along with pithy commentary from the author.
“Yes,” he notes, “there’s a Christmas song. [Tom Petty's "Christmas All Over Again"]. One. There are limits to what I’m willing to put myself through for my art.” Well-played, Hill. Well-played.
For King fans, his latest Hard Case Crime paperback, Joyland, was released June 4. Enjoy. With the lights on, of course.