Welcome to Desperation. Once a thriving copper mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a ...
Welcome to Desperation. Once a thriving copper mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a unique regulator who patrols the wilderness highway. The secrets buried in Desperation are as terrifying as the forces summoned to encounter them. A terrifying transformation is taking place and the travellers will soon discover the true meaning of desperation ...
Fine. No Jacket (as issued) 4to 9.75-12'' tall. Signed by Author and illustrator on Special Edition page. 1st Printing. Limited Edition. Copy #1483 of 2050 printed. Nice Firm Clean copy! Errata slip inserted. Traycase MISSING. 524 pages. With color illustrations by Don Maitz. This is the 2050 copy Signed Edition (ISBN1880418355). There was also a 4000 copy Gift Edition (ISBN1880418363).
Don Maitz. Fine in fine jacket. Special signed and numered edition of 2050 copies, of which 2000 were available for sale, bound in publisher's original black letherette, spine and cover stamped and lettered in black and red gilt. Decorated endpapers. Includes 5 full color, full page, bound-in illustrations by Don Maitz. Signed by Stephen King and Don Maitz on the limitations page. Errata slip laid in. Housed in a matching drop back folding box.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author & Artist 1st edition, of an edition of 2050 copies, 1/50 leatherbound, traycased "publisher's copies" signed by the author & illustrator, Don Maitz, Fine in Fine traycase, No DJ as issued. Errata slip laid in.
Don Maitz. Fine. No Jacket as issued. Book. Signed by Author(s) ----------hardcover, a Fine copy in faux black leather, no dustjacket as issued, in a Fine slipcase with matching binding which is lined with a red velvet, signed by King and Maitz, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-03-30 From the vault of horror master King comes a terrifying tale of Desperation, Nev., a place ruled by a maniacal man in uniform and haunted by deadly secrets. In true King fashion, the story features a small cast of likable yet deeply flawed protagonists that may or may not make it to the final page in one piece. Narrator Kathy Bates, who won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the film adaptation of King's Misery, takes the reins and holds listeners rapt from start to finish. Bates has the inherent ability to make anything, no matter how over the top, sound realistic and immediate. A Signet paperback. (Feb.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-06-24 If the publishing industry named a Person of the Year, this year's winner would be Stephen King. Not only is he writing the first modern novel to be serialized in book form (The Green Mile), but with the publication on Sept. 24 of The Regulators (Dutton; Forecasts, June 17) and Desperation, he becomes the first bestselling author?maybe the first author ever?to issue three new major novels in one calendar year. And there's more. With this astonishing work, King again proves himself the premier literary barometer of our cultural clime. For if The Regulators is a work of secular horror, this is a novel of sacred horror (King's first), and explicitly so. Like the second panel of a diptych, Desperation employs, with one major exception, the same characters as The Regulators, and the same source of horror: an evil force named Tak. (The novels aren't sequential, however; people who die in one can live, then die, in the other.) The exception is David Carver, 11, who, with a handful of other passers-through, including a major writer who's recently embraced sobriety, is trapped in the desert mining town of Desperation, Nev. There, Tak stalks them by possessing humans and turning them into homicidal maniacs, and by unleashing armies of coyotes, spiders and scorpions. The terror is relentless?this is King's scariest book since Misery?though the storytelling is looser than in The Regulators to allow room for spiritual themes. For united against Tak are not only David and his pals, but also God, who moves through the boy. King's God is the God of Job, implacable, beyond human ken. As the savageries inflicted upon David and others multiply, they must discern: What is God's will? And, how can God's will be done, when it seems so cruel? Near the story's end, the writer muses that horror "isn't the sort of stuff of which serious literature is made." King knows better, and so will anyone who reads this deeply moving and enthralling masterpiece of the genre. 1,750,000 first printing; BOMC main selection; simultaneous Penguin Audiobook. (Sept.)
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