The Wind Through the Keyhole A Dark Tower Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Stephen King|
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|King explores an uncharted corner of the Dark Tower universeNand the early days of the gunslinger RolandNwith the twice-told tale of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man," who inspires fear and wonder, fantasies and bedtime stories, and one boy''s savagely real nightmares. Available in a tall Premium Edition.|
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In a storytelling tour de force, Stephen King explores an uncharted corner of the Dark Tower universe?and the early days of the gunslinger Roland?with the twice-told tale of a murderous shape-shifter, a ?skin-man,? who inspires fear and wonder, fantasies and bedtime stories, and one boy?s savagely real nightmares.
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.
"This gripping novel is sure to put King back on the bestseller lists." (starred review) 03/26/2012 "King . . . shows himself to be an ace storyteller yet again, spinning yarns like a favorite relative about a hero and his adventures in a world like our own but just slightly skewed." - Brian Truitt 04/23/2012 "The writing is clean and well-edited. . . . There's a purity to the story-within-a-story-within-a-story structure, and by the time a much younger past version of Roland gets around to telling a frightened boy his own favorite childhood tale, King is doing what he does best, spinning a yarn full of deep feeling and unexpected delights." - Zack Handlen 04/30/2012 "One of our happiest pleasures is witnessing Lewis-Kraus's continual uneasy revelations, his continual lively, cantankerous conversations with friends and family, [and] his less-continual distracting side-interests." - Bob Blaisdell 05/10/2012