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: 3


I really enjoyed this- Stephen King's books have changed over time but, IMO, for the better. Sure I enjoyed getting the cr*p scared out of me in Carrie, 'salem's Lot etc but there seems to be so much more depth in his more recent writings (they kind of remind me of really long Twilight Zone episodes- the madness, for lack of a better word, doesn't smack you over the head so much as creep up on you in the wee hours) and this book is a good example. Edgar is hurt, physically and mentally, and King explores that drawing you in to view Edgar's relationships and his healing process (and maybe even a bit of Mr. King's own healing process as well). And, oh by the way, Edgar got a little something 'extra' when he hit his head.

Libbit's story is related parallel to Edgar's which gives the reader an insight he doesn't have- it's sort of like watching a horror movie and you just *know* that girl is going to fall in the woods as she's running away and you want to scream at her to watch out. You see what's coming before Edgar, or even Wireman, does (to a point) and you want to tell him 'Noooo!' but can't.