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Christine

Book: Christine
Author: Stephen King
I just finished reading Christine by Stephen King- you know, the one where it's about the killer car? Yeah. Right.

Let's just say that the movie doesn't even hold a candle to the book. This is not a story about a killer car, it's a story about a ghost and how that ghost possesses a kid. It is hard to say if the car is evil or not, but I think it is more fitting to say that the owner was evil enough that his obsession worked to possess the car as well. As a ghost story it works really well, towards the middle of the book the ghost plot could as easily have fallen into a more psychological thriller territory and have become a book about a kid who goes crazy over his jealousy towards a friend. This idea works really well, at least for the first half of the book, because this part is told entirely in first person from Dennis' point of view.

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mikanis_hatter
May. 4th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
The ghost possession story sounds quite interesting. I did enjoy the movie a ton, but I shall have to read the book. Perhaps it was a lose base on the book's story?
mahina_ballari
May. 4th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
It really is much better than the movie. The problem that happened with Christine was that the movie happened during the time before Stephen King demanded the movie rights to all his books- you should read the novella The Running Man and then watch the movie. The story is so much different and actually has socio-political commentary but they took all of that out of the movie because they just wanted an action movie. The same thing kinda happened here, they took out all of the sub-plots and the ghost possession (which was the main point of the story) because they felt that it would be too long and people wouldn't be interested. You definitely have to read it, it's really cheap, I bought my hard cover copy for $10.
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