A highly detailed and descriptive book. The mini-series on t.v. several years ago did do the book justice. But it's a must read for King fans and for all those interested in otherworldly matters. Scary but thought-provoking too.
Great book. Early King is considered by many to be the best he has ever done. Yes, this one is a little rough compared to some of his later stuff but the characters draw you in like you wouldn't believe. Mr. King creates characters that are so alive that I would swear that I know them, or know of them at the very least. These characters are like that, even the dog! You feel for them, you empathize and you sympathize. This is a very well done book and a nice blend of horror and science fiction for those of us who enjoy both.
Complex, full of intrigue and incredibly satisfying, Tommyknockers is one of Stephen King's best efforts. I've read this book over and over, and each time I find something new to love about it. If you're looking for a book that you can really sink into and lose yourself in, pick up a Stephen King book - the longer the book, the better it is. He does his best work when he writes and writes and writes...
Something Was Happening In Bobbi Andersons Idyllic Small Town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman, and child in town powers far beyond ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a death trap for all outsiders. Something that came from a metal object, buried for millenia, that Bobbi accidentally stumbled across. It wasn\'t that Bobbi and the other good people of Haven had sold there souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of hell. It was more like a diabolical takeover...an invasion of the body and the soul---and the mind...
Writer Bobbi Anderson becomes obsessed with digging up something she's found buried in the woods near her home. With the help of her friend, Jim Gardener, she uncovers an alien spaceship. Though exposure to the Tommyknockers who piloted the alien craft has detrimental effects on residents' health, the people of Haven develop a talent for creating innovative devices under its increasingly malignant influence.
Yet another mammoth horror novel from King, this dark tale depicts a small town's fatal encounter with creatures from outer space. Events start with Roberta Anderson, a writer of Old West novels, unearthing a flying saucer on her remote wooded property. Five hundred pages later alcoholic poet Jim Gardener, Roberts's former English teacher, finds himself aboard the flying saucer in outer space. In the interval the creatures (Tommyknockers) destroy the citizenry of Haven, Maine. While this is not one of King's more original novels, it does have plenty of blood and guts, macabre humor, and a well-wrought realization of the New England countryside.
This is probably my favorite Stephen King novel; despite its flaws, it has a quirky charm that grabs you. I've probably read this book 20 times since I first read it in 1989. Has King written better books? Sure, but I'll always think fondly of Haven.
I really enjoyed this book up to the half way point. Then it just became TOO long and TOO dragged out. Don't get me wrong, I love long books, and I respect authors who are willing to commit so much to one story. I just felt the end was detail by detail that I didn't really need to know or care about. One thing I love about Stephen King is his character and backstory development. He really makes the reader care about the characters and get a feel for the story. So even though there was about 300 pages I felt dragged on, I wanted to finish because I really wanted to know what happened at the end. This was just an average King book for me.
Tommyknockers is about a U.F.O. found buried in the woods of maine by an author named Bobbi. She starts digging at it, and keeps digging...and digging. Her friend Gard show's up, he's a poet, on his last dime, mile, and so forth. Together they continue to work to unearth the object they have found in the ground...
Soon things start changing in Haven, the town nearby...people begin inventing things that require batteries...a little boy named Hilly disappears...and suddenly Gard realizes he really is all alone in the world...or at least in Haven...
Something was happenign in Bobbi Anderson's idyllic small town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman, and child in town powers far beyond ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a death trap for all outsides. Something that came from across the millennia. This is an early King and one of his best.
Something was happening in bobbi Anderson's idyllic small town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman, and child in town powers far beyond ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a death trap for all outsiders. Something that came from a metal object, buried for millennia, that Bobbie accidentally stumbled across. It wasn't that Bobbi and the other good people of Haven had sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of hell. It was more like a diabolical takeover..an invasion of body and soul-and mind..
Something was happening in Bobbi Anderson's idyllic small town that gave everyone powers far beyond ordinary mortals and turned the town into a deathtrap for outsiders. Something that came from the metal object, buried for millennia, that Bobbi accidentally stumbled across.
-from back cover