Two Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden (Four Past Midnight #2)
What I know is true is that Mort Rainey is a writer of some success. He wrote a book of short stories in the early 80's and has pretty much forgotten about the effort as more acclaim came his way. Then one day a man with a Mississippi accent knocks on the door of his isolated cabin on Tashmore Lake and says, "You stole my story." Mort thought, "This m ...more
"Secret Window, Secret Garden" is the second novella and probably the story I was most looking forward to reading (followed closely by "The Library Policeman"). I came to this story having seen the Johnny Depp film Secret Window (2004).
The story was as fun to read as the film was to watch. King leaves the pl ...more
I enjoyed how King basically allows the reader to think they know what's going on, but yet not quite sure if you're right or not until the end. (not saying anymore; don't want to have any spoilers)
The only negative I would say - There is an epilogue at the end of the story that leads you down a slightly different path - of a possible supernatural nature. I beli ...more
I really enjoyed it, it has been so long since I have seen the movie that this was almost like my first exposure to it. I did remember a few details so it was easy to follow along. The ending of this was different from the movie, and to be honest, I liked the movie ending better. This w ...more
Recommended for King fans, mystery fans, and those who like a good Stephen King story but run awa ...more
Secret Window, Secret Garden is a novel that is all about a single story that Morton Rainey plagiarized from a classmate in college. Years later, Morton Rainey is dealing with a divorce and a man named John Shooter accuses him of stealing his story. The only thing Morton Rainey wants is to find a copy of the story and prove that he published it before John Shooter did, but throughout the entire novel, events keep happening that prevent this from happening, causing John Shooter to get increasingl ...more
The 1st King book i read was Pet Sematary which was great, it had lots of intrigues and mysterious, creepy things going on all the time it seemed. I don't like the setting ...more
The story itself drew me in certainly and the development of this internal conflict was slightly predictable, but I found myself preferring it as such, because it allowed me to view the trail of events with a macro view of how the pro/antagonist were related a ...more
I find Stephen King's writing to be flawless; he's got an amazing way with words. I have only read a few of his books but everything of his that I've read is amazing, including this story.
Mort is unable to convince Shooter of his innocence and Shooter therefore has no option but to try and persuade him...... with terrifying consequences.
Great little tale with a great twist at the end.... highly recommended.
My absolute favorite part about this book is that it did not have the same ending as the film Secret Window.
If you like spooky try it out. I also listened to this as an audiobook, read by James Woods which probably added to its charm.
Definitivamente tienen que leerlo si les gusta Stephen, más que nada para ver su lado "natural". Sin nada de zombies, apocalipsis, fuego, dragones o control mental.