It was love at first sight. From the moment 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her. But Christine is no lady. She is Stephen King's ultimate vehicle of terror.
©1983 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin
"Truly gripping...some of the best writing King has ever done." (Publishers Weekly)
"Vintage King...breathtaking...awesome. Carries such momentum the reader must force himself to slow down." (New York Times Book Review)
I have to admit that although I have been a King fan for many years (30+) and I have never read Christine! It came out in the theatre and I saw it there but never really was impressed. But this summer I decided to finally sit down and have a listen, and boy was I surprised! The book was fresh and unmarred by time! I listened to it at least an hour a day and I was so sad when it finally ended! :( Holter Graham did a wonderful job and I hope to hear more of him. Next will be Carrie, narrated by Sissy Spacek, which I haven't read either but did here an interesting interview with Mr. King about his idea for the story.
I like my horror, techno-thrillers, and science fiction. Which is why Jurassic Park and The Lost World are 2 of my favorite books ever!
I was extremely surprised by this book. Having seen the movie back in my youth (and being underwhelmed by it), I wasn't expecting the excellent ghost story elements present in the novel. The film came off as a Shining clone, where instead of a haunted hotel driving someone mad, we find a haunted car driving someone mad. The novel dug so much deeper into the car's previous owner's story, which was much more satisfying (and creepy).
Holter Graham is an excellent narrator, and captures Arnie's descent perfectly. I highly recommend this book to King fans who haven't enjoyed it yet!
Holter graham was wonderful. Im not much of a horror fan per say but this one got me. Excellently performed, the nuances of the characters that king so expertly develops are brought to life and the story itself is fantastic. Highly recommend especially if you appreciate the detail king gives the reader to totally immerse themself in the experience.
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