It's an absolute delight for a Finn, whenever we are mentioned anywhere. Much like in that old Monty Python sketch, where the town Wains Cotting is mentioned on the telly. For a Finn, the movie Die Hard comes to mind. Also King Ralph, where…ahem, the Royal Family of Finland actually gets some screen time. Stuff like this makes one's heart burst with pride, so you can only imagine the thrill of reading Stephen King´s Duma Key in its original language.
April 1st is when most pranksters come out to play. Yet some of the most memorable are amongst us all the time. Say hello to the best fictional pranksters.
You’ve been working like a Duracell bunny all week on five different ad campaigns. Your Art Director has made your concepts look like bad expressionism and your Creative Director is questioning your copywriting talents with phrases like “did you go out drinking last night?” and “Maybe it was cool in the Eighties”. When the weekend arrives it feels like you’ve jumped aboard a lifeboat.
Although dismissed by critics for much of his career—one New York Times review called him “a writer of fairly engaging and preposterous claptrap” Stephen King is, by any measure, one of the greatest horror writers of all time. The author of fifty novels, nearly two hundred short stories and nine collections of short fiction, he is as productive as he is versatile. With so much fiction to choose from it can be difficult to decide where to begin.