the book in so many ways is as with all books different from the movie and I'm so glad its like getting to have to ending or enjoy two stories. I of coarse knew duddits wouldn't make it but it makes me cry every time in the movie and this being my first time w the book was worse I cried several times as well as laughed. King is a genius and I love all his twisted stories he must be something to be married to and have as a dad. I encourage you if u haven't seen the movie listen to the book first or if u have seen it listen anyway its fantastic.
...as someone who has lived in Maine for the past 8 years I really wish the readers of Stephen King's books would learn how to pronounce the local names. IT IS PRONOUNCED BANG-GORE NOT BANG-HER!!!!
To me, this book was pure entertainment. A well structured story with nods to classic sci-fi movies like Invader of the Body Snatchers and The Thing. There are some really scary moments, and plenty of gross, gory details to satisfy the little kid in all of us. Not my favorite Stephen King story in terms of subject matter and characters, but it's great if you're just looking for something fun.
More of a sci-fi novel than body horror, as I had previously expected. Gets interesting about 2/3rds of the way through. The ending, however, is fairly predictable.
This is quite possibly my favorite King novel, and the audiobook is amazingly well done. The performance is exactly what it should be, with minor voices thrown in to differentiate between characters, but nothing intrusive or flow-breaking. There was a period during chapter twelve when the recording fouled and sounded like an old cd skipping, but other than that little qualm I have to rate this one five stars in every category. Mouth noises and breaths are kept to an absolute minimum, which is a blessing and show of skill on the parts of the narrator and production team. Buy this one, you won't regret it.