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Thad Beaumont ist Erfolgsautor und treusorgender Familienvater. Doch in seinem Kopf wohnt ein zweites, finsteres Ich: die Bestie George Stark. Unter diesem Pseudonym liefert Thad Bestseller auf Bestseller - düstere Visionen und Mordgedanken. Zu. Stephen Kings Stark ist ein Horrorfilm von George A. Romero aus dem Jahr nach der Vorlage des Romans Stark – The Dark Half von Stephen King. Stark – The Dark Half (im englischen Original: The Dark Half) ist der Titel eines Horror-Romans des Schriftstellers Stephen King. Er bildet den dritten Roman des. Stark ist der Titel eines Horror-Romans des Schriftstellers Stephen King. Er bildet den ersten Roman der so genannten Castle-Rock-Trilogie (siehe auch hier). Stark - The Dark Half: blueberrybirman.se: King, Stephen: Bücher.
Stark – The Dark Half (im englischen Original: The Dark Half) ist der Titel eines Horror-Romans des Schriftstellers Stephen King. Er bildet den dritten Roman des. Thad Beaumont ist Erfolgsautor und treusorgender Familienvater. Doch in seinem Kopf wohnt ein zweites, finsteres Ich: die Bestie George Stark. Unter diesem Pseudonym liefert Thad Bestseller auf Bestseller - düstere Visionen und Mordgedanken. Zu. Stark ist der Titel eines Horror-Romans des Schriftstellers Stephen King. Er bildet den ersten Roman der so genannten Castle-Rock-Trilogie (siehe auch hier). Es gibt echt viele eklige und brutale Szenen in diesem Buch. FSK Kategorien : Stark Roman. Ein Pseudonym, welches eigentlich nur auf Shania hamburg existiert, tatsächlich auferstehen zu lassen, ist so phantastisch und übernatürlich, wie es spannend geschrieben ist. Ich habe dieses Buch geschenkt bekommen zum Geburtstag. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unseren Datenschutzhinweisen. Ihre Leserstimme wird mit dem von Ihnen angegebenen Namen auch an Dritte z. Die Geschichte ist gleichbleibend spannend und liest sich sehr süffig, die Idee ist einfach fantastisch und ebenso fantastisch umgesetzt — ich hätte es allerdings tatsächlich sehr genossen, wäre die Interaktion zwischen Stark und Beaumont noch etwas mehr vertieft worden — deshalb nur vier Sterne anstatt fünf, aber wie ich finde, mehr als verdient. The welcome stream to nhk gerät immer mehr in den Verdacht der Polizei, während Stark alle tötet, die von dem Pseudonym wissen. Doch dann gerät er ins Fadenkreuz der Polizei. Please click for source 4 Bewertungen.
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Edit Storyline When Thad Beaumont was a child, he had an operation to remove a tumour from his brain. Taglines: George Stark.
Not a very nice guy. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Different artwork was created for the Australian print ads. The image featured an illustration of Thad Beaumont.
One half of his face was that of Timothy Hutton , while the other half was a heavily-stylized version of evil alter ego George Stark.
A shiny straight razor was in the center, splitting the image. Goofs Thad underlines the letter S twice on the chalkboard, but in subsequent shots there are more underlines.
Quotes George Stark : You have my word - the word of a Southern man, which is not given lightly. Soundtracks Are You Lonesome To-night?
O'Pootertoot — See all my reviews. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Looking back, I think I understand the book better.
We all have a manifestation of a Dark Half, and it's parasitic - it eats at us when not controlled. The protagonist and antagonist are the same person.
It's all about fighting your demons, but is presented in such a unique way. The protagonist's relationship with his wife always stood out to me because it was so realistic.
I clearly remember them reading a tabloid magazine for fun and making fun of celebrities and people's obsessions with them, which is which is pretty ironic, if ya think about it.
I think every King fan should read this. It's a wonderful and underrated book, despite its flaws - just like the protagonist.
Courtesy of Jen's nostalgic reviews Brace yourself for some layers of authorship! This book was written by Stephen King as Stephen King not too long after the "death" by exposure of his pseudonym Richard Bachman.
The story is about an author, Thad Beaumont, who, under similar circumstances, has just laid to rest his own successful pseudonym, George Stark.
Trouble is, George Stark isn't too keen on going quietly into the night. And George Stark can be one high toned son of a bitch.
I love it when King writes about writ Brace yourself for some layers of authorship! I love it when King writes about writers John Irving has a similar knack for this.
I'm in the infancy of becoming a true Constant Reader , so my scope of King Canon isn't quite complete, but this brought together flavors and queries I savored in both Misery and The Shining.
