The Road Virus Heads North

The Road Virus Heads North One of the dark eerie tales that can only come from Stephen King orginally a part of the New York Times bestseller Everything s Eventual The Road Virus Heads North tracks an author who buys a cre

  • Title: The Road Virus Heads North
  • Author: Stephen King Jay O. Sanders
  • ISBN: 9780743563864
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Audiobook
  • One of the dark, eerie tales that can only come from Stephen King, orginally a part of the 1 New York Times bestseller Everything s Eventual, The Road Virus Heads North tracks an author who buys a creepy paiting at a yard sale which was painted by a metal head neighbor just before he committed suicide.

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    1. Stephen King Jay O. Sanders

      Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

    520 thoughts on “The Road Virus Heads North”


    1. I'm getting lucky with King's short stories.Even though the whole idea of possessed things, especially paintings, is somehow old now but I can't express how much I enjoyed this. It's creepy and the way king wrote his character as a horror writer made me believe that he based a lot of things on himself.Creepy and very good!


    2. This is a great, creepy story that's good for giving you a few chills up the back of your neck. I got the audio book read by Jay O. Sanders, who does a really fantastic job. It’s a quick listen, just over an hour long, and packs a great punch in that short time. The suspense builds throughout the story and has a wonderful pulpy-noir feel to it. I’m glad I have it… and even gladder I didn't listen to it just before bed! Recommend!


    3. I really enjoyed this short story. This is the type of story I love to read from Stephen King, and after reading most of his other short stories leading up to this one in his collection, "Everything's Eventual" - many of which weren't really my cup of tea - this was definitely a welcome edition. The concept, and the way the story was executed, was brilliant, and I loved the creepy atmosphere that pervaded the entire story. I love King's short stories, and, as he does in many of his works, he doe [...]


    4. I have a firmly-held belief about yard sales and second-hand stores: if someone else thought it was crap, it probably is and I don't need it. SK has written enough about demon-possessed art that I feel anxious when they go through the basement and storerooms in my building at work and leave out stacks of dusty masterpieces for us to take and use to decorate our workspaces.The Road Virus Heads North is such a great title. It's a compact little story that plays on a number of the usual human fears [...]





    5. My rating: 5 starsAudiobook narrator Jay O. Sanders rating: 4 starsThis was a short and great Stephen King book. I feel like he created a great plot with such a small amount of ‘room’ and made me really intrigued on what was going to happen next. I since learned that there is a TV show from the Nightmares & Dreamscapes series which has one episode dedicated to this book (starring Tom Berenger, too!).I thought the narrator did a good job of utilizing the Maine accent and this book somewha [...]


    6. Perhaps this story was a new concept when it was written, but, in 2015, the "possessed painting" trope is so well-known that this audiobook will be a complete bore to most readers. Simple story: Man buys disturbing painting, painting changes whenever he's not looking, painting does bad things, painting seems to be getting closer to him.The audio quality is fine--no insult in this review is to Saunders--but the story concept is just overdone.


    7. Just read this book the other day, mainly because with its use of a painting and the murderous entity connected to it, it bears some similarities to my novel The Glimpsing. I really enjoyed it; King is so good a making things creepy. I would love to see him turn it into a full length novel. Here's to hoping he does so in the future.


    8. I am tracking down the top 13 short stories by Stephen King acccording to this article; 13-best-stephen-king-short-stories-of-all-timeThe Road Virus Heads North is interesting, but ends abruptly where it could have gone along menacingly for a few more chapters. My favorite part is the descriptions of the painting every time he looks at it. And Aunt Trudy. Folks, always listen to your Aunt Trudy.


    9. I enjoyed every minute of this. This story is a life lesson! You really have to be careful what you buy at yard sales. One man's trash isn't always another man's treasure, that one man's trash could very well be the other man's days as a horror writer numbered!


    10. i was so close to giving this 4 stars and is maybe the strongest 3 star story on my list just missing out a good read maybe a tiny bit slow at places especially considering the shortness of the story great read


    11. I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.


    12. Just friggin' creepy. The ending was a tad inconclusive for me. I actually googled the story for clarification. Perhaps it's just me, but I like a clear ending. Drawing my own conclusions is okay, but I prefer to know specifics. So yeah, if you want a little macabre in your day, check this out.


    13. The way Stephen King creates a story is perfectly spoken in this version of a short story. SFK delivers a picturesque tale without even making an effort. Ending was artistic choice in my opinion, but overall a good listen.


    14. Considering Rose Madder is one of my least favourite King novels, and this is of similar plot (creepy painting, undeniable will to own it) I really enjoyed this story. it was creepy in classic King style! Perhaps Rose Madder should have been a short story too.


    15. A great short story to kill a few hours. It made me think about how the smallest choices can completely change your life.





    16. I don't know how I feel about the ending. I read this for class so maybe I will feel much better after we discuss it in more detail.



    17. Կարդացածս ամենաթույն ու атмосферный պատմվածքներից։ Էն որ ուղղակի դասական Սթիվեն Քինգ, ուրիշ ոչ մի բան <3 *______* հրաշքություն







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