Situé dans les montagnes Rocheuses, l'Overlook Palace passe pour être l'un des plus beaux lieux du monde. Confort, luxe, volupté.
L'hiver, l'hôtel est fermé.
Coupé du monde par le froid et la neige. Alors, seul l'habite un gardien.
Celui qui a été engagé cet hiver-là s'appelle Jack Torrance: c'est un alcoolique, un écrivain raté, qui tente d'échapper au désespoir. Avec lui vivent sa femme, Wendy, et leur enfant, Danny.
Danny qui possède le don de voir, de ressusciter les choses et les êtres que l'on croit disparus.
Ce qu'il sent, lui, dans les cent dix chambres vides de l'Overlook Palace, c'est la présence du démon. Cauchemar ou réalité, le corps de cette femme assassinéeoe ces bruits de fête qui dérivent dans les couloirs ? cette vie si étrange qui anime l'hôtel?
Un récit envoûtant immortalisé à l'écran par Stanley Kubrick.
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To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing ...The adults, knowing better, knew nothing. Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
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Under the Dome
Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured. On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mills, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the Dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens - town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a selectwoman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing - even murder - to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself.
Because time isn't just short. It's running out. With some of the most spectacularly sinister characters King has ever imagined and a driving plot, UNDER THE DOME is Stephen King at his epic best. This book will thrill every reader who's ever loved a novel by King.
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