TITLE Christine [unsigned edition]
A NOVEL by Stephen King
PUBLICATION DATE April 2013
EDITION Wraparound covers, two-page endpapers and interior art.
Full colour wraparound artwork on a special slipcase.
COVER ART & ENDPAPERS Tomislav Tikulin
INTERIOR ART Jill Bauman
INTRODUCTION Michael Marshall Smith
AFTERWORD Richard Chizmar
Arnie saw Christine for the first time and fell in love with her. I was with him that day—we were on our way home from work—and I would testify on the matter before the Throne of Almighty God if called upon to do so. Brother, he fell and he fell hard. It could have been funny if it hadn’t been so sad, and if it hadn’t gotten scary as quick as it did. It could have been funny if it hadn’t been so bad.
How bad was it?
It was bad from the start. And it got worse in a hurry.
And so begins Stephen King’s classic haunted car story, Christine. If you haven’t read it then you are in for the cruise ride of your life. And if you have read it then the prospect of re-visiting will surely have your stomach tied up in knots.
This 30th Anniversary edition features specially commisioned artwork from Tomislav Tikulin—four landscape pieces for the wraparound cover, the two sets of endpapers and the fully illustrated slipcase—and interior b&w images by Jill Bauman, plus an Introduction from Michael Marshall Smith and an Afterword by Cemetery Dance head honcho Richard Chizmar. All 750 copies will include the author’s facsimile signature and will be signed and numbered by all other contributors.
When Stephen King agreed to this interview [conducted in 1984 by Randy Lofficier and reprinted here with his permission], he had not yet seen the movie Christine, and was therefore, understandably, not willing to comment on the film. He was, however, happy to talk about his novel and his own feelings about the fifties.