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Stephen King - Ținuturile ​pustii
Roland, ​ultimul pistolar, se apropie tot mai mult de Turnul intunecat, care ii bantuie visele si cosmarurile. Urmariti de Strainul fara Varsta, el si prietenii lui se aventureaza pe un drum plin de pericole pana la Lud, orasul pustiit. Iar pe masura ce traverseaza desertul damnarii, in aceasta macabra lume noua, incep sa priceapa cine – si ce – ii face sa mearga mai departe. Amestec desavarsit de actiune si suspans, tinututile pustii ii lasa pe cititori cu rasuflarea taiata in asteptarea urmatorului volum. Caci Turnul e din ce in ce mai aproape... „Al treilea volum al calatoriei lui Roland spre Turnul intunecat ofera momente minunate de fantezie, suspans la limita, dar si scene de horror pur.” Publishers Weekly „Captivant, irezistibil. [...] Romanele lui King nu le citesti, in ele te cufunzi si-ti doresti sa nu se mai incheie.” Chicago Sun-Times „Saga Turnului intunecat ramane deosebita de tot ce am citit prin personajele sale unice si multifatetate.” School Library Journal „Suspans de la un capat la altul, [...] seducator.” Publishers Weekly

Stephen King - Song ​of Susannah
Susannah, ​now pregnant, has yet another taking control of her. The demon-mother, Mia, uses Susannah and Black Thirteen to transport to New York City of 1999. Jake, Oy, and Pere Callahan must rescue Susannah while Eddie and Roland transport to the Maine of 1977. A vacant lot in New York is the prize that must be saved and ties these together.

Stephen King - Der ​Outsider
Im ​Stadtpark von Flint City wird die geschändete Leiche eines elfjährigen Jungen gefunden. Augenzeugenberichte und Tatortspuren deuten unmissverständlich auf einen unbescholtenen Bürger: Terry Maitland, ein allseits beliebter Englischlehrer, zudem Coach der Jugendbaseballmannschaft, verheiratet, zwei kleine Töchter. Detective Ralph Anderson, dessen Sohn von Maitland trainiert wurde, ordnet eine sofortige Festnahme an, die in aller Öffentlichkeit stattfindet. Der Verdächtige kann zwar ein Alibi vorweisen, aber Anderson und der Staatsanwalt verfügen nach der Obduktion über eindeutige DNA-Beweise für das Verbrechen – ein wasserdichter Fall also? Bei den andauernden Ermittlungen kommen weitere schreckliche Einzelheiten zutage, aber auch immer mehr Ungereimtheiten. Hat der nette Maitland wirklich zwei Gesichter und ist zu solch unmenschlichen Schandtaten fähig? Wie erklärt es sich, dass er an zwei Orten zugleich war? Mit der wahren, schrecklichen Antwort rechnet schließlich niemand.

Stephen King - The ​Breathing Method (Penguin Readers)
A ​story by Stephen King - the master of horror. There is a strange club in New York where men tell each other stories. The years pass but no one looks older. One night a doctor tells the story of a young woman who gives birth to her baby - in the most horrible way.

Stephen King - Joe Hill - In ​the Tall Grass
Mile ​81 meets “N.” in this eBook collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill. As USA TODAY said of Stephen King’s Mile 81: “Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?” In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

Stephen King - Dead ​Zone
Johnny ​erwacht nach fünf Jahren aus dem Koma und besitzt auf einmal hellseherische Fähigkeiten. Als er einem Politiker die Hand schüttelt, hat er die Vision, dass dieser als zukünftiger US-Präsident den Dritten Weltkrieg auslösen wird. Johnny ringt mit seinem Gewissen und beschließt ein Attentat ...

Stephen King - Finders ​Keepers
A ​sequel to Mr. Mercedes and second part of a proposed trilogy. “Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel. Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Sauberg finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years. Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.

Stephen King - End ​of Watch
IN ​ROOM 217 OF THE LAKES REGION TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CLINIC, SOMETHING HAS AWAKENED. SOMETHING EVIL. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney, who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him on the brain injury ward. Brady also remembers that. When Bill and Holly are called to a murder-suicide with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put not only their lives at risk, but those of Hodges’s friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Because Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Bill Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city. In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the supernatural suspense that has been his trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and up-all-night entertainment.

