From a Buick 8
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OMGOSH, I really can't believe I'm rating a Stephen King novel 2.5 Stars, but From A Buick 8 turned out to be a real "clunker" of a read for me.
The story begins enticingly when a mysterious man dressed in black rolls into a gas station for a fill-up and forthwith disappears leaving his evil vintage car behind. Unfortunately though, except for a few freaky monster moments and light shows, the plot was long, lacking and laborious.
A rare disappointment from The King!
From page 297 of the hardcover, third paragraph, starting fourth sentence in:
But--this is important--tell me a story, one that has a beginning and a middle and an end where everything is explained. Because I deserve that. Don't shake the rattle of your ambiguity in my face. I deny its place. I repudiate its claim. I want a story.
No. Fucking. Shit. King spends a great deal of this book explain ...more
Yes, I did it! I finished this book!
It is not like this book is horrible or anything, but for its 350 something page length, it took longer and a lot of energy to finish. In comparison to King's novels that I have read, this is one of the most dense, uneventful books he has published.
From a Buick 8 is a novel that is meant to make you think more than entertain. It presents an interesting premise, one that emphasizes our human nature for needing 'meaning' in life. It makes us question ...more
The premise of an alternative dimension has never been handled so diffidently. It's there, in the boot of a car, under a tarp, in a garage on the local sheriff's offic ...more
Empezaba tan bien este libro... Al principio pensaba que me iba a encantar, pero a medida que avanzaba se me hacía cada vez más aburrido. Lo bueno es que no es pesado, entonces se puede leer rápido. No obstante, en relación con la historia, es muy lenta y repetitiva.
Lo siento, Steve, pero no me gustó.
I really wanted to rip this book apart and rate it a 1 star but that's ...more
Like a burlesque sketch that is funny for a minute or two but gets boring when nothing new happens for another half hour, King gives us an interesting premise that goes almost nowhere for the rest of the book. An old Buick is left at a gas station by a mysterious person who disappears, as does one of the investigating State Police of Troop D in Western PA; thereafter, the car is stored at the barracks and occasionally puts on laser light show ...more
As the courses progress, you notice the flavors are bland, uninteresting, and redundant. Maybe the chef is having an off night. You push through it, bec ...more
اولا هي رواية بسيطة تنقلك في سلاسة الى عالم الجنود و الثكنات و السر الذي تداريه كتيبة صغيرة و تتاورثة طيله ربع قرن.
اسلوب غير مسبوق في التقافز بين رواة متعددين و مع ذلك لا يفقد لقاريء ابدا ترابط الاحداث و لا تركيزه مع من يكحي ماذا..كل شخصية لها لزماتها و لكنتها و شخصيتها المتفردة..تحدي كبير ...more
The first (and second) time I read this book the extent of my thoughts were “Hmmm...I just didn’t get it.”. I gave it 2 stars and called it good. I’ve always felt a little guilty about that. Not only because I generally adore everything King writes on principal, but also because I obviously didn’t care enough to write a bit more.
I have been on a Colorado Kid/Haven kick for the last ten months or so. For anyone unfamiliar with either of those, the novel ...more
This development does not happen in 'From a Buick 8' Perhaps it has something to do with the way the narrative is told- a ...more
Είναι επίσης η απόδειξη πως κάποιες ιστορίες,όσο ευφάνταστες και καλογραμμ ...more
Then about 2/3 of the way through, I realized what was happenning: I became a character in the book. Alright, that' ...more
It is a slow starter. In fact, I will change that to say the book is rather slow as a whole. Events seem to take place in fits and starts as details are relayed to us. ...more
The book beg ...more
I happily found this one way better than it's kind of poor reputation. That said, it is a non-story (as stated by King himself) based on a fun and not-so-little weird idea of a very special Buick-thing. Why it looks like a car, I don't know. To be honest, the idea does not carry a 400+ page novel. It's ...more
I'm not going to indulge in plot synopsis, because I hate spoilers. I'm just going to say that this book has all the elements that make his fiction great, and will define him in the future as one of the great American writers of his century.
I particularly admired the large cast of deeply human, very ...more
Most of us, at least among the Stephen King fans on the planet--and we are legion, much to the dismay of academics around the country--met the news of King's announced retirement with surprise and outrage. The man can't retire. Who could fill his shoes? Etc. And how could he say he's lost a step after, within the space of three years, publishing Hearts in Atlantis, containing 'Blind Willie,' one of his finest stories ever; The Girl Who Loved Tom Gor ...more
Reading this book – and thinking about King’s longevity – I couldn’t help but think in terms of my other great pop culture loves, music and film. At some point we have to acknowledge that artists who’ve been around for 30+ years ...more
The master of horror many would call him, but I like to think of him as a grand storyteller who just happens to dabble in the macabre.
Stephen King may be the best known horror author of all time, but I had my reservations about his work for many years and stopped reading him altogether after a failed attempt at “Pet Cemetery”which I thought was plain horrible - until I read his much more recent “From a Buick 8".
It is a tale of human curiosity and exploration in ...more
It remains only to make a movie according this book. I can not wait.
31 octubre, 2013
Cito una sinopsis que vi porque es divertida:
"Una de las más célebres historias del maestro del terror...more
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