Christine

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Overview

Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?

It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.

Arnie’s best friend, Dennis, distrusts her—immediately.

Arnie’s teen-queen girlfriend, ...

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Overview

Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?

It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.

Arnie’s best friend, Dennis, distrusts her—immediately.

Arnie’s teen-queen girlfriend, Leigh, fears her the moment she senses her power.

Arnie’s parents, teachers, and enemies soon learn what happens when you cross her.

Because Christine is no lady. She is Stephen King’s ultimate, blackly evil vehicle of terror…
 

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What People Are Saying

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“Vintage King…breathtaking…awesome. Carries such momentum the reader must force himself to slow down.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Dazzlingly well-written.”—The Indianapolis Star

“Terrifying…King is a terrific storyteller.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Truly gripping…some of the best writing King has ever done…the master has returned with a vengeance.”—Publishers Weekly

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451160447
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1983
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 115,331
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Richard Bachman
      Stephen A. King
      Stephen Edwin King
    2. Hometown:
      Bangor, Maine
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portland, Maine
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2007

    King at his best...

    King has done it again! This book is OUTSTANDING, every little thing about it.. You'll fall in love with the characters and That Cherry-Red Plymouth Fury. It's got everything a true horror novel needs. The movie is also a must-see.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    Must Read....But needs to be available as a Nookbook

    This book along with "Pet Sematary" and "The Shining" are two of Stephen King's best novels. I already have "The Shining" on my Nook, but would really like to add "Christine" and "Pet Sematary" to my growing e-book library. Please make them available as e-books soon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2006

    Def. 5 stars

    This book was great! It was really well written and captivating. Christine was the first book I have read where I actually felt all the things the author described, and I've read many books. I recommend this to everyone out there looking for an exceptional read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    I liked this book. It's not outstanding, and I wouldn't read it

    I liked this book. It's not outstanding, and I wouldn't read it again (too many other King books to read), but I enjoyed it and had no major complaints.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Have all his books

    This book was for my brother. I originally read it when it first came out. My copy is so old I'll probably buy a new one when the 30th anniversary book comes out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    My first Stephen King novel and I was not disappointed great sto

    My first Stephen King novel and I was not disappointed great story line better than the movie allot more substance to the story in contrast with the film more suspense in my mind than horror awesome book.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    WOW!!!!

    WOW! a great chilling tale King works in his fantastic love for cars and his amazing craft of writing a double threat a king classic it will make you think twice if your car likes you

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

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    Scarier than The Shining

    This is a very awesome book. Once you start reading, you'll never want to put it down, and it will literally keep you up at night. Read it, it's extremely fantastic.

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  • Posted March 9, 2010

    Stephen King Thrills Again

    I became a Stephen King fan late in life, but once I found his books I became hooked. Christine is one of his classics. His ability to develop characters that you can actually visualize is amazing. Once you start his books it's hard to put them down again until you are finished. Very few writers can suck you in and keep you there as well as Mr King can!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2010

    best evr

    best book stephen king ever wrote

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Christine

    Coming soon.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

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    Jaw Dropping!!

    This was one of the books that hooked me into reading all over again. Once I began it was impossible to stop, twisting and turning this book gives you everything you need to feel all the emotions possible. I would recommend this book to anyone needing a rush of emotions ( love, friendship, hate, passion)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2009

    A great book, belongs in any horror reader's collection

    Christine was a great story by Stephen King, and it was worth the money spent on it. The charecters feel very much alive, and you'll find yourself moved by how the charecters change. The story itself is a good one, and you'll really be thrilled by the car's rage on anyone who challenges it. To sum up, this book definitely belongs in your permanent library.

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  • Posted January 8, 2009

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    Thrilling to the end

    I read the book Christine by Stephen King It was a #1 best seller when it came out in 1983. I liked this book, because the more I had read the book the harder it was for me to stop reading it. The book is about 500 pages and is a thrilling book to read. It is about this kid named Arine who buys a 1958 Plymouth fury. When he starts to repair the car it starts to fix itself when no one is around. It is scary when the car seeks revenge on the people the destroyed her by killing then in a gruesome way, and will attempt to kill anyone who gets in between her and Arine. This book is good for high school kids or collage kids since the main character is 17 years old and going into his senior year of high school. All I will say about the ending is that it has a bulldozer and it is at a garage/junkyard and it involves Christine.

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  • Posted December 10, 2008

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    Unique Horror.There is nothing like an evil Plymouth Fury!

    The characters are well developed. The character of Dennis is very likable and when he felt fear, you felt fear. I had nightmares about Christine. The only other book of HORROR that gave me nightmares was Dracula. With that being said, Congratulations Stephen King on this vehicular masterpiece!I look forward to reading more of Stephen Kings books. The only other book I've read by King so far is his auto biography.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2008

    my first king novel

    I read this novel at age 10 and fell in love. since then I have reread this amazing story at least once a year. It is a love story and a thriller. Amazing!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    Tooting Down The Highway Of Horror

    Christine started off wonderfully. The first half of the book is told in the first person viewpoint and it works perfectly. You can totally imagine yourself right there among the characters. You can feel what they¿re feeling. Then it changes track and shifts into third person. I knew this was going to happen, and I didn¿t have any problem with it at first. But then things got a little dull. I don¿t know, it just never really picked up speed for me. It did switch back to first person later on, but it was too late. Christine is a fine novel, and I¿m sure a lot of people will enjoy it. It just wasn¿t my cup of tea.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2006

    A Very Awesome Book

    One of the first books of Mr. King's I read years ago, and haven't stopped since. The way the book can get a hold of you is just so amazing. I equally enjoyed the movie as well. a very good movie to watch...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    a good read

    People who are looking for gore will be disappointed and should not read this book. Basically, 'Christine' is about a possessed car. You don't own Christine. She owns you. In the book she owns the main character, Arnie Cunningham, a shy, geeky kid with not so nice looks. But then things turn around for him. Once he gets Christine, his pimply face clears up, his confidence is better and he becomes popular. He even ends up dating the prettiest cheerleader in the school. Arnie loves Christine. He'll do anything for her and no one should stand between him and his beloved car. But, later on in the book, of course, nothing goes without punishment and nothing goes without paying off dues. When Arnie got the car he, in a way gave up his soul. So now Christine controls him. Form then on the book is full of suspense and murder. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a good suspenseful and mysterious scare. The book is set up by not telling you the whole story piece by piece. It leaves you questioning what will happen next, which makes it even more suspenseful and scary. Stephen King does a good job in this book. What could easily have been a cheesy story of an evil car on a killing spree is instead a story of obsession, possession and the past of crimes that haunt the car forever.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2005

    David big time fan! DEC.12.05

    This is a well written book. Stephen King has a way of totally pulling you in the story and makeing you feel as if you are rideing shotgun in this story of a car who loves its owner, to death!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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