Ever since I was little, I have been a reader. I was that kid who had a book everywhere I went. When I was eleven or twelve, I discovered Stephen King, and his scary stories. I don't recall the first Stephen King book I read, but once I started, I couldn't stop. My Aunt Carol read his books as well, and I think my mom did too, so I always had a source for new books, even if they were ones the library didn't carry.
My favorite Stephen King story though was probably The Langoliers. It is one of four novellas published in the book Four Past Midnight. It was also made into a miniseries at some point, probably another reason I liked the story, it's always cool to see the book made into a movie.
The basic gist of The Langoliers is a group of people are on a plane leaving LAX. Some of the passengers fall asleep. Once they awaken, they find that everyone who was awake has disappeared. The find themselves in a different world, having traveled through a rift in time. As the story progresses they must find a way back to their present time, before the old dying world they are in is consumed by the langoliers.
It's been years since I had much time to read. I do watch movies though, so I'm really excited about the upcoming release of The Mist by Stephen King in theaters. I remember reading this story, and I think it will be a great movie!
Go to the website link above, and you can watch movie trailers and get info about the movie. I can't wait to go to the theater and be scared again by a Stephen King story. If you get a chance to watch this movie, come back and let me know what you think!