STORM OF THE CENTURY begins with an unspeakably violent death and the man responsible has not a care in the world.....save one.
"Give me what I want and I will go away."
The calm and collected Town Constable of Maine's Little Tall Island, Mike Anderson, is preparing for the Big One with half the to...more
I have been collecting Stephen King books since junior high when I stashed away my first battered copy in a stuffed animal net hanging above my bed. My younger sister had already scribbled on enough of my books for me to know that the ones I loved most had to be hidden away. To this day, he is one of a few authors that I allow on my bookshelves. Most everything else I purchase ends up donated t ...more
I have to say that I wasn't disappointed. I don't know if I would say that either one is better than the other... Each version brings something to the table. The movie version has creepy perfect Colm Feore, and while the book has stills from the movie, they just don't do him justice. And the movie has effec ...more
A terrible storm hits an island called Little Tall, messing up with its little community and cutting it out from the rest of the world for a few days. But besides the natural elements of the storm, something else hits the population of Little Tall: a killer, equipped with a particular cane, spreads death and pain, almost impossible to stop, until the scary c ...more
In the edition i read, Mr King explained how he got the idea of this book and that the more he thought of it, the more he saw it as a movie and that's why he wrote as a movie script.
That's what caught me at the beginning. It was really interesting to picture the different scenes and characters, i mean i can usually pi ...more
Dated genre for the most; modern rational thinking means devil stories are null and void. King's new direction works better for me. ...more
It's all the weathercasters can talk about - the Storm of the Century. It'll be a blizzard, white-out conditions that will last for days. The tiny island community of Little Tall Island is ready. They've stocked up on provisions. They have the emergency shelter prepared. The islanders can take whatever the storm throws at them, ayuh. They have no way of knowing that evil is about to break through, an evil that will take and take, an evil that will change ...more
p.371:"... this is a cash-and-carry world, pay as you go."
the story is about island folks from the place called Little Tall. they get snowed in when an old lady gets murdered and the killer gets locked up. but from behind locked bars the man possesses everyone who has some dirty little secret. and its said thorough multiple times that island folks can keep their secret between themselves really well. the people who are too stubborn to confe ...more
But, this one I did not like at all. To tell the thruth: I did not get past page 20 or so. I simply could not read it.
Okay, it has been a while since I read a play, but nevertheless, the desritions of scenery disturbed reading and getting into the story very much.
I might give it another try, someday. But... not just yet.
I started this book last night, which was perfect timing: A storm was coming in and the wind outside was insane. Just like in this screenplay.
The story takes place in February 1989 on Little Tall Island off the coast of (you got it) Maine. The Storm of the Century is threatening to roll through, and with it comes a stranger to the area, Andre Linoge. He's creeptastic in the way that most of King's villains are; but there's not a whole lot new here. Small community ...more
The problem comes from the format he's chosen - a screenplay. Screenplays are not big on narration (though the small parts he can't h ...more