Christine

Christine

eBook - 2016
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Stephen King's ultimate, evil vehicle of terror, Christine : the frightening story of a nerdy teenager who falls in love with his vintage Plymouth Fury. It was love at first sight, but this car is no lady.

Evil is alive in Libertyville. It inhabits a custom-painted red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine and young Arnold Cunningham, who buys it.

Along with Arnold's girlfriend, Leigh Cabot, Dennis Guilder attempts to find out the real truth behind Christine and finds more than he bargained for: from murder to suicide, there's a peculiar feeling that surrounds Christine--she gets revenge on anyone standing in her path.

Can Dennis save Arnold from the wrath of Christine? This #1 national bestseller is "Vintage Stephen King...breathtaking...awesome. Carries such momentum the reader must force himself to slow down" ( The New York Times Book Review ).
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016
ISBN: 9781501141089
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Steve_the_Pirate
Dec 29, 2018

The novel “Christine” by Stephen King successfully acts as both a haunting story of supernatural vengeance as well as a realistic and more than often humorous examination of transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. The story takes place in Libertyville Pennsylvania which carries with it a small town aura with grim undertones in its locations, characters, and history. The characters are successfully created in that the protagonists of Dennis, Arnie, and Leigh are all likable as well as flawed characters which help them to be relatable to the audience. As the book goes on you find yourself caring more and more for their aspirations, relationships, and overall well-being. Especially as the stakes continue to be raised and chaos ensues as the story progresses. The antagonists of the story including Roland D. Lebay, Buddy Repperton, and Christine are very well crafted and unlikable villains that are a joy for the audience to despise, albeit there was times during the novel where I felt called to root for Christine as certain situations arose throughout the story. King puts a lot of time and effort into the descriptions of all his characters and it was very interesting and effective to learn the background and inner workings of them as it greatly helped to understand them. Throughout the story there is a lot of buildup and background given until the book really picks up and it can be a grind to get there however once it does it’ll be hard to put it down. As the first Stephen King book I have read I was impressed with the time he puts into allowing the reader to fully engross themselves into his story and characters as it allowed for a story that was slow paced but effective and when the climaxes and conflicts happened I couldn’t get enough. The book left me with what I would strongly define as a bittersweet taste of satisfaction; this is a haunting story throughout that successfully plays upon aspects of the chilling realism of modern suburban life and the terrors it holds.

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1860Colt
Oct 14, 2018

Engaging page turner that makes you want to know what happens next, even if what is happening isn't very interesting. Interesting concept, and does manage to create a very creative scenario. Again, however, not very interesting. It just keeps going and going, long winded and a little bloated feeling, and leaves you feeling that it could have been done better with way less filler. It left me feeling empty and unsatisfied. Nothing really happens that feels scary, even a car that drives itself. Sad. Not the worst book I have ever read, but may not pick up again unless I have nothing else to read.

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fantasticone
Mar 07, 2016

Can a car do things
like the alarm going off when certain people touch the car

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alicat1
Feb 08, 2016

After reading the book and viewing the film, you will never hear classic rock in the same way!

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lkujawa85
Sep 25, 2013

Great book. I've never looked at finned 50's cars the same since.

nishantanu Feb 27, 2013

LOVED it! I re-read it every few years and I still get the chills every time! I can never look at a Plymouth Fury the same way!

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Vespas
Sep 19, 2012

Very enjoyable, couldn't put it down! A must read for everyone.

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adelaideblair
Aug 07, 2012

Early Stephen King is not as good as his later stuff, but still a very enjoyable book.

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