Duma Key

Duma Key Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781416552512
Year 2008-01-22
Pages 611
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Renting a house on the Florida coast after suffering a crippling accident and ending his marriage, construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle creates works of art that lead him to discover unsettling elements from his landlady's enigmatic family history.

The Appeal

The Appeal Author John Grisham
ISBN-10 9781407058856
Year 2010-04-21
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Random House
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A powerful and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, from the master of the legal thriller, John Grisham. In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company. They have been accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. But chemical company owner, Carl Trudeau, decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mould him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave readers unable to think about the electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

Tapahtumapaikkana Duma Key

Tapahtumapaikkana Duma Key Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9789513163778
Year 2011-12-31
Pages 650
Language fi
Publisher Tammi
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Edgar Freemantle joutuu onnettomuuteen ja käy lähellä kuolemaa. Mutta edessä on painajaisista pahin - Duma Key Rakennusurakoitsija Edgar Freemantle selviytyy nipin napin hengissä vakavasta työtapaturmasta. Hän menettää oikean kätensä, ja lisäksi puhe, näkö ja muisti takkuilevat. Hän kärsii myös voimakkaista kivuista ja ailahtelevista mielialoista. Raivopäissään Edgar on hyökännyt kaksi kertaa jopa vaimonsa kimppuun. Nyt vaimo haluaa erota. Psykologinsa neuvosta Edgar ottaa maantieteellistä etäisyyttä tapahtumiin. Hän muuttaa Minnesotasta Floridan rannikolle ja vuokraa vaaleanpunaisen rantatalon Duma Keyn saarelta. Hän ryhtyy piirtämään ja maalaamaan, ja vaikuttaa melkein siltä kuin hänestä pursuava luovuus ja lahjakkuus tulisivat jostain ulkopuolelta. Pian Edgar huomaa, että hänen kuumeisesti maalaamansa työt vaikuttavat arvaamattoman voimakkaasti saaren elämään. Vähitellen alkaa paljastua talon omistajan Elizabeth Eastlaken traaginen perhetarina, ja menneisyyden haamut tuhoisine voimineen nousevat esiin. Kingin uuden romaanin aineksia ovat kuoleman kohtaaminen, muistot, luovuus, pahuus. Pelottava ja yliluonnollinen Tapahtumapaikkana Duma Key pitää tiukasti pihdeissään.

Syncopations

Syncopations Author James Campbell
ISBN-10 9780520252370
Year 2008-07-07
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"At a time when much literary criticism remains deliberately abstruse and unduly professionalized, this book, at once anecdotal and quietly argumentative, feels like nothing so much as a fine collection of short stories about the most fascinating people you never met."—Morris Dickstein, author of A Mirror in the Roadway "To read this book is to watch the workings of a brilliant mind—sharp, quirky, always ready to reimagine texts we thought we knew well and to shed light on others we might have passed over. Campbell fits into no theoretical camp: he is simply one of the rare critics on whom, to cite Henry James, 'nothing is lost.'"—Marjorie Perloff, author of Wittgenstein's Ladder "Rises above the usual divisions in American literature. James Campbell is one of the most eloquent and consistently challenging writers on the British literary scene."—Caryl Phillips, author of Dancing in the Dark

Blaze

Blaze Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781848941076
Year 2010-03-22
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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At 6’7” and built like a bear, Clay Blaisdell is one big mother, but his capers are strictly small-time until he meets George Rackley. George introduces him to a hundred cons and the one big score that every small timer dreams of: kidnap. The Gerards are filthy rich, and their child, the last twig on the family tree, could be worth millions. And after all a baby can’t ID you, so you can return it alive. There’s only one problem: when the time comes for the deal to go down, George, the brains of the partnership, has died. Or has he? Now Blaze is running into the teeth of a howling storm and the cops are closing in. He’s got a baby as a hostage, and the Crime of the Century just turned into a race against time in the white hell of the Maine woods. Lost for years amongst Stephen King’s papers, and published for the first time ever in 2007, Blaze is a heartstopping thriller reminiscent of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men with the power of a noir fable.

