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Trisha's odyssey succeeds on several levels. King renders her consciousness of increasing peril beautifully, from the "first minnowy flutter of disquiet" in her guts to her into-the-wild tumbles to her descent into hallucinations, the nicest being her beloved Red Sox baseball pitcher Tom Gordon, whose exploits she listens to on her Walkman. The nature writing is accurate, tense, and sometimes lyrical, from the maddening whine of the no-see-um mosquito to the profound obbligato of the "Subaudible" (Trisha's dad's term for nature's intimations of God). Our identification with Trisha deepens as we learn about her loved ones: Dad, a dreamboat whose beer habit could sink him; loving but stubborn Mom; Trisha's best pal, Pepsi Robichaud, vividly evoked by her colorful sayings ("Don't go all GIRLY on me, McFarland!"). The personal associations triggered by a full moon, the running monologue with which she stays sane--we who have been lost in woods will recognize these things.
In King's revealing Amazon.com interview, he said the one book he wishes he'd written was Lord of the Flies. When Trisha confronts a vision of buzzing horror in the middle of the woods, King creates his strongest echo yet of the central passage of Golding's novel. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Stephen King is the master of horror, and this is my favorite book because of the psychological aspect of it. I could read this book over and over.Published 15 hours ago by Bethany
I enjoyed this book. It wasn't scary, but suspenseful. A realitivly simple story line and an easy read, I was happy to turn the pages in bask in the visual adventure King lead me... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Shirley Martin
Anyone who gives this book more than three stars doesn't get out very much. This book is dull the whole way through.Published 15 days ago by max bender
I think that this is one of Stephen King's best books. I think that he always writes his best when he's describing possible real-life events, and not supernatural ones. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William C Frey
seriously people if you found this book to be boring then either you are boring or lack imagination or both might be the casePublished 1 month ago by Livinginmaine
Definitely not my favorite King book. I could understand the fear she was experiencing though. But, in the end, you just knew what was going to happen.Published 1 month ago by Susan McEleney
Surprisingly good. A more spiritual book than I would have thought from Stephen kingPublished 1 month ago by Melody McGinn