Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?
It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.
Arnie’s best friend, Dennis, distrusts her—immediately.
Arnie’s teen-queen girlfriend, Leigh, fears her the moment she senses her power.
Arnie’s parents, teachers, and enemies soon learn what happens when you cross her.
Because Christine is no lady. She is Stephen King’s ultimate, blackly evil vehicle of terror…
There’s nothing quite as entertaining as the story of a love triangle, except when Stephen King spins a yarn on the subject.
The first thing that drew me in about Christine was the fact that it wasn’t your typical love triangle, which is usually formed between three people. In this case we have two people and a Plymouth Fury.
One of the creepy instances that seemed to become the horrifying theme of this book, was how possessive the Plymouth was of Arnie, and how the car was always able to suck him back into her evil whirlwind, throughout the book. It resembled that old, yet so true saying ‘love is blind.’
I also enjoyed the head hopping POV in this story between some of the main characters. It gave a fresh look into the lives of Arnie’s best friend Dennis, Arnie’s girlfriend Leigh, his folks, as well as his enemies. All the while showing Christine in several different lights, and proving that it is next to impossible to come between a guy and his car.
The book will leave you shaken and will deliver a horror story in a classic Stephen King manner. You’ll also never think of a love triangle in the same way again.
Bear in mind that I am new to Stephen King and that there are other titles that one might think of as a Stephen King classic read, but I would say that this story is up there with Carrie and Misery. If you have yet to read Christine, or you might just be looking for a good Stephen King horror read, I would recommend picking up Christine.