A tale about a boy and his car....that's the ace of spades.
Dec 18, 2009
Arnie Cunningham is a 17 year old local high school loser. One day after working a day shift at his summer job, Arnie (along with his best friend Dennis) spots a beat up old car for sale. Thinking it's a joke, Dennis pulls over and the two check it out. It's a mess of a car, a 1957 Autumn Red Plymouth Fury. The owner is a disabled WWII and Korean War veteran named Roland Le Bay. At first the old man seem angered by Arnie's eagerness to buy the car but after chatting about it, he's so sprung off the old wreck that he agrees to buy it for way more than it's worth. Arnie gets into a lot of trouble when he tells his parents about the car. But that's all a drop in the bucket compared to what lies in store for him. His "new" car is named Christine and he'll soon find out that this girl is more than a handful.
A Stephen King supernatural classic. I really enjoyed how he writes his teenage characters. He's one of the more realistic writers (in my opinion) when it comes to getting inside a teenager's head. I also liked how the novel is structured (in three parts titled: Dennis teenager car song, Arnie teenage love songs & Christine teenage death songs). For the most part, the book is narrated by Dennis. He writes as if it's taken from either a journal or manuscript. The character reflects upon his teen years and the life of his best friend Arnie and that dreadful day he met his one true love. Even thought he book is a bit lengthy, it story flies by whilst reading it. If you enjoy a good modern day horror story or a fan of Stephen King then this is a must read (if you haven't read it already). Fans of the movie will also enjoy this as well.
Arnie is a geek who stumbles upon an old beat-up car. He spends his time fixing it and falling in love with the car, Christine. The car suddenly starts to look better and better everyday for no apparent reason and beyond Arnie's attention or concern. Christine then takes Arnie and us on a murderous ride of jealousy and revenge. Arnie's transformation is best seen in the film while the best surprises and twists come rolling out of the book
Car! For Arnie that is. Arnie is a gawky, awkward teenage male with few friends and few skills. But he does come across a car named Christine, which he proceeds to fix up and clean. This car in turn comes to own him as it itself is somehow inhabited by an evil demon that allows the car to come to life at will, and cause accidents, run over others, and even asphyxiate one unsuspecting intruder with exhaust gas in its cabin. Together, Arnie and Christine form a bond based on loyalty and violence. … more