Ralph Roberts has a problem: He isn't sleeping so well these days. In fact he's hardly sleeping at all. Each morning the news conveyed by the bedroom clock is a little worse: 3:15...3:02...2:45...2:15. The books call it "premature waking". Ralph who is still learning to be a widower calls it a season in hell. He's begun to notice a strangeness in his familiar surroundings, to experience visual phoenomena that he can't quite believe are hallucinations. Soon Ralph thinks he won't be sleepng at all, and what then? Not so uncommon, you might say - but Ralph has lived his entire life in Derry, Maine - and Derry isn't like other places, as millions of Stephen King readers will testify to. They remember King's novel "It" also set in Derry, and know there's a mean streak running through this small New England city...
Awesome and terrifying forces are a work in "Derry".
Classic King. Good read. Strange like all his books.
Great book. I had to read it all in one weekend....
A bit more mature than King's earlier works. Wonderful read.
This has to be one of the worst books I have ever read by King. The way he usually defines characters to the point where we either love or hate them is not in this book. The characters are just annoying. The writing isn't even that good and the story is horrible. It took me forever to read this book and that isn't just because it is dreadfully long.
Loved it. Also makes a great addition to my collection.