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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Under the Dome
Stephen King's bestselling tour-de-force, Under the Dome, is now available completely unabridged on MP3 CD for the amazing low price of $14.99 and will coincide with the hardcover and audio of King's latest novel, 11/22/63. On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, 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 select-woman, 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.
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Le Maine, 1970. Ben Mears revient à Salem, s'installer à Marsten House, inhabitée depuis la mort tragique de ses propriétaires, vingt-ans auparavant. Mais très vite, il devra se rendre à l'évidence : il se passe des choses étranges dans cette petite bourgade. Un chien est immolé, un enfant disparaît et l'horreur s'infiltre, s'étend, se répand, aussi inéluctable que la nuit qui descend sur Salem.
Les éditions Lattès ont été le premier éditeur de Stephen King et ont aussi à leur catalogue : Shining, L'accident et Danse Macabre.
Traduit de l'anglais par Dominique Defert
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
The acclaimed #1 "New York Times" and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King offers a frightening suspense novel about a young girl who becomes lost in the woods as night falls. On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her--protecting her from an all-too-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods...
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A supreme page-turner and a plot that will keep you awake at night - GQ
Ralph's insomnia acts as the precursor to a disturbing presence in the town.
Ralph's insomnia gets worse when Ed Deepneau gets out of control. Ed is obsessed with the notion that Derry is becoming the new Armageddon and that time is ticking away for the residents.
An evil of unimaginable proportions has began and Ralph has one chance to beat it.
A chilling tale of small-town horror from the world's best loved storyteller.
Lord of the flies
Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature.
William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic.
"Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenager, I still read it every couple of years."
—Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games
"As exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954."
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - Stephen King's terrifying classic.
'They float...and when you're down here with me, you'll float, too.'
Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live.
It is a group of children who see - and feel - what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes is appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
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