The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident [NOOK Book]

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The newly built Kingdom Hospital in Lewiston, Maine, is one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the country. Unfortunately, it was erected on the site of a terrible tragedy -- a textile mill fire that killed dozens of workers, mostly children. And it appears that beneath the sheen of the new construction and scientific innovations of The Kingdom, an indecipherable and primal evil lurks -- and the soul of a trapped and helpless child cries out for solace.
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The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident

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Overview

The newly built Kingdom Hospital in Lewiston, Maine, is one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the country. Unfortunately, it was erected on the site of a terrible tragedy -- a textile mill fire that killed dozens of workers, mostly children. And it appears that beneath the sheen of the new construction and scientific innovations of The Kingdom, an indecipherable and primal evil lurks -- and the soul of a trapped and helpless child cries out for solace.
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This cleverly written fictional journal about the strange goings-on in a Maine medical facility provides a fascinating background to the ABC-TV series Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital. See a trailer for the series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401399009
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/16/2004
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 340,059
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted October 24, 2009

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    page-turner

    You will not want to put this book down until you've read the last page. I thought the ending could have been better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    Great book

    This was a great book. But I hope there is more to fellow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2004

    King is Ellen Rimbauer? Ridley Pearson will be disappointed

    Everyone knows that King has used pseudonyms in the past (can we say Richard Bachman), but give credit where credit is due. It was known well in advance of publication of this book that Ridley Pearson (Art of Deception) wrote 'The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer'. That leaves it less clear that King wrote 'The Journals of Eleanor Druse'. However, given the details of the 'accident' involving the main character of the series and his mere mention in the book leaves one to believe in the majority that King did write this book. Is it a certainty? No. Simply a hypothesis. Other things such as inconsistencies in story lines between the two lead me to believe that it was (as was with Rose Red) a separate author. Who knows? Only Mr. King, the publisher and perhaps the author if he is not one of the aforementioned. Definitely not up to par with The Stand, but definitely enjoyable regardless. At least it helps one to understand the series a bit better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2004

    Example of the Need for Truth in Advertising

    I thoroughly enjoyed Stephen King's humor, which manages to be quirky and acerbic at the same time. It's obvious he's spent some 'quality' time in a hospital bed. The best parts of the book were the commentaries on the medical profession. He did a nice job of developing the character of Eleanor Druse, but then relied on caricatures for all the other players. I was mostly torqued to have the story stop abruptly without resolution. Had I known this was going to be serialized, I would never have purchased the book. I was seriously annoyed when I reached the 'to be continued' end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2004

    I can't believe I have to watch TV if I want to find out what happens to the characters in a book.

    This book reads as though it were written over the course of a long weekend using a templete. We've got the crotchty old lady with lots of spunk (she even swears!), her lazy son who has no decernable personality, a couple of wise cracking medics and an evil doctor. Check, check, double check and check. The characters are two dimensional (if that) and the plot thin, really the only thing that kept me reading was curiousity (which, due to the 'to be continued' stye ending was a waste of my time). I know Stephen King can write much better than this, unfortunately he continues to churn out trash to satisfy the minds of typical America, i.e. the people who watch Survivor, American Idol and whatever else FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC happen to force feed them. I can't think why I even went so far as to pick this book up, I ought to know better then to try and read something with an advertisment for a TV show on the cover. In the future I will know better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2004

    FREAKY BOOK

    Another fascinating Stephen King type novel. this big gave me nightmares. That could be a good things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2004

    King fan for years!

    Definately one of King's best! Of course EVERYONE knows that King writes under different names. Not to mention the hit and run scene King put in because it happened to him. Exactly as it does in the movie, except he didn't get hurt as badly. Maybe some people should actually know information before they try to act like they know everything.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004

    To: Matt, Loyal Fan

    I have not read this book I chose the 5 star rating based on my opinion of most of King's work. What I really wanted to say is this; Matt I read your review of this book and it didn't have much to say for your intelligence because both The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer and The Journals of Eleanor Druse WERE written by Stephen King; he sometimes writes under psuedo-names. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT. If you believe otherwise you are either very ignorant or you are very stupid. Sorry to burst your bubble, but make sure you know what you are talking about before you speak, you'll find yourself much more well recieved. P.S. If you do not believe me about the books look it up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2004

    the book and series is awesome

    first and foremost to the last reviewer who gave it only one star, King did NOT write this book, even though it is an advertisement, not done by him. remember Rose Red? remember the 'diary of ellen rimbauer'?? also NOT written by him. and to compare King to writing main stream garbage reality shows is redicoulous. if you bothered to actually read one of his books and see the first episode of the show, you would have seen that he his against all things reality garbage tv, did you not see the part with hit and run guy sitting at home actually watching a reality show where the loser gets electrocuted, yeah like that's not king really making fun of it. Kings work is the best out there today and though it isi sad he will only have two more books 'the dark Tower series' I can only hope that he will continue to make great television and movies. from just one episode i would compare it to the greatness that was Twin Peaks, and llok out for 'Secret Window' with johhny depp from king story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2004

    Creepy

    This book really makes me anxious for the television show. Filled with the right mix of dark humor and dark passage ways...it does a wonderful job of setting the tone for King's show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2004

    A scarey ghost tale

    The poster boy for underachiever (not the school grade child type as he almost forty years old) Bobby Druse works as an orderly at Kingdom Hospital in Lewiston, Maine. In December 2002, Bobby calls his mother Eleanor to inform her that a patient Madeline Kruger nee Jensen tried to commit suicide while she keeps insisting that it is 1939 and she needs to know what happened to her friend Sally Druse. Finally Bobby mentions the long note that Madeline penned referencing the little girl is coming............................... Eleanor has a deep interest in the paranormal and thinks the drugged out Madeline is referring the deceased Mary Jensen. With the help of her son, Eleanor begins to investigate strange phenomena at Kingston and soon learns that the hospital was built over land where a textile mill burned to the ground in the late nineteenth century; many workers including numerous children died in that blaze. Eleanor wonders if these poor souls and others including Mary have become trapped here because they cannot find solace or if something evil holding them prisoner. She hopes at least to free Mary...................... Though in some ways this journal sounds like an amateur sleuth starring in the movie Poltergeist, fans will appreciate the lead character as she investigates the unknown. The plot is exciting especially for ghost story fans. The support cast seems two dimensional though those who work at Boston General know how to ¿treat¿ a patient, just ask Eleanor. Overall this is a fun solid ghost tale just not as kingly as fans of the supernatural in Maine expect..................... Harriet Klausner

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