The protagonists are plagued by an uncertainty around who exactly is running the show. Not being a writer myself, there are pieces that I enjoy simply as voyeur.
However, the screw 'em all, unsustainable but going too fast to care characteristics of George Stark or Jack Torrance when the boiler begins to creep lie somewhere within us all.
That moment of realizing that your brain, your impulses might not be on your side, might, in fact, be pedal to the metal steering you off a cliff, roadblocks be damned- well, perhaps it's more familiar to some than others.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Here it is, at last: I've reached the end of the '80s in my Stephen King reread project.
It took me longer than expected, but I made it. Overall, I had a damn good time. The s was, arguably, King's most successful decade — at least as far as commercial appeal goes.
He was a literary Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, et cetera. He was at the top of the bestselling lists and hit movie after hit movie adapted from his works was being released in theaters.
He was, officially, a household name. Du Here it is, at last: I've reached the end of the '80s in my Stephen King reread project.
During those years his kids got older; he became addicted to drugs and got clean a process that casts a hue on almost every release from this period ; he collaborated with Peter Straub on a fantasy novel and kicked the Dark Tower series into gear.
It was a very productive time for King. As I said, I had a good time rereading the releases from this decade.
The point of my doing this is to see how my opinions change over time. That happens a lot, at least for me. I tend to read quickly and skim over things, so rereading novels is almost always beneficial.
Firestarter was much better than I had previously thought; my opinion on Christine soured tremendously upon rereading. Stephen King's works are more subtle than they appear; multiple takes are almost always fruitful.
So, The Dark Half. Released in , this novel was SK's farewell to the '80s. It even partially takes place in Ludlow town of Pet Sematary.
The rest is set in Castle Rock. Talk about returning to familiar stamping grounds! Not that I'm complaining; I love both of those towns.
Hell, this book was in my bottom 5 for years and years. I thought it was a bit of a bore, I thought King's writing was clunky, and. King doesn't spell it out; he leaves some of the heavy lifting to the reader, which is.
He usually revels in explaining the how's and why's of his creations; here it is left up to interpretation. I believe Thad Beaumont has a "wild talent," thanks to the absorption of his twin in utero which developed in his brain as Thad himself developed.
Thad's power is, of course, his wild imagination, his tendencies to imaginatively create, and the uncontrollable-when-triggered ability to extract and transform ideas into matter that physically impacts the world around him.
By the story's end, as George is falling apart and desperate to live and succeed on his own, it is apparent that Thad's talent is not perfect and can be wildly unpredictable.
There is much, much more I would like to say about this for I feel I've done a piss poor job of explaining my theory , but Goodreads does have a review word limit.
Once I got more of a handle on what George Stark is or possibly is, anyway , I was able to enjoy the ride much more. This is one of King's leanest and meanest novels; it's a nasty, bloody, thrilling affair with copious amounts of horror and crime investigation — more than enough to keep any reader turning the pages.
However, gentler readers be warned: this one is not for the faint of heart. It's a gloriously gory book, and King doesn't shy away from every nasty detail.
This was quite a welcome change after biggies like It and The Tommyknockers. I don't quite know yet if this is now in my top 10, but it just might be.
King's exploration of art and addiction two themes he goes back to again and again is most compelling; he is not afraid to be bleak and 'go there'; this novel's ending struck me hard — the bad guy loses, but the good guys lose too.
In this novel, there is no winning. Only the grim hope of possibly recovering from the carnage. References to those novels abound.
At one point, Deputy Norris Ridgewick refers to himself as a lunkhead. Is that a wink and a nod to Creepshow? I'll say yes.
Favorite Quote "No, you don't, Alan thought. You don't understand what you are, and I doubt that you ever will. Your wife might. Although I wonder if things will ever be right between the two of you after this, if she'll ever want to understand, or dare to lose you again.
Your kids, maybe, someday. But not you, Thad. Standing next to you is like standing next to a cave some nightmarish creature came out of.
The monster is gone now, but you still don't like to be too close to where it came from. Because there might be another.
Probably not; your mind knows that, but your emotions — they play a different tune, don't they?
Oh boy. And even if the cave is empty forever, there are the dreams. And the memories. There's Homer Gamache, for instance, beaten to death with his own prosthetic arm.
Because of you, Thad. All because of you. View all 5 comments. Audiobook — Narrated by Grove Gardner — Excellent narration.
I enjoyed this audio very much. But, neither I feel the need to destroy it like I did The Tommyknockers, after reading that for the first time.
Even so, I never really felt the urge to read it again. Doing a King re-read means just that…re-reading ALL his books.