Stephen King s Contemporary Classics

Stephen King s Contemporary Classics Author Philip L. Simpson
ISBN-10 9781442244917
Year 2014-11-13
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Many readers know Stephen King for his early works of horror, from his fiction debut Carrie to his blockbuster novels The Shining, The Stand, and Misery, among others. While he continues to be a best-selling author, King’s more recent fiction has not received the kind of critical attention that his books from the 1970s and 1980s enjoyed. Recent novels like Duma Key and 1/22/63 have been marginalized and, arguably, cast aside as anomalies within the author’s extensive canon. In Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror, Philip L. Simpson and Patrick McAleer present a collection of essays that analyze, assess, and critique King’s post-1995 compositions. Purposefully side-stepping studies of earlier work, these essays are arranged into three main parts: the first section examines five King novels published between 2009 and 2013, offering genuinely fresh scholarship on King; the second part looks at the development of King’s distinct brand of horror; the third section departs from probing the content of King’s writing and instead focuses on King’s process. By concentrating on King’s most recent writings, this collection offers provocative insights into the author’s work, featuring essays on Dr. Sleep, Duma Key, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Joyland, Under the Dome, and others. As such, Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics will appeal to general fans of the author’s work as well as scholars of Stephen King and modern literature.

Duma Key versione italiana

Duma Key  versione italiana Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9788873398837
Year 2013-12-13
Pages 768
Language it
Publisher Sperling & kupfer
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Un romanzo straordinariamente inquietante con il ritmo vorticoso di un thriller. CONTIENE L'ANTICIPAZIONE DI "DOCTOR SLEEP", L'ATTESISSIMO SEGUITO DI "SHINING".

Lisey s Story

Lisey s Story Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781416585718
Year 2008-09-09
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Two years after losing her husband of twenty-five years, Lisey looks back at the sometimes frightening intimacy that marked their marriage, her husband's successes as an award-winning novelist, and his secretive nature that established Lisey's supernatural belief systems, on which she eventually comes to depend for survival. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781848940970
Year 2007-10-04
Pages 704
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of IT and INSOMNIA), four young boys did a brave thing; something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter-century later, the boys are men who still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time, a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented and muttering about lights in the sky. Before long, these old friends will be plunged into the most remarkable events of their lives and a terrible struggle with a creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their past and in the boy they once rescued as a child.

The Talisman

The Talisman Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781451698367
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 944
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life. Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.

Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781501141188
Year 2016-01-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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“An unforgettable, unflinching glimpse into a mind driven to murder” (San Francisco Chronicle)—the #1 national bestseller from Stephen King about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past…one that tests her own will to survive. Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband thirty years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera’s physical and mental decline and how she became emotionally demanding in recent years. Given a voice as compelling as any in contemporary fiction, the strange intimacy between Dolores and Vera—and the link that binds them—unfolds in Dolores’s account. It shows, finally, how fierce love can be, and how dreadful its consequences. And how the soul, harrowed by the hardest life, can achieve a kind of grace. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as a “tour de force, Dolores Claiborne is “a literary triumph. The finest of King novels…a plot of enormous energy…Read this book” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

The Hermit

The Hermit Author Thomas Rydahl
ISBN-10 9781780748900
Year 2016-10-06
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Oneworld Publications
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WINNER OF THE GLASS KEY AWARD – previous winners include Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Karin Fossum, Stieg Larsson and Arnaldur Indridason WINNER OF THE DANISH DEBUTANT AWARD WINNER OF THE HARALD MOGENSEN PRIZE A car is found on a deserted beach on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. On the back seat lies a cardboard box containing the body of a small boy buried in newspaper cuttings. No one knows his name, and there is no trace of a driver. The last thing an ailing tourist resort needs is a murder, and the police are desperate to close the case. The island is rife with rumours about the reclusive Erhard. Two decades of self-imposed exile from his wife and children have left him alienated and alone, whiling away his days in a drunken haze, driving an old taxi to get by. This unlikeliest of detectives determines to solve the crime himself – and he has nothing to lose. But how can one old man, cut off from the modern world, solve a murder whose dangerous web of deceit stretches far beyond the small island? And what if the killer forces Erhard to confront his own long-buried past?

A Cold Day in Paradise

A Cold Day in Paradise Author Steve Hamilton
ISBN-10 1429905077
Year 2000-02-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Minotaur Books
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When first published, A Cold Day in Paradise won both the Edgar and Shamus awards for Best First Novel, launching Steve Hamilton into the top ranks of today's crime writers. Now, see for yourself why this extraordinary novel has galvanized the literary and mystery community as no other book before it.... Other than the bullet lodged near his heart, former Detroit cop Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner's death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, the man convicted of the crimes has been locked away for years. But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cabin in the woods, a murderer with the same unmistakable trademarks appears to be back. McKnight can't understand who else would know the intimate details of the old murders. And it seems like it'll be a frozen day in Hell before McKnight can unravel truth from deception in a town that's anything but Paradise.

Heart Shaped Box

Heart Shaped Box Author Joe Hill
ISBN-10 9780575086876
Year 2010-06-10
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock. But the rest of his collection doesn't make the house feel cold. The bones don't make the dogs bark; the movie doesn't make Jude feel as if he's being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life ...