From a Buick 8
For twenty years the officers in Pennsylvania State Police Barracks have kept a secret in Shed B. A vintage Buick which lures the troopers to come and take a look. Now young Ned Wilcox, son of the recently deceased officer Curt, has started hanging around the Barracks. One day he can't resist... show more
For twenty years the officers in Pennsylvania State Police Barracks have kept a secret in Shed B. A vintage Buick which lures the troopers to come and take a look. Now young Ned Wilcox, son of the recently deceased officer Curt, has started hanging around the Barracks. One day he can't resist peeking through the windows. And it's time to share the secret. So the veteran troopers sit Ned down on the smoking bench and tell him every skin-curdling detail - from the Buick's arrival to the terrifying light-shows and what it sucks in and breathes out. For the Buick is a conduit to another world. As King puts it, "when we confront the deep and authentic unknown, we glimpse that place where our familiar universe stops".
Publish date: August 28th 2002
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Edition language: English
Series: KOLEKCJA MISTRZA GROZY (#8)
An einer Tankstelle in Pennsylvania. Ein Buick fährt an die Zapfsäule, der Fahrer - ganz in Schwarz - verschwindet, und die State Trooper bleiben mit einem gefährlichen Mysterium zurück ... "Der Buick" ist ein ungewöhnlicher Horror-Roman von Stephen King, dem es zwar nicht an schriftstellerischem Kö...
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...
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...
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...