Stephen King - Cementerio ​de animales
Un ​hermoso día de agosto, el doctor Louis Creed llega con su esposa Rachel, sus hijos Eileen y Gage y el gato Church a su nuevo hogar, una gran casa situada en las afueras de Ludlow, Nueva Inglaterra. El lugar parece tranquilo y lo bastante alejado del ajetreo urbano. Detrás de la casa de los Creed hay incluso un campo de enterramientos, en donde los niños del lugar han sepultado a sus animales durante generaciones: el Cementerio de animales. Pero enseguida empieza la pesadilla... al menos para Louis. En su primer día de trabajo en el centro médico de la Universidad de Maine, le llevan el cuerpo horriblemente mutilado del estudiante Victor Pascow. El joven trata de advertir al doctor Creed acerca del lugar situado detrás del Cementerio de animales, usado en tiempos antiguos por los indios MicMac e impregnado de un espíritu diabólico. El gato Church muere atropellado por un camión y Judd Crandall, un anciano vecino, persuade a Louis para que entierre al animalito en el cementerio de animales. Con ello, el doctor invoca fuerzas ocultas que es mejor no perturbar, y cuando la tragedia hiere a la familia Creed, Louis se embarca en una terrorífica aventura con consecuencias que van más allá de la comprensión humana... o de la cordura.

Stephen King - Sara
Seit ​dem überraschenden Tod seiner Frau bringt der Bestsellerautor Michael noonan keine Zeile mehr zu Papier. In seinen Träumen sieht er immer wieder das Sommerhaus in Maine vor sich, das er seit Jahren nicht mehr besucht hat. Nun beschliesst er, sich dorthin zurückzuziehen, um endlich seine Schreibblockade zu überwinden. Doch auf dem Haus lastet ein Fluch.

Stephen King - Skeleton ​Crew
'Grab ​onto my arm now. Hold tight. We are going into a number of dark places, but I think I know the way.' Unrivalled monarch of the macabre Stephen King again takes the unsuspecting reader on a fantastic journey through the dark, shadowy areas of our innermost fears. In a bumper collection of tales guaranteed to chill the spine and freeze the blood, we meet GRAMMA - who only wanted to hug little George, even after she was dead; THE RAFT - a primeval sea creature with an insatiable appetite; THE MONKEY - an innocent-looking toy with sinister powers; the unspeakable horror of other stories, each with the distinctive blend of unimaginable terror and realism that typifies King's writing. 'Liable to leave the reader in a state of shock' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH STEPHEN KING'S BESTSELLERS: FIRESTARTER, THE DEAD ZONE, CUJO, DIFFERENT SEASONS, DANSE MACABRE AND EYES OD THE DRAGON ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM FUTURA

Stephen King - Hearts ​In Suspension
This ​publication marks the 50th anniversary of Stephen King's entrance into the University of Maine at Orono in the fall of 1966. The accelerating war in Vietnam and great social upheaval at home exerted a profound impact on students of the period and deeply influenced King's development as a writer and as a man. King's fictional treatment of this experience in his novella "Hearts in Atlantis" (reprinted in this volume) tracks his youthful avatar, Peter Riley, through the awakenings and heartbreak of his turbulent first year at UMaine. In his accompanying essay, "Five to One, One in Five," written expressly for this volume, King sheds his fictional persona and takes on the challenge of a nonfiction return to his undergraduate experience. The stereoscopic combination of these narratives, told with King's characteristic blend of canny insight and self-deprecating humor, create a revealing portrait of the artist as young man and a ground-level tableau of this highly charged time. In addition, twelve fellow students and friends from King's college days contribute personal narratives recalling their own experience of those years. These recollections-engaged, irreverent, and affecting-bring dimension and texture to the collective witnessing of a formative time in their lives and a defining moment in the country's history. This book also includes four installments of King's never-before-reprinted student newspaper column, "King's Garbage Truck." These lively examples of King's damn-the-torpedoes style, entertaining and shrewd in their youthful perceptions, more than hint at a talent about to take its place in the American literary landscape. A gallery of period photographs and documents augments this volume.

