The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.
There are three ways up to Castle View from
the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide
Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson
has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron
bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.
At the top of the stairs,
Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the
playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat
hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day
One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."
a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a
suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small
neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that
Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December. This book will be a Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive with no other editions currently planned anywhere in the world! @goodreads
I listened to the audio version of this book through the library
Overdrive but I'm going to buy a copy from Audible. Maggie Swift from
Sons Of Anarchy was the narrator and she was awesome!
I loved that there was a little talk with Stephen King and Richard Chizmar at the end. Just listening to them was cool.
is also a short story at the end of the first book called, "The Music
Room." This is a tiny short story by Stephen King. Just a little tad bit
of horror to add to your day.
I also have to say how much I
love the cover of the book. When I first saw it I never really paid much
attention to it. When I was listening to it I started to really look at
the pictures and noticed all of the wonderful things that are added.
You can see the suicide steps, the town, Gwendy talking to the man in
the black hat. I just think it's lovely.
isn't some big ole horror story. It's just a story of Gwendy and how
she comes across the button box that she owns for a good portion of her
life. There are secrets about the box. I thought they were pretty
awesome. In some ways I could see how the box would be a terrifying
thing to have in your possession for a few different reasons that I
I just fell in love with the story. I fell in love
with Gwendy's character. And I hated one ole jerk in the book. I hated
him really bad. Karma dude, karma.
I'm going to get a physical
copy of the book too because there are just some books you love for
whatever reason and you want to own them. It's just that simple.