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Gwendy's Button Box Hardcover – May 16, 2017
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About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Finders Keepers, and End of Watch; the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams; Revival; Doctor Sleep; and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic series, The Dark Tower, is the basis for a major motion picture from Sony. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Richard Chizmar is the founder/publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than thirty anthologies and his fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine and The Year s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four International Horror Guild awards, and the HWA s Board of Trustee s award.
Top customer reviews
Gwendy, whose name is perfect for her and as comforting as mac-n-cheese, is given a box with buttons on it--a lot of buttons, some of them whose uses are beyond weird, and ultimately dangerous. How is a teenage girl to handle such a responsibility? How can she resist the all too human urge to set the record straight, change the outcome, make a difference, by pushing a button? Or another? And then another? As she fights to overcome her unfortunate sobriquet "Goodyear Blimp" by a daunting jogging regimen and rapid ascension of the Suicide Stairs, losing pounds and inches while gaining confidence, the button box remains firmly planted in her mind. Yet the physical activity and concomitant intellectual maturity results in the box finding itself buried in the cellar, and absent from Gwendy's mind for longer and longer swatches of time. Until...
If anything, this novella reminds me of the first third of King's Hearts in Atlantis, where the menace is just below the surface while the emphasis is simply on surviving childhood. A rewarding read on several levels.
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It’s not exceptionally dark as some of his other stories and is actually quite hopeful.Read more