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TitleDreamcatcher: A Novel
Author(s)Stephen King
ISBN0743211383
LanguageEnglish
PublishedMarch 2001
PublisherScribner
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I really enjoyed this book by Mr. King. I haven't read IT, which is set in the same town (for the most part) but now am inclined to picking up the novel. DREAMCATCHER is the classic sci-fi story with another monster besides the alien, that of "man" in the character "Kurtz." Kurtz's character is a nice allusion to Joseph Conrad's HEART OF DARKNESS, and the story is about Jonesy's trip into his own heart of darkness. I really liked Mr. King's novel. I have only read a little over a half dozen of his books. Is DREAMCATCHER comparable to THE SHINING or his DARK TOWER series? No, but makes the last few hours before you go to sleep a lot more fun. Wonderful characters and lots of pop culture references (everything from movies, books, and television) which Mr. King has greatly contributed to. Thanks for the story Mr. King. -Ed R. Appleby
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Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of the classics It and Insomnia), four boys stood together and did a brave thing. Certainly a good thing, perhaps even a great thing. Something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand. Twenty-five years later, the boys are now men with separate lives and separate troubles. But the ties endure. Each hunting season the foursome reunite in the woods of Maine. This year, a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented, mumbling something about lights in the sky. His incoherent ravings prove to be disturbingly prescient. Before long, these men will be plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past -- and in the Dreamcatcher. Stephen King's first full-length novel since Bag of Bones is, more than anything, a story of how men remember, and how they find their courage. Not since The Stand has King crafted a story of such astonishing range -- and never before has he contended so frankly with the heart of darkness.

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