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The Mist - Stephen King

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Published: 2nd October 2007
For Ages: 18+ years old
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David Drayton, his son Billy, and their neighbor Brent Norton head to the local grocery store to replenish supplies following a freak storm. Once there, they and other local citizens are trapped by a strange mist that has enveloped the town and in which strange creatures are lurking.

As the mist takes its toll on the nerves of those trapped in the store, a religious zealot, Mrs. Carmody begins to play on their fears to convince them that this is God’s vengeance for their sins and that a sacrifice must be made and two groups—those for and those against—are aligned.

When it is realized that staying in the store may prove fatal, a small group including the Draytons, store employee Ollie Weeks, Amanda Dumfries, Irene Reppler, and Dan Miller attempt to make their escape. They find that what’s “out there” may be worse than what they left behind.

About the Author

Few authors have tapped into our secret fears as adeptly as Stephen King, Master of the Macabre and one of the most widely read novelists writing today. With his trademark blend of fantasy, horror, and psychological suspense, this prolific and immensely popular contemporary writer continues to remind us that evil is still a potent force in the world.

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Read the book, then see the movie!

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Mist:

    Stephen King's skill in establiching his characters' strenghs, weaknesses & fears, while simultaneously creating thoroughly realistic atmosphere and suspence is on full display in The Mist.
    While the novella is not a long read it is very engaging and could be read in one sitting.
    It flows very well and the characters could easily be people you know. He doesn't overstate any of their attributes.
    The 'monsters' that dwell in The Mist are compelling in both their brutality and efficiency, while the reader is left to ponder exactly how many of them there are and what they're truly capable of.
    The end of the book will leave readers wanting more! Great stuff.
    The Mist was made into a movie in 2007.

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    "King is a master storyteller."--"The Seattle Times" "The master of the macabre."--"The Columbia State"

    Stephen King

    Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

    Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

    Visit Stephen King's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780451223296
    ISBN-10: 0451223292
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 230
    Published: 2nd October 2007
    Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.3  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.12