Four Past Midnight Four Past Midnight

Four Past Midnight

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Publisher Description

Includes the story “The Sun Dog”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

The Bram Stoker Prize-winner for Best Fiction Collection—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will “grab you and not let go” (The Washington Post).

With the success of the Hulu series 11/22/63 starring James Franco and the highly anticipated The Dark Tower movie release, Stephen King's brand is stronger than ever. This collection, nominated for a Locus Award, is guaranteed to keep readers awake long after bedtime, and features an introduction and prefatory notes to each novella by the author. “Stephen King is a master storyteller, and you will never forget these stories,” raves the Seattle Times about Four Past Midnight.

One Past Midnight: “The Langoliers” takes a red-eye flight from LA to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only eleven passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn’t. Something’s waiting for them, you see.

Two Past Midnight: “Secret Window, Secret Garden” enters the suddenly strange life of writer Mort Rainey, recently divorced, depressed, and alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake. Alone, that is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.

Three Past Midnight: “The Library Policeman” is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding. But for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he may be losing his mind, another enemy is hiding there as well—the truth. If he can find it in time, he might stand a chance.

Four Past Midnight: “The Sun Dog,” a menacing black dog, appears in every Polaroid picture that fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan takes with his new camera, beckoning him to the supernatural. Old Pop Merrill, Castle Rock’s sharpest trader, aims to exploit The Sun Dog for profit, but this creature that shouldn’t exist at all, is a very dangerous investment.

Fiction & Literature
January 1
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC

Customer Reviews

ES the horror fan ,

It will keep you awake at night... because you’ll be too scared to sleep!

This obviously isn’t Stephen King’s first collection of novellas, but as his first collection of horror novellas, I wasn’t disappointed with what I got! Featured in this book are 4 supernatural nightmares: The Langoliers, which is clearly a tale that was heavily influenced by The Twilight Zone, is the story of how a seemingly ordinary commercial flight goes wrong in the most bizarre and frightening way for ten passengers who awaken to find that they are now the only passengers aboard their flight. Secret Window, Secret Garden is about Mort Rainey, a writer who opens the door to his worst nightmare in the form of a sinister stranger who tells him: “You stole my story.” The Library Policeman is about a man who finds an unspeakable, supernatural evil lurking in a small-town library. The Sun Dog is about a friendly teenage boy who receives an unusual camera as a birthday gift. Each time he takes a photo with it, The Sun Dog, a strange, horrendous creature that appears in each photograph, comes closer... and closer... and closer to escaping from the picture into our world. These stories are such wonderful and hauntingly scary tales of terror that the main reason you’ll be up till four past midnight is very likely because you will be too afraid to sleep!

archercpa ,

Just Plain Awful

Worst Stephen King I’ve ever read. Superficial, boring. Characters, plots and payoff all MIA! Actually stopped reading half way through the last story. Where do I go to get my money back? Or do others want to join me in a class action lawsuit? Reliable author who blew it big time!

_leggo_my_meggo ,

Great stories

Definitely wasn’t disappointed as huge Stephen King fan.

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