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From a Buick 8
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Come close, children, and see the living crocodile. A vintage 54 Buick Roadmaster. At least, thats what it looks like... There is a secret hidden in Shed B in the state police barracks in Statler, Pennsylvania. A secret that has drawn troopers for twenty years terrified yet irresistibly tempted to look at its chrome fenders, silver grille and exotic exhaust system. Young Ned Wilcox has started coming by the barracks: mowing the lawn, washing the windows, shovelling snow; its a boys way of holding on to his father recently killed in a strange road accident by another Buick. And one day Ned peers through the windows of Shed B and discovers the family secret. Like his father, Ned wants answers. He deserves answers. And the secret begins to stir...
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BarkingMadRun
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #FromaBuick8 !

Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

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Karkar
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Pickpick

First time read for me for this months #losersclub. Feel like this was a different vibe than the last few SK books we have read. Will be interested to see what everyone else has to say!

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BarkingMadRun
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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This month‘s book is #FromABuick8! Grab your copy and check back around December 18th (probably a few days later, because I‘m a forgetful ghosthost) for open discussion! #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #ghosthostpost

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Addison_Reads
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it, which is why it's a so-so. King delivers a great story of a possessed car which reads like a story within a story. This was more a supernatural mystery read than horror, although it certainly has its creepy moments.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
llcoolnate The book that made me stop reading King 12mo
Addison_Reads @llcoolnate It's definitely not his usual writing, and I still love his earlier works more, but with King, good or bad I'll still read it. 12mo
llcoolnate I getcha. I gave up for a while and then came back and read Under The Dome... 12mo
llcoolnate The I read Bag of Bones..I must just have terrible luck with King picks.. 12mo
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Reagan
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
Pickpick

I finally finished this one, baby steps closer to my goal of reading the complete Stephen along catalogue. I‘m surprised that I don‘t hear more about this one which deserved way more traction than it got. It was deeply unsettling and I loved it.

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Reagan
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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A super cool thing about getting older is that I have trouble sleeping sometimes. Today, wide awake at 3am. I‘m reading and here is Lucy. She is our oldest cat, a rescue, and very skittish. We think was abused early in life. Boy does she love her bed cuddles though. She‘s just working up the nerve to come over.

TK-421 Hello pretty kitty😻 2y
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Reagan
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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1) The tagged, also The Hunger by Alma Katsu, Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker, and Red Moon by Benjamin Percy.

2) The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

3) Being judged for spine cracking. It‘s meant to be read! I always respect if the book is borrowed but owned books and library books are fair game. #controversial

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

xicanti YES to #3. 2y
rachelsbrittain I totally agree books are meant to be read and loved, and the more worn they are the more loved they've usually been! 2y
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Reagan
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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After potentially the longest week of all time, it‘s Saturday morning and I have a sore throat and it‘s snowing again 😫😫😫 I‘m going to scroll Litsy while I drink tea and my husband makes me some breakfast. How do you all balance reading time with Litsy scrolling? I feel like I miss so much but I also want to be reading.

DGRachel I don‘t balance it well, but I try not to worry about it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ That snow looks miserable. I hope you feel better soon! 2y
Karkar I alternate between the two. Hope you feel better soon, sore throats are the worst. 2y
valeriegeary I always try to read at least 30 minutes for every 10 min on litsy. 😂🙌🏻 2y
Centique I‘m in a hot summer drought at the moment - wouldn‘t it be nice if we could swap places for an afternoon - I‘d love to be cold for a bit! Like you @Karkar I have days when I‘m just scrolling Litsy and then days when I‘m busy reading and don‘t touch it. Otherwise I‘d never finish a book! 😂 2y
Cathythoughts I usually scroll in the morning & I learn so much & am inspired to read more ... usually read later in the day. Litsy has increased my reading so much , & the scrolling is all part of it 2y
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m-o-o-n-that-spells
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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I started From A Buick 8 yesterday & it's already pretty good!🚔

#stephenking

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mnjacques
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I went into reading this a little skeptical. A "possessed" car? I didn't know how stephen king was going to pull this one off, but he sure did. From the very first page I was hooked. The format was a little different: a story within a story. But I found myself unable to put the book down, wanting to know more about the story being told, how it was going to end. It's not one of his best stories, but its one that will keep your interest.

