Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

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Product Details Hardcover Publisher: Viking Press (1993) ASIN: B000H2KUR4 Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
 

About Stephen King

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns and writes an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. He makes lots of noise on Twitter under the handle @joe_hill.
 
Published December 1, 1993 by Signet. 388 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime. Fiction

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It's Dolores's final years with Vera, though, and the bitter manner of Vera's death, that have brought Dolores to the sheriff--and that ultimately transform this, like Gerald's Game, into a devastating tale of heroism in the face of life's suffering.

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Publishers Weekly

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King’s classic tale of murder and suspicion on Little Tall Island is certainly one of his finest to date, featuring one his most complex and compelling characters ever.

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Described by the publisher as a companion piece to King's last book, Gerald's Game , this new novel surpasses it in every way, and shows that King, even without the trappings of horror and suspense, is a magnificent storyteller whose greatest strength has always been characterization.

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Publishers Weekly

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King's portrait of a Maine housekeeper accused of her employer's murder--a nine-week PW bestseller--shows him to be a magnificent storyteller.

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Examiner

What some people may not know is that Dolores Claiborne is a companion book to his 1992 novel, Gerald’s Game.

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Entertainment Weekly

In the movie's howler of an opening scene, we witness what may be her second attempt at murder: Dolores scuffling with her employer, the aging rich bitch Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt), who goes tumbling down the stairs, at which point Dolores ends up standing over the crippled old woman with a marb...

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Entertainment Weekly

Dolores claiborne Stephen King (Signet, $6.99, first published in 1992) Now a major motion picture starring Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Christopher Plummer, Dolores Claiborne must be counted as what critics call a tour de force.

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Entertainment Weekly

Dolores Claiborne, a companion of sorts to Gerald's Game — King's 1992 tale of a woman's ordeal after her husband handcuffs her to a bedpost, then inconsiderately dies — must be counted as what critics call a tour de force, a kind of show-off piece.

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Los Angeles Times

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'Dolores Claiborne' Kathy Bates: Dolores Claiborne Jennifer Jason Leigh: Selena St. George Judy Parfitt: Vera Donovan Christopher Plummer: Detective John Mackey David Strathairn: Joe St. George Eric Bogosian: Peter John C.

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BellaOnline

This is based on the unusual King story of a possessed car, 1958 Plymouth Fury, the subject matter seems silly, but the book is brilliant and makes the unbelievable seem very believable.

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Time Out New York

She's shocked at the dilapidated state of their lonely old house, but her mother is even more shocked at how much Selena has blanked out from the past, about Dolores's husband Joe (Strathairn), and about his death.

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Rolling Stone

Now she's back as a lethal house-keeper in Taylor Hackford's film of King's Dolores Claiborne.

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Variety

To paraphrase a popular car slogan, "Dolores Claiborne" is not your father's Stephen King movie.

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