Stephen King - The ​Mouse on the Mile
The ​Green Mile tells the story of two men, a prison guard and his new death row inmate, and their suddenly intertwined lives. What would it be like to walk those last 40 yards to the electric chair, knowing you were going to die there? What would it be like to be the man who had to strap the condemned man in or pull the switch? What would such a job take out of you, or even add? The Mouse on the Mile: Cold Mountain Penitentiary has been home to many troubled souls. E Block, where the electric chair waits for those who must pay the ultimate price, has been home to the most troubled of all. And here, not all the evil is behind bars. Sometimes it carries a gun and wears a badge.

Stephen King - Stark ​- The Dark Half
Der ​Schriftsteller Thaddeus Beaumont wohnt gemeinsam mit seiner Frau Liz und seinen Zwillingen in Ludlow, zudem unterhalten beide ein gemeinsames Sommerhaus am Ufer des Castle Lake in Castle Rock. Als Schriftsteller kann Thad Beaumont nur mäßigen Erfolg verzeichnen, zumindest was seinen eigenen Namen betrifft. Unter dem Pseudonym George Stark schreibt er blutrünstige Thriller, die sich sehr erfolgreich verkaufen. Nachdem der junge Student Frederick Clawson hinter das Geheimnis gekommen war, dass Thad Beaumont und George Stark dieselbe Person sind, beschließt Thad, seine Dunkle Hälfte (englisch Dark Half) zu begraben, und offenbart im People Magazine sein Geheimnis. In einer Fotoserie mit einem Grabstein aus Pappmaché lässt Beaumont Stark symbolisch sterben, der Stein selbst trägt die Inschrift: Kein angenehmer Zeitgenosse. Die Veröffentlichung im People führt dazu, dass auch die anderen Romane des Schriftstellers Thaddeus Beaumont zu Bestsellern avancieren. Wenig später werden während einer Mordserie mehrere Personen getötet, die an der symbolischen Beerdigung des George Stark beteiligt waren. Sheriff Alan Pangborn, der jüngst die Amtsgeschäfte im Regierungsbezirk Castle Rock übernommen hat, verdächtigt Thad kurzzeitig sogar des Mordes an dem Einheimischen Homer Gamache. Schließlich entführt der leibhaftig gewordene George Stark Liz und die Kinder und flüchtet mit ihnen gemeinsam nach Castle Rock, in das Sommerhaus der Beaumonts. Zeitgleich mit George Stark tauchten immer wieder - immer mehr - Sperlinge in und um den Wohnsitz von Thad in Ludlow auf. Wenig später trifft der Sheriff an dem Sommerhaus der Familie Beaumont ein. Obwohl er seine Nachforschungen überaus vorsichtig betreibt, kann Stark ihn überwältigen und entwaffnen. Thad trifft am selben Abend vor dem Sommerhaus ein. Sperlinge versperren ihm den Weg, als er jedoch über sie hinwegfahren will, öffnen die Sperlinge eine Gasse, um den Wagen zum Sommerhaus zu lassen. Im Haus trifft Thad die folgenschwere Entscheidung, George Stark in die „Kunst des Schreibens“ einzuführen. Thad weiß, dass er die Sperlinge kontrollieren kann und setzt sie als letzte Waffe gegen George Stark ein, der von den Vögeln getötet und vollständig verspeist wird. Alan Pangborn, Liz, die Kinder und Thaddeus überleben weitestgehend unverletzt. Das Sommerhaus der Familie ist jedoch von den Vögeln fast vollständig zerstört worden.

Stephen King - Después ​del anochecer
EN ​SU PRIMER libro de cuentos desde Todo es eventual, Stephen King nos lleva por mundos fascinantes y terribles donde todo puede ocurrir. Misterios sin resolver, asesinatos y venganzas, accidentes y muertos que creen estar vivos, horribles experimentos farmacéuticos, una mujer que no para de correr para olvidar, una niña que cura enfermedades terminales... Con excepción de «El gato del infierno», King escribió estos relatos después de su famoso roce con la muerte, y la crítica los ha calificado como los mejores.

