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  • Title: Four Past Midnight (Four Past Midnight, #1-4)
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780670835386
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover

  • [PDF] Read ↠ Four Past Midnight (Four Past Midnight, #1-4) : by Stephen King - Four Past Midnight (Four Past Midnight, #1-4), Four Past Midnight Four Past Midnight The scary story has never been the same since An extraordinary quartet of full length novellas The Langoliers Secret Window Secret Garden The Library Policeman and The Sun Dog
    Stephen King
    Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English 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.

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    Luca Ambrosino
    English Four Past Midnight ItalianoFour short novels not so short, actually of one of the best contemporary writers out there The Langoliers my favorite carries the reader together with the protagonists into a parallel dimension The unknown and the fear of what we do not know are the main themes, and the atmosphere resembles that of The Twilight Zone , the acclaimed TV show One of the best story I ever read Secret Window, Secret Garden talks about what I suppose is the nightmare of every writer, [...]

    Bradley
    A re read after than twenty years Will it stand up Short answer Absolutely The Langoliers fits snugly in the New Weird category, pretty much entirely esoteric SF with gremlin types, alternate dimenions and or time travel on a plane There are no snakes here The characters are a blast and we ve got a firm horror vibe going on here where we are kept guessing as to who among all these random sleepers will make it to the end Thoroughly enjoyable novella, but not my favorite It s probably best that i [...]

    Edward Lorn
    The overall theme of this collection, whether Stephen King realizes it or not, is that lazy little sin we call sloth If you re a no account layabout, the Langoliers will come and eat you up If you re too lazy to write your own material, John Shooter might come calling Can t be bother to take back that library book Here comes the Library Policeman to suck you dry And if you wanna make a fortune not by working but by profiting off other people s misfortune, the Sun dog might make you a Scooby snac [...]

    Hassinger
    Four Past Midnight is a collection containing the following short stories 1 The Langoliers 233 pages 2 Secret Window, Secret Garden 146 pages 3 The Library Policeman 195 pages 4 The Sun Dog 149 pages Generally speaking, Stephen King begins with amazing concepts that are soon dragged down by poor execution To make it fun, look for the following the next time you read a King novel and see how many you can find FLAT, IMPARTIAL TONE Whether he is describing the main character s morning routine or t [...]

    Sadegh Davoudi
    This book is consisted of 4 short stories app 200 pages each and as all ofKing s works, the super natural has a very important role in them.1 The first one is called The Langoliers and is about a group of people who wake up in an deserted plane Your in an unknown world where you don t know the rules Fascinating I give it 4 5 2 The second one is called Secret Window, Secret Garden I found this story somehow boring It s about a writer which someone accuses him of stealing his story I d give it 2 5 [...]

    Cody | codysbookshelf
    There is an old Family Guy cutaway which depicts Stephen King meeting with his publisher to pitch his next novel Obviously desperate for an idea, King quickly looks around the office and grabs the publisher s desk lamp So this family gets attacked by a lamp monster Ooooh he waves his hands, trying to convey the scariness and shock of his laughably bad offering Of course the skit is satirizing King s prolificacy The publisher sighs, defeated, and asks when he can have the manuscript.Four Past Mi [...]

    Helen
    The Langoliers Twilight Zone type scenario, only horrific Not for those with a fear of flying, or you don t have aerophobia, you may well develop it after reading this That,and a perfectly logical fear of toothy existence devouring beasties Secret Window, Secret Garden Having already seen and enjoyed the film adaptation, I wasn t sure what to expect from the original novel I found the story to be intense and claustrophobic, one of those rare tales that stays with you and gets under your skin y [...]

    Leo .
    This is a great book The Library Policeman scared the shit out of me Thinking about that nasty man with the lisp sends a shiver down my spine

    Kit★
    This is yet another re read for me, and oh, I d say it s been at least 8 or 9 years since I ve read it, but I remember liking it a lot back then, my friend had a copy and I didn t, I had dark thoughts of booknapping and possible ransom Happily, I have my own copy nowadays to read whenever I please I don t know why it s taken me so long to re read this book, but I m glad it s been patiently waiting for me.So far The Langoliers was excellent SK does the small group of survivors coping with and end [...]

