Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 08/06/2023
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Fairy Tale
Slots nicely in the King oeuvre
With glimpses of IT and Lisey’s Story — a personal favourite from Stephen King’s vast collection — Fairy Tale is definitely one that will please fans of cl... READ MORE
Phill - Waterstones Bookseller
Fairy Tale
Not the Disney version
Haven't read King for a long time, did this for our book club and glad I did. The title is perfect,but not the Disney on but the grimmest if grimm. The her... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor

Synopsis

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher - for their world or ours. Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself - and his dad. Then, when Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world. King's storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale about another world than ours, in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy - and his dog - must lead the battle.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781399705455
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 40 mm

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