Stephen King's Box

Author: Claudio Hernández

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1507191790

Category: Fiction

Page: 99

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The master of terror, Stephen King, found a box full of stories and manuscripts that belonged to his father. Since then, no one found out what was inside that box or if all of this influenced Kings work. This is an homage to Stephen King and his stories. In the story, “The stories’ box”, Steve tells about a box and as he grows up, he has recurrent dreams and predictions of stories that would become a successful book. In the story “The gravedigger”, an old gravedigger about to retire, after 40 years of burying people in Boad Hill, never wondered when his time to die would come or who would bury him. Because it does no good to think about death. In the story “The A girl”, a married man has several affaires with different women, until one day the A girl presents herself. A gorgeous beauty of long legs and big green eyes. But after going to a hotel, he finds out the truth. In the story “Rotten apples”, Tom loved his fruit trees, especially his apple trees when they were a color festival in the spring. He loved apples and he would eat two every day. Until one day, he feels very tired and he sees roots growing instead of fingernails. His joints start to become rigid. In the story “In the maggot’s mouth”, a shylock from the eighteenth century counts his money every night... And many, many more.
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Tom ́s Story

Author: Claudio Hernández

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1507195117

Category: Fiction

Page: 85

View: 3558

The human brain is the most complex object-organ that exists. It is able to develop several personalities at the same time, create body mutations, or decide when it will die. No psychiatrist has managed to control the array of personality disorders that exist currently and that they claim to know. And what about those unknown? Faith and madness are just two things that can exist inside the brain and manifest in an obsessive way. This is Tom's story, an eighteen year old man with a slight mental retardation and an array of mental and identity disorders about to explode in the most horrible way we could ever imagine.
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The House of Bonmati

Author: Claudio Hernández

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1507189710

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 8061

The body dies but the souls live on the places where there is death. And they drive you crazy. The familiy consists of Pedro, Antonia, Juan and Pili, and they are about to become the new tenants of the House of Bonmati. Mr. Valenti and his sister Angels, the last living owners, have proposed their new tenants a good deal: If they take care of the house and the land surrounding it, and they keep it clean and tidy, they will be allowed to live there, rent-free. The house of Bonmati is a 100-year-old house, and Mr. Valenti will share its history with them gradually, like throwing petals in the wind. But he doesn't tell them the whole truth. Pili realizes there are strange faces and silhouettes all around the house, but she is the only one who can see them, and nobody believes her when she tries to tell them. Although the couple’s marriage is on the rocks, Pili is the apple of Pedro's eye, and Juan is Antonia's perfect son. But things change soon. There are ghosts everywhere, Juan can see them now, and the eerie sounds are continuously heard at all times and locations. When he enters room six, Juan is stunned by the odd woman who asks him to kiss her so as to keep safe. Eventually, the strange voices start whispering in his father's head and he starts behaving bizarrely, with a crazy look in his eyes. Then the storm breaks out, leading them to a tragic ending.
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Es

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053579

Category: Fiction

Page: 1536

View: 2905

Das Böse in Gestalt eines namenlosen Grauens In Derry, Maine, schlummert das Böse in der Kanalisation: Alle 28 Jahre wacht es auf und muss fressen. Jetzt taucht »Es« wieder empor. Sieben Freunde entschließen sich, dem Grauen entgegenzutreten und ein Ende zu setzen. Stephen Kings Meisterwerk über die Mysterien der Kindheit und den Horror des Erwachsenseins. »Ein Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur.« Chicago Sun-Times
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Gwendys Wunschkasten

Author: Stephen King,Richard Chizmar

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641222192

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3813

Wiedersehen mit Castle Rock Die kleine Stadt Castle Rock in Maine hat die seltsamsten Vorkommnisse und ungewöhnlichsten Besucher erlebt. Warum sollte es der 12-jährigen Gwendy anders ergehen? Eines Tages tritt ein schwarz gekleideter Unbekannter an sie heran und macht ihr ein Geschenk: einen Kasten mit lauter Schaltern und Hebeln. Wozu er dient? Gwendy probiert es aus, und ihr Leben verändert sich von Grund auf.
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Stephen King Box Set

