Curt's avid curiosity took the lead, and they investigated as best they could, as much as they dared. Over the years, the troop absorbed the mystery as part of the background to their work, the Buick 8 sitting out there like a still-life painting that breathes - inhaling a little bit of this world, exhaling a little bit of whatever world it came from.
In the fall of 2001, a few months after Curt Wilcox is killed in a gruesome auto accident, his 18-year-old boy, Ned, starts coming by the barracks. Sandy Dearborn, Sergeant Commanding, knows it's the boy's way of holding onto his father, and Ned is allowed to become part of the Troop D family. One day he looks in the window of Shed B and discovers the family secret. Like his father, Ned wants answers...
From a Buick 8 is an audiobook about our fascination with deadly things, about our insistence on answers when there are none, about terror and courage in the face of the unknowable.
©2002 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
"Nearly flawless and one terrific entertainment." (Publishers Weekly)
"A wonderful example of how much King's plotting skills and literary finesse have matured over his long career. And, most of all, it's a darn creepy book." (Amazon.com)
I'm a S.K. fan and I love just about everything he's written. Perhaps he should have only written one book about cars (Christine) because while there are "moments" worth reflecting; on the whole, it isn't a very good book at all.
A friend recommended this book, but I was put off by the title. I decided to try it anyway because I like Stephen King. I liked the fact that it was read by several different people rather than one person trying to speak in male/female voices. If you liked Insomnia and the Tommyknockers this will appeal to you. It is not horror, but an indulgence in "realistic fantasy" if there is such a thing.
this book is so boring that it is sad. I am a fan of Stephen King but this book is bad. It took me a month to suffer throught it to the end. it just drags on with nothing really happening a wasted 12hrs of listening.
This is not SK's worst book(Rose Madder was worse) but close. I am a huge Stephen King fan but this was just plain boring. Nothing really happens through most of the book and when it does its not that interesting. Listen to the Dark Tower series instead.
Retired Army, avid listener
I was looking forward to this book as the last two I listened to from King were very good. I usually listen to my books while working out in the gym- this book was not worth the price, it did help pass the time on the treadmill... Most of King's books drive you towards a strong conclusion- this one wandered towards the ending, and I was disappointed. In short- it was a boring book. Since I usually find his books great, and the movie renditions poor in comparison, maybe this time the movie will be good...
How nice to always be pleased by S. King, to always be taken along for the ride. Being in an audio format really allows the listener to put themselves into the book so much more. Good story line, very different, and a pleasure to experience.
You look at a King book and think that this story looks totally unbelievable so I wont enjoy it. But you pick it up and start to read and your hooked ... again. In "Buick 8" King is at his best in caracter development and painting a scene so it comes alive. You cant help but get involved with Ned or any of the troopers or the Buick for that matter. However; If your looking for an ending that leaves you feeling good you need to find another author, but the ending is, how shall I say it... appropriate.
From a Buick 8 was a bit of a disappointment for me. Not nearly as suspenseful as other S. King novels I've experienced. Low on action, long on chatter. Multiple readers detracted from the experience for me also.
This novel seems to me more of a sci-fi book instead of a horror novel.
It would be better to call this more of a fictional novel about life at the local State Trooper barracks with bits of horror/sci-fi thrown in.
If your looking for an action oriented horror look elsewhere.
This is about learning of how the characters lives change when they come across the "Buick 8" and where it leads them.
I am a faithful King fan and I listened faithfully to this book. It is interesting in parts but there is no real story. It sounds like this book didn't really ever take off. Can't advise purchasing this book.
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