Hachette’s Little, Brown will publish writer David Foster Wallace’s unfinished novel called the Pale King. The story will include notes, outlines and other materials. I think the idea of the unfinished novel is cool but also frustrating. How unfinished is it? Will someone rewrite major sections in order for the story to be cohesive or are we truly getting the raw material?
When Robert Jordan passed away before finishing his last novel, Brandon Sanderson was given the honor of finishing the manuscript by Jordan’s widow and editor, Harriet Popham Rigney. The last Wheel of Time book is due to be released in the fall of 2009.
As a reader, what’s your preference?