Mr. Mercedes, Everything's Eventual, Lisey's Story

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9781501129803

Category: Fiction

Page: 1440

View: 1243

This box set features three bestselling works from internationally famous horror author, Stephen King. The undisputed King of Horror delivers in these three spine-tingling books that are sure to keep you up at night. Lisey’s Story is the story of a writer’s widow who must confront his demons after his death. Two years ago, Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Lisey knew 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 creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. Featuring fourteen horrific short stories, Everything’s Eventual is King in terrifying top form with stories that will keep you awake until daybreak. King takes readers down a road less traveled (for good reason) in the blockbuster ebook “Riding the Bullet.” Bad table service turns bloody when you stop in for “Lunch at the Gotham Café,” and terror becomes déjà vu all over again when you get “That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French.” Enter a nightmarish mindscape of unrelenting horror and shocking revelations that could only come from the imagination of the greatest storyteller of our time. Buckle your seatbelts for Mr. Mercedes. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In this high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
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Erhebung

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641237513

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6919

Scott nimmt rasend schnell ab. Sein korpulentes Aussehen ändert sich trotzdem nicht. Und noch unheimlicher: Wenn er auf die Waage steigt, zeigt sie jeweils das gleiche Gewicht an, egal wie viel er momentan trägt, ob Kleidung oder gar Hanteln. Scott hat Angst, dass man ihn zum medizinischen Versuchskaninchen macht. Aber er muss es jemand erzählen. Zu Dr. Ellis hat er Vertrauen, aber auch der weiß keinen Rat. In seiner netten Wohngegend in der Kleinstadt Castle Rock gerät Scott in einen eskalierenden Kleinkrieg. Der Hund der neuen Nachbarn – zwei Lesben – verrichtet sein Geschäft ständig bei ihm im Vorgarten. Die eine Frau ist eigentlich recht freundlich, die andere aber eiskalt. Die beiden haben gerade ein Restaurant eröffnet, von dem sie sich viel erhoffen. Die Einwohner von Castle Rock wollen aber nichts mit Homopaaren zu tun haben, da ist großer Ärger vorprogrammiert. Als Scott endlich kapiert, was Vorurteile in einer Gemeinschaft anrichten, überwindet er den eigenen Groll und tut sich mit den beiden zusammen. Merkwürdige Allianzen, der jährliche Stadtlauf und Scotts mysteriöses Leiden fördern bei sich und anderen eine Menschlichkeit zutage, die zuvor unter einer herzlosen Bequemlichkeit vergraben lag.
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Bird Box - Schließe deine Augen

Roman

Author: Josh Malerman

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641237742

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4906

Der Roman zum Netflix-Film mit Sandra Bullock in der Hauptrolle! Öffne deinen Augen, und du bist tot! Dieses Mantra hat Malorie ihren beiden Kindern von Geburt an eingeimpft. Sie verlassen das Haus so selten wie möglich und wenn doch, dann nur mit verbundenen Augen. Denn irgendetwas ist dort draußen, dessen Anblick jeden in den Wahnsinn treibt. Da klingelt das Telefon, und der unbekannte Anrufer bietet ihr einen sicheren Ort, nur ein paar Meilen den Fluss hinab. Kein weiter Weg, wenn man ihn sehen kann. Doch mit verbundenen Augen unmöglich. Dennoch steigt Malorie mit den Kindern in ein kleines Boot, der Hoffnung entgegen – oder dem Tod! Dieser Roman ist auch bereits unter dem Titel »Der Fluss« beim Blanvalet Verlag erschienen.
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Nighthawks

Stories nach Gemälden von Edward Hopper

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426450933

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6663

Hopper ist Kult: 17 Stories von namhaften US-Autoren zu berühmten Gemälden des weltbekannten Malers Jedes Bild erzählt eine Geschichte. Für die Gemälde von Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967), einer Ikone der modernen amerikanischen Malerei, gilt das in besonderem Maße. Seine Porträts von Menschen, die auf rätselhafte Weise in ihre Einsamkeit versunken scheinen, lassen der Phantasie einen weiten Spielraum. Siebzehn renommierte US-Autoren haben sich inspirieren lassen, jede(r) von einem anderen Bild. Ihre Geschichten setzen dort an, wo das Gemälde als Momentaufnahme zwangsläufig aufhören muss, erzählen weiter, was verborgen in der Mimik, der Körpersprache der Figuren und in der festgehaltenen Szene zu erspüren ist. Entstanden ist eine vielschichtige, faszinierende Kollektion von Storys über die menschliche Existenz und ihre Abgründe. Realistisch, anrührend, beunruhigend - immer aber fesselnd und überraschend. Mit Geschichten von Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block u.a.
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Stephen King: A Biography

A Biography

Author: Albert Rolls

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313345732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 6728

Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centers, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces King's evolution from would-be pulp magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.
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Stephen King's America

Author: Jonathan P. Davis

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879726485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

View: 1898

Stephen King's America aims to heighten awareness of the numerous American issues that resonate throughout King's fiction, issues that bear universal application to the evolution of the human condition.
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Gwendy's Button Box

