Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of the classicsItandInsomnia),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 dis-turbingly 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 sinceBag of Bonesis, more than anything, a story of how men remember, and how they find their courage. Not sinceThe Standhas King crafted a story of such astonishing range -- and never before has he contended so frankly with the heart of darkness.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, c2001.
ISBN: 9780743211383
0743211383
Characteristics: 620 p.

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Triple_X_Rex
Oct 25, 2016

To say that this one could have been a whole lot better would truly be an understatement. When is Stephen King going to finally retire?

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c67macdonald
Jul 13, 2016

I'm a huge fan of Mr. King's work, and although not in his usual style, a difficult book to put down!

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smarie013
Sep 25, 2012

I felt like the pacing was off, and certain plot lines weren't as interesting as the others. I wish he had spent a little more time letting the reader get to know the characters so we cared more.

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lmcrane
Jul 10, 2012

I'm a fan of Stephen King, so I found this to be pretty good. Long, as usual. At times, the plot sort of stagnated; I was much more interested in what was happening to the 5 friends (Beav, Henry, Pete, Jonesy and Duddits) than what was going on with the wacko military commander and his efforts to contain the alien problem. I wish some of the back story would have been better clarified, and I wish we could have gotten to know the 5 characters a bit better.

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kornik
Apr 09, 2010

Not really one of my favorite books but it was alright to get through.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

Twenty five years after a heroic act, four men must combat a creature from another world. Their only chance for survival lies in their childhood.

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