From a Buick 8
Long days and pleasant nights!(less)
Here we have a hunk of Christine served up with stray bits from The Tommyknockers, and it’s all done using one of his preferred methods of having a character tell a long rambling story. Uncle Stevie then seasons it up with a lot of wistfu ...more
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!
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
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
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.
It's actually an extremely better novel, in my opinion. Scarier? No. More exciting? Definitely not. More entertaining? No. Better written? Yes.
George A Romero used zombies to explore deeper meanings of civilization in his films. Stephen King does the same thing in his novels, just with the supernatural/unexplained, and usually a car is involved in some way as well. Buick 8 is about dealin ...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
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
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
Then about 2/3 of the way through, I realized what was happenning: I became a character in the book. Alright, that' ...more
From a Buick 8 is a different book from all the Kings I've read before. It is quite slow, there are unanswered questions and it deals with the absurd. However, it also had good aspects and it was better than what I was expecting.
YES, it was slow -I say it again-, but it arose ...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
Είναι επίσης η απόδειξη πως κάποιες ιστορίες,όσο ευφάνταστες και καλογραμμ ...more
U Statleru, (izmišljenom) gradiću u Pensilvaniji, četa D predstavlja lokalni policijski ogranak čiji su članovi, redovni pripadnici policijske jedinice, međusobno povezani poput porodice - vode računa jedni o drugima tokom smene i onda kada se ista završi. Četu D ujedno vezuje i misterija ...more
The book beg ...more
From A Buick 8 is about a group of Pennsylvania State Troopers finding a "car" that seems to be some kind of portal between our world and some other scary Unknown world, and then keeping it secret as they try to figure out what exactly this car is.
This has been my least favourite King book so far. It's not a bad, it's just not a great book either. I did enjoy the frie ...more
Let us go the barracks of rural Pennsylvania State Police station. Located amongst the Amish community, Troop D is running full steam answering calls for burglaries, car accidents as well as domestic assault. Sandy Dearborn runs the show while Shirley is in charge of dispatch.
The story starts with Sandy and the gang telling a story to young Ned Wilcox about his dad and a Buick Roadmaster that sits in a shed out back. We continue to hear the good old days of events, calls and the past of Troop ...more
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