Stephen King - El ​resplandor
¿Qué ​ha sido de Danny Torrance? Descúbrelo al final de este volumen, que incluye el inicio de Doctor Sueño, la continuación de El resplandor.REDRUM. Esa es la palabra que Danny había visto en el espejo. Y, aunque no sabía leer, entendió que era un mensaje de horror. Tenía cinco años, y a esa edad pocos niños son conscientes de que los espejos invierten las imágenes, y menos aún diferencian entre realidad y fantasía. Pero Danny tenía pruebas de que sus fantasías relacionadas con el resplandor del espejo acabarían cumpliéndose: REDRUM... MURDER, asesinato.Su madre estaba pensando en el divorcio, y su padre, obsesionado con algo muy malo, tan malo como la muerte y el suicidio, necesitaba aceptar la propuesta de cuidar de aquel hotel de lujo, de más de cien habitaciones aislado por la nieve, durante seis meses. Hasta el deshielo iban a estar solos. ¿Solos?...«Terrorífica... ofrece horrores a un ritmo intenso e infatigable.»The New York Times

Stephen King - Coffey ​a halálsoron
Egy ​napon megérkezik a parancs Coffey kivégzésére. Edgecombe blokkparancsnok az utolsó pillanatban kideríti a kettős gyilkossággal kapcsolatos rettenetes igazságot, és az idővel versenyt futva próbálja megmenteni magát és Coffeyt. Mert a halál néha megváltás, tetteink következményeivel együtt élni viszont maga a pokol.

Stephen King - Revival
From ​master storyteller Stephen King comes a spectacularly dark and riveting novel about addiction, religion, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. In a small New England town more than half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs — including Jamie's sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed. King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knows about music, addiction, and religious fanaticism and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Stephen King - The ​Dark Half
"Thad ​Beaumont is an author and recovering alcoholic who lives in the tiny Maine town of Ludlow (the setting of Pet Sematary and about an hour away from the fictional town of Castle Rock, often used in King's novels). His own books are not very successful, but under the pen name George Stark, Thad writes gritty crime novels about a violent killer named Alexis Machine, which are very popular and successful. When it's learned that Thad Beaumont, who writes cerebral literary fiction, is really Stark, he and his wife Elizabeth decide to stage a daylight funeral for the fictional Stark. His epitaph at the local cemetery says it all: NOT A VERY NICE GUY. However, that is not the end of Stark and over the weeks to come he resurrects himself from his mock-grave and kills, gruesomely, everyone he perceives responsible for his "death". Thad, meanwhile, is plagued by surreal nightmares, and is soon visited by Sheriff Alan Pangborn (a main character in the novel Needful Things), asking questions Thad can't, or doesn't want to, answer. Thad's finger and voice prints are identical to Stark's, and Stark has left plenty of evidence at the scenes of his crimes..."

Scott Snyder - Stephen King - American ​Vampire Omnibus 1.
Chronicling ​the history of a new breed of vampire, American Vampire by the legendary Scott Snyder and Stephen King is a fresh look at an old monster - a generational epic showcasing the bloodlust that lay hidden beneath America's most distinctive eras. Cunning, ruthless, and rattlesnake mean, Skinner Sweet is a thoroughly corrupt gunslinger. When European vampires come to the American Old West, they turn Skinner into a true monster: the very first American vampire. Skinner becomes something entirely new--a stronger breed of vampire immune to sunlight, who hates every last one of his aristocratic European ancestors. Follow this dark symbol of the New World's bloody path as he moves through American history's most distinctive eras - from the Wild West in the 1880s to the glamorous classic Hollywood of the 1920s to mobster-run Las Vegas in the 1930s, and beyond. But as Skinner's war with his predecessors inspires a mysterious society to rise and fight them both, his most upsetting decision might involve the first person he chooses to join his vampiric ranks: a struggling young movie star named Pearl Jones. American Vampire Omnibus Vol. 1 collects the beginning of the celebrated series by Scott Snyder (Batman, Dark Nights: Metal) with art by Rafael Albuquerque (Detective Comics,Batwoman). This volume also includes two miniseries featuring art by Sean Murphy (The Wake) and Dustin Nguyen (Batman Beyond), plus Skinner Sweet's origin story by iconic horror legend Stephen King (It, The Shining). Collects American Vampire 1-27, American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest 1-6, and American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares 1-5.