Author: Stephen King,Richard Chizmar

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473672104

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1803

'A resonant novella set in one of King's signature locales: the small town of Castle Rock, Maine' Washington Post The small town of CASTLE ROCK, MAINE has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told...until now. There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game. One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: 'Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.' On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black suit coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat... Journey back to Castle Rock in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December.
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Sara

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641035708

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 6897

Seit dem Tod seiner Frau bringt der Bestsellerautor Michael Noonan keine Zeile mehr aufs Papier. Da er in seinen Träumen immer wieder sein Sommerhaus in Maine sieht, zieht er sich dorthin zurück, um die Schreibblockade endlich zu überwinden. Doch auf dem Haus liegt ein Fluch. Wird auch Michael in den Bann des Bösen geraten? «King ... wie seine Fans ihn lieben.» DER SPIEGEL
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Stephen King Goes to the Movies

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416592369

Category: Fiction

Page: 626

View: 4787

A collection of five short stories that have been made into movies includes "The Mangler," in which a skeptical writer investigates a supposedly haunted hotel room that has apparently caused at least forty-two deaths.
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Flug und Angst

Author: Stephen King,Bev Vincent

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641240336

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2578

Nichts ist Stephen King ein größerer Gräuel, als fliegen zu müssen. Zusammen mit Mitherausgeber Bev Vincent teilt er nun seine Flugangst mit seinen Lesern. Die Anthologie versammelt alles, was gründlich schiefgehen kann, wenn man sich auf 10 Kilometer Höhe mit 500 Knoten in einem Metallgefährt (einem Sarg?) durch die Lüfte bewegt. Flugreisen verwandeln sich hier schnell in Albträume, auf die man nie im Leben gekommen wäre. Da überlegt man es sich lieber zweimal, ob der Weg zum Ziel nicht in einer letzten Reise mündet.
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Sie

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053854

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1924

"Das Beste, was Stephen King je geschrieben hat." The New York Times Schriftsteller Paul hat seine Serienheldin Misery sterben lassen. Nach einem Autounfall hält die Krankenschwester Annie – Pauls "größter Fan" – den verletzten Autor gefangen und zwingt ihn weiterzuschreiben. Oscar für Kathy Bates in der Verfilmung "Misery". "Man fühlt sich von Zeile zu Zeile immer mehr hineingezogen, wird süchtig von der Droge Spannung." Die Welt
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Stephen King's The Dark Tower Concordance

Author: Robin Furth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451695047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

View: 3312

The Dark Tower is now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. The Complete Concordance is an entertaining and incredibly useful guide to Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series, covering books I-VII and The Wind Through the Keyhole, and is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. Includes: -Characters and Genealogies -Magical Objects and Forces -Mid-World and Our World Places -Portals and Magical Places -Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps -Timeline for the Dark Tower Series -Mid-World Dialects -Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers -Political and Cultural References -References to Stephen King’s Own Work
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Writing Horror and the Body

The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Anne Rice

Author: Linda Badley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313297168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

View: 5668

...examines horror fiction as a genre of the fantastic in which images of the body and self are articulated and modified.
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Stephen King Films FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the King of Horror on Film

Author: Scott Von Doviak

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480386189

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 4461

(FAQ). Over the past four decades, the Stephen King movie has become a genre unto itself. The prolific writer's works have spawned well over 100 adaptations for both the big and small screen, ranging from modern classics of horror ( Carrie , The Shining ) to Oscar-nominated fare ( The Shawshank Redemption , The Green Mile ) to unapologetic, B-movie schlock (the King-directed Maximum Overdrive ). The filmmakers to put their stamp on King's material include acclaimed auteurs Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, and Brian De Palma; masters of horror Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, and George Romero; and popular mainstream directors Rob Reiner, Frank Darabont, and Lawrence Kasdan. Stephen King Films FAQ is the most comprehensive overview of this body of work to date, encompassing well-known hits as well as forgotten obscurities, critical darlings and reviled flops, films that influenced King as well as those that have followed in his footsteps, upcoming and unmade projects, and selected works in other media (including comic books, radio dramas, and the infamous Carrie musical). Author Scott Von Doviak provides background information, analysis, and trivia regarding the various films and television productions, including "Bloodlines" sections on related works and "Deep Cuts" sections collecting additional odd facts and ephemera. All you ever wanted to know about the king of horror onscreen can be found here.
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Stephen King

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761441229

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 175

View: 923

Describes the life and writing career of the American author famous for his horror novels and stories, including "The Shining," "Carrie," and "Misery."
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