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Dreamcatcher
Dreamcatcher
Author: Stephen King
Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of the classics It and Insomnia), four boys stood together and did a brave thing. Certainly a good thing, perhaps even a great thing. Something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand. — Twenty-five years later, the boys are now men with separate lives and separate troubl...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781501156755
ISBN-10: 1501156756
Publication Date: 2/28/2017
Pages: 880
Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
This book starts off fast and doesn't let you go! In typical King fashion, there is great detail and insight into the various character's psyches. Just when you think you "get it" the story takes another turn into weird!
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Helpful Score: 4
One of my top 3 favorite King books. I like the four main characters, and the story is intense. At parts gross, and other parts, scary, King is at his best.
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Helpful Score: 2
I tried really hard to read this book, hoping it would be better than the movie. However, my personal opinion is that Stephen King's writing has gotten progressively worse, and I couldn't finish it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as his earlier stuff, but fascinating in its own right. Regular folks get enmeshed is some weird stuff while camping and find out the government is trying to hide some strange aliens that have landed. Better than it sounds.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of my least favorite of King's longer winded books. It's about four miserable middle aged friends who get together every year for a manly weekend spent drinking bear and shooting poor beasts. It goes on and on flashing back to the past when the boys were boyhood friends and met a Down Syndrome boy named Douglass who possesses a supernatural power and then whisking the reader back to the present when the men are facing snow, weird flashing lights and strange people passing noxious gas. Somewhere here I think aliens have landed and soon there will sh*t weasels. Ahhhh!

This book rambles on so much I feel a decade older having finally finished it. The beginning grabbed me and the parts about the boyhood friendship captured me but King lost me when he went on tangents about the aliens, the red fuzz, Mr. Grey and his mindrape & the crazed military guy all of which I found mind-numbing.
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