Stephen King The Mist Audiobooktext
After a long period of unbearable heatwave, a severe thunderstorm and storm hit the Maine side, where the narrator, David Drayton, his wife and their five-year-old son reside. The lull helping, a sudden slick of The Mist settles off the lake. It appears dense, white, stagnant and persistent. David has a bad feeling and insists that his wife go shopping with him. But she refuses. In the downtown store, it is the crush and everyone seems to throw themselves on the last existing tin can. Stephen King The Mist Audiobook .
The line at the cash register is endless, the power cut and the generator spits out its last sluggish purring. Then, it’s a mess.
A boy comes to warn them that the tablecloth of The Mist envelops the whole city, it absorbs everything, like a formidable ogress. Indredulous, the crowd disperses, jostles, creates an indescribable disorder, and we have to admit that the kid is not wrong.
This The Mist is abnormal, quite threatening and David prefers to stay safe in the store. Because very quickly, all those seeking to leave the store are immediately grabbed by the unknown and disappear. The horror is yet to come!
This is the first Stephen King I read and I’m not unhappy with it. It is not a very thick book (200 pages) but it is enough to make all the hairs on the arms stand up. What happens behind and / or in this The Mist is apocalyptic, the atmosphere already lends itself to it before knowing more. Doubt gives rise to fear, long before obtaining any explanations. And even then, we remain on our guard, absolutely stunned and stunned by what the following can hold us. Certainly, the narrator will get by because it is he who tells us this hallucinating story. What about the rest? It is not necessarily the appeal of the fantastic and the terror that I necessarily like, although it contributes to the addiction, but I was amazed by the atmosphere that reigns in this store where almost all of the action is taking place. We feel panicked, vulnerable, frightened people in front of the unspeakable. And it is more in their reaction that the danger, the unexpected and the reversal of the situation can come. It is absolutely well mastered, masterfully managed. Yes, certainly Stephen King is a genius of the dark, of latent suspense … and of horror, of course.
The short story The Mist appeared under the original title The Mist in the collection: Skeleton Crew and was adapted for the screen by Frank Darabont (The Green Line, Les Evadés). French release: February 2008.