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Buick 8 - Stephen King
Buick 8
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The state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in Shed B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station just down the road and came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old... show more
The state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in Shed B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station just down the road and came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old cars, and he knew immediately that this one was...wrong, just wrong. A few hours later, when Rafferty vanished, Wilcox and his fellow troopers knew the car was worse than dangerous -- and that it would be better if John Q. Public never found out about it. Curt's avid curiosity taking the lead, they investigated as best they could, as much as they dared. Over the years the troop absorbed the mystery as part of the background to their work, the Buick 8 sitting out there like a still life painting that breathes -- inhaling a little bit of this world, exhaling a little bit of whatever world it came from. In the fall of 2001, a few months after Curt Wilcox is killed in a gruesome auto accident, his 18-year-old boy Ned starts coming by the barracks, mowing the lawn, washing windows, shoveling snow. Sandy Dearborn, Sergeant Commanding, knows it's the boy's way of holding onto his father, and Ned is allowed to become part of the Troop D family. One day he looks in the window of Shed B and discovers the family secret. Like his father, Ned wants answers, and the secret begins to stir, not only in the minds and hearts of the veteran troopers who surround him, but in Shed B as well.... From a Buick 8 is a novel about our fascination with deadly things, about our insistence on answers when there are none, about terror and courage in the face of the unknowable.  

źródło opisu: Simon & Schuster, 2002 (tekst z okładki)
źródło okładki: http://books.simonandschuster.com/From-a-Buick-8/S...»
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Format: papier
ISBN: 0743211375
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 356
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.0 Unknowables
It does OK. There are some excellent passages on the relationship of the old with the young, and curiosity, and trying to find meaning to things that have no answers. And eldritch horror galore. Not one of those "Help me, I can't stop reading" page-turners that sometimes King pops on you, though...
Aprille Legacy
Aprille Legacy rated it
4.0 From a Buick 8
Fantastically creepy.
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
2.0 From a Buick 8 Review
There are many problems with this book, but they can all be summed up with a quote from the actual text:From page 297 of the hardcover, third paragraph, starting fourth sentence in: But--this is important--tell me a story, one that has a beginning and a middle and an end where everything is explaine...
asandwich
asandwich rated it
4.0 From a Buick 8
There was something eerily familiar about the description of the Buick Roadmaster in this book that, at first, I just couldn't quite put my finger on. I just knew I'd read something about classic American cars that looked almost-but-not-quite-the-real-deal in a King book before.Then it hit me: Can-T...
Cu's Reviews
Cu's Reviews rated it
Where to begin, where to begin... I found a spelling error lol, yeap an actually spelling error. I won't lie, it distracted me like a mofo.. Had this error been in an indie book, it wouldn't have, but this is far far from an indie book. Mr. King, please inform your editor that "rubed" is not a word....
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