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Four Past Midnight
Four Past Midnight
Author: Stephen King
Four Times Fear Equals Total Terror.... — THE LANGOLIERS — You are strapped in an airplane seat on a flight beyond hell. — SECRET WINDOW, SECRET GARDEN — You are trapped in the demonic depths of a writer’s worst nightmare. — THE LIBRARY POLICEMAN — You are forced into a hunt for the most horrifying secret a small town ever hid. — THE SUN DOG — You...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780450542886
ISBN-10: 0450542882
Publication Date: 10/24/1991
Pages: 925
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4 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: New English Library
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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TakingTime avatar reviewed Four Past Midnight on + 1072 more book reviews
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Four very good novella by King. Definately some of the "good" King stories... edgy, scary, the old King shows thru.....
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A must read for the S.King fan.I was up all night with this one.
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Four Novellas by, in my eyes, the greatest story-teller ever. At least two of these have been made into movies: The Langoliers and Secret Window, Secret Garden. Once again, great stories by Stephen King.
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4 stories, as King puts it in the introduction, "too long to be short stories, too short to be novels." This is right before he came out with Needful Things. I really think that the story "The Library Policeman" is the best. If you like King, it's a good one to read.
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I was really impressed with this book. I love Stephen King, and his short stories ESPECIALLY. This are more of a hybrid between short novels and short stories. My favorite was The Langoliers. It brought back childhood memories of sitting on the couch with my mom and dad watching the movie with a pillow held tightly. Never a dull moment with King :)
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tracymckibben avatar reviewed Four Past Midnight on + 11 more book reviews
Not one of my favorite Stephen King books, although it does contain two of my favorite stories, "The Langoliers" and "Secret Window, Secret Garden". The other two stories in the book, "The Library Policeman" and "The Sun Dog" were tough to get through.
earlsgirl avatar reviewed Four Past Midnight on + 188 more book reviews
Four stories by Stephen King. Secret Window, Secret Garden was made into the movie starring Johnny Depp. If you like Stephen King, then this book is for you. 744 scary pages.
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good collection of short stories
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Excellent writing by Stephen King. I read these stories over and over. After 6 years I finally decided I'd read them enough and should trade the book in for another ;) Like most of his writing, a few of the stories are slow to start but very rewarding by the end.
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I enjoyed this book because the way King gives you so much detail about the character that you can make it real in your mind seeing everything that is happening.
gillkat avatar reviewed Four Past Midnight on + 13 more book reviews
Stephen King at his best. Also has the novella SECRET WINDOW
tattugurl avatar reviewed Four Past Midnight on + 4 more book reviews
Inludes 4 stories that are very entertaining, but IMO, the most entertaining being 'Secret Window, Secret Garden' (made into the film starring Johnny Depp & John Turturro). 'The Sun Dog' is also a great story.

So, to sum it up, this a great book. This may not be the best King book out there (IMO Skeleton Crew is a great book of short stories), it is a good one. It is worth reading.
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The Sun Dog is the only story that I really enjoyed. The others had such a fierce concept, I should have enjoyed them, but I didnt and dont know why. Perhaps it was because Secret Window had an unsatisfying ending, and the Langoliers was hard to relate to.

I would say that these are typical SK, if there is such a thing, so if you have enjoyed other books of his, try it.
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Jet passengers are stuck in a time-slip, a psychopath accuses a writer of plagiarism, a man with an overdue book encounters a demonic librarian and a boy's camera snaps photos of a huge and nasty dog in these four horror novellas. According to PW , "None is wildly scary, and only "The Library Policeman" offers King's typical, colloquial, hard-driving conversational style with its compulsive readability."


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