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BekksReadsBooks
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Getting over a disappointing book by jumping into a Stephen King 😍 Ive been enjoying reading King books over the last few months. This will be my 4th King book 😍📚

#whatiread #agirlwhoreads #booksoflitsy #booksareforever #mybooks #books #readingisfreedom #readabook #booklover #bibliophile #wordnerd #fullshelves #reader #reading #follow #followme #library #stephenking #fromabuick8

BulkingBookie Can he be as scary as they say? 2y
BekksReadsBooks @BulkingBookie i personally dont find them scary. I find them to be very suspenseful and thrilling :) 2y
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TrishB
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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#dinnerateight #timbittunes
I think everyone‘s done dinner! Just some eight then....🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen Hahahaha 😂😂👌🏾 3y
Tanisha_A Ha! Super! 3y
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂 3y
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WeAreLegion
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Middle of the road King. A story about obsession, fathers and sons and a portal to another dimension. Creepy, weird but with enough heart to keep you invested in the fate of these characters. Decent book, not his worst but nowhere near his best.

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TrishB
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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#KingAtoZ #F
F is From A Buick 8 - another creepy car tale 😁

GarthRanzz King and his cars. Gotta love em! 😊 Thanks for posting! (edited) 4y
Andrew65 👏👏👏 4y
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Sweettartlaura
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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D is for Dodge, as in the van that hit him in 1999. King bought it so that no one else could. He intended to take a sledgehammer to it, but it wound up being compacted.
King struggled both with his physical rehab & with writing after the accident. There was a time he thought he would retire. But thankfully he put that behind him. In fact, he seems to be writing at breakneck speed these days. And thank God for that.
#KingAtoZ

TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 4y
dariazeoli Could you imagine if he had retired? So many great stories have come since that horrible day. 4y
AmyG Ah...I didn‘t know it was a Dodge. I remember when this happened. :( 4y
Sweettartlaura @dariazeoli I really couldn‘t - he hadn‘t even finished the Dark Tower series. Some day we‘ll have to live without him. But while he‘s alive, I‘m extremely grateful he keeps writing. 4y
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GarthRanzz
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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#KingAtoZ

Posting a little early due to tomorrow‘s outage.

Car was my obvious choice for C. From Christine to From a Buick 8, King has shown his love of cars and machines. The don't have to be the focus of the story as in Christine or Trucks but they do play an integral role. And they always seem to get a description that portrays human/animal qualities. Like my quote from "The Stand" where Trashcan Man meets The Kid.

GarthRanzz “And then the car was beside him, not idling but panting like a deadly animal which may or may not be tamed.” ~ Stephen King, "The Stand" 4y
vivastory Well played! 4y
GarthRanzz @vivastory Thank you sir! 4y
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vivastory I think Maximum Overdrive is one of those so bad it's good cult movies. 4y
Andrew65 👏👏👏 4y
rohit-sawant Love this! 👏🏼👏🏼 4y
rohit-sawant @vivastory Agree with what you said about Maximum Overdrive! Plus the AC⚡DC soundtrack! 4y
GarthRanzz @rohit-sawant @vivastory Definitely one of those guilty pleasure movies. And totally agree about the soundtrack! Who Made Who! 4y
lis_muh Yeeeeeeeeeees!!! Another Stephen King ENTHUSIAST!!!! Yass yass YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! (Forgive my unbridled enthusiasm, but you, my friend, are a rare find!) 4y
GarthRanzz @lis_muh Thank you Lisa! Always glad to make another friend whose as big a King fan as me! 4y
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Aseleener
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Pickpick

This was a little different for King. Not horror at all. More like supernatural mystery. The characters and their stories are really the heart of this book. I like how the story is told from their different perspectives. I highly recommend the audiobook. There are different narrators for each of the main characters and it's really well done. The narrator who read Sandy was especially great. King checklist: 19 out of 69.

