Book Review of Duma Key

Duma Key
Duma Key
Author: Stephen King
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2


Although I enjoyed King's newest story, I didn't find it as promising as I was led to believe. The story felt like it was ready to be transformed into a movie script--and King even suggests a director via the dialogue between the characters. At 600 pages, I felt that some of the repetition could have been deleted and made the story flow easier and been a much better read. How many times do we need to be reminded that Edgar only has one arm?

Besides all of that--the writing was edgy--especially in the beginning--reminding me of contemporary writers such as Christopher Moore and Chuck Palahniuk. That freshness dissipates after the first 1/3 of the book, though.

Rather than a horror novel I'd consider this story more a supernatural tale of suspense.