When Stephen King issued his New York Times best selling novel The Green Mile in monthly installments, millions of hooked readers anxiously awaited eaWhen Stephen King issued his New York Times best selling novel The Green Mile in monthly installments, millions of hooked readers anxiously awaited each cliff-hanging episode. Now, for the first time, all six exciting parts come together in one volume to let you enjoy Stephen King's masterpiece uninterrupted, from gripping opening to shattering climax. At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers are as depraved as the psychopathic "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the posessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky". Here guards as decent as Paul Edgecombe and as sadistic as Percy Wetmore watch over them. But good or evil, innocent or guilty, none have ever seen the brutal likes of the new prisoner, John Coffey, sentanced to death for raping and murdering two young girls. Is Coffey a devil in human form? Or is he a far, far different kind of being? There are more wonders in heaven and hell than anyone at Cold Mountain can imagine - as the truth emerges in shock waves that only Stephen King could create and a blastof revelation that will truly blow your mind....more
Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely populaStephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war - and the protests against it - nad flooded America's living rooms fopr a decade. Hearts in Atlantis is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War. In Part One, "Low Men in Yellow Coats," eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood. He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror. In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest. . . and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast. In "Blind Willie" and "Why We're in Vietnam", two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow - and as haunted - as their own lives. And in "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling", this remarkable book's denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him. Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Stephen King's book will take some readers to a place they have never been. . . and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave....more
Summary: Lisey Dubusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frighteninSummary: Lisey Dubusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and bools. Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went - a place that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited. Perhaps King's most personal and powerful novel, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creaticity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.
This is a beautiful story about sisterhood, and love. At times heartbreakingly sad, it still leaves you feeling that the power of love conquers all. It's nice to see our friends from Castle Rock back in the picture. Only one complaint. I got really sick of the word "smucking". It is used far too often and at times takes away fom the story, because you're thinking, "Just say 'fuck' already!" All in all, a wonderful story....more