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Plant, The

Plant, The

Auteur

Stephen King

Eerste Uitgave

2000

Uitgave

2000

Uitgeverij

Philtrum Press

Vorm

roman

Taal

Engels

Bladzijden

290 bladzijden

Gelezen

2000-11-25

Score

8/10

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JOHN KENTON, who majored in English and was President of the Brown University Literary Society, has had a rude initiation into the real world as one of Zenith House's four editors. Zenith House, which captured only 2% of the total paperback market the year before (1980), is dying on the vine. All of its employees are worried that Apex, the parent corporation, may soon take extreme measures to stem the tide of red ink...and the most likely possibility is looking more and more like terminating Zenith House, with extreme sanction. The only hope is a drastic sales turnaround, but with Zenith's tiny advances and creaky distribution system, that seems unlikely.). Enter CARLOS DETWEILLER, first in the form of a query letter received by John Kenton. Detweiller, twenty-three, works in the Central Falls House of Flowers, and is hawking a book he's written called True Tales of Demon Infestations. Kenton, with the vague idea that Detweiller may have some interesting stuff which can be rewritten by a staffer, encourages Detweiller to submit sample chapters and an outline. Detweiller instead submits the entire manuscript, along with a bundle of photographs. The mess is even more abysmal than Kenton, who thought the book could maybe be juiced up for The Amityville Horror audience, would have believed in his worst nightmares. Yet the worst nightmare of all is contained in the form of the enclosed photographs. Most are shots of painfully faked seance effects, but four of them show a gruesomely realis-tic human sacrifice, in which an old man's heart is being pulled from his gaping chest...and it seems very likely to Kenton that the fellow doing the pulling is none other than Carlos Detweiller himself.