Beaumont describes him as 'Chief grammarian and amateur folklorist. Joyce Reardon is a faculty member. After it passes him, Rich pulls out and heads for Derry again.
Also, in , King moved his family to Orrington, Maine so that he could spend a year teaching creative writing at the University of Maine. Their house was on the edge of Route 15, a heavily trafficked road, and King and his wife, Tabitha, were constantly worried that their youngest son might run out into traffic.
Berol Black Beauty pencils, used by George Stark. They get turned into fool's stuffing. It was one Alan knew. It belonged to that high-toned, Toronado-driving son of a bitch George Stark.
He crossed them, made a bird-shape, and began to bend his wrists rapidly back and forth. The sparrows are flying again, Mr.
Gaunt, he thought. Tak-tak-tak-tak is the sound the giant bird made on top of the drain pipe as it was trying to get Mike Hanlon IT View all 13 comments.
This book was just SO damn good! And the imagery in this book is just phenomenal, I felt like I was watching a terrifyingly creepy and detailed movie come to This book was just SO damn good!
And the imagery in this book is just phenomenal, I felt like I was watching a terrifyingly creepy and detailed movie come to life in my head.
You just don't have the sense to lie down. Following an article in People magazine in which he admits to being George Stark and taking part in a photo shoot with a fake grave, Stark himself comes to life and goes on a killing rampage before targeting Beaumont himself.
This book is clearly a reference "You're dead, George. This book is clearly a reference to King's own pseudonym, Richard Bachman.
In response to being asked where he get his ideas, King replied "it seems to me that for most writers there really is another person hiding inside".
That's what any man or woman who makes believe for a living must be. The one who exists in the normal world They are two. Always at least two.
The descriptions of George Stark are detailed and stomach-churning, as are his murders. Stark himself is petrifying, his appearance as well as his murderous rage and petrifies - a great character developed by King.
I also liked the back story as to where Stark came from, and loved how King reflected this in Thad's twins and their similarities.
As for the sparrows, I love this aspect of the story - so creepy. My slight annoyances with this book are plot lines like cops deciding to go and investigate alone - why?
Instances like this just don't feel like realistic and serve just to further the story. But overall, I loved this book.
It was a fast-paced relentless read. I really wanted to enjoy this book, and just like anything else in life sometimes you just have to listen to your instincts and after pages in the bucket I should've called it a day The book revolves around Thad Beaumont, a novelist SK writing about himself perhaps?
Who finds national fame after he writes a series of books under a pseudonym name. What's unique about Thad, is that at five years old he was having recurrent headaches and neurosurgeons had to remove a tumor from his brain that was actually ectopic human tissue that was found in his brain matter!
What follows is a hot mess of a story where Thad's little brother 'materializes' into a real human being and starts killing everybody!
I'll tell you the violent scenes are very well crafted, and King's brilliance really shines as he makes the mundane turn into horror.
The book has all the right ingredients to work: a sick twisted plot that comes to a crescendo conclusion at the end, some very dark violence scenes and Stephen kings prolific and unique writing style.
What really kills the 'Dark Half' is the turtle slow pace of the book with multiple unnecessary characters and sideline bullshit plots which add nothing to the story!
Also the book was written in the early s early in Stephen King's career. The dialogue between Thad, his wife and this annoying local sheriff was also incredibly cheesy and at times actually comical!
The overall effect was of a comedic story rather than a horrifying and gripping story. No what you're seeing is not some cheesy zombie character in the picture above.
This is actually a scene from a movie adaption to 'Dark Half. To top it off 'Dark Half' was actually made into a B-movie in the early s.
The box office tanked big-time and after's watching some clips on the Internet I can see why. Hollywood turned a mediocre story into a blood fest which many horror fans will recognize as a frighteningly mediocre movie.
A very readable piece of gory horror from the master of the art Stephen King. I loved the idea about the sparrows and also the brilliant part about the twin being absorbed into his brother's body, which of course can really happen but never in the way this author visualises it!
King writes good books and he writes excellent books but so far he has never let me down by writing a bad book. This is a good one. If you enjoy horror then this book is for you.
View all 9 comments. Oct 03, J. This was a solid book by King, and I really enjoyed the psychological thriller aspect of the story.
King was hitting on all cylinders in this high toned son of a bitch. Still one of my faves.
I realize now why that was, probably because teen me was bored reading parts of this as adult me was now. I do think that parts of the book are fairly good I loved the sparrows and the growing realization of who George Stark was but think that the book gets bogged down a ton with way too much talking that goes nowhere and an ending that kind of fizzles.
You end up having to read the other Castle Rock books in order to find out what happens to the characters mentioned in this one which is okay, but does make it that "The Dark Half" is not a true standalone book.
