Four Past Midnight (Signet)

Four Times Fear Equals Total Terror....

You are strapped in an airplane seat on a flight beyond hell.

You are trapped in the demonic depths of a writer’s worst nightmare.

You are forced into a hunt for the most horrifying secret a small town ever hid.

You are focusing in on a beast bent on shredding your sanity.

You are in the hands of Stephen King at his mind-blowing best, with an extraordinary quartet of full-length novellas.





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By Helen (South Yorkshire, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · July 28, 2012
The Langoliers: Twilight Zone type scenario, only more horrific. Not for those with a fear of flying, or you don't have aerophobia, you may well develop it after reading this. That,and a perfectly logical fear of toothy existence-devouring beasties!

Secret Window, Secret Garden: Having already see... ...more
By Sadegh (Toronto, ON, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · July 10, 2007
This book is consisted of 4 short stories (app. 200 pages each) and as all of King's works, the super-natural has a very important role in them.
1) The first one is called "The Langoliers" and is about a group of people who wake up in an deserted plane. Your in an unknown world where you don't kn... ...more
By seak (Fruita, CO) · April 14, 2012
This is a novel containing for completely different stories. Only Stephen King can have a collection of stories that average 200 pages a piece. Am I right?

I'm taking my time with it, so I'll be reviewing one at a time for an unspecified amount of time.

The Langoliers Years ago, I was flipping ch... ...more
By I.haveanidea (Toronto, ON, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · January 02, 2009
The Langoliers: One of my favourite novellas ever, the one just kept me reading and I couldn't put down. Every aspect such as the blind girl, the crazy man, the "coincidence" of the pilot being there, and in fact the entire concept up to the end (which is rare for King stories). And of course the... ...more
By Beregond · ★★★☆☆ · July 25, 2009
I borrowed this indiscriminately from a friend in anticipation of a long Greyhound bus ride (uncannily similar behavior to that of John Shooter, a character in the second novella of four within this volume). Seeing the name on the cover, I knew it would at least hold my interest, if not contain s... ...more
By Shawn (Sarasota, FL) · ★★☆☆☆ · May 13, 2014
Stephen King is my literary hero. I started reading his books when I was ten years old and have gotten more wisdom about the human condition in his words than from any other person I know. I have every one of his novels and books of short stories and 1 work of non fiction. That being said, this b... ...more
By Andrew (Pokhara, 00, Nepal) · ★☆☆☆☆ · April 01, 2013
This was the book that turned me off Stephen King forever. Normally he is a great writer, if not a very original one, but the stories here are nothing more than rewritten Twilight Zone episodes and rather badly rewritten at that. Stephen King has said in an interview that he is the fast food of l... ...more
By Fatma (Muscat, 06, Oman) · ★★★★★ · October 12, 2009
This is the first short stories collection I ever read for Stephen King. It was so good that I continued reading his books until he became one of my favorite authors. All of the stories were great but The Langoliers is my favorite. ...more