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Different Seasons
Four Novellas (No Series)
Stephen King - Mar 29, 2016 (first published in 1982)
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A “hypnotic” (The New York Times Book Review) collection of four novellas from Stephen King bound together by the changing of seasons, each taking on the theme of a journey with strikingly different tones and characters.“The wondrous readability of his work, as well as the instant sense of communication with his characters, are what make Stephen Ki...
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The Shining
Stephen King - May 01, 1990 (first published in 1977)
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Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the...
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Devon Sawa
The Institute
A Novel
Stephen King - Sep 10, 2019
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In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind ...
Doctor Sleep
Stephen King - Sep 24, 2019 (first published in 2013)
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Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor! From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times). Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift k...
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The Outsider
A Novel
Holly Gibney Series
Stephen King - Jun 04, 2019
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Evil has many facesmaybe even yours in this #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King! An eleven-year-old boys violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint Citys most popular citizensTerry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of ...
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Summer of Night
A Novel
Dan Simmons - Jul 05, 2011 (first published in 1991)
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It's the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, and five 12-year old boys are forming the bonds that a lifetime of changes will never erase. But then a dark cloud threatens the bright promise of summer vacation: on the last day of school, their classmate Tubby Cooke vanishes. Soon, the group discovers stories of other children who once disappeared ...
Dracula
Bram Stoker - Dec 02, 2017 (first published in 1897)
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When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; and the inmate of a lu...
Geek Love
A Novel
Katherine Dunn - Jun 11, 2002 (first published in 1989)
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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out—with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes—to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins...
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Sharp Objects
A Novel
Gillian Flynn - Jun 12, 2018 (first published in 2006)
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WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.NASTY on her kneecap, BA...
Something Wicked This Way Comes
A Novel
Ray Bradbury - Oct 24, 2017 (first published in 1962)
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One of Ray Bradbury’s best-known and most popular novels, Something Wicked This Way Comes, now featuring a new introduction and material about its longstanding influence on culture and genre.For those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry, step inside. The show is about to begin. Cooger & Da...
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Killer Clown
The John Wayne Gacy Murders
Terry Sullivan - Dec 12, 2012 (first published in 1983)
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The Real Story Of John Wayne Gacy-- By The Man Who Helped Catch HimHe was a model citizen. A hospital volunteer. And one of the most sadistic serial killers of all time. But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb. Few could imagine what lay buried bene...
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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