- Edited by Brian Freeman & Bev Vincent
- Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne
- Featuring a new introduction by Kevin Quigley
Page Count: 470
Trade Paperback Edition ($19.95)
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover ($40.00)
This revised and updated second edition of The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book features all of the original questions from the first edition, along with more than one hundred new questions about Stephen King’s most recent releases! Also included are ten brand new illustration-based questions from Cemetery Dance favorite artist Glenn Chadbourne, along with the 60 illustration-based questions from the original edition. This new edition concludes with a brand new afterword by Kevin Quigley, founder of Charnel House, one of the oldest Stephen King fan sites on the web.
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman and Bev Vincent includes material right up through The Wind Through the Keyhole and no Stephen King collection will be complete without it!
About the first edition (2005):
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book features over 1,000 questions to test your knowledge of the King of Horror, along with dozens of special illustration-based questions from Cemetery Dance favorite artist Glenn Chadbourne! This is an amazing publication you won’t want to miss!
Edited by Brian Freeman (founder of StephenKingNews.com) and Bev Vincent (author of The Road to the Dark Tower and the “News from the Dead Zone” column in Cemetery Dance magazine, along with the online “News from the Dead Zone” column published on the Cemetery Dance website), The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book also features a special afterword by Michelle L. Revelle (Founder/Co-President of SKEMERs, the largest Stephen King fan group on the web).
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book includes material right up through the last Dark Tower book and no Stephen King collection will be complete without it!
Review (original edition)
Obviously for fans of the renowned author, this collection asks trivia questions involving King or his works, offers hints and ultimately the answers. His works are further broken down into separate chapters re the novels, novellas and short stories. Other chapters include his books written as Richard Bachman and the Dark Tower series. Finally, his movies, non-fiction endeavors and miscellaneous musings fill up three more segments of the lighthearted entertaining book. Fans of Mr. King will fully enjoy this seemingly complete trivia homage that digs as deep anything you can find; for instance asking which Red Sox player had his name misspelled in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon? The illustrations add eerie depth as well as posing additional trivia questions associated with them. Clearly aimed at Kingophiles like the SKEMERS (Stephen King E-MailERs), whose founder Michelle L. Revelle, provides an afterward, casual fans of the author will also enjoy this fun book. Of course adding to the pleasure, this reviewer trounced her spouse.
Review (revised and expanded edition)
- Blu Gilliand at FEARNet.com (January 2013)
Stephen King fans will love this entertaining and completely updated collection of minutiae about the author and his work. Opening this book is like opening a bag of Cheetos—you just can’t stop once you get started… This engaging compendium of Stephen King multiple-answer questions is arranged in chapters that revolve around the author’s personal biography, his novels, novellas and short stories, as well as his Bachman titles, Dark Tower series, and films. My favorite questions are posed by renowned artist Glenn Chadbourne, whose magnificently creepy illustrations add just the right touch of visual enjoyment to the proceedings, nearly five dozen in all! If you start this book in the evening (like I did), you might be up all night (like I was). This is tremendous fun for King fans.
—J. L. Comeau, Count Gore De Vol’s Tomb of Dark Delights
The only complaint I have about this book is that it would have been nice to see things actually broken down into each book, rather than discussed randomly, as not everyone has read all of King’s books, and to try to weed through the 474 pages to utilize the questions might become unnerving over time. Or just crack open a few bottles and make the book even more interesting by turning the questions into a game of drunken trivia charades. Overall, I was rather satisfied with this read and know there will be many entertaining nights to come from it…even if just with myself…
Kim Heimbuch, San Francisco Book Review