Stephen King, best known for his scary novels and films, is offering one lucky bidder the chance to have a character named after them in his next book. But, he does warn you, the story will be quite gruesome.
King has joined the many writers, including John Grisham, who are selling the right to star in a novel on eBay.Proceeds from the sale, which will take place next month, will go to the nonprofit organization the First Amendment Project, which is a group that champions for the freedom of speech.
King plans to include the winning bidder's identity in the book called "Cell."
"(The) buyer should be aware that 'Cell' is a violent piece of work, which comes complete with zombies set in motion by bad cell phone signals that destroy the human brain," he warns. He adds, "Like cheap whiskey, it's very nasty and extremely satisfying."
King's only stipulation is that the bidder who wants to die a grisly death in the upcoming book must be female, although anyone who wishes can bid for the part.
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