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ISBN13: 9780743211376
ISBN10: 0743211375
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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 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.

Review:

"[G]oes down like a shot of moonshine, hot and clean, much like Cujo....While the book's relative brevity and simplicity does lend comparison to earlier King...the author's stylistic maturity manifests in his sophisticated handling....This novel isn't major King, but it's nearly flawless and one terrific entertainment." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"King stuffs his tale with endless police procedure and some of the most truly dull characters this side of a 1930s Soviet proletariat play. The writing's not bottom drawer, but this is truly a miscalculation after the emotional wonders of The Green Mile, Hearts in Atlantis and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Seven-tenths filler, three-tenths story." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Stephen King's most recent books include Hearts in Atlantis, On Writing, Dreamcatcher, and Everything's Eventual. He is currently at work on the concluding volumes of The Dark Tower. Mr. King divides his time between Maine and Florida, and on the roads between them.

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smilesndeed, April 26, 2012 (view all comments by smilesndeed)
A very fun read. It deals with a small state police outpost that finds, hides and watches a vehicle that seems to be ......well you will have to read it.

A wonderful story of characters that are easy to follow and like, King has a style that makes people, alot of people, keep reading and re-reading his works. This one is worth every penny.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743211376
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Buick automobile.
Subject:
Abandonment of automobiles
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
supernatural car; christine; bob dylan; under the dome; just after sunset; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; a good marriage; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; bet
Subject:
supernatural car; christine; bob dylan; under the dome; just after sunset; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; a good marriage; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; bet
Subject:
supernatural car; christine; bob dylan; under the dome; just after sunset; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; a good marriage; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; bet
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
350
Publication Date:
September 24, 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 22.925 oz

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Product details 368 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743211376 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[G]oes down like a shot of moonshine, hot and clean, much like Cujo....While the book's relative brevity and simplicity does lend comparison to earlier King...the author's stylistic maturity manifests in his sophisticated handling....This novel isn't major King, but it's nearly flawless and one terrific entertainment."
"Review" by , "King stuffs his tale with endless police procedure and some of the most truly dull characters this side of a 1930s Soviet proletariat play. The writing's not bottom drawer, but this is truly a miscalculation after the emotional wonders of The Green Mile, Hearts in Atlantis and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Seven-tenths filler, three-tenths story."
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