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Four Past Midnight - Stephen King
Four Past Midnight
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Past midnight, something happens to time, that fragile concept we employ to order out sense of reality. It bends, stretches, turns back, or snaps, and sometimes reality snaps with it. And what happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality shatters, and the glass... show more
Past midnight, something happens to time, that fragile concept we employ to order out sense of reality. It bends, stretches, turns back, or snaps, and sometimes reality snaps with it. And what happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality shatters, and the glass begins to fly? These four chilling novellas, a feast fit for King fans old and new, provide shocking answers.
After all, past midnight is Stephen King's favourite time of day...

One Past Midnight: "The Longoliers" takes a red-eye flight from L.A. to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only ten passengers surivive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn't. Something's waiting for them, you see...

Two Past Midnight: "Secret Window, Secret Garden" enters the suddenly strange life of writer Mort Rainey, recently divorced, depressed, and alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake. Alone, that is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.

Three Past Midnight: "The Library Policeman" is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding. But for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he may be losing his mind, another enemy is hiding there as well - the truth. If he can find it in time, he might stand a chance.

Four Past Midnight: The flat surface of Polaroid photograph becomes for fifteen-years-old Kevin Delevan an invitation to the supernatural. Old Pop Merril, Castle Rock's sharpest trader, wants to crash the party for profit, but "The Sun Dog", a creature that shouldn't exist at all, is a very dangerous investment.

With an introduction and prefatory notes to each of the tales, Stephen King discusses how these stories arose in what is the world's most fearsome imafination. But is the stories themselves that will keep readers awake long after bedtime, into those dark, timeless hours past midnight.  

źródło opisu: Guild Publishing, 1991
źródło okładki: własne
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Format: papier
Publisher: Guild Publishing
Pages no: 678
Edition language: English
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
3.0 FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT Review
There is an old Family Guy cutaway which depicts Stephen King meeting with his publisher to pitch his next novel. Obviously desperate for an idea, King quickly looks around the office and grabs the publisher's desk lamp. "So this family gets attacked by . . . a lamp monster! Ooooh!" he waves his han...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Four Past Midnight
Not my usual cup of tea. Of course I've heard of Stephen King, and I have vivid memories of the movie "Carrie", but I'm not a horror fan in general. This collection of four novellas, however, presented itself to me on the book exchange shelves at work, and looking at the length of the book, and cons...
From Dark Places
From Dark Places rated it
4.5 Four Past Midnight: The Sun Dog by Stephen King
The Sun Dog is of course one of the novellas contained in Four Past Midnight and I read just this one as a bit of a prelude to my next King read, Needful Things. And this I have to say was awesome, it is the physically the size of a great deal of horror fiction these days but in the realms of the ma...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
5.0 Four Past Midnight Review
The overall theme of this collection, whether Stephen King realizes it or not, is that lazy little sin we call sloth. If you're a no-account layabout, the Langoliers will come and eat you up. If you're too lazy to write your own material, John Shooter might come calling. Can't be bother to take back...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
5.0 Four Past Midnight: The Sun Dog ★★★★★
I don’t understand the disdain this novella gets from other SK fans. In discussions of the “past midnight” collection, The Sun Dog is usually listed as the weakest, with all the love going to The Langoliers. How buzzing, hopping little balls of teeth that eat reality can trump the idea of an alterna...
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