Four Past Midnight (Four Past Midnight)
Secret Window, Secret Garden: Having already seen and enjoyed the film adaptation, I wasn't sure what to expect from the original novel. I found the story to be more intense and claustrophobic, one of those rare tales that stays with you and gets unde...more
"The Langoliers" was excellent. SK does the "small-group of survivors coping with a...more
I'm taking my time with it, so I'll be reviewing one at a time for an unspecified amount of time.
The Langoliers Years ago, I was flipping channels and saw a part of this movie. It happened to be the one part where they were explaining what was happening, but I'm proud to report that it did nothing to diminish the suspense of this story. At t...more
1) The first one is called "The Langoliers" and is about a group of people who wake up in an deserted plane. Your in an unknown world where you don't know the rules. Fascinating. (I give it 4/5)
2) The second one is called "Secret Window, Secret Garden". I found this story somehow boring. It's about a writer which someone accuses him of stealing his stor...more
"The Langoliers" would be my favorite of this collection, a bizarre airplane occurrence that deals with the capricity of time and children's fantasies. Also,can anyone say thinny?
"The Library Policema...more
Secret Window, Secret Garden: Great concept/idea, love the entire plot, but in this case I think the movie might have exceeded the novella, but I'm sure if it w...more
I'll admit, I already liked it for the Langoliers, it having been a favorite movie of mine as a child despite it's plot holes and semi bad acting (I guess as a child, you don't notice things like that) so when I got to read the story with the better explanations to why Annie just knows the stuff she does and the inner workings of...more
The story begins when the main character Captain Brian Engel (an airplane pilot) receives a message that his ex wife has passed away. Brian Engel then flies as a passenger to Boston to pay his respects at his ex wife's funeral. When he wakes up from a deep sleep on this flight he finds that the plane is still in the air and that he is perfectly fine along with nine other passengers. Ther...more
Secret Window, Secret Garden was...more
This is a collection of four stories on the theme of 'midnight', the moment when the familiar world gives way to an alternative reality, and a new and terrifying world is revealed. It is written by the author of "Carrie", "The Shining" and "The Dark Half".From Publishers Weekly
Jet passengers are stuck in a time-slip, a psychopath accuses a writer of plagiarism, a man with an overdue book encounters a demonic librarian and a boy's camera snaps photos of a huge and nasty dog in these four horro
The Langoliers: An interesting concept of airline travelers disappearing, with the remaining few trying to figure out what happened. An average tale, with a pretty good TV-movie adaptation.
Secret Window, Secret Garden: A writer (what else?) seeks quiet and isolation at a remote lake, th...more
This story has an astoundingly fantastic beginning! It's perfectly written, gripping, and fun. A guaranteed 5.
And then, after everyone wakes up and discovers their situation and all that, weird sh*t starts happening. It's still mostly good, but if all the supernatural-communication-and-seeing-the-future bits were cut out, it would have been considerably better. Still...more
I read The Langoliers some time last year, enjoying King in his high concept mode, but then put the book aside and forgot about the rest until last week. It's fun with a great cast and som...more
I had seen the movie before reading it but the story was a lot better, although both manage to be boring and drag on during some parts. Good to read while flying.
Secret Window, Secret Garden
I had also seen this movie before reading the story. I liked the ending of the movie way more, I found myself disappointed with the book ending. Still worth reading.
The Library Policeman
An interesting story. During the middle it veered off in a direction I was not expecting. Sam and Namoi's rela...more
1.The Langoliers : It's one of the now-classic scenarios of a small group of survivors who fight tooth and nail to survive. The characterization is brilliant and K...more
The Langoliers was very creepy. King made me not want to fly. To think you can get stuck in another dimension is so creepy and very scary. This tale reminded me of The Mist....
The Library Policeman- This one was so well developed. I LOVED LOVED it. If this was a stand a...more
Secret Window, Secret Garden - A tale that works almost like an alternate version of The...more
Four Past Midnight is a long read, but fun and flavorful. I did find it a bit of a mixed bag though.
The Langoliers is a wonder of a trip into another dimension with a movie-type stock cast but a great plot with a great payoff. Probably my favorite of the bunch.
I enjoyed Secret Window, Secret Garden less because I thought it telegraphed where it was headed far too much so that when it was over, I felt...more
It's not unlike the state of movies these days, with the advance in CGI, movies would come out with all sorts of scary, graphic monsters, ghosts, and violence, thinking that's what audience wants. But they're quite wrong. CGI...more
Overall, I can only say, "Meh." "The Langoliers" was good, but too long. "The Library Policeman": the same thing. The stories feel bloated and overloaded, and I wish I knew what could have come out, but I'm not that good an edit...more
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Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where...more