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Tapping into our primal fears of modern technology, which made Cell a number-one best seller, Stephen King sets his sights on the latest high-tech gadget in UR, in which a mysterious e-book reader opens a disturbing window into other worlds.
Reeling from a painful break-up, English instructor and avid book lover Wesley Smith is haunted by his ex-girlfriend's parting shot: "Why can't you just read off the computer like everyone else?" He buys an e-book reader out of spite, but soon finds he can use the device to glimpse realities he had never before imagined, discovering literary riches beyond his wildest dreams...and all-too-human tragedies that surpass his most terrible nightmares.
From vintage cars (Christine and From a Buick 8) to household appliances (Maximum Overdrive) to exercise equipment (Stationary Bike), Stephen King has mesmerized us with tales of apparently ordinary machines that take on lives of their own. UR gives this classic theme an up-to-the-minute spin, resulting in a horror masterpiece for our time and for the ages.
©2010 Stephen King (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"Firm, gripping, and deftly written by a craftsman at the top of his game, this is King at his crisp, clear, page-turning best." ( review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By doG ma on 02-18-10


Just finished UR, and all I can say is WOW! What a fantastic story. I am one of SK's constant readers and still had no idea how this was going to end up until the last word had been read. I had not heard of Holter Graham befor this but he was perfect for this story. Excellent Read!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-14-15


Elements of the Black Tower series and of Hearts in Atlanta are in this short story. If you have read the series or the book, it will enhance your enjoyment. It is not necessary though and reading this will enhance your reading of the book or series. It does not matter where you start.

I would hate to pay full price for this, but at $2.00 an hour it's a bargain. Your paying for quality, not quantity. Imagine, if your favorite writer had lived five or ten years longer then you thought and he/she wrote books during that time, never published in our universe, and you found them. The first part of the book, should really appeal to classic literature fans. The second part of the book, deals more with knowing the future and how to respond to that. This of course has been done by multiple authors and King really does not bring anything new to the subject. Still it is an interesting read and trying to guess what is going to happen, makes it more fun.

I am not familiar with the narrator, but he does his job so well, you forget your listening and not reading.

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18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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