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'SOMETIMES...DEAD IS BETTER'
The house looks right, feels right to Dr Louis Creed. Rambling, old and comfortable. A place where the family can settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seem a world away from the fume-choked dangers of the city.
It's only those big trucks on the road outside which growl out unnerving threats.
Behind the house there's a carefully cleared path up into the woods to a place where generations of local children walked in a procession with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.
A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding...
King can make the flesh creep half a world away - The Times
So beautifully paced that you cannot help but be pulled in - GuardianThe most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written - Publisher's WeeklyWild, powerful, disturbing - Washington Post Book Review
ISBN: 9781529378313 ISBN-10: 1529378311 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 480 Published: 12th March 2019 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1
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.