A perennial classic from Stephen King - timeless and topical.The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable.
A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore.
The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe.
Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.A sad place maybe, but safe.
Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages, None
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/11/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781444708134
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Review by oldstick
A book to give you nightmares. I'm glad I haven't seen the film, but I bet it was good. As usual King describes scenes so well the reader can imagine every sight and movement. I was raging at Loius throughout and taking the book from room to room to finish it.I liked the relationships between all the characters and the way Jud felt the conflict between what he was compelled to do and what he feared might happen.I can still see Louis climbing the fence and I still want to stop him, but there is a greater power.....