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  • L'institut

    Stephen King

    Au coeur de la nuit, à Minneapolis, des intrus pénètrent la maison de Luke Ellis, jeune surdoué de 12 ans, tuent ses parents et le kidnappent.
    Luke se réveille à l'Institut, dans une chambre presque semblable à la sienne, sauf qu'elle n'a pas de fenêtre. Dans le couloir, d'autres portes cachent d'autres enfants, dotés comme lui de pouvoirs psychiques.
    Que font-ils là ? Qu'attend-on d'eux ? Et pourquoi aucun de ces enfants ne cherche-t-il à s'enfuir ?

    Aussi angoissant que Charlie, d'une puissance d'évocation égale à Ça, L'Institut nous entraîne dans un monde totalitaire... qui ressemble étrangement au nôtre. Le nouveau chef-d'oeuvre de Stephen King.

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    Stephen King

    Dans la chambre 217 de l'hôpital Kiner Memorial, Brady Hartsfield, alias Mr Mercedes, gît dans un état végétatif depuis sept ans, soumis aux expérimentations du docteur Babineau. Mais derrière son rictus douloureux et son regard fixe, Brady est bien vivant. Et capable de commettre un nouveau carnage sans même quitter son lit. Sa première pensée est pour Bill Hodges, son plus vieil ennemi? « Après Mr Mercedes et Carnets noirs, les fans de Stephen King trouveront dans ce mélange de suspense et d'horreur la conclusion parfaite à la trilogie de l'inspecteur Hodges. » Publishers Weekly

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  • Roland de Gilead, dernier justicier et aventurier d'un monde dont il cherche à inverser la destruction programmée, doit arracher au sorcier vêtu de noir les secrets qui le mèneront vers la Tour Sombre, à la croisée de tous les temps et de tous les lieux...

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  • Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured. On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as 'the dome' comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet, teams up with a few intrepid citizens against the town's corrupt politician. But time, under the dome, is running out....UNDER THE DOME is King at his epic best and will capture a brand new readership as well as thrilling his existing fans.

  • Beware, The Wheel of Fortune...
    Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into...the dead zone.
    Johnny Smith, the small-town schoolteacher who spun the wheel of fortune and won a four-and-a-half-year trip into...the dead zone.
    John Smith, who awakened from an interminable coma with an accursed power-'the power to see the future and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in...the dead zone.

  • Just after sunset, as darkness grips the imagination, is the time when you feel the unexpected creep into the every day. As familiar journeys take a different turn, ordinary objects assume extraordinary powers. A blind intruder visits a dying man -- and saves his life, with a kiss. A woman receives a phone call from her husband. Her late husband. In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Emily starts running. And running. Her curiosity leads her right into the hands of a murderer ...and soon her legs are her only hope for survival. Enter a world of masterful suspense, dark comedy and thrilling twists which will keep you riveted from the first page. Enter the world of No. 1 bestseller Stephen King.

  • Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine...He was not a werewolf, vampire, ghoul, or unnameable creature from the enchanted forest or from snow wastes; he was only a cop...Cujo is a huge Saint Bernard dog, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. Then one day Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolt-hole. Except it isn't a rabbit warren any more. It is a cave inhabited by rabid bats.And Cujo falls sick. Very sick. And the gentle giant who once protected the family becomes a vortex of horror inexorably drawing in all the people around him...

  • Innocence and beauty ignite with evil and terror...
    First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.
    Then, they are married and have a child. A daughter.
    Early on the daughter shows signs of a wild and horrifying force growing within her. Desperately, her parents try to train her to keep that force in check, to 'act normal.' Now the government wants its brainchild back-'for its own insane ends.

  • Nightmares come to life for Ralph Roberts. Up all night, he's seeing some pretty strange things. No wonder he can't get back to sleep. Readers won't be able to either.

  • There is a new shop in town. Run by a stranger.Needful Things, the sign says. The oddest name. A name that causes some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they wait for opening day.Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk is the first customer and he gets just what he wants, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed.Cyndi Rose Martin is next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor.Something for everyone. Something you really have to have. And always at a price you can just about afford. The cash price that is.Because there is another price. There always is when your heart's most secret, true desire is for sale...

  • A collection of tales to invade and paralyse the mind as the safe light of day is infiltrated by the shadows of the night.As you read, the clutching fingers of terror brush lightly across the nape of the neck, reach round from behind to clutch and lock themselves, white-knuckled, around the throat.This is the horror of ordinary people and everyday objects that become strangely altered; a world where nothing is ever quite what it seems, where the familiar and the friendly lure and deceive. A world where madness and blind panic become the only reality.

