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Subject: Duma Key
Date Posted: 6/28/2008 8:12 PM ET
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Has anyone read Duma Key by Stephen King?   I just received my copy...holy cow, this book is thick!!  I haven't started it yet because I am finishing Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells.  Just wondering if anyone has read this one...thanks:)

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 11:19 PM ET
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April, I haven't read that one but I just got Little Altars Everywhere and wondered what you thought of it.

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 8:15 AM ET
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Hi Elaine,

I am about half-way through Little Altars Everywhere.  I really like it.....I am a huge YA-YA fan.  I have 2 sisters and when we all get together we are like the ya-yas.  I've read The Divine Secrets already, so I'm going backwards, but I really like Little Altars Everywhere -- it gives a lot more background. 

What did you think of it?

~April

 

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 10:32 AM ET
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April, it is still on my huge TBR pile. I am one of those sick people that have a huge TBR pile and just got 12 more books! I need to stop looking at other books until I get at least some of these read. I haven't read the Divine Secrets yet so I will read them in order - when I get to them.



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Date Posted: 6/29/2008 7:15 PM ET
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Yes, I read and loved Duma Key.......but I am a fan of Stephen King. I own all of his books.  Duma Key was very good which was a nice change from some of his recent books......(Cell and Lisey's Story were very disappointing)......I was very happy that Duma Key was a great read!

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 9:37 PM ET
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I read Duma Key and loved it also.  It didn't take me that long to read it either--the margins are wide and the type is not small, plus it was one of those books that I kept wanting to read just a few more pages before stopping...

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 11:23 PM ET
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I agree that Duma Key is better than a number of King's more recent books, and worth the read.  I thought it dragged a bit in spots but I liked that he has returned to making his characters more dimensional and focusing on the effects of the supernatural events on them rather than depending on ever bloodier and  grisly "special effects" as he had begun to do.  

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 11:30 AM ET
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Beth-ITA with you about some of King's "grislier" works. 

I loved Duma Key-a nice change and a great story.  I liked Bag Of Bones too. 

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 7:22 AM ET
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Duma Key was the first Stephen King book I've read since I was a teenager and I truly enjoyed it. Once I began reading, I couldn't put it down. It really started to pick up momentum 1/2 way through the book. It was finished in 2 nights.

You won't regret picking it up and plowing through it. Enjoy!

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 8:05 AM ET
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WOW!!!  Ellen, you finished it in 2 nights??  I just started reading it this morning.

April

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 6:29 PM ET
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I enjoyed Duma Key and I loved that King set it in and around Sarasota, where he spends a large amount of time now......I wasn't crazy about the ending, but the book as a whole was quite a page turner.

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 7:42 PM ET
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I have not read Steven King in a long while, Maybe I should try the Duma Key.

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 8:31 AM ET
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Ok, so I just started reading Duma Key yesterday, and I'm already over 100+ pages into it.  (It's 600 pages long).  I cannot put it down.  I haven't read King in a long time, but I'm really glad I picked this one up.

 

Date Posted: 7/7/2008 8:42 AM ET
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I have not read King in a long time also. I just ordered a copy of Duma Key  and its on the way.It sounds like he finally has gone back to the style of his earlier books like the Shinning and Salem Lot. I love the shinning I have read it more than once.Salem Lot scared me so much I did not want to be alone in the house while I was reading it.



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Date Posted: 7/8/2008 9:13 PM ET
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I just started reading Duma Key too soon to know if I will like it.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 12:52 PM ET
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I have been a Stephen King fan for years, but his latest ones have been such a dissapointment that I had stopped reading his books,  I did get  Duma key after hearing it was like his old ones  I think The Stand is my favorite, didn't like the gunslinger series at all.  Thanks, just finished a book, think I will start Duma Key tonight.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 12:55 PM ET
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Marcia,

I think you'll enjoy Duma Key.  I'm about half-way through it now, and it's a really good read.  I haven't read much Stephen King (some of his old stuff), but I'm thoroughly enjoying this one.  If I could stay off this site, I'd probably have it finished by now even though its 600 pages...LOL.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 1:30 PM ET
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Duma Key is one of the best Stephen King books I have read in awhile.  And, I have read and own everyone of his books!!  Really great read!!

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 4:15 PM ET
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This book is really getting good.  I should finish it up tonight. 

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 10:17 PM ET
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WOW!  I just finished Duma Key, and it was really great!  I had not read Stephen King in a LONG, LONG time, and I'm glad I picked this one up.  Highly recommended.

Date Posted: 8/4/2008 7:36 PM ET
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I loved Duma Key!  I was a bit disappointed in some of the books I read after The Dark Tower Series, so I was a little reluctant to read Duma Key.  I'm so glad that I did... fantastic book!

Date Posted: 8/4/2008 7:53 PM ET
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Add me to the list of folks that stopped reading King many years ago.  However, for our book club, Duma Key was chosen - and I am so glad - it was terrific!  Don't let the 600 some odd pages scare you!  Worth reading. Definitely.

 

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:47 AM ET
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I'm glad to hear so many of you like Duma Key. I started reading it the other night and I haven't been able to pick it back up yet...it seems like it's dragging. But you've inspired me to give it another go! (Actually, I would eventually read it through, I do NOT start a book and not finish it, especially King).

I have been disappointed with his latest works as well...like The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Dreamcatcher, etc.. Ugh. I actually liked Cell, but was waaaaay unhappy with the ending (what, did he just give up on writing at the end?).

Ok, I'm going to go read now. Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 9:25 AM ET
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I loved Duma Key.  I haven't read a Stephan King novel in a long time.  It was very refreshing to read one set in the Keys of Florida instead of New England.  I loved the settiing and boy was it creepy!  Hope you enjoy it.  Brooke