King paints his characters marvellously, all the while playing the emotional strings. I loved this book even though what some might see as a slow start is usually not my thing. I was almost dissappointed when the storyline went more traditionally Stephen King towards the end.
My brain gets bored easily when I am in a painting trance. In order to keep me sharply focused, I always have a book blaring in the background with the hopes that it will keep me so entertained, I will by dying to paint so that I can listen to it. Good books help me meet deadlines. This book made me want to paint day and night because it was so interesting. It kept me constantly wondering what would happen next. I highly recommend it.
I am a fan of all things Stephen King, but this book was way too depressing throughout and moved very slowly as an audible book. The ending was a bit of a let down with just "ok" closure. I liked the book for the writing itself - it's incredible, but it could easily have been cut in half and been more effecive.
Loved this book. Sometimes Stephen King writes very compelling novels that sweep you up throughout yet leave you a little frustrated at the end.
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. The suspense is perfectly crafted, the resolution excellent.
I have listened to this book 3 times and will listen again. Each time I hear something I didn't hear the first time. Like most of Kings books you don't know where you are going the journey is a really good one.
I loved this book! I couldn't get enough! King paints a picture of his own in your mind during this very "visual" book...I could imagine myself on Big Pink!
Some of this book was interesting, the human interest side, the art, the relationships between the characters. But when it got to the gothic stuff, I was thoroughly bored. The plot made little sense, I never understood why there was this scary creature causing all of these problems. When I was a kid, I loved Stephen King. This book doesn't hold a candle to his classics--Cujo, Carrie, Pet Semetary, The Stand. Either that, or I'm just old and jaded.
Stephen King is 100% on his game in DUMA KEY. The Perse makes an excellent metaphor for the drag of the dark side as his characters are skillfully developed. Full of twists and turns, the plot kept it all very interesting and stimulating.