Dopo una bufera di neve, la piccola città di Castle Rock si risveglia all'improvviso dal suo torpore: due adolescenti sono scomparse nel nulla. Lo sceriffo e la sua squadra danno subito il via alle ricerche, in una drammatica corsa contro il tempo. A Washington, Gwendy Peterson ha iniziato una nuova vita, conquistando la fama come scrittrice e come politica. Si è lasciata alle spalle l'infanzia trascorsa a Castle Rock e il ricordo dell'estate in cui un uomo misterioso le aveva dato in custodia una scatola dotata di bottoni colorati e di ambigui poteri. Tornato a riprendersela, lo sconosciuto le aveva promesso che non l'avrebbe rivista mai più. E invece, ora, ecco ricomparire quella scatola, senza motivo e senza istruzioni. Proprio mentre da Castle Rock le giunge la notizia delle ragazze scomparse. Gwendy ha sempre pensato di essere l'unica artefice del proprio successo, frutto di tenacia e duro lavoro. Ma forse il suo destino è legato a doppio filo a quella misteriosa scatola. Forse la missione che le era stata affidata non è ancora del tutto compiuta. Forse la attendono nuovi incubi da scongiurare prima di poter dormire sonni tranquilli. Prefazione di Stephen King.
- ISBN: 8820068532
- Casa Editrice: Sperling & Kupfer
- Pagine: 280
Great book! Interesting build up! Fascinating plot! Mysterious characters! Fell completely flat at the end! Suddenly over . . . Convenient and uninteresting resolution . . . Huge build up for nothing but meh . . . So sad because so much potential early on – and I mean SO MUCH POTENTIAL! I was still hooked at Leggi tutto
3.5! Rounded up for Goodreads I read Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar two summers ago. I rated it 5 stars and had this to say, "Every good story, even a short one, has conflict--maybe something dangerous or threatening so that our protagonist can work through it and grow, make c Leggi tutto
I made the mistake of thinking this would be similar to Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King. Although Richard Chizmar got the okay for this sequel, it's a complete disappointment. 1 of 10 stars
The question that had bloomed in her mind while sitting on the bench that long ago summer day resurfaced—and rather rudely—earlier this morning as Gwendy was busy cushioning the button box in her carry-on bag with rolled up wads of socks and sweaters: How much of her life is her own doing, and how m Leggi tutto
Video review: https://youtu.be/OqqELMeIenY Loved the first book. It held notes of King, felt like King, played out like a King story. Whether or not he wrote any of it is a mystery, but there's definitely a more laid back, aged approach to the first novella's storytelling, wherein here, it feels like Leggi tutto
Very few would consider a trip to Stephen King’s Castle Rock, bad things happen there. If you ask a local, they’d tell you to take 201 and slip past the quiet little seaside town. Stop in Camden, Rockland, or someplace along the harbor instead. Richard Chizmar chose to ignore those warnings and visi Leggi tutto
We can't like them all, and that's okay.
What was the purpose of this book? Seriously? I was happy to return to Castle Rock, but there was no point to this book at all. Adult Gwendy seems so much less than the teenage version we got. And the direction her life took didn't even make a lot of sense. So in "Gwendy's Magic Feather" we follow 3 Leggi tutto
After a successful collaborative effort with Stephen King, Richard Chizmar takes the lead in this sequel that brings Gwendy Peterson back into the middle of an adventure that has dire consequences. It has been a while since the reader saw Gwendy, who is no longer a teenager, but a full-grown woman.
I quite liked Gwendy's Button Box, the first book in series by Richard Chizmar playing in the Castle Rock playground created by Stephen King. This, however, was a snooze fest. There was no sense of urgency about any element to the story; be it a group of missing girls, Gwendy's mother's health, or t Leggi tutto
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