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clconn17
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Pickpick

This was one of my least favorite King books, but it was still enjoyable. The story was more about life and relationships than about the car really.

StaceyKondla I loved that one!! So funny how every one can have a completely different favourite Stephen King book for completely different reasons. 4y
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tragically-beautiful-stars
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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It's been some time since I have read this book. I first read it in middle school and loved it since. I never lend this book out to anyone, it's life is like my own. I wouldn't give this book up for a million years or a million dollars. It is what got me reading and helped me through all of my speech therapy, special needs education, the battle of autism. I don't know how else to explain it. Nor am I going to try to. #stephenking #horror

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manifestsanity
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Inspired by #StephenKing17, I am delving into the master's backlist. This novel is a bit chubby about the midsection, but it is bookended by some truly moving passages about aging, grief, and the horrors of mankind when faced with the unknown. This is a supernatural tale with an oblique conclusion and stock characters, but its story of common people confronted with otherworldly forces contains some of King's best themes. An underrated, rough gem.

rohit-sawant Great review! This one is still on my TBR. 5y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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#stephenking17 #uglycover
I hate this cover so much. 😅

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Lizpixie
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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#StephenKing17 #day7 #DNF I've never not finished a King novel, he could write an essay on artichokes and I'd read it, but this is my least favourite novel of his. I'm not sure if it's the actual story, I love Christine, or its the format of it. I think it's format, because it's written like a collection of short stories about the same object, and I'm not a huge lover of short stories. Though I do love his Skeleton Crew & Night Shift books.🤷🏻‍♀️

Josie I felt the same about this one, even though I did finish it! 5y
StaceyKondla I loved this one - so interesting that everyone has such different tastes 😊 5y
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Kayceejoanne
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Martta
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Finally done with my workday and get to focuss on cooking and reading all night! I visited a book swap spot after work and found a new addition to my Stephen King collection.

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TheNextBook
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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#planestrainsandautomobiles From a Buick 8: (Paranormal)automobile Orphan Train: (hopeless and sad) train. Catch-22: I know Catch-22 is a stretch but 1) I freaking love this book 2) It's hilarious 3) It's about a bombardier, you know the guy that releases bombs from planes, during World War II (see planes) so there you go! #photoadaynov16

Megabooks Is Orphan Train good? I'm on the fence. 5y
TheNextBook @Ebooksandcooks I enjoyed it. It's really sad but I learned a lot about a segment of history I wasnt familiar with. It was a really interesting story. 5y
Alfoster Catch 22 totally fits!! 5y
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ozma.of.oz Seconded on Orphan Train. For me, it's one of those books filed under "I can recognize this was a well written story which covers an interesting and important aspect of history, but I don't think I can reread it." 5y
TheNextBook @Alfoster Yes!!! @krysannethemums yeah! I enjoyed it the first time around. I'm not sure when/if I would reread! 5y
GoldenGirl Yeah, Orphan Train was awesome! 5y
Merethebookgal Dang it, I couldn't think of a plane book and Catch 22 was staring me in the face! 😆 5y
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AGirlAndHerBooks
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Perhaps not as well known outside the world of King, this car is not your everyday Buick. And you won't find your typical Sunday drivers. 👽 #planestrainsautomobiles #photoadaynov16

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Little_Reader
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Random stack of books with numbers in their titles. #somethingforsept @RealLifeReading

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Minervasbutler
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
Pickpick

This is one of those King's that sharply divide opinion ( bit like Colorado Kid). Some people find it just too slow and subtle- I found it creepy rather than terrifying but hats off to him for always trying something different

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Josie
From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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Really long and tedious. The story spans 25 years, but nothing is answered at the end. If you think you would enjoy endless detail of a car that isn't really a car, you might enjoy this one.

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