The Wind Through the Keyhole\Wind, englische Ausgabe
For those discovering the epic bestselling Dark Tower series for
the first time - and for its legions of dedicated fans - an
immensely satisfying stand-alone novel and perfect introduction to
the series.Beginning in 1974, gaining momentum in the 1980s and
coming to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were
published in 2003-2004, the Dark Tower epic fantasy saga stands as
Stephen King¿s most beguiling achievement. It has been the basis
for a long-running Marvel comic series.
Now, with The Wind Through the Keyhole, King has returned to the
rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a
story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World's last gunslinger, in
his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his
mother's death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a
murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man," Roland takes
charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole
surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland,
himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the
Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime. "A
person's never too old for stories", he says to Bill.
"Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them."
'[A] phantasmagorical folk tale . . . King's ability to entertain and unsettle cannot be denied. The skill with which he delivers a shock or sense of gothic terror is simply unmatched' Independent on Sunday
[A] phantasmagorical folk tale ... King's ability to entertain and unsettle cannot be denied. The skill with which he delivers a shock or sense of gothic terror is simply unmatched -- Independent on Sunday Perfectly balanced: another excellent example of King's sheer skill as a storyteller. -- Daily Express Like John Steinbeck, he's an unfussy writer whose voice is rooted equally in the rhythms of everyday speech and the mythic made manifest in everyday life. Indeed, reading King, you often sense the presence of the dustbowl America of The Grapes of Wrath ... a King novel has a sparse elegance that most novelists never achieve in a whole career. Put it down to the insistent, economical and wholly distinctive authorial voice. -- SFX Magazine A frantic-paced puzzle-box adventure that encompasses gunslinger Roland Deschain's early years, werewolves and powerful storytelling. -- Shortlist King is one of the great popular artists of our time. -- Independent Classic King, fine characters, compellingly written in a gripping, well-honed plot -- Daily Express on WOLVES OF THE CALLA Superbly energetic, it's King at his best. -- Mail on Sunday on WIZARD AND GLASS
Stephen King, geb. 1947 in Portland, Maine, war zunächst als Englischlehrer tätig, bevor ihm 1973 mit seinem ersten Roman 'Carrie' der Durchbruch gelang. Seither hat gilt er als einer der erfolgreichsten Schriftsteller weltweit. Im November 2003 erhielt er den Sonderpreis der National Book Foundation für sein Lebenswerk. Stephen King lebt mit seiner Frau Tabitha in Bangor, Maine.
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