The Institute

Tim Jamieson stumbles into the sleepy South Carolina town of DuPray.  A former police officer, Tim works his way up the law enforcement ladder from glorified night watchman to cop proper – gun and all.  However, that’s the last we’ll hear from Tim before the story shifts focus. Luke Ellis is a gifted child.  At…

Needful Things

Because in America, you could have anything you wanted, just as long as you could pay for it. If you couldn’t pay, or refused to pay, you would remain needful forever. A new business has opened in the small town of Castle Rock, Maine. The proprietor, Leland Gaunt, will sell you whatever your heart desires…

The Dark Half

Following a commercial flop with his debut novel, author Thad Beaumont begins writing violent crime stories featuring tough-guy Alexis Machine under the pseudonym George Stark.  This seems to do the trick as Beaumont is massively successful.  But the urge to return to his original dramatic style brings about the end of Stark.  After a mock…

Elevation

With each passing day, Scott Carey weighs less and less, however, he continues to retain mass.  What will happen if he hits zero?  That’s not Scott’s only problem, either.   A young lesbian couple next door walk their dogs every day in front of Scott’s home only to have the dogs relieve themselves on Carey’s front…

Cujo

It’s October.. you know what that means?  Another month filled with spooktacular Halloween reads!  And who could have a month of horror without Uncle Stevie?  Not this guy, that’s for sure. So I’ve dug into the past and selected one of Sai King’s early books, Cujo.  Yes, a book that was written by an author…

The Dead Zone

Following a four and a half year coma, Johnny Smith awakens to psychic powers that allow him to see the future.  As he predicts events over time, Johnny struggles with the responsibilities that go hand in hand with these new abilities.   Should he prevent inevitable tragedies?  If so, how can he persuade skeptics to believe…

The Outsider

A boy is found brutally murdered and the evidence collected from the crime scene, along with eyewitness reports, identifies English teacher and little league coach Terry Maitland as the man responsible.  The problem for detectives?  Terry was out of town at a teachers conference with several co-workers willing to back up his claim.  With rock…