  • In this classic collection of four novellas, the grand master takes you on irresistible journeys into the far reaches of horror, heartache and hope.Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is the story of two men convicted of murder - one guilty, one innocent - who form the perfect partnership as they dream up a scheme to escape from prison.In Apt Pupil a golden schoolboy entices an old man with a past to join him in a dreadful union.The Body sees four young boys venture into the woods and find life, death... and the end of innocence.The Breathing Method is the tale of a doctor who goes to his club and discovers a woman who is determined to give birth - no matter what.

  • Don't miss the classic tale from King of Horror and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, described by Publishers Weekly as "the most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written."When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son--and now an idyllic home. As a family, they've got it all...right down to the friendly cat. But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth--more terrifying than death itself...and hideously more powerful. The Creeds are going to learn that sometimes dead is better.

  • Anglais It

    Stephen King

    It is the children who see - and feel - what makes the town so horribly different. In the storm drains and sewers "It" lurks, taking the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. As the children grow up and move away, the horror of "It" is buried deep - until they are called back.

  • Hold tight. We are going into a number of dark places, but I think I know the way. Just don't let go of my arm...Unrivalled master of suspense Stephen King takes the unsuspecting reader on a fantastic journey through the dark shadows of our innermost fears.Do the dead sing?In this bumper collection of chilling tales, which includes the brilliant story adapted into the acclaimed movie The Mist, we meet: a woman who has never crossed The Reach, the water dividing her from the mainland; a gramma who only wants to hug little George, even after she is dead; an innocent looking toy with sinister powers; and a primeval sea creature with an insatiable appetite.

  • After a car crash, writer Paul Sheldon is saved by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes. She brings him home, splints his mangled legs, and all he has to do in return is write a very special book, one all about her favourite character. Because if he doesn't, if he is bad, she will be cross - very cross.

  • When housekeeper Dolores Claiborne is questioned in the death of her wealthy employer, a long-hidden dark secret from her past is revealed- as is the strength of her own will to survive...

  • There's a place alone Interstate 50 that some call the loneliest place on Earth. It's not a very nice place to live. It's an even worse place to die. It's known as Desperation, Nevada...

  • From international bestseller Stephen King, a tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past--the inspiration for the A&E miniseries.Stephen King's most gripping and unforgettable novel, Bag of Bones, is a story of grief and a lost love's enduring bonds, of a new love haunted by the secrets of the past, of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire. Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife, Jo, and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his word processor. Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs, the Noonans' isolated summer home. He finds his beloved Yankee town familiar on its surface, but much changed underneath--held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, who twists the very fabric of the community to his purpose: to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother. As Mike is drawn into their struggle as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here--and what do they want of Mike Noonan? As vivid and enthralling as King's most enduring works, Bag of Bones resonates with what Amy Tan calls "the witty and obsessive voice of King's powerful imagination." It's no secret that King is our most mesmerizing storyteller. In Bag of Bones--described by Gloria Naylor as "a love story about the dark places within us all"--he proves to be one of our most moving.

  • The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Lost in the woods.Trisha has only veered a little way off the path. But in her panic to get back to her family, she takes a turning that leads into the tangled undergrowth, deeper into the woods.At first it's just the bugs, midges and mosquitoes. Then comes the hunger. For comfort she tunes her Walkman into broadcasts of the Red Sox baseball games and the performances of her hero Tom Gordon.As darkness begins to fall and Trisha struggles for survival and a way out, she realises that she is not alone. There's something else in the woods - watching. Waiting...

  • Although it's difficult to believe, the sixties are not fictional; they actually happened.Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published the year before the US troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war - and the protests against it - flooded America's living rooms for a decade.Hearts in Atlantis is composed of five linked stories set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War.Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Hearts in Atlantis will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.

  • Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of IT and INSOMNIA), four young boys did a brave thing; something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter-century later, the boys are men who still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time, a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented and muttering about lights in the sky. Before long, these old friends will be plunged into the most remarkable events of their lives and a terrible struggle with a creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their past and in the boy they once rescued as a child.

  • In this eerie, enchanting compilation, King takes readers down a road less travelled (for good reason) in the blockbuster e-book "Riding the Bullet", terror becomes deja vu all over again when you get 'That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It is in French' and LT has a theory about pets which will make you stop and think before giving one as a present to a loved one - along with eleven more stories that will keep you awake until dawn. Nothing is quite as it seems. Expect the unexpected in this veritable treasure trove of enthralling, witty, dark tales that could only come from the imagination of the greatest storyteller of our time.

  • Come close, children, and see the living crocodile. A vintage '54 Buick Roadmaster. At least, that's 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; it's a boy's 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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