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Author: Stephen King
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 the now abandoned mine pit. You won't have a good day in Desperation. — En route to Lake Tahoe for a much...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670868360
ISBN-10: 0670868361
Publication Date: 10/1996
Pages: 704
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 260 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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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".
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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.
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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.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. Very good pace and characters you want to know.
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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.
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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!


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