The Plant

  • Title: The Plant
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 481
  • Format: ebook
  • The Plant The Plant is an unfinished serial novel published in as an e book by American author Stephen King The novel is about an editor in a paperback publishing house who gets a manuscript from what appe
    The Plant is an unfinished serial novel published in 2000 as an e book by American author Stephen King.The novel is about an editor in a paperback publishing house who gets a manuscript from what appears to be a crackpot The manuscript is about magic, but it also contains photographs that seem very real The editor writes the author a rejection slip, but because of the phThe Plant is an unfinished serial novel published in 2000 as an e book by American author Stephen King.The novel is about an editor in a paperback publishing house who gets a manuscript from what appears to be a crackpot The manuscript is about magic, but it also contains photographs that seem very real The editor writes the author a rejection slip, but because of the photographs, he also notifies the police where the author lives This enrages the author, who sends a mysterious plant to the editor s office.The story is told in epistolary format, consisting entirely of letters, memos and correspondence.

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    About Stephen King


    1. 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.


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    1. First of all, you can get a free 2 part PDF of this story at StephenKing ( The Plant: Zenith Rising).Second, be aware that this serial novel is incomplete. The two files contain parts 1-3 and parts 1-6 ONLY. There is no actual conclusion. King started on this around 1980 and has revisited it a couple of times since. It may be finished someday or it may not. NEVER. No way to know for sure.On to the reviewThis story is a whole lot of fun. The main gist centers around a failing publishing company. [...]

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    2. I remember reading this as it was coming out and being incredibly disappointed that it wasn't going to be finished. As with everything else he writes/wrote/has written, part of the fun was dissecting it for references to The Dark Tower. I'm really happy I found another copy of it (umI may have printed it when it first came out and had a 3-ring binder, reinforcing the pages and everything [shut up]) because I'm curious to see if I still enjoy it. Now that I've read the ending of DT, I wonder if I [...]

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    3. This King took some mulling over. The rating, I mean. Should read 3 and a half. In terms of his range, The Plant isn’t the sort of supernatural story that serves as a backdrop for something else (reflection, melancholy, social commentary, it’s not a short list). It doesn’t dissect a character’s psychology and draw the horror from there, either. It’s meant to be a fun ride, period. What he does experiment with is narrative device.Overall, it was a delight to read - the story is certainl [...]

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    4. Zenith House, una pequeña editorial de Nueva York que publica originales en formato bolsillo, no está pasando por su mejor momento. Estamos en el año 1981, y Apex, la corporación dueña de Zenith, les lanza un ultimátum: o consiguen libros y autores de éxito, o cierran. John Kenton, que trabaja como editor en Zenith, recibe un manuscrito de Carlos Detweiller con el título de Verdareros cuentos de las plagas demoníacas. Cuando Kenton muestre interés y solicite a Carlos más información, [...]

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    5. I loved this book. It kept me there till the end of the story. Was not one of those books that loses you around chapter 4

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    6. I read The Plant in preparation for THE POEMING 2016, a 31/31 challenge taking place in October in which 56 poets will be creating found poetry from Stephen King's 56 books. An editor of a paperback publishing house gets a fascinating manuscript from someone who he believes to be a crockpot. Although initially interest, after seeing a series of disturbing photographs accompanying the manuscript, he calls the police. The author is enraged and sends death threats along with a strange plant that is [...]

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    7. A quick and gritty read, but loads of fun. A little slow to start, but not bad. I am curious though, in the story, when they talk about the novel "Last Survivor," since Stephen King essential wrote this in the early to mid 1980s, did he initially conceive the idea for the reality show "Survivor"? I found that to be very interesting. I hope that at some point we are able to read more of this great story. It definitely deserves more of an ending.

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    8. Total King work. I can't believe that he has not finished this yet. What an amazing story. I hope that he gets back to it really soon and finishes it. I can't wait to hear what happens to these folks and their Plant.

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    9. sure wish he'd finished it

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    10. 3.5La publicación de este material en su web abarca desde los meses de Julio del año 2000 hasta Diciembre de ese mismo año. Sin embargo, en los años 1982, 1983 y 1985 ya se había publicado las tres primeras partes respectivamente en lo que se conoce como “chapbook”. La planta, obra formada por seis partes (de momento), se encuentra escrita de forma epistolar. Es decir, que toda la historia estará relatada mediante cartas, correos, memorándum, diarios personales, noticias de periódico [...]

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    11. At first, this was going to be my second Stephen King book, a few years after having read Misery (which I found rather decent). By now, all I can say is that this book belongs to a very restricted category: BOOKS WHICH I SIMPLY COULD NOT FINISH. I guess it was my fault, since I did not know beforehand that this was not a complete story, but reads more like a draft, a sketch of sorts. From what I have read of the book (almost 235 out of 273 pages), however, this is a story that simply does not ne [...]

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    12. You're a funny, funny guy Mr. King. I laughed out loud when I got to the end. The Plant is not the story you think it is although it is the kind of plant you think it is with an ending that is fairly predictable, until you get there. I am eternally grateful my houseplants have never shown the kind of proclivities this one does.

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    13. forgot about this book until today. when, in 2000, stephen king started releasing this in serial form for $1 i was IN. i paid my dollar and read it in ireland. was very sad when it stopped, and would love to see it finished some day.

