Storm of the Century

Storm of the Century

Book - 1999
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King presents an original screenplay and major television event set in Maine's remote Little Tall Island.

They're calling it the Storm of the Century, and it's coming hard. The residents of Little Tall Island have seen their share of nasty Maine Nor'easters, but this one is different. Not only is it packing hurricane-force winds and up to five feet of snow, it's bringing something worse. Something even the islanders have never seen before. Something no one wants to see.

Just as the first flakes begin to fall, Martha Clarendon, one of Little Tall Island's oldest residents, suffers an unspeakably violent death. While her blood dries, Andre Linoge, the man responsible sits calmly in Martha's easy chair holding his cane topped with a silver wolf's head...waiting.

Linoge knows the townsfolk will come to arrest him. He will let them. For he has come to the island for one reason. And when he meets Constable Mike Anderson, his beautiful wife and child, and the rest of Little Tall's tight-knit community, this stranger will make one simple proposition to them all:

"If you give me what I want, I'll go away."
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, c1999
ISBN: 9780671032647
Branch Call Number: 791/.4572/Storm/-K 359401 2
Characteristics: xix, 376 p. : ill


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Jan 02, 2018

Different kind of book, written for immediate TV series production, but still a great read. Despite the new format this is one of my favorite King books.

Feb 21, 2017

I found the screenplay to be much more enjoyable and suspenseful than the actual movie!
I thought the screenplay format would be cumbersome to read, but it really was not; it read like a novel.

ivshopdndropd Jul 08, 2010

I got a little distracted with the stage directions, but an engrossing story. See the movie right after to see it trough King's eyes. I guarantee Colm Feore will creep you out, just like King intended.

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