FIRST EDITION OF THE TOMMYKNOCKERS, INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING
KING, Stephen. The Tommyknockers. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). Octavo, original half black paper boards, original dust jacket. $2000.
First trade edition of the novel considered "King at his best," inscribed by him on the half title, "To M— All the best! Stephen King, 5/22/00."
The publication of Tommyknockers led The New York Times to single out King's unique ability as a storyteller, noting that whether "King is… saying 'EEEOOOOOOARRRGHMMMMMMM!' or 'Hurts! It hurrrr-… or quoting Moby-Dick, we believe him." Widely considered "King at his best" (San Francisco Chronicle), this is "an incredibly scary story—you will not be able to put this down" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Published November 1987: original dust jacket with front wrapper containing King's name in gold (this copy) and in red; no priority established.. Preceded by a signed limited prepublication facsimile edition of King's manuscript.
A splendid inscribed copy in fine condition.