King's compelling story inspired by a Polaroid camera, now available for the first time from Hodder in standalone form, as part of their exciting Stephen King reissue programme for 2021.
The No. 1 bestselling author Stephen King's novella The Sun Dog, published in his award-winning 1990 story collection Four Past Midnight, is now available as a standalone publication.
It's mine - that was what he had thought when his finger had pushed the shutter-button for the first time. Now he found himself wondering if maybe he hadn't gotten that backward.
Kevin Delevan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660.
There's something wrong with his gift, though. No matter where Kevin aims the camera, it produces a photograph of an enormous, vicious dog. In each successive picture, the menacing creature draws nearer to the flat surface of the Polaroid film as if it intends to break through.
When old Pop Merrill, Castle Rock's sharpest trader, gets wind of this phenomenon, he devises a way to profit from it. But the Sun Dog, a beast that shouldn't exist at all, turns out to be a very dangerous investment.
A fabulous teller of stories who can create an entire new world and make the reader live in it - EXPRESS
Without doubt one of the world's greatest storytellers, King has an uncanny knack of finding horror in the midst of the commonplace - DAILY MAIL
The Sun Dog works beautifully as another addition to those metaphorical stories about King's own personal fears - GUARDIAN
World Number One bestseller Stephen King has captivated audiences with his stories from Carrie to Duma Key. So powerful are his originals, that they have been turned into successful films including Misery, The Green Mile, Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption, directed by the world class director, Frank Darabond.