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Review: From a Buick 8

Hello! Today I’m going to be reviewing Stephen King’s novel From a Buick 8.

It’s a cloudy Monday, we just had a snow fall of about 10-20 inches, which put getting to work at a standstill. Today is also my first day in a new building, as the company I work for moved. I now have a view of Pearson Airport and today I’ve been watching planes fly in all day (talk about productive). I wish I was reading right now. Okay enough of dreary day, on to my review.

From a Buick 8
From a Buick 8

From a Buick 8 by: Stephen King: When Curtis Wilcox dies, his son, Ned, wants to learn more about his father. This brings up the secret Troop D has held since 1979. Harbouring an old Buick in Shed B, it’s more than just a vehicle. This vehicle is alive, or they think it is, as things have either disappeared or magically appeared during these lightening flashes. This novel takes the reader on a bit of a ride learning about this secret, and how it has affected all of the lives involved. The novel is one big flasback into the incidents that Troop D had with the Buick. It was cleverly written, that kept the reader engaged, but there were moments throughout the novel that fell flat and just made no impact, it was just purple prose. It was great to read a King novel that didn’t take place in Maine like many of his others, and it felt like it was a step out of his comfort zone. Overall, it’s not the best King work, but it was still readable.



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