Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A New Boyer Mystery!



A Boyer Quote- But is He Lying Again?


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One last thing on the Boyer matter:

Which one of you is the smartest at finding where a quote came from?

Here's what I'm trying to find out-  

In a recent interview (pulled down almost immediately) posted on "KCBOOKS From Mom to Author & Everything in Between," David Boyer is quoted as saying the following:

"Stephen King once told me told me 'We create our own horrors in order to deal with the real ones."'

Really?  I thought I read that in a Stephen King book.  Maybe I'm wrong.  Is it possible David lied again?  Or is he telling the truth?  Is any one of you well connected it enough to contact Mr. King to see if if he actually personally shared this moment with David?  Or anybody clever enough to get the question to him?  Does anyone really believe Stephen King shared this thought with Boyer personally?  But until the great horror writer gets back to us, can anyone find where that quote is from please?

Because now that I'm pressing forward legally, my attorney- who is the best copyright attorney in Michigan- tells me its time to lay off of posting on David Boyer/David Byron/Iron Dave and let the firm do what I'm paying them to do. 

We will be cooperating fully with the Indiana Attorney General and pressing forward legally along with all the rest who are demanding accountability for Boyer.

So I will be getting back to writing matters until my attorney instructs me otherwise.

This is the part I've been waiting for- the serious part.


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34 comments:

Christina said...

Hopefully you'll be able to put all your thoughts towards writing. You fought a good battle and there is no way Boyer is going to get out of this.

Give a writing update soon.

Rick said...

I will, Christina! Thanks.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Interesting fictional quote. Heck, I met Kurt Vonnegut before. Maybe I can make something up, make it look like we used to be the best of buds. Toot my own horn for a change. Then again, that's just not me. As for stealing, I'd sure like to get that plagarism sign you got in the upper right corner of your blog. Any chance you can email it to me?

Thanks for all the David Boyer memories. Hopefully he'll be forgotten once your lawyer shuts him down.

Lewis_Unknown said...

My Google-Fu is mighty indeed and has revealed much to me this day... My insomnia can result in some strange posts.

To begin with I think it's highly unlikely Stephen King said that to Boyer based on my search. You see the first thing Google whispered in my ear was that it was in fact a slight rewording of the following King quote "We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones." My curiosity piqued I hunted this phrase through the labyrinthine (I love that word) twists and turns of the internet until I finally cornered its place of origin as King's Danse Macabre. Here's a link to the Amazon listing where you can search inside and confirm this for yourself. http://www.amazon.com/Danse-Macabre-Stephen-King/dp/1439170983/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289473524&sr=1-1#reader_1439170983 And now I'm going to get some sleep.

Rick said...

Wait, JR, you could get away with it. Vonnegut was from Michigan, wasn't he? I think you and I stood in line next to him at a MacDonald's in Detroit once. He ordered fries, wasn't happy with them,and when he was down to the last five, he dubbed them "slaughterhouse fries." I remember you tapping him on the shoulder and saying, "Mr. Vonnegut, you should really call them "Slaughterhouse Five." And then he went on to use your idea for a novel. Yeah, that's it!

Rick said...

Lewis, your Google-fu is suupremely powerful! So it's really a quote from King's book "Danse Macabre," eh? Nice work. But maybe King told Boyer in a dream...

Charles Gramlich said...

What I like is the "Faith in God" part. I might have thought God would disapprove of plagiarism.

Charles Gramlich said...

As for the quote, I'll have a look through my Danse Macabre this evening. Sounds like something that might have come from that book.

Rick said...

That is a little peculiar, isn't it Charles? What I find really odd, though, is that he's now trying to play the victim. He claims people are sending him death threats and nasty emails- and I don't know if he's making it up or not, but it's kind of hard to believe anything he says.

Rick said...

Lewis apparently found it there, then went to sleep without telling us what page it is on! Does he know how to build suspense or what?

Lana Gramlich said...

