The Dark Half

The Dark Half

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by Stephen King
     
 

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Evidence indicates that Thad Beaumont whose novels seem to be the product of a twisted imagination, may just be quilty of a series of monstrous murders. See more details below

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Evidence indicates that Thad Beaumont whose novels seem to be the product of a twisted imagination, may just be quilty of a series of monstrous murders.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The protagonist of King's top-notch new novel is literary novelist Thad Beaumont, whose greatest success has come with three gory thrillers written under the pseudonym George Stark. (King himself wrote five novels under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.) When a blackmailer threatens to reveal Stark's identity (planning his scheme, he finds a new use for PW 's ``People'' page), Beaumont and his literary agent decide to foil the plan and capitalize on Stark's ``demise.'' But Stark, who of course was never alive, will not stay dead either. Beaumont's alter ego (for Stark is obviously more than just a pen name) seeks revenge against all those involved in killing him off, and his murderous rampage, gory and gripping, systematically reduces the ranks of his enemies to Thad, his wife and two children. Stark's aim--to force Beaumont to write another Stark novel--is basically a variation on King's Misery , in which a deranged fan held a writer captive until he wrote another novel featuring the heroine whose life he had terminated in his previous book. But this new King thriller is so wondrously frightening that mesmerized readers won't be able fault the master for reusing a premise that puts both Misery and The Dark Half among the best of his voluminous work. 1,500,000 first printing; $500,000 ad/promo; BOMC main selection. (Nov)
From the Publisher
“A chiller.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A knockout thriller…brilliant, compelling…grips you by the throat.”—The Flint Journal

“Compelling…King makes you believe.”—The Palm Beach Post

“King is just so good, the pages turn and you’re snared by his web.”—The Baton Rouge Advocate

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606046480
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Pages:
468

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“A chiller.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A knockout thriller…brilliant, compelling…grips you by the throat.”—The Flint Journal

“Compelling…King makes you believe.”—The Palm Beach Post

“King is just so good, the pages turn and you’re snared by his web.”—The Baton Rouge Advocate

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