Stephen King - Carrie ​(német)
Als ​Dreijährige lässt sie einen Steinregen auf ihr Elternhaus niederregnen, weil ihre Mutter ihr in einem Anfall religiösem Wahns nach dem Leben trachtet. Als Sechzehnjährige muss sie einen Augenblick tiefster Demütigung erleben. Schon immer von ihren Mitschülern wegen ihrer scheuen zurückhaltenden Art gehänselt, wird sie auf dem Abschlussball der Schule das Opfer eines bösen Streichs. Schmerz, Enttäuschung, Wut treiben Carrie zum Äußersten, die beseelt und besessen ist von einer unheimlichen Gabe: Mit schierer Kraft ihres Willens entfesselt sie ein Inferno, gegen das die Hölle ein lieblicher Garten Eden ist. Das ist Carrie - beseelt, besessen von einer unheimlichen Gabe mit ungeheurer Tragweite und furchtbaren Folgen

Stephen King - The ​Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Following ​the enormous critical — Best Books of '98 in Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, and others — and commercial success of Bag of Bones, Stephen King's bestselling hardcover novel to date (over 1.6 million shipped), comes a short novel with as much punch as a pinch-hit homerun. On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcast of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her--protecting her from an all-to-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods...

Stephen King - Christine ​la macchina infernale
Tre ​amici vivono la loro adolescenza in una tranquilla cittadina di provincia. Le novitá sono poche, finché non compare Christine, un'auto - una Plymouth del 1958 - che Arnie, uno dei ragazzi, vuole a ogni costo rimettere a nuovo. Un'impresa disperata, che per lui si trasforma in un'ossessione, mentre la macchina inizia a manifestare un'inquietante vita propria. E nelle buie strade del paese la gente comincia a mortire... Un indimenticabile viaggio nel terrore firmato dal "maestro" Stephen King. Una superba prova del suo talento da fuoriclasse.

Stephen King - Christine ​(angol)
Christine, ​blood-red, fat, and finned, was twenty. Her promise lay all in her past. Greedy and big, she was Arnie's obsession, a '58 Plymouth Fury. Broken down, but not finished. There was still power in her - a frightening power that leaked like sump oil, staining and corrupting. A malign power that corroded the mind and turned ownership into Possession.

Stephen King - Revival ​(német)
Revival ​erzählt die Geschichte des Jungen Jamie und des Predigers Charles Jacobs, deren Wege sich von den Sechzigern bis heute auf unglückselige Weise immer wieder kreuzen. Sie steuert auf ein beängstigendes, auswegloses Ende zu, wie es selbst Stephen King bislang nicht zu Papier gebracht hat, und ist gleichzeitig Abrechnung mit dem Religionsfanatismus in unserem hoch technisierten Zeitalter und Verbeugung vor den Größen des klassischen Horrors.

Stephen King - Night ​Journey
Truth ​time is approaching at Cold Mountain penitentiary. Paul Edgecombe is taking a huge gamble, one wher the stakes are high and the consequences deadly. He and his fellow guards take conicted killer John Coffey away from death row in the dead of night and bring gim to the bedside of a woman writhing in torment...

Stephen King - Cycle ​of the Werewolf
The ​first scream came from the snowbound railwayman who felt the fangs ripping at his throat. The next month there was a scream of ecstatic agony from the woman attacked in her snug bedroom. Now scenes of unbelieving horror come each time the full moon shines on the isolated Maine town of Tarker Mills. No one knows who will be attacked next. But one thing is sure. When the moon grows fat, a paralyzing fear sweeps through Tarker Mills. For snarls that sound like human words can be heard whining through the wind. And all around are the footprints of a monster whose hunger cannot be sated...

