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From a Buick 8 : a novel, Stephen King

Label
From a Buick 8 : a novel
Title
From a Buick 8
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
Title variation
From a Buick Eight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the heels of his hugely successful "Dreamcatchers" King delivers another classic novel about boys, men, and a terrifying force only they can contain. The state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in Shed B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station just down the road and came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old cars, and he knew immediately that this one was ... wrong, just wrong. A few hours later, when Rafferty vanished, Wilcox and his fellow troopers knew the car was worse than dangerous -- and that it would be better if John Q. Public never found out about it. Curt's avid curiosity taking the lead, 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, mowing the lawn, washing windows, shoveling snow. 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, and the secret begins to stir, not only in the minds and hearts of the veteran troopers who surround him, but in Shed B as well
Summary
The state police in Statler, Pennsylvania, have kept the mysterious, vintage Buick Roadmaster caged out in back of the barracks ever since 1979. But even as it sleeps, it breathes--inhaling a little bit of this world, exhaling a little bit of whatever world it came from--until the fateful day when its terrifying secrets are finally revealed
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
066616
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
F76 2002
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adult
Label
From a Buick 8 : a novel, Stephen King
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48397452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780743417686
Lccn
2001055118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
  • BRO-cust20030207-aef
  • BRO-cust20151231-060
System control number
(OCoLC)48397452
Label
From a Buick 8 : a novel, Stephen King
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48397452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780743417686
Lccn
2001055118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
  • BRO-cust20030207-aef
  • BRO-cust20151231-060
System control number
(OCoLC)48397452

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