    Thomas Strömquist
    Stephen King re read 28 For some reason I remembered this collection less than I thought I would And it s certainly not because it s forgettable I did read it in Swedish the first time around and I think that this is much better in original language Four stories, three great ones.The Langoliers was actually the greatest surprise for me, I had but a really dim remembrance of the movie that was based off this and had totally forgotten about what a great story it is Brilliant cast of characters and [...]

    Nandakishore Varma
    This contains two absolutely creepy stories The Langoliers , about a planeload of people trapped in dead time and The Library Policeman about a childhood boogeyman come alive It also contains Secret Window, Secret Garden the prototype for the novel The Dark Half An excellent collection.

    F.R.
    Having read and loved Full Dark, No Star s earlier this year, I was eagerly looking forward to another collection of four Stephen King novellas Although this time I ve been distinctly disappointed I ve detailed my thoughts on each individual story below, but suffice to say this really is a second string collection.The Langoliers First things first, Stephen King really can t write an English accent In Nick Hopewell, who is a kind of jaded, SAS graduate James Bond, King tries to give us an English [...]

    Antonio Rosato
    Questo lavoro di King, pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1990, entra nel novero dei suoi pochi libri che mi hanno lasciato con l amaro in bocca Per la verit , non si tratta di un romanzo vero e proprio, ma solo una raccolta di quattro racconti brevi in cui lo stesso scrittore rende omaggio, diciamo cos , alla sua professione ed al suo stesso estro creativo I primi tre racconti, ad essere onesti, mi son piaciuti ma senza entusiasmarmi il quarto ed ultimo, invece, mi ha completamente deluso tanto [...]

    Jason P
    I thoroughly enjoyed this compilation of Kings, it had the perfect cheesiness that is Sai King I know some may not like his stuff and say that his work goes to you, not you to it, and somehow that makes his writing terrible Sure, sure you re just a scaredy cat who can t take the boogeyman Admit it go on, do it I ll waitDone OK, good Here s the low down The LangoliersHow cheesy was this People wake up on a a plane with the rest of the passengers gone, disappeared All that s left is their personal [...]

    Mafalda Fernandes
    update Fev 2017One Past Midnight The Langoliers 4 This was a gripping roller coaster of emotions and actions I couldn t put the book down, I really need to find out what would happen to the characters Two Past Midnight Secret Window, Secret Garden 4 This one was the novel I was excited to read I was expecting to like than I did I m not sure if it was the end, or something else.Three Past Midnight The Library Policeman 5 Can a Stephen King story have a happy ending Seems to be possible.The prem [...]

    Gorgona Grim
    etvrta pri a u okviru etiri iza pono i u najve oj meri dodiruje neposredno zlo koje obitava u onostranom i vodi nas kroz vrtlog i ekivanja i tenzije Na samom po etku upoznajemo slavljenika, Kevina Delevana, koji je napunio petnaest godina Za ro endan, on dobija polaroid, Sun 660 Kevin momentalno okida snimak, ali umesto lanova porodice, fotografija prikazuje ne to to li i na dvori te Pod pretpostavkom da je aparat pokvaren i sa eljom da isti zadr i, umesto da ga jednostavno zameni u lokalnoj pro [...]

    Chester Dean
    Para mi siempre es un placer leer a Stephen King, y ltimamente la editorial me ha consentido con dos de sus libros y eso me tiene loca de contenta El primero que le fue Las cuatro despu s de medianoche que consta de dos historias cortas, una se llama El polic a de la biblioteca y el segundo El perro de la polaroid.Como buen libro de Stephen King se nota enseguida su pasi n por escribir comienza con un mensaje del autor para sus lectores frecuentes, donde nos cuenta sobre el libro y la inspiraci [...]

    seak
    This is a novel containing for completely different stories Only Stephen King can have a collection of stories that average 200 pages a piece Am I right I m taking my time with it, so I ll be reviewing one at a time for an unspecified amount of time The Langoliers Years ago, I was flipping channels and saw a part of this movie It happened to be the one part where they were explaining what was happening, but I m proud to report that it did nothing to diminish the suspense of this story At the sam [...]