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    14. It's not easy to talk about an unfinished book, but so far it really lets you hunger for more It all seems a bit like "Needful Things" concerning characters apt to kill each other with a bit of help, but the plant itself is also interesting (even though I always think of Audrey II).

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    15. An editor in a New York based publication house is sent a manuscript. He rejects the manuscript. The furious author sends the editor a potted plant. Things then begin to go south.Spectacular work by King. I'm just sad it's not complete. Hope someday he'll pick it back up and complete the story.

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    16. **3.5/5** “The Dark Powers have to give before they can take.”I wish this was complete! I enjoyed it very much.

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    17. This one is a hoot, typical King, well written, easy to read. Too bad it is not available as a book, reading it on 8.5x11 copy paper distracts from the story. Enjoyed it.

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    18. Pretty decent for an unfinished novel or whatever you want to call it. I actually thought the build up in parts 1-3 were better than the fallout of everything in the closing 4-6 parts.

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    19. This was weird and not in a good way.

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    20. The Plant is a serial novel published in 2000 as an e-book by Stephen King.The American author Stephen King wrote a few parts of a story by the same name and sent out as chapbooks to his friends instead of Christmas cards in 1982, 1983, and 1985. Only three installments were produced by Philtrum Press before the story was shelved, and the original editions are hotly sought-after collector's items today.In 2000, King picked up The Plant again and started to publish it as an electronic serial. The [...]

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    21. This story has very minor connections with The Dark Tower series.The Plant is an unfinished serial novel with some interesting concept: it starts out as a series of letters and memos involving Zenith publishing house editors. Later it expands to journal entries as well, and that's where I lost most of my interest toward the story. Diaries injected a definitive narration which spoiled the whole concept of letters and all for me.There is a plot line but it's unfinished. I can't even say that it's [...]

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    22. A down on their luck publishing company receives an unexpected gift from a disgruntled author whose novel of voodoo and demonic rites they rejected. A plant that smells of fond memories and good ideas, a plant that gives anyone nearby the inspiration to achieve great things, but something isn’t right about the plant, something dangerous. Now, the members of Zenith Inc. have to decide do they keep the mysterious gift that promises salvation for their failing company or do they find a way to get [...]

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    23. a fun book that I chanced uponor rather e-book.is was a title I was unaware of within the authors Canon of work and from a bit of research I was able to find it was an incomplete serialized e-book which I understand may still yet be completed at some pointis was a quick read and is very much of a horror pulp feel's a tale of satanic ritual revenge and a killer plant.d as you would expect is actually quite good fun's not maybe the most cerebral of kings novels but in fairness neither does it pret [...]

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    24. I was actually going to wait until the final chapters of this book were released, before I checked this book as "I've read it" on shelfari. However, it seems that this book is probably never going to be finished, which is a shame actually, and so I'll just update its status. It is a good story, but since it isn't finished, and I hate unfinished books, I can not really advise it to anyonead.: Na verdade eu queria esperar até serem lançados os últimos capítulos deste livro, antes de o assinala [...]

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    25. My main worry was that the book wouldn't be finished and a great read would be ruined. The 'ending' however is adequate and could serve as the true ending of the story; though it is certainly ripe for a sequel or continuation.The story is quirky and fun, and the characters as I've said before are goofy but very likable, especially the janitor Riddley who is not quite as he first seems. This combines to make the book vastly enjoyable to read. The epistolery style works and is done very well, I wa [...]

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    26. At first I was confused by the format of the writing, all in memos and journal entries. Once I figured out what was happening it worked well. Very few authors would be able to pull this off without making it seem disjointed, but King is an artist. It is unfinished, but it does come to an ending of sorts. You are not left completely in the dark. The main villains are killed off, but you are still left with "The Plant". Is it good, is it evil we don't really know.It does have a little shop of horr [...]

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    27. Just flew through this book in pretty much two sittings and I enjoyed it way more than I imagined I would. I feel like the ending was fine it wasnt as abrupt as many make it seem, to me it felt like an ending but left room for more. I must say I definitely liked the first 2/3s of this book more than the final third I guess it must have gone downhill right around the part that he wrote 19 years later. I found the part written in the 80s much more fun and catchy. I like how it had such a fun campy [...]

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    28. Not a bad story, over all; has many brilliant segments, but I suspect "The Plant" was but a failed experiment. I suspect it was a previously discarded story, used to try out an innovative on-line publishing avenue. Perhaps there was also an ulterior motive; a hope that the process might inspire a breath of new life into a near-dead story.I would have been interesting to see it come to a conclusion, as promised, but doubt King would now bother wasting his time with this. The moment has past and t [...]

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    29. I remember downloading this some 14 years ago and saving it to read when complete. I didn't want to read it as a serial like the Green Mile I wanted to save it up and read as a whole. I had a toddler and a young baby at the time and thought I would never be able to comfortably sit and read the printed pages. I faithfully paid for my copies and collected the 300 odd pages in a folder. It then sat gathering dust for the next 13 years and I finally read it last year. Disappointed Mr King never fini [...]

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    30. This book is a little hard to review because it is not complete, so I won't go into great detail and elaboration. However, as a result of the abrupt ending seemingly in the middle of a story, I was left feeling somewhat unsatisfied at the end of this read, so much so that I'd be hard pressed to recommend it to someone else. Nonetheless, I am a longtime King fan and so I appreciated the story for what it was, especially the fact that it was very much a part of The Dark Tower universe. I won't spo [...]

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