Science Fiction Book Review

From a Buick 8

From a Buick 8 (2002) Stephen King, Hodder & Stoughton, 17.99, hrdbk, 404pp, ISBN 0-340-77069-4


The Pennsylvania State Police are keeping a secret in Shed B, an otherworldly Buick Roadmaster left at a gas station 20 years before. Over this time it has been the focus of strange lightshows, at least two disappearances and, more bizarrely, has brought forth oddities clearly not from Earth. Ned Wilcox has been working at the station while trying to come to terms with his father, Curt's death. Curt kept this secret too, from Ned and the whole family, but was it responsible for his death? One of King's more disappointing outings (sadly), though the writing is as crisp as ever.

Tony Chester

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