Four Past Midnight

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114121X

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 3973


Includes the story “The Sun Dog”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine The Bram Stoker Prize-winner for Best Fiction Collection—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will “grab you and not let go” (The Washington Post). With the success of the Hulu series 11/22/63 starring James Franco and the highly anticipated The Dark Tower movie release, Stephen King's brand is stronger than ever. This collection, nominated for a Locus Award, is guaranteed to keep readers awake long after bedtime, and features an introduction and prefatory notes to each novella by the author. “Stephen King is a master storyteller, and you will never forget these stories,” raves the Seattle Times about Four Past Midnight. One Past Midnight: “The Langoliers” takes a red-eye flight from LA to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only eleven passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn’t. Something’s waiting for them, you see. Two Past Midnight: “Secret Window, Secret Garden” enters the suddenly strange life of writer Mort Rainey, recently divorced, depressed, and alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake. Alone, that is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger. Three Past Midnight: “The Library Policeman” is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding. But for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he may be losing his mind, another enemy is hiding there as well—the truth. If he can find it in time, he might stand a chance. Four Past Midnight: “The Sun Dog,” a menacing black dog, appears in every Polaroid picture that fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan takes with his new camera, beckoning him to the supernatural. Old Pop Merrill, Castle Rock’s sharpest trader, aims to exploit The Sun Dog for profit, but this creature that shouldn’t exist at all, is a very dangerous investment.

Six Past Midnight; A Lover’s Darkness

Author: Norman Willey


ISBN: 1304677176

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 1039


Six Past Midnight is a book with six short stories about war, love, and loss. Six stories that are about the real life and fictional characters who are in love and suffer loss through no fault of their own. There is one comedy in this book, to ease the tension.

The Complete Stephen King Universe

A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

Author: Stanley Wiater,Christopher Golden,Hank Wagner

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429931458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

View: 9828


The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe. The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King's novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work. This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine. After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.

Past Midnight

Author: Mara Purnhagen

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426865635

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3450


Let me set the record straight. My name is Charlotte Silver and I'm not one of those paranormal-obsessed freaks you see on TV…no, those would be my parents, who have their own ghost-hunting reality show. And while I'm usually roped into the behind-the-scenes work, it turns out that I haven't gone unnoticed. Something happened on my parents' research trip in Charleston—and now I'm being stalked by some truly frightening other beings. Trying to fit into a new school and keeping my parents' creepy occupation a secret from my friends—and potential boyfriends—is hard enough without having angry spirits whispering in my ear. All I ever wanted was to be normal, but with ghosts of my past and present colliding, now I just want to make it out of high school alive….

A Few Minutes Past Midnight

Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1784086339

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 9720


Toby hunts for the man who wants to kill a fallen star of silent film. As Toby Peters crouches behind a tombstone, hiding from a crazed gunman, the private eye thinks of Charlie Chaplin. A few days earlier, the pioneer of film comedy sat in Toby's office, and told him of the hundreds of people who want him dead. Beloved when his public could not hear him speak, his political leanings have made him a pariah. Right-wing radicals, the Ku Klux Klan, and the fathers of the innumerable young women Chaplin has deflowered have all threatened the 'Little Tramp.' But now someone has broken into Chaplin's house with a long knife, telling him to quit making movies and leave Fiona Sullivan alone. Chaplin has never heard of Fiona, and wants Toby to find out why he's supposed to stay away. Toby Peters is about to learn a lesson Chaplin learned years ago: If you want to stay alive in Los Angeles, keep your mouth shut.

Five Past Midnight in Bhopal

The Epic Story of the World's Deadliest Industrial Disaster

Author: Dominique Lapierre,Javier Moro

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 044656124X

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1378


It was December 3, 1984. In the ancient city of Bhopal, a cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, killing and injuring thousands of people. When the noxious clouds cleared, the worst industrial disaster in history had taken place. Now, Dominique Lapierre brings the hundreds of characters, conflicts, and adventures together in an unforgettable tale of love and hope. Readers will meet the poetry-loving factory worker who unleashes the apocalypse, the young Indian bride who was to be married that terrible night, and the doctors who died that night saving others. It is a gripping, fascinating account that is already mesmerizing readers around the world.

Stephen King

AmericaÂ’s Best-Loved Boogeyman

Author: George Beahm

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836254273

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 788


A companion guide to the life and work of the horror writer, Steven King.

Five Past Midnight

Author: James Stewart Thayer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671798154

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7486


Escaping from a castle where he is being held as a prisoner of war, an American commando with orders to assassinate Adolph Hitler fights his way to Berlin in 1945, trailed by a German homicide detective

Eclipse of the Jaguar

Author: Richard Trout

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 158980872X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8868


While the MacGregor family is in Belize exploring Mayan temples, thirteen-year-old R.O. and his new friend, Katelynn, are kidnapped by looters.

Five minutes past midnight the clear and present danger of nuclear weapons grade fissile materials

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428994882


Page: 85

View: 6844


Growing stockpiles of nuclear weapons grade fissile materials (plutonium and highly enriched uranium) are a "clear and present danger" to international security. Much of this material is uncontrolled and unsecured in the former Soviet Union (FSU). Access to these materials is the primary technical barrier to a nuclear weapons capability since the technology know-how for a bomb making is available in the world scientific community. Strategies to convince proliferators to give up their nuclear ambitions are problematic since those ambitions are a party of largest regional security. There is no national material control and accounting in Russia. No one knows exactly how much fissile materials they have, and if any is missing. A bankrupt atomic energy industry, unpaid employees and little or no security has created a climate in which more and more fissile materials will likely be sold in black markets or diverted to clandestine nuclear weapons programs or transnational terrorist groups. Control over these materials will ultimately rely on the continuous and simultaneous exercise of several measures. While there is little one can do now to stop a determined proliferator, over time international consensus and a strengthened non-proliferation regime will convince proliferators that the costs outweigh the gains.