I'm not sure why it took me so long to find this Richard Bachman/ Stephen King book, but when I read some reviews on Audible, I decided it was worth one of my precious credits. I'm glad I did, because I enjoyed this book. The premise was an interesting one, with teenaged boys on a do-or-die death March through New England, and the characters were unique. The only part that disappointed me was the ending, so I listened twice and still didn't quite grasp it. Oh well......the rest of the book kept me entertained on my own "Long Walks" around the walking trail. :)
I am a thirty-year fan of Stephen King, and was hooked as soon as "The Dead Zone" came into my sweaty palms. "The Stand" (unabridged) is one of my favorite books of all time. So when he writes a bomb like "Gerald's Game" or "Cell", I just want to scream.
"Duma Key" is a tweener. The plot is interesting and has some unexpected twists, but there is also a lot of dead time that doesn't really advance the plot. I'm glad to say there is a limited amount of gore/maggots/missing eyes which some King fans expect. So while I enjoyed most of the book, I found the ending to be just sort of.......silly. The malevolent spirit is trapped in a flashlight after the deadly lawn jockey gives up the fight.
Really? Yes, really.
But if you're looking for recent Stephen King books that are totally worth your monthly credit, go find "Under the Dome." Vintage King for the true fan.....like me!
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