Book Reviews of The Dark Half

The Dark Half
The Dark Half
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9780451167316
ISBN-10: 0451167317
Publication Date: 10/3/1990
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 309 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a great book.It puts you to think and it makes you ask yourself the question,could this be real?It is simply about a writer having a pen name which he writes under,but shortly after announcing the "death"of his pen name Killing starts to happen.The story is great there is a lot to it like for example when the writer(Tad Beaumont)was small he had surgery and this surgery proved that he had a twin brother!This fact however has a little or alot to do with the story,it depends on how you look at it or read it as the case may be...But the important thing to this is get started with this book because it is really good.The beginning might be a little slow but it is worth the read.I read this book over a year ago and it is still in mine mind,it is so tempting to write a review about it and share its greatness with other readers,sadly I cant remember all the details about the book,but I do know it is good and I would definitely recommend it for new and old readers alike...Enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 3
KING brings split personality to a new high on both mental and physical levels. The plot is entertaining and a real mind bender...
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Helpful Score: 3
I think this might be one of my favorite King novels. Extremely origianl and very weird!
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Helpful Score: 2
King takes the classic "evil twin" story to a whole new level in this book. It's hefty, but a fast read -- I found myself carrying it everywhere so I could read it in restaurants, check out lines, etc. It's more of a thriller than a straight horror novel, though there are some pretty gross descriptions. Overall, The Dark Half is a great, addictive read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my all time favorite Stephen King books. I have read it countless numbers of times. I'll probably keep pulling it out from time to time to read it again!
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Readers will find themselves immersed in a story filled with suspense, delving into the world of the supernatural. Fans of King's work will not be disappointed and will smile wryly as they think of his series of Bachman books . . . . Many consider Stephen King a master of horror. Perhaps the most frightening thing we find when we explore his writing is the dark possibilities that lie within the workings of the human psyche. Sooner or later, we each have to come to grips with our own dark half.
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a good scare!
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Creepy, very-very creepy.....but in that good Stephen King way.
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A very scary and gripping read, Stephen King Style.
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A great book for Stephen King fans.
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Steven King at his best. Scarry!!!
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Great read
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A great read on a dark night!
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one of my favorites from Stephen King, the story of an author whose alter ego comes to terrifying life..
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One of my favorite King books.
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Book Description
Bestselling author Thad Beaumont would like to say he has nothing to do with the evil that has resulted in a series of monstrous murders. But he can't. He created it.
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My wife read this quite some time ago, and doesn't remember much about it. Here is the synopsis from the back cover of the book:

"Thad Beaumont would like to say he is innocent.

He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the series of monstrous murders that keep coming closer to his home.

He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the twisted imagination that produced his bestselling novels.

He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the voice on the phone uttering its obscene threats and demanding total surrender.

But how can Thad disown the ultimate embodiment of evil that goes by the name he gave it - and signs its crimes with Thad's bloody fingerprints?"
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I haven't read Stephen King in years and thought I'd pick up a book or two and see what he was up to.
Unfortunately, I don't enjoy a book with unneccessary cursing and had to pass on this one only after a few pages.
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Thad Beaumont would like to say he is innocent.

He'd like to say he has nothing to with the series of monstrous muders murders that keep coming closer to his home.

He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the twisted imagination that produced his bestselling novels.

He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the voice on the phone uttering its obscene threats and demandng total surrender.

But how can Thad disown the ultimate embodiment of evil that goes by the name he gave it - and signs its crimes with Thad's bloddy fingerprints?


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One of many in my collection of Stephen King books. All are up for trade. Check out the rest.
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Thad Beaumont would like to say he is innocent.
He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the twisted imagination that produced his bestselling novels.
He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the voice on the phone uttering its obscene threats and demanding total surrender.
But how can Thad disown the ultimate embodiment of evil that goes by the name he gave it-and signs its crimes with Thad's bloody fingerprints?
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Thad Beaumont would like to say he's innocent, that he had nothing to do with the murders that keep coming closer to his home, that his twisted imagination has produced nothing more than best-selling novels. But how can Thad disown the ultimate embodiment of evil that goes by the name he gave it, and signs his crimes with Thad's own bloody fingerprints?
-from back cover