The Mist

The Mist

by Stephen King
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The Mist by Stephen King

In the wake of a summer storm, terror descends...

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King suspends a small town in a haze of terror—as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451223296
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Edition description: Movie Tie-In
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.73(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.


Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine


B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

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The Mist 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 276 reviews.
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
Imagine this: you are stranded in a grocery store with a bunch of other people, some sane and some not so sane, while a fog-like mist surrounds the store and is enshrouding a mass of creatures that seem from a different dimension. Sound like a creepy story line? It's better than that. Stephen King, the "Master of the Macabre", creates some truly out-of-this-world creatures that lurk in the mist. But....he makes the atmosphere inside the store almost as dangerous as the outside by adding in some human pandemonium. It's all about adaptability. Some people don't cope well and start to lose it. The most fearsome by far is the witch-like Mrs. Carmody preaching the end times and expiation. She believed in a biblical reason for the mist. Others suggested The Arrowhead project, a government preserve outside of town. Whatever is behind the mist, it's classic King!
GRANThths More than 1 year ago
In the book, a father and son go to the local grocery store after the worst storm that there city has seen in a long time. While at the grocery store a mysterious thick mist comes over the city, but the mist is not what they are concerned about it is the creatures that lurk in this mist. As the story progresses it shows how the must try to survive and defended the grocery story from this horrible creatures that are out to kill them. Will they survive this horrible event read and find out. The Mist by Stephen King was a 5 star action packed horror novel that just keeps on getting more interesting the more you read. This book is great if you enjoy scary, creepy, or just plan weird events. This book kept me guessing as to what would happen next, the whole time I was reading it. There is never a slow part in the whole story. This book deals with how people will react to post-apocalyptic events, it shows how people will pick a leader in that type of situation no matter how silly this leader maybe. I thought that it was interesting the way he show how people begin to go crazy without civilization. This book was one of the best that I have ever read and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think the movie was great, you haven't read the book. I saw The Mist when it first came out and loved it so much, that I purchased it on dvd as soon as it was released. Though I was horrified each and every time I saw it, I loved it time and time again. I didn't think it got better, until I read the book. It gets better. It gets more real. It gets you peeking out the windows at night wondering what that noise was. It just plain gets you. Excellent! What I always expect from Stephen King, and what he never fails to deliver to me, a sense of comfort knowing my favorite author still enjoys making us scared, and I love him for the endless hours of fear, anxiety and the unexpected laughs he has given to me. You, Mr. King, are WINNING. Eat your heart out Charlie Sheen. King is simply wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephen King is the master of horror this book caught my eye and the stroy still terrifies me when ever I think about it. When the movie came out I just had to go seee it. Both of witch are extremely terrifying I would recomend anyone that likes to be scared out of their socks.
Lou Fisher More than 1 year ago
the mist was a terrifying story, captivating, consuming all my attention, taking me to the where and when. how can a story feel so real, I found it hard to sleep with both eyes closed after reading this sortie, yet I've read it more times then I'd like to admit. wow what a story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not his best,but good reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie before i read the book. I have got to say that the movie is exactly like the book, except for the ending. It was waaaayy too different. But the book was originally a short story in one of Kings short story collections. Truelly entertaining!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the person who keeps referring to this work, I don't see how King lifted anything, except for the fact that he wrote about a mist enveloping a town. That is all. Did you read the book at all?? There are no other similarities at all. "The Mist" is a story about a fog enveloping parts of a town due to the errors of the military who open up a portal and horrible creatures come through. If you had your way, no writer would ever be able to write on any subject for fear of being accused of plagerism. I guess the people who wrote "Mighty Joe Young" should be accused of plagerism since they wrote about a large ape in love with a girl which sounds so much like "King Kong". Get real!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im just a little kid and i loved the movie of it but at the end i cried it was sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I said it is short and a quick. and if your a fast reader like me you could probably get it done in a couple of days. but it is very good.
A-Money More than 1 year ago
This book is not very long. However, it gets right to the point! Steven King provides just enough back-story to keep you interested while he slowly lets the mist come. Great book for an airport or anytime you want a quick read!
souljaboy More than 1 year ago
Great read. It creates a mental picture in your head on whats going on. not a single dissapointment. lots of great deaths. although the ending could've been better.besides the ending, everything was awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The mist is a novella from skeleton crew, extended and made into a short book. I loved this book, it was actually the first king book i had ever read, it slows down in parts and just when u get bored it picks right back up and gets ur heart pounding. GREAT book...HORRIBLE movie(the ending was the worst i had ever seen)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Mist was pure King...aside from being a master of character development King is the only one atop the throne of pure horror as exemplified in The Mist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! i thoght this book was incredible. It was really crazy with the supermarket and everything. I love this book man and i didn't even see the movie. Good thing i didn't cause thos book made me feel like i was really in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved 'The Mist', sleepness nights for sure!!
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Anonymous 9 months ago
Personally loved it. Quick, creepy, and easy to get to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this. There could probably be another book follow. I have not watched the movie yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book even though it is short but i could read it over and over, King's work is truly amazing
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Havent read it love the move !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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