Stephen King - Hearts ​in Atlantis
Bobby ​Garfield befriends an elderly gentleman, Ted Brautigan, who moves into the boarding house where he and his mother have lived since his father's death. During the summer that follows, his friendship with Ted grows as he spends time reading the newspaper to him and is hired to be on the lookout for any signs for lost animals or strange cars that may be in the neighborhood. Although he and his best friends, Carol Gerber and John "Sully" Sullivan begin to see these strange signs, Bobby neglects to tell Ted with dire consequences.

Stephen King - The ​Waste Lands
The ​Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands follows The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three as the third volume in this remarkable series, which well may be the most extraordinary and most imaginative cycle of tales in the English language. Inspired in part by Robert Browning's narrative poem, Stephen King has written once again of his twenty-year affair with The Dark Tower and its strange world that is both so familiar and unfamiliar to us. Writing of his masterwork, King reveals that he is ". . .still able to find Roland's world when I set my wits to it, and it still holds me in thrall. . .more, in many ways, than any of the other worlds I have wandered in my imagination." The first volume in the cycle, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, tells of the haunting, mysterious character of Roland of Gilead, the last gunslinger, in a world that has "moved on." A second volume, The Drawing of the Three, picks up Roland's quest upon a deserted beach of the Western Sea. In The Waste Lands, we are joined with old acquaintances: the boy Jake who has been introduced in The Gunslinger, along with Eddie Dean and Susannah, who are so prominently featured in The Drawing of the Three. Roland's strange odyssey continues. There are new evils. . .new dangers to threaten Roland's little band in the devastated city of Lud and the surrounding waste lands, as well as horrific confrontations with Blaine the Mono, the piratical Gasher, and the frightening Tick-Tock Man. The Dark Tower cycle continues to set its author on a plane apart. What lands, what peoples has Stephen King visited that are so unreachable to us except in the pages of his unique writings?

Stephen King - Everything's ​Eventual
A ​new Stephen King book is always an event and Everything's Eventual--a collection of short stories that will be already familiar to King's die-hard fans--is a nicely timed appetiser for his next novel From a Buick 8. Collected here are the stories published in the New Yorker and King's highly successful e-book Riding the Bullet and for those of you who haven't already seen them, it will be no surprise to learn that King explores a multitude of emotions and themes, from pure horror to simple everyday life. It's a very mixed bag but each and every one hits the mark as vignettes of a master storyteller who is equally at home with a short story as with 700-page blockbuster. Particular standouts include the previous audio-only tales "LT's Theory of Pets" and "1408". Twists and turns abound and there are plenty of characters to love and loathe in equal measure. But King is at his best when writing about the nature of the human spirit and its enduring capacity for both good and evil--there is plenty here that explores both.

Stephen King - Peter Straub - Der ​Talisman
Quer ​durch die Vereinigten Staaten, aber auch quer durch die imaginäre, bizarre, mittelalterliche Gegenwelt - die "Region" - führt die abenteuerliche Reise des zwölfjährigen Jack Sawyer auf der Suche nach dem geheimnisvollen Gegenstand, der beiden Welten das Heil zurückbringt: dem Talisman. In beiden Welten hat Jack Gefahren zu überwinden, aus denen ihn oft nur das "Flippen" rettet: der Sprung in die jeweils andere Welt. Horro und Fantasy durchdringen sich in einer Geschichte von faszinierendem Bilderreichtum und atemberaubender Spannung.

Stephen King - Misery
Thrown ​from the wreckage of his '74 Camaro, Paul Sheldon, author of a bestselling series of historical romances, wakes up one day in a secluded Colorado farmhouse owned by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic ex-nurse who claims she is his number one fan. Immobilized from the pain of two shattered legs and a crushed knee, Sheldon is at Annie's mercy. Unfortunately for Sheldon, Annie is mad; mad that he killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain, in his latest book; mad that he wants to escape; and of course, mad in the most extreme clinical sense of the word. To set the world straight, Annie buys Sheldon a typewriter and some paper, drugs him, locks him in a room, and forces him to bring Misery back to life in a novel dedicated to her. Fear of physical torture is Sheldon's greatest motivation. One wrong sentence and she is likely to smash his legs with a sledgehammer, cut his thumbs off with a hacksaw, or much, much worse. But writers have weapons too. . . .

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