The Sun Dog
The dog is loose again. It is not sleeping. It is not lazy. It’s coming for you.
Kevin Delavan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660. There ...more
But - I love Castle Rock stories and Yay!....there's a birthday party. Kevin is 15 and got just what he wanted....a brand spanking new Sun 660 Polaroid instant camera. Remember them?
But - Kevin's has a problem. After anxiously popping in the film and taking the first photo of his family....and birthday cake, the picture that shoots out is not of his family, but of something evil looking and he's scared of it....and of what the camera is doing.
But - As t...more
Notevole la sensazione di fine incombente che aumenta sempre di più andando avanti nella lettura e carina la citazione lovecraftiana di Arkham e Dunwich e quella Kinghiana di Cujo, che come già in passato mi ha spoilerato il finale di quel libro, molto differente dall'omonimo film ...more
The Sun Dog is a story about cameras and photographs, chilling in its entirety of impending doom, that's ...more
It's funny how these things happen. Quite recently I have been trying to rearrange my bookshelf. Well, if you can call alternating between being lethargic and simply not doing it, trying. I was going through all my books and I came across this anthology collection by the king, containing four well not really short stories, but rather novellas. Four of them.
I held this hardcover for a little bit in my hand, trying to curb the sudden bout of nostalgia, before putting it aside. I distinctively rem ...more
I was intrigued by this idea and was not disappointed. There was this creepy feeling of the picture watching you that ...more
The idea of this story is creepy, indeed – but this would've been better suited for a book written for R.L. Stine's kind of audience. The story just went ooooon and onnn I had to consciously restrain myself from screaming in public, "When will you fucking end?!" To me, it felt a little like The King was rambling in this novella. It didn't have the amazing storyline of 'The Langoliers', or even the coherent prospect of 'Secret Window'; it ...more
"Sun Dog " is the final novella. Kevin receives a Sun 600 Polaroid camera for his birthday but there's something wrong with it. It only takes pictures of a dog — a vicious, blood thirsty, mouth full of teeth.
As with the best of King's stories, no one can explain why the camera only takes the photos of the "s ...more
The second novella in the "Schemerwereld" bundle, The Sun Dog ("Spookfoto's"), entertained me a bit more than the first one. The book tells about a kid getting a Polaroid camera for his birthday, but the camera doesn't take normal pictures. Instead, it takes pictures of an evil dog, slowly coming closer with every taken picture.
The story reads more like a traditional horror story, similar to the ones I read a lot when I was a child (does anybody remember the Goosebumps series?). T ...more
The boy in the story gets a Polaroid Sun for his birthday and each time he takes a picture with it the photo that develops is not what he shot, but is instead a black dog. With each subsequent picture the dog moves a little more toward the camera.
It's an interesting concept, and the writing was good. It just didn't connect with me as much as I'd hoped. There are a coupl ...more
A young boy gets a camera for his birth day, but it does not seem to work...Oh it works, just not the way he wanted.....all it does is take pictures of a snarling dog that gets closer and closer each picture it takes. Then it gets broken and/or stolen, but the dog just keeps coming....gotta check this one out!
I would recommend this novella to King or horror fans.
I'm going to continue plodding on with these novellas because I feel compelled to read them all, but thus far I haven't been impressed with this collection. I am usually such a fan of his, and I'm not sure why this collection isn't quite clicking with me.
King get a lot of mileage out of a fairly simple premise. The sleazy Pop Merill and his machinations ramp up the tension, taking away the easy solution to the problem.
I used to believe the implied insult in this question was accidental, but as the years go on I have become more and more convinced that it's not.”