Walpuski's Typewriter [NOOK Book]

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The first-ever book (fiction) project from Frank Darabont, the Academy Award-nominated director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption! This wonderful novella features an introduction by the author.

Howard Walpuski is a struggling writer trying to make his way on the tough streets of Hollywood. And like so many others, he dreams of the big-time. But times are tough ...
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Walpuski's Typewriter

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Overview

The first-ever book (fiction) project from Frank Darabont, the Academy Award-nominated director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption! This wonderful novella features an introduction by the author.

Howard Walpuski is a struggling writer trying to make his way on the tough streets of Hollywood. And like so many others, he dreams of the big-time. But times are tough and when he walks into the run-down repair shop with his old typewriter under his arm and five bucks in his wallet, he figures it's about to get a lot tougher.

But he's wrong.

Because not only is his typewriter fixed that afternoon at the old shop... so is his life.

Suddenly he is writing like never before... and suddenly his work is selling like never before. In fact, before long, he's a star on the fast track to certain fame and wealth.

But there's a price to pay for his overnight success.

And Howard Walpuski must pay it... in blood.

Walpuski's Typewriter is packed with dark chills and terrifying suspense and laced with a brilliant streak of black humor. It's one of the most compelling reads of the year and should not be missed!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014841511
  • Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
  • Publication date: 8/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 444 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    amusing satirical modernizing of Faust

    Hollywood writer Howard Walpuski dreams of one day becoming a household name, but so far even he recognizes the litter box junk he writes. When his IBM Selectric II suddenly spit smoke and had one last death rattle, he panics because he needs that machine even to hack out junk because five dollars will not buy much. He finds the typewriter repair shop owned by elderly Cyril Pratt who greets his tragic story like an undertaker at a funeral. Pratt agrees that major repairs are in order for a down payment of five dollars after screaming at Walpuski for typing BS as bad as a monkey. --- When he gets his typewriter back, Walpuski quickly learns all he has to do is feed it paper and the machine does all the work. Soon Walpuski becomes the instant King of bestsellers, but the typewriter wants blood, sweat and tears from the author and plans to collect once the third tale is written. --- This amusing satirical modernizing of Faust is a terrific tongue in cheek tale that will have the audience wondering how horror can be humorous even without Leslie Neilson and when making a pact with the devil. The zany plot never takes itself seriously yet the audience will accept that WALPUSKI¿S TYPEWRITER has a life of its own needing feed me nourishment. Fans of wacky tales will appreciate Frank Darabont¿s weird but fun thriller while wondering what type of typewriter he used. --- Harriet Klausner

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