Fairy tale

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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.

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WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student.

But 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. When Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe – inside the shed is a portal to another world.

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.

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Weight 0.42 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 4 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

577

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

1 review for Fairy tale

  1. dfridd

    I’d never read a Stephen King until now and I’m really pleased I finally did. I’m a big fan of films like Shawshank Redemption and The Shining and I feel like this is certainly in the league of The Shining. It starts with a lovely supportive relationship between a 17 year old Jock Charlie and a grumpy old man Bowditch in a “creepy” house. We quickly learn the old man has a mysterious past but Charlie just wants to help him recover from a fall. The dog is the star during this preamble.
    Of course, it turns. I won’t spoil it but it’s pretty spectacular!
    Strong themes and references to the fairy tales we know and love. A real page turner!

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