From a Buick 8
From a Buick 8
Illustrated by Bernie Wrightson
About the Book:
Now young Ned Wilcox, son of Officer Curt Wilcox, has started hanging around the Barracks. One day he can't resist peeking through the windows... and it's finally time to share the secret.
So the veteran troopers sit Ned down on the smoking bench and tell him the story — every skin-curdling detail...
From a Buick 8 is classic Stephen King storytelling — a wondrous, thought-provoking, and chilling novel!
Illustrated by the legendary Bernie Wrightson (artist for The Stand and Cycle of the Werewolf), this Cemetery Dance special edition featured unique binding and endpapers, oversized design, and amazing color artwork.
"While the book's relative brevity and simplicity does lend comparison to earlier King, and King has relied on a nasty car before (Christine), the author's stylistic maturity manifests in his sophisticated handling of the round robin of narrators (both first and third-person), the sharp portrayal of police ways and mores and the novel's compelling subthemes (loyalty, generational bondings) and primary theme: that life is filled with Buick 8s, phenomena that blindside us and that we can never understand. This novel isn't major King, but it's nearly flawless and one terrific entertainment."
King's villain is one rotten car, a Buick Roadmaster penned up behind the state police barracks that seems to have been responsible for the disappearance of several people. King himself had a near-fatal run-in with an auto shortly after finishing the first draft, an eerie coincidence he addresses in an afterword.
From A Buick 8 is vintage King....[He] knows how to jolt his readers.
About the Author:
Published in three states:
About the Deluxe Lettered Edition of From a Buick 8:
• completely unique Lettered Edition with completely unique dustjacket
The Lettered Edition also featured a handmade custom traycase:
• lined with purple baroque satin
Photos of this edition, plus Bernie Wrightson's artwork and pictures of the other two editions, can be found on the From a Buick 8 art page.
Artwork... coming soon