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"From a Buick 8..."

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From a Buick 8. If you haven't read this, do yourself a favor. As with other Stephen King books, it's very well written. And if you think a Buick is for Grampy and Granny, this will sure as hell change your mind.

The story centers around the ultimate Buick from hell. A '54 Roadmaster with a dummy V8 engine, a dash meant for show, a key that cannot start any car of our imagination, a deap blue paintjob that's restant to all dirt and other Earthly substances and able to heal scratches (my, my, wouldn't we love to have that feature standard on a new Impala), fat ass whitewalls able to spit even the smallest grain of sand out of their treads, a steering wheel that looks as if it had be yanked from a yaught, and that classic Buick grille with that unmistakable toothy smirk that looks as if the Buick will open up wide and swallow you whole. (And the Buick in the story will.) And the uncanny abillity to breed monsters in exchange for a worldly life or two and to put on lightshows that could put any 4th of July celebration to shame. And, among those quirks, an odd number of ventiports: 7. 3 on the passenger side, 4 on the driver's.

The people meant to take care of something that appears to be out of this world is the Western PA State Police. Since the summer of '79, they've had the Buick in their possesion as an impound. The owner never returned to pick up what will turn out to be a ticking timebomb. ("Oil's fine!") From '79 to '02, the Buick does a series of the most unexplainable things.

What else can I say? Well, other than go check this out. B)
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I am a HUGE stephen king fan, and while anorexorcist is correct, this is a damn good book - it didnt' involve the car enough. Not like another King classic, Christine. Now THAT was one scary bitch of a car!
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dude that was quite posssibley one of my favorite books to date, i read that back when i was like 12 in 7th grade and im gonna read it again now oh and nice job typing in the entire back cover excpet for the copyright dates, heh
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I'm a huge Stephen King fan. I've read The Stand twice (1100 pages!), Desperation, and It. The Stand is by far the best book I have ever read. King has a great sense of imagery in his books, especially when it comes to describing locations and detail stuff. I love how when he writes, he writes about "rolling American iron" automobiles and stuff like that...very down to Earth. If you haven't read The Stand, I strongly recommend it. I'll have to pick this one up sometime when I get the chance.
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"Misery" was another great King book. I prefer the book to the movie. I mean, the movie stripped down some stuff, which sort of takes a little patina out of what's really supposed to happen.
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I read it when it came out & I liked it alot, tho I agree with staceface- the opening scene with the car touches on mastery; would've loved that expanded (tho it would've changed the book). Can't tell you how many times I've read Christine...
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Buick 8 was King's latest novel, correct? I mean, I'm not aware of a new one...
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It was supposed to be has "last", tho I have not heard whether or not that's true to date.
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I read that book, really good . Other than that and Christine can anyone recommend any other "haunted car" type books ? Sometimes I think some of mine could be haunted . HAHA !
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actually hes writing one right now and you can bid on being one of the characters on ebay is the rumor in my neck of the woods im gonna check out the stand and christine now they sound amazing i urge you to check "dreamcatcher" though another thick read, but even if youve seen the movie, it was an amazing book, still is
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Heh, there's a Roadmaster coupe, circa 1953-1957 (not completely sure), just about 5 miles from where I live setting out in someone's yard. It also has an incorrect amount of portholes: 4 on the driver's side, 3 on the passenger's side. Just like the Buick in the story. I don't know if it's for sale, but it's just about the only other car I'd like to have besides a '69 'Maro.
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Post a pic and you can know the year/model for sure.
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