Storm of the Century

by Stephen King

February 1, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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For the first time in #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King's remarkable publishing history, the Master of Horror presents an all-new, original tale written expressly for the television screen.

They're calling it the Storm of the Century, and it's coming hard. The residents of Little Tall Island have seen their share of nasty Maine Nor'easters, but this one is different. Not only is it packing hurricane-force winds and up to five feet of snow, it's bringing something worse. Something even the islanders have never seen before. Something no one wants to see.

Just as the first flakes begin to fall, Martha Clarendon, one of Little Tall Island's oldest residents, suffers an unspeakably violent death. While her blood dries, Andre Linoge, the man responsible sits calmly in Martha's easy chair holding his cane topped with a silver wolf's head...waiting.

Linoge knows the townsfolk will come to arrest him. He will let them. For he has come to the island for one reason. And when he meets Constable Mike Anderson, his beautiful wife and child, and the rest of Little Tall's tight-knit community, this stranger will make one simple proposition to them all:

"If you give me what I want, I'll go away."

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: February 1, 1999

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067103264x

ISBN - 13: 9780671032647

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Storm of the Century

by Stephen King

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: February 1, 1999

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067103264x

ISBN - 13: 9780671032647

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PART 1: Linoge Act 1 FADE IN ON: 1 EXTERIOR: MAIN STREET, LITTLE TALL ISLAND -- LATE AFTERNOON. SNOW is flying past the lens of THE CAMERA, at first so fast and so hard we can''t see anything at all. THE WIND IS SHRIEKING. THE CAMERA starts to MOVE FORWARD, and we see a STUTTERY ORANGE LIGHT. It''s the blinker at the corner of Main Street and Atlantic Street -- Little Tall''s only town intersection. The blinker is DANCING WILDLY in the wind. Both streets are deserted, and why not? This is a full-throated blizzard. We can see some dim lights in the buildings, but no human beings. The snow is drifted halfway up the shop windows. MIKE ANDERSON speaks with a light Maine accent. MIKE ANDERSON (voice-over) My name is Michael Anderson, and I''m not what you''d call a Rhodes scholar. I don''t have much in the way of philosophy, either, but I know one thing: in this world, you have to pay as you go. Usually a lot. Sometimes all you have. That''s a lesson I thought I learned nine years ago, during what folks in these parts call the Storm of the Century. The BLINKER LIGHT GOES DEAD. So do all the other brave little lights we saw in the storm. Now there''s only the WIND and the BLOWING SNOW. MIKE I was wrong. I only started learning during the big blow. I finished just last week. DISSOLVE TO: 2 EXTERIOR: MAINE WOODS, FROM THE AIR (HELICOPTER) -- DAY. It''s the cold season -- all the trees except the firs are bare, branches reaching up like fingers into the white sky. There''s snow on the
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From the Publisher

For the first time in #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King's remarkable publishing history, the Master of Horror presents an all-new, original tale written expressly for the television screen.

They're calling it the Storm of the Century, and it's coming hard. The residents of Little Tall Island have seen their share of nasty Maine Nor'easters, but this one is different. Not only is it packing hurricane-force winds and up to five feet of snow, it's bringing something worse. Something even the islanders have never seen before. Something no one wants to see.

Just as the first flakes begin to fall, Martha Clarendon, one of Little Tall Island's oldest residents, suffers an unspeakably violent death. While her blood dries, Andre Linoge, the man responsible sits calmly in Martha's easy chair holding his cane topped with a silver wolf's head...waiting.

Linoge knows the townsfolk will come to arrest him. He will let them. For he has come to the island for one reason. And when he meets Constable Mike Anderson, his beautiful wife and child, and the rest of Little Tall's tight-knit community, this stranger will make one simple proposition to them all:

"If you give me what I want, I'll go away."

About the Author

Stephen King is the O. Henry Award-winning author of more than thirty books, including The Shining, The Stand, The Green Mile, and the stories on which the Academy Award-nominated films Carrie, Stand by Me, and The Shawshank Redemption are based. His most recent volume in the Dark Tower series is Wizard and Glass. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

From Our Editors

There's something strange about this storm. It brought five feet of snow, hurricane-like winds and Andre Linoge, responsible for old Martha Clarendon's very violent death. Storm of the Century is the screenplay version of Stephen King's incredible tale of intrigue and horror. As Linoge waits to be arrested for his crimes, the townsfolk of Little Tall Island wonder what it is that will make him go away. But once they know, they may wish they'd never asked....
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