    Andrew Pritchard
    This was the book that turned me off Stephen King forever Normally he is a great writer, if not a very original one, but the stories here are nothing than rewritten Twilight Zone episodes and rather badly rewritten at that Stephen King has said in an interview that he is the fast food of literature, well he certainly is the junk food of literature and Four Past Midnight is just a regurgitation of lame story plots.

    Adam Light
    Five big, fat ones for this collection of four of King s best novellas I loved it when he first released it, and it was even better these many years later I had nearly forgotten the last two, so they were almost new reads for me The Langoliers has always been one of my favorites.

    Wayne Barrett
    Actual rating 3.5 starsA collection of four short stories The LangoliersSecret Window, Secret GardenThe Library PolicemanThe Sun DogThis collection doesn t quite stack up to the King quartet Different Seasons, but it is still classic Stephen King.

    Jessica
    This was such a fun read Each of the novellas was very interesting in its own way, but in particular I loved The Langoliers.

    Ruth Turner
    Audiobook Narrated by Various.I love the stories in this book but I have to say that some of the narrators didn t do them justice and the background music drove me nuts Secret Window, Secret Garden Narrated by James Woods.The Sun Dog Narrated by Tim Sample.The Library Policeman Narrated Ken Howard.The Langoliers Narrated by Willem Dafoe Ebook SECRET WINDOW, SECRET GARDEN 4 Loved it Although I worked out what was happening early in the story it in no way detracted from my enjoymentN DOG 4 Loved t [...]

    Strawberry Fields
    So I decided this year I m going to re read some books I haven t read for years, even though my TBR is ever growing I am glad this is one of the ones I chose.It is as good as I remember My favorite stories were The Library Police and Secret Window Still not a huge fan of The Langoliers I know that is in contrast with a lot of opinions Stephen King s short stories and novellas are just as captivating as the 1000 page novels he has written so well I would be afraid to live inside his head for even [...]

    Sarah Anne
    The first two stories were on the boring side, mostly because I had seen the movies The third story, The Library Policeman, was actually pretty good up until one moment that involves trigger warnings view spoiler A young boy is raped and what it feels like is described I was going to say too much but any description was too much hide spoiler The fourth story, The Sun Dog, was the only one that I actually enjoyed out of the four.

    Michael Gardner
    I was expecting four novellas but there are four novels of reasonable length in this collection If you re a King fan, it s value for money for sure I did think the stories were a little inconsistent though.The Langoliers stands out as the best It has an original nail biting plot, lots of interesting twists and turns, well developed characters and of course the very disturbing supernatural beings the story is named for.Secret Garden, Secret Window is interesting but very predictable The relations [...]

    Ole Imsen
    This is a collection of four novellas So first I m going to give you my review of the individual novellas, and then at the end I m going to give you my thoughts on the collection book as a whole.The Langoliers As a lot of King s horror, this story has a lot of science fiction elements Here one element straight out of science fiction is central to the plot The Langoliers is not a slow starter, it doesn t take many pages before you are drawn into the story The shorter length, at 234 pages it is sh [...]

    Eve Nolon
    I read all of these this summer but as novellas instead of the collection I thought I had my favorites figured from what I knew of the stories mostly due to the movies made from them but I was wrong My favorite, by far, was THE SUN DOG followed by THE LANGOLIERS and then THE LIBRARY POLICEMAN, and finally SECRET WINDOW, SECRET GARDEN, and although it s last, I enjoyed it a ton that I thought I would based on my experience with the film They re all solid novellas even though at least two of them [...]

    I.haveanidea
    The Langoliers One of my favourite novellas ever, the one just kept me reading and I couldn t put down Every aspect such as the blind girl, the crazy man, the coincidence of the pilot being there, and in fact the entire concept up to the end which is rare for King stories And of course the langoliers themselves Loved this one 5 5Secret Window, Secret Garden Great concept idea, love the entire plot, but in this case I think the movie might have exceeded the novella, but I m sure if it was made in [...]

    Janice
    This anthology of King sized novellas because for anyone else, they d be full sized novels kept me enthralled for a couple of weeks The Langoliers a flight to another dimension leaves a handful of passengers struggling to return to their own world.Secret Window, Secret Garden an author accused of plagiarism finds himself embroiled in a maddening fight for authenticity, and for his life.The Library Police make sure you return your books on time kiddies On an aside, yesterday I was cancelling my c [...]

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