From A Buick 8

From A Buick 8

A Novel

Book - 2002
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The state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in Shed B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station just down the road and came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old cars, and he knew immediately that this one was...wrong, just wrong. A few hours later, when Rafferty vanished, Wilcox and his fellow troopers knew the car was worse than dangerous -- and that it would be better if John Q. Public never found out about it.
Curt's avid curiosity taking the lead, they investigated as best they could, as much as they dared. Over the years the troop absorbed the mystery as part of the background to their work, the Buick 8 sitting out there like a still life painting that breathes -- inhaling a little bit of this world, exhaling a little bit of whatever world it came from.
In the fall of 2001, a few months after Curt Wilcox is killed in a gruesome auto accident, his 18-year-old boy Ned starts coming by the barracks, mowing the lawn, washing windows, shoveling snow. Sandy Dearborn, Sergeant Commanding, knows it's the boy's way of holding onto his father, and Ned is allowed to become part of the Troop D family. One day he looks in the window of Shed B and discovers the family secret. Like his father, Ned wants answers, and the secret begins to stir, not only in the minds and hearts of the veteran troopers who surround him, but in Shed B as well....
From a Buick 8 is a novel about our fascination with deadly things, about our insistence on answers when there are none, about terror and courage in the face of the unknowable.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2002
ISBN: 9780743211376
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: From a Buick Eight


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Jun 16, 2019

I have been an avid fan of Stephen King's novels in the past and future, however this one started strong and weakened at the end.
Way to much lag in keeping you on the edge of your seat in this one. Christine was far better thought out than this novel was.

Oct 21, 2015

This book is very disappointing. The story is so out there it's just too much. Not scary one bit either.

Nov 05, 2014

A little too much of King’s folksy ah-shucks-isms and a little too thin on plot.

Jul 31, 2014

Not as good as I thought it would be. It was hard to stay interested & had too many characters to keep track of which made it take a long time to read. I had to renew it once in order to finish it.

Jan 16, 2011

we all harbor something dark, some alone others collectively. perhaps out of interests or the belief we can contain it. this is an interesting story, well told. I hadn't read King for many years and this one was quite entertaining.

lucky Dec 05, 2008

an AMAZING book. You HAVE to read it.

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Coarse Language: Swear Words.


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He looked at me, and I could see that it was working, but I wasn't there yet.


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