Most of those works seemed to have violence for violence sake. Not my favorite of King's works, but still interesting. So most of the book you are just waiting for everyone to figure out things and for the ending to come.
Thad and his wife decide to declare George Stark dead after a man tries to shake them down for money to keep their secret hidden that he really is George Stark.
Thad has started to find some success writing under his own pen name and thinks now is a good time to lay Stark to rest.
Unfortunately, someone takes significant pains to go out and murder anyone connected with the "death of George Stark.
The character of Thad intrigued me in this one. I do feel bad about what ends up happening to him see "Needful Things" and "Insomnia".
Thad has a good life and when you realize his connection to "George Stark" I ended up being moved to mostly pity for the guy.
The other characters in this one come in and out and don't really sing to me. We have Thad's wife Liz that felt like an afterthought after the first couple of hundred pages.
I wished for more from that character. Sheriff Alan Pangborn I honestly didn't care for in this one.
I liked him much better in "Needful Things" he is also referenced down the line in "Bag of Bones. We also get a plethora not really but it felt like it of characters who ended up being murdered by George Stark and reading all of their bad ends was gruesome after a while.
The writing was okay, but as I said, there was way too much talking going on. Also since I had this in paperback format, it was hard to read some of the writing that was included in this book that was in cursive and showing what Thad and Stark's writing looked like.
I honestly wish I had a magnifying glass. The setting of this book is pretty familiar to Constant Readers. We are back with Castle Rock, Maine the site of some insanity that has gone on in many a King book.
I always wonder why people never move away from that place. The first book in the Castle Rock series would be "Cujo".
The ending was a meh to me. I mean I liked how King dealt with the problem of George Stark. It sounded awesome and terrifying I will never look at sparrows the same way again but it just took way too long to get there.
A wild, crazy and creepy Stephen King novel! Not one of my favourites but certainly worth the read!
Following a commercial flop with his debut novel, author Thad Beaumont begins writing violent crime stories featuring tough-guy Alexis Machine under the pseudonym George Stark.
This seems to do the trick as Beaumont is massively successful. But the urge to return to his original dramatic style brings about the end of Stark.
Is a vengeful fan behind the brutal killings or is George Stark Following a commercial flop with his debut novel, author Thad Beaumont begins writing violent crime stories featuring tough-guy Alexis Machine under the pseudonym George Stark.
Is a vengeful fan behind the brutal killings or is George Stark himself taking revenge for his untimely demise?
For whatever reason, I pictured Patrick Wilson playing this character even though he never has. Probably because I saw a photo of him in his state trooper gear from Fargo recently.
I thought a lot of the horror aspects were done quite well - the prologue was classic, over-the-top 80s King - and the suspense built around whether or not George was really doing the killing kept the pages flying.
However, about three quarters of the way through the story was when I really started feeling the length of the book. There seemed to be a lot of padding, repeated scenes and dialogue.
Also, Alexis Machine is a dumb name. Readers also enjoyed. About Stephen King. Stephen King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother.
Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut.
When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them.
The novel was adapted into a feature film of the same name in Stephen King wrote several books under a pseudonym , Richard Bachman , during the s and s.
Most of the Bachman novels were darker and more cynical in nature, featuring a far more visceral sense of horror than the psychological, gothic style common in many of King's most famous works.
When King was identified as Bachman, he wrote The Dark Half — about an author with a sinister parasitic twin — in response to his outing.
Thad Beaumont is an author and recovering alcoholic who lives in the town of Ludlow , Maine. Thad's own books — cerebral literary fiction — are not very successful.
However, under the pen name "George Stark", he writes highly successful crime novels about a violent killer named Alexis Machine.
When Thad's authorship of Stark's novels becomes public knowledge, Thad and his wife, Elizabeth, decide to stage a mock burial for his alter ego at the local cemetery, which is featured in a People magazine article.
Stark, however, emerges from the mock grave as a physical entity, complete with the personality traits that Thad exhibited while writing as Stark, such as drinking heavily and smoking Pall Mall cigarettes.
He then goes on a killing spree, gruesomely murdering everyone he perceives as responsible for his "death" — Thad's editor, agent, and the People interviewer, among others.
Thad, meanwhile, is plagued by surreal nightmares. Stark's murders are investigated by Alan Pangborn , the sheriff of the neighboring town of Castle Rock , who finds Thad's voice and fingerprints at the crime scenes.
This evidence, and Thad's unwillingness to answer his questions, causes Pangborn to believe that Thad — despite having alibis — is responsible for the murders.
Later, it's discovered that Stark has the same fingerprints as Thad, a clue to the twinship he and Thad share.