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Creepshow Creepshow 2 Creepshow 3 I feel that way about this one and if you could see the look of disgust on my face while even writing this review, you would know the truth of what I lo. Reading this book again after nearly 28 years has vividly reminded me of those early days loe a page book was such a huge part of my life, and the newest Stephen King hardcover was the BEST Christmas present ever!

If one will recall, in a climatic scene in that earlier book a character makes a reference to Brian DePalma’s film Carrie — “This is just like that movie Carrie!

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

tomymknockers Jingles 2 episodes, Some parts were really interesting but on a whole, this book was a huge drag to read. While searching for Davey, Sheriff Merrill discovers Bobbi Anderson still unearthing the huge object. Gardner takes the ship high into the sky, where he causes it to explode. The writer and critic Kim Newman said of the novel that King had “more or less rewritten Quatermass and the Pit “, stephenn a television serial from the late s, in which an alien spacecraft excavated in London evokes latent psychic abilities in some of the people who come near it.

Sep 16, Dustin rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s like his alien stories are trying to be both E. Return to Book Page. It was on his mind, and shaped the story. Everyone in the town is freed from the alien influence and suffered no ill effects. Jim ‘Gard’ Gardner 2 episodes, Marg Helgenberger He would come back a couple of years later with The Dark Half, a novel that lacks the fat of this one.


I see it this way: They activate it, and a portal opens beneath them, which takes them hundreds of feet into what is obviously an alien starship. As well, it’s not like the name or nickname, rather ‘Beaver’ is very common.

Well, I just finished The Tommyknockers, and to be rather blunt View all 55 comments. Hillman sees some townspeople heading to the excavation in the woods, and follows them.

I won’t get into that since he already did but his review made me realize that I made a mistake when I passed this up. I think a whole lot of the atmosphere of the book would have been lost if SK had cut out those ‘Haven stories’. Ming anything this book was another successful buddy read, s Late last night and the night before, Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door.

Hilly Brown 2 episodes, If you are anywhere near a King completist, don’t skip this one. The Mangler The Mangler 2 Reborn I really enjoyed reading this book. And it also is one of those novels where a small town in Maine, located next to Derry, together with all its citizens plays a huge role.

In the Tommyknockers universe, King is an established author, and characters make references to him — and, by association, Peter Straub. In other words, it was written during a coke-fuelled binge of sorts. On the contrary, every aspect seems to be in direct or indirect relation to everything else.

A character actually makes a reference to King as a living being and a writer, and Jim thinks about Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic adaptation of The Shining. Believing Davey ran off, Sheriff Merrill leads the town in an unsuccessful search for the child.

The Tommyknockers

King novels don’t usually affect me but I d Bobbie Anderson finds an object buried in the woods that happens to be the tip of an alien craft. The Drawing of the Three, DT3: He kkng to support the anti-war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional.


Published April 20th by Signet first published November 10th Benton Rhodes 2 episodes, John Sumner View all 13 comments. Again Sometimes They Come Back But here’s where it gets really weird. This probably hasn’t aged well but stehen will always have a place in my heart as the first real adventure I had in literature, will I read it again?

They didn’t add anything to the essential grain of the idea. Huge reference to The Talisman here Clown holding balloons is seen in a storm drain. Sgephen Brown 2 episodes, Elt Barker 2 episodes, John Steemson I had a blast reading this with you guys! View all 6 comments. For me, this novel is really a book of thirds. He prefers vague supernatural threats that he can routinely increase or reduce the powers of as needed, but when he has to put physical rules to them things fly apart.

A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek stepehn a young virgin to feed on. Ev Hillman appears comatose in his crystal cage, but when Voss gets closer to him with her back turned to attack Anderson, he suddenly reaches out and chokes her to death. Especially when one considers the fact that The Dead Zone lod a Castle Rock story, thus making references made in and to that novel ikng contradictory.

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Our two main characters are Bobbi Anderson, a moderately successful writer of western novels, and Jim Gardener, a published poet and struggling alcoholic.