Sound so visual you're literally engulfed by its bonechilling terror! Stephen King's sinister imagination and the miracle of 3-D sound transport you to a sleepy all-American town. It's a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun.Then co...more
In many respects, this is classic King. First off, it's set - where else - in Maine. The character development is solid, but the first-person narrative stye of the book limits this development to David, the main character, and thus is not as thorough as some of King's other works.
King also displays h...more
This is the first book by Stephen King that I’ve actually read. I’ve dismissed him for a long time because he’s known primarily for his works in the horror genre. I have a tendency to dismiss horror as a whole even though I’ve experience some good horror entertainment (in various mediums) and I have some favourite horror stories. I'm glad I took another chance with King and I’ve got to admit that the comic ad...more
It is one of the greatest Masterpieces of Horror. People who like to be scared should read it, but also everybody who cares and likes Stephen King’s writing style should read it, because this book is the best work he has ever did. This book takes place in a normal American town Bridgton, at our time (21st century). It looks like everything is normal, but actually it turns really weird. Nearly nothing is normal except these things.
I chose this book because I...more
I found this book as a full-cast dramatization at the library and saw it was only about 70 minutes long, so I thought I’d give it a go. Truthfully, I’m not really sure what to think about it! I know a lot of people like to listen to full-cast dramatizations, but this was … different.
The story was good, but it was definit...more
I love stories of groups of people confronted by forces beyond any one individual's power. This impulse harkens back to my Uncanny X-Men days, I suppose. Stephen King has written some pretty decent books that fit this trope, but The Mist is not his best...more
Not only is The Mist a great horror story that will hav...more
Now, don't accept that as merely a facet of my reading a Stephen King novella. I just like to drink wine and eat cheese and crackers while I read. I'd be a classy guy, were I not piss-drunk while doing so, and an evil homosexual to boot.
But all that aside, The Mist is worth your read if for no other reason that it can BE read in a few hours if you're in the mood. And hey, just for the record, if you're piss-drunk then you'll probably be in the mood. My Gods in Hell, I do like chea...more
It involves commercial artist David Drayton who leaves his wife Stephanie behind at their home the night after a voilent thunderstorm while he goes to collect supplies and food at the local supermarket with his young son, Billy.
For months, a heat wave had plagued his hometown of Brigton, Maine, and it was finally broken with the thunderstorm, which brought a ver...more
Everyone closes the doors as they see a bloody man running...more
I actually saw the film of this first, which may have hurt my appreciation of the novella. The film, you see, follows King's book almost to the letter, but at the same time it fleshes-out a lot of the minor characters, cuts-out King's incessant pop-culture name-dropping and ill-advised sub-plots (the relationship betwen Amanda and David is pointless and ill-conceived, and really should have been shelv...more
The thing I enjoyed most about this book is the anticipation and suspense. Just like any other typical Steph...more
Either way, pop some popcorn and snuggle up with your sweetheart because this is a great B-movie of a book! Start with a quiet, unseasonably hot afternoon. Follow that up with an unusually harsh end to the heat. Back to normal? Nope! Not here. Not while Stephen King is at the helm. He's gonna take a hard turn into the surreal.
David Drayton, son of a noted artist, leaves his wife, Steff, at home and heads into the small town of Bridgton with his 5 year old...more
All that said, I did like the book. It's still a fun read, it was just a little ha...more
The cover of this particular edition is a good indicator of the overall feel of this book. The reader, like the characters, is stumbling around in a world that is no longer recog...more
"The Mist" was the first Stephen King book I ever read after 20+ years of avid reading. No particular reason, other than I have an...more
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Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his parents separated when Stephen was a toddler, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family...more