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Scene: a middle-class suburb of Pittsburgh.

Time: 1978.

Cast of characters: Arnie Cunningham, a bookish and bullied high school senior; Dennis Guilder, his friend and sometimes protector; Leigh Cabot, the new girl in school, won by Arnie...but wanted by Dennis as well.

Just another lovers' triangle, you say? Not quite. There's a fourth here, the second lady, the dark lady. "Cars are girls," Leigh Cabot says, and the dark force in Stephen King's new novel is a 1958 Plymouth named Christine.

She is no ordinary car, this white-over-red two-toned survivor of a time when high-test gasoline was priced at a quarter a gallon and speedometers were calibrated all the way up to a hundred and twenty miles an hour...a time when rock and roll in all its first crude power ruled America...a time when speed was king.

Arnie Cunningham is determined to have Christine at any price, and little by little, Dennis and Leigh begin to suspect that the price of his growing obsession may be terrifyingly high, its result blackly evil. as Arnie sets feverishly to work on the seemingly hopeless job of resorting Christine, Christine begins to develop a terrible life of her own. Or is that only imagination? Dennis continues to hope so...and then people begin to die on Libertyville's dark suburban streets and roads...and the time comes when Dennis can no longer deny the horrifying truth: Christine is alive.

In Christine, Stephen King has returned to the full-fledged novel of supernatural horror for the first time since The Shining. It will keep readers up late...and will have them looking both ways as they cross the street after dark.

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"Vintage King...breathtaking...awesome. Carries such momentum the reader must force himself to slow down." New York Times Book Review

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Stephen King's tale of a possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.

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A love triangle involving 17-year-old misfit Arnie Cunningham, his new girlfriend and a haunted 1958 Plymouth Fury. Dubbed Christine by her previous owner, Arnie's first car is jealous, possessive and deadly.

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Just Another Lovers Triangle, Right?

It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.

Arnies best friend, Dennis, distrusts her—immediately.

Arnies teen-queen girlfriend, Leigh, fears her the moment she senses her power.

Arnies parents, teachers, and enemies soon learn what happens when you cross her.

Because Christine is no lady. She is Stephen Kings ultimate, blackly evil vehicle of terror…

 

About the Author

Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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JLH3179, July 6, 2010 (view all comments by JLH3179)
This is one of Stephen King's older novels, but it is one of the most enjoyable. I have read it many times, and each time it is disturbing. Although it has Stephen King's standard supernatural elements, it also is a tale about how dangerous obsessions of any kind are. A wonderful read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451160447
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
NASA TM-88446
Publication Date:
19831131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.90x4.14x1.11 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 528 pages Signet Book - English 9780451160447 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Vintage King...breathtaking...awesome. Carries such momentum the reader must force himself to slow down."
"Synopsis" by , Stephen King's tale of a possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.
"Synopsis" by , A love triangle involving 17-year-old misfit Arnie Cunningham, his new girlfriend and a haunted 1958 Plymouth Fury. Dubbed Christine by her previous owner, Arnie's first car is jealous, possessive and deadly.
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Just Another Lovers Triangle, Right?

It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.

Arnies best friend, Dennis, distrusts her—immediately.

Arnies teen-queen girlfriend, Leigh, fears her the moment she senses her power.

Arnies parents, teachers, and enemies soon learn what happens when you cross her.

Because Christine is no lady. She is Stephen Kings ultimate, blackly evil vehicle of terror…

 

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