From A Buick 8

From A Buick 8

Large Print - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
After his police trooper father is killed in an auto accident, young Ned Wilcox starts investigating a mysterious vintage vehicle, kept locked in the station barracks, in the hope of uncovering the sinister secrets surrounding it.

Baker
& Taylor

Years after his police trooper father is killed in the line of duty, young Ned Wilcox starts investigating a mysterious vintage vehicle, kept locked in the station barracks, in the hope of uncovering the sinister secrets surrounding it. 10,000 firstYears after his police trooper father is killed in the line of duty, young Ned Wilcox starts investigating a mysterious vintage vehicle, kept locked in the station barracks, in the hope of uncovering the sinister secrets surrounding it. 10,000 first printing. (Horror) printing. (Horror)

Simon and Schuster
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, [2002]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780743228473
0743228472
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT FIC King, S 2002
Characteristics: Large print
503 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: From a Buick Eight

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nbcrook
Sep 16, 2017

I read this entire book waiting for something interesting to happen.

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Vidal78
Oct 21, 2015

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

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pescarox
Nov 05, 2014

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

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brobertb
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.

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bstudent
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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