A Novel

Book - 2013
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Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photography, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it's across Massachusetts or across the country. Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing--and terrifying--playground of amusements he calls "Christmasland." Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble--and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx's unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He's on the road again and he's picked up a new passenger: Vic's own son.
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2013.
ISBN: 9780575130685
Characteristics: 692 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rodríguez, Gabriel 1974-
Alternative Title: Nosferatu
NOS-4R2 1938


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Dec 28, 2014

Brilliant! Absolutely awesome! Excellent book!

And the cherry on the icing on the cake - just a few subtle, almost nonchalant references to his father's work. Derry, The True Knot, Pennywise, The Territories. Just some nice little hints that Hill may be playing in the same universe the pervades much of King's work.

Now don't get me wrong, if Joe never made another single reference to any of Steve's oeuvre, I'd still be happy to read anything he chooses to publish. If, however, Joe decides to jump on into the 'Kingverse', maybe expand on it, add his own voice and ideas, maybe even a trip or two back to Midworld, well that would be just fine be me.

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