Can’t Wait Wednesday : Fairy tale by Stephen King


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is: Fairy tale by Stephen King.


Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it.

Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

Expected publication: September 2022


7 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Fairy tale by Stephen King”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    This book’s premise contains some of the elements in which King excels: a youth troubled by a difficult past (and present), and the meeting with what sounds like a cranky individual who will teach him something unexpected. I can’t wait! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I was so excited when I saw this – can’t wait. Literally, cannot wait.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I am definitely reading this, even though my track record with King’s books has been spotty lately. It seems so different from his usual😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I just love the sound of this and the title – it’s apparently a real chunkster – but I can’t wait.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Michael

    Anything by Stephen King is on my TBR list. I am eager for this one to hit shelves.

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m definitely keeping my eye on this one!

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