Fairy Tale
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Genre Fiction
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 that 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. 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 in which good is pitted against
overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy—and his dog—must lead the battle. Early
in the Pandemic, King asked himself: “What could you write that would make
you happy?” “As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be
asked, I saw a vast deserted city—deserted but alive. I saw the empty
streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the
street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually
found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their
tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.” Read more


Genre Horror

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