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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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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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tanjachilja, December 7, 2009 (view all comments by tanjachilja)
Squeeze "Nightmares and Dreamscapes", distill the juice, and you have Christine. This is Greased Lightening turned sinister, Hal made ambulatory, and Electric Dreams even more shocking. The car had ideas above its station; and to make them happen, it sucks out Arnies soul, morsel by morsel. Just as Arnie transforms from nerd to preppie to sociopath, so does Christine transform from a wreck to a sentient being with personality. Hell hath no 1958 Plymouth Fury like Christine.
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One of the classics. This is the book that got me hooked on Stephen King. Now I've read them all thanks to Powell's unending supply of titles.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670220267
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror tales
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19830429
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.58x6.49x1.65 in. 2.01 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Viking Adult - English 9780670220267 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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