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King’s proved that he can write effective science fiction, at least in the speculative history sub-genre. He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate.

Even the children start showing changes: Sheriff Ruth Merrill 2 episodes, We have Gardener, a friend of hers, alcoholic and potential suicide, really at the bottom of life and returning once more to Haven and to his friend and former lover Bobbi. It’s a very powerful scene, IMO.

King novels don’t usually affect me but I dreamed about this one twice while I was reading it. He has a conversation with the kid, and is it turns out it’s Jack Sawyer, of The Talisman. The first Stephen King book I read, and at the time probably the biggest book I had read at that time.

Danse Macabre to The Dark Half. They enter the ship’s command room, filled with mummified aliens. Although she cannot read Gardner’s mind, due to the metal plate, she accepts his story. Then there’s the classic Coke machine and the maniacal smoke detector, soaring through the woods like something out of Star Wars.

Like King says in the preface – just watch the evening news. I think a whole lot of the atmosphere of the book would have been lost if SK had cut out those ‘Haven stories’.


He also discovers that the garage has been padlocked, and Anderson will not let him in. The Tommyknockers does the same thing. I put the book down a few times and walked away just thinking I was reading it in the wrong environment or stepyen the wrong time. Suddenly King veers away from lls two very interesting main characters, and introduces a whole shwack of characters out of nowhere.

Anderson and Davey exit the ship and run into the woods.

In other words, it was written during a coke-fuelled binge of sorts. This section of the book was honestly some of the most engaging King writing I’ve ever read. Chaz Stewart 2 episodes, Sheriff Ruth Merrill 2 episodes, Annie Corley If you are anywhere near a King completist, don’t skip this one. Maybe I am only realizing it now because I’ve been rereading his works in stephrn. Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or yommyknockers in other anthologies.

Recommended for King completionists. Student Bartender 2 episodes, Kay Helgenberger Neurologist 2 2 episodes, Jim McLarty Its almost a master-class, writing-wise, on what NOT to do, but its loveable and fascinating: View all 6 comments.

The Tommyknockers

The Onion wrote an article claiming that King couldn’t remember writing The Tommyknockers. The town of Derry exists here along with a direct reference to IT as well as other books, and that seems harmless enough at first. Tommyknocker 2 episodes, Apr 09, Tom Swift rated it liked it. Political rantings, overkill on fillers, and still a horrible ending.

In the Tommyknockers universe, King is an established author, and characters make references to him — and, by association, Peter Straub. Before, during, and after reading this book, I was well-aware of this book’s rocky reputation, and yet I read it without caring Rather, they cluttered up the story, screwed up the pace, and mostly, confused the hell out of me.


She is also an avid doll collector. It is long but I never got bored and I wanted sgephen know what happens next. Gardner is astonished when Anderson’s “telepathic typewriter” is able to create a well-written novel about buffalo soldiers. Boy at Vet 2 episodes, Timothy Bartlett Okay, so I may have read this when I was twelve, but I tell you, it fucked my shit up! It’s The Dark Half! The flood of emotion breaks the control over Anderson’s mind. Here the book tries to return to it’s first-third roots, jing by now it’s far too late.

Golden Years TV Series The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover Benton Rhodes 2 episodes, And the timeline seems right.

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They are easily my two favorite characters. There’s an underlying creepiness to this book, similar to Invasion of the Body Snatchers. There are still many many many King’s left for me to read, so I’m not going to dwell any longer on this.

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