Dreamcatcher Author:Stephen King Four lifelong friends gather in the woods of western Maine for their annual hunting trip. When they were young, they were bound together forever by an act of bravery involving a fifth friend, whose influence has given these men special powers. Their trip is disrupted when a stranger, disoriented and delirious, wanders into camp, muttering about ... more »light in the sky. Before long, the friends find themselves pitted against an alien invasion and must draw on their old friend's strength once again to fight for their lives.« less
This book starts off fast and doesn't let you go! In typical King fashion, there is great detail and insight into the various character's psyches. Just when you think you "get it" the story takes another turn into weird!
This is one of my least favorite of King's longer winded books. It's about four miserable middle aged friends who get together every year for a manly weekend spent drinking bear and shooting poor beasts. It goes on and on flashing back to the past when the boys were boyhood friends and met a Down Syndrome boy named Douglass who possesses a supernatural power and then whisking the reader back to the present when the men are facing snow, weird flashing lights and strange people passing noxious gas. Somewhere here I think aliens have landed and soon there will sh*t weasels. Ahhhh!
This book rambles on so much I feel a decade older having finally finished it. The beginning grabbed me and the parts about the boyhood friendship captured me but King lost me when he went on tangents about the aliens, the red fuzz, Mr. Grey and his mindrape & the crazed military guy all of which I found mind-numbing.
King definitely did not disappoint me with this book. I loved the Aliens, and the link the boys shared. I had, as was referenced in the books, Flash backs of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" Moments through out the whole thing. I'll definitely be recommending this to other friends who are king fans. ^^
This is by far my most favorite King book. He was laid up after a bad accident and this is the first book that he wrote after the accident. Please do not even bother with the movie, it is a waste of time. Suspense, aliens, para-military, telepathy... and lots and LOTS of blood. Long book, but I was absolutely RIVETED.
Stephen King does it again. Sheesh! I stayed up 'til 3 a.m. to finish this one; just couldn't put it down.
From back cover: ONCE UPON A TIME, IN THE HAUNTED CITY OF DERRY, FOUR BOYS STOOD TOGETHER AND DID A BRAVE THING. IT WAS SOMETHING THAT CHANGED THEM IN WAYS THEY COULD NEVER BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND.
Twenty-five years after saving a Down's-syndrome kid from bullies, Beav, Henry, Pete, and Jonesy--now men with separate lives and separate problems--reunite in the woods of Maine for their annual hunting trip. But when a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented and mumbling something about lights in the sky, chaos erupts. Soon, the four friends are plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world where their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past--and in the Dreamcatcher.
Dreamcatcher is proof that Stephen King is one of the greatest story tellers of the 20th and 21st century. His description of the characters and then intermingling them into the story plot holds your interest in the story. Not necessarily a surprise ending but he tends to add a philosophical thought to ponder. Are other States as eerie as Maine or is that a product of Stephen King's mind?