Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Search - Desperation

Desperation
Desperation
Author: Stephen King
This is knock-out classic horror about the loneliest town off Nevada's Interstate 50-and the scariest. — Something is terribly wrong in Desperation, Nevada -- a small mining town just off Route 50 with a played out open pit copper mine. The streets are wind swept and deserted; animals have the run of the town and something horrific is brewing in...  more »
Info icon
ISBN-13: 9780451188465
ISBN-10: 0451188462
Publication Date: 8/1/1997
Pages: 547
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 572

3.7 stars, based on 572 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed Desperation on + 69 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The first half of this started out with a bang. It was a real turn pager, full of intrigue and suspense. About halfway through all the extreme, gory, "King" details began. The story was great (one of his best, in my opinion)but I get tend to get bored with pages and pages of gory, gross details. Some bits of the story reminded me of "IT".
reviewed Desperation on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
As with nearly every one of King's books, this one grabs you quickly and doesn't let go until the last page. This book has a surprisingly profound spiritual message that I didn't expect to find in a book of this genre.
reviewed Desperation on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book grabs you from the beginning and you want to know what is going to happen next. Really scared me. Very good read!!!!
Ariadnae avatar reviewed Desperation on + 356 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
excellent, frightening and disturbing-vintage King.
reviewed Desperation on
Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. Very good pace and characters you want to know.
Read All 68 Book Reviews of "Desperation"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

subbie69 avatar reviewed Desperation on + 30 more book reviews
Scary...suspenseful and bloody...stephen king at his best
reviewed Desperation on + 21 more book reviews
The movie has been on t.v. but does this writing no justice.
This is one plot after another and could hardly put the book down,
Written by a master.
reviewed Desperation on + 9 more book reviews
Good read.
Bibliocrates avatar reviewed Desperation on + 252 more book reviews
I devoured this book, couldn't put it down, but it's tone ended up being a bit too religious for me in the end. I loved it nonetheless, and I intend to read it again someday after I have read Richard Bachman's, 'The Regulators,' as the two stories are related.
buzzby avatar reviewed Desperation on + 6062 more book reviews
I get the impression that Stephen King likes Maine better than Nevada.
reviewed Desperation on
I LOVED this book. It was uniquely disturbing and brought on a whole busload of emotions through the entire book. I could not put it down!


Genres:

Want fewer ads?