Best of luck, as always. Of course King didn't speak personally to your jack @$$. Everything he posts is a lie of some sort.

Rick said...

He's going down, Lana! And it will all be street legal.

Lewis_Unknown said...

Ah, silly me, I forgot that detail. It's on page 13 of the 1987 paperback edition, reformatting may have moved it in other editions, here's a screencap of the Amazon search inside results to provide an idea of context for people searching their own copies.

Nevine said...

Rick, it's good to know your attorneys are taking care of this business for you. You have your writing to focus on, though I can only imagine how distracting this entire episode has been. Still, it'll be good for you to separate yourself from all the negativity this situation has brought into your life and just write. I hope your attorneys can this guy for good!

Nevine

Rick said...

Thanks, Lewis!

Rick said...

You're so right, Nevine. I'll be glad to just get back to writing especially since I have a new novel to finish.

laughingwolf said...

he's a mofo LIAR:

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/395530


obviously never said that to boyer!
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Rick said...

I think you it right on the head, laughingwolf. By the way, thank you so much for your support through all of this.

B said...

I am putting up posts at my blog that show David Boyer is not telling the truth about his actions. For example, Boyer claims he never sold your plagiarized story "Electrocuting the Clowns" at Lulu.com, but I have the screen shots showing otherwise. Please stop by and see for yourself.

http://b-thoughtful.blogspot.com/

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

I just hope this episode in real life drama will end for you soon...with Boyer paying the price. I'm glad you have the best copyright lawyer - that has to be reassuring for you! Keep us posted. I am sure you are all too willing to get back to your great writing. It will happen soon. :)

Rick said...

Awwww.. thanks K! I'm working on a new novel tonight. The lawyer is handling things from here on out.

laughingwolf said...

wish i could do more, rick... but will continue to do what i can!

Rick said...

Hey, you've been great moral support, laughingwolf, and that's plenty!

Leigh Russell said...

Maybe Stephen King was sitting in a TV studio 'talking to' the B man in a television interview that the B man was watching at home thousands of miles away... Actually, lots of famous people 'talk to' me, if that kind of one-way communication is included. Just about everyone in fact! I like having photos when I meet my icons in the book world, although of course photos can be faked these days. A new pastime for the B man perhaps?
Now, back to your writing!!!

B said...

In an interview David did with Noah Copley there is the exact Steven King quote. Here's a link to it on Shocklines:

David's Interview of Noah Copley

If you are interested in Boyer, please check out my blog for proof of his lies and plagiarism.

http://b-thoughtful.blogspot.com/

Rick said...

Leigh, you sound just like my lawyer. And he's right, too!

Rick said...

B. I just followed the link. His self-deception is more frightening than any horror I've ever read. Great research, by the way.

Jane Timm Baxter said...

""Stephen King once told me told me 'We create our own horrors in order to deal with the real ones."

You know, Jesus once told me, "All you need is love."

Jesus trumps King.
I win.

Rick said...

Jane, I knew the Beatles stole that line from somewhere.

Jane Timm Baxter said...

Jesus was the fifth Beatle.

Rick said...

I knew it.

ANNA-LYS said...

Personally, I always sense a form of or establish an interpersonal relation to the writer, the actor, the painter, the dancer etcetera. The American philosopher Susanne Langer and the psychoanalyst Daniel N. Stern amongst others has written a lot about this phenomena.

Meaning if S. King wrote it and D B "heard" it when "listening in" the book, then it is subjectively a truth :-)

ANNA-LYS said...

Rick my friend,
You know me as an honest outspoken crazy Swedish blogger, right?
From my heart this "process" is no better than the process of hitting stones on a person until s/he dies, it is even worst due to the photos and all. This guy those not have everything needed under his hair. He will end up electrocuting himself if this Stone Age procedures will not stop ... I thought the lawmen did the work from now on. This tastes bad.

Get on writing now dear Rick, please

Rick said...

I just took a break from my novel when I read this ANNA-LYS. Half-way done and on a hot streak.