In his crossover memoir/ writing guide On Writing, King tells the tale of hanging all his writing rejections on a nail in his room. He eventually collected so many that the nail ripped out of the wall, resulting in King procuring a larger, longer spike.
The theme is like many we’ve seen in the psychological thriller genre of late. While You Were Sleeping follows the unprecedented success of similar books like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
Bernard stood in the middle of his flat letting the impressions of the play dance just behind the surface of his eyes in that space somewhere between visualization and thought.