Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area
I'm a huge King fan - I'm the first to admit i'd probably read his grocery list if he had running commentary in it. However there's something really wrong with this novel - he's doing his usual stuff - oddball Characters, nods to his other novels and small town secrets leading to the big 'monster'. But there's something really wrong - none of it seems to work if you compare it to other novels he's done. Novels like "IT" sing - but this faulters. Don't know if he was giving up smoking or kicking the booze or drugs at the time but whatever was going on in his life - this novel was really phoned in. Its almost like it was done by a shadow/copycat author whos pretending to be King and doesn't get it right.
This was one of the very few old Stephen King books I hadn't read before and I loved it!!
The story had my on the edge of my seat right until the end.
The narrator did a great job and his voice is very pleasant I think (some audiobooks are really ruined by narrators with really shrill voices!!) but this one was excellent.
"Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man".
I don't know why ppl dislike this novel. It is typical King. Well-written and, admit it, thought-compelling. Why complain about the premise? Aren't all his novels far-fetched? Isn't that why we love him? I just love his writing style and hope he keeps on chugging them out for years to come.
Most certainly ....the depth and detail of the story is outstanding, one of King's masterpiece works!
Yes ....hard to break away, each chapter pulls you further into the story!
The fact that it is set in Maine and I love the way people talk and act there. Since King is a native to Maine it goes to reason that he would know...
The mystery of the alien space ship.
I guess our Protagonist, the woman that the story centers on.
that is why I am not a producer. I have no idea.
This was a fun book. I love mystery and space aliens et al, This story captures it all.