- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 21 hours and 1 minute
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: January 22, 2008
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0012ZVRXQ
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I bought this book many years ago and, according to my kindle read it, but I don't recall doing so. I am now spending winters very near "Duma Key", or at least where it is written to be, so thought I would read it again. I was amused to find that the main character left Minnesota for the Sarasota area, same as me. It definitely reflected both areas accurately. There was one line, where Edgar remembers putting his daughter's hair in a horsetail, rather than pony tail like we say In Minnesota, but I put that down to Edgar's problem of remembering the correct word.
I am not a big fan of gore or "woo-woo" books. Although this is based on a supernatural topic, it was very interesting and not as improbable as some other author's work.
Highly recommend, although I will never enjoy my time on the north end of Casey Key quite as much.
I started reading his works in my 'old country' (translated). But now that I live in America and can read them in the original version perspectives changed in a truly amazing way!
I live in Southeastern Florida and have to make frequent trips to the southwestern coast of the Florida Peninsula as we have customers there. Even if the place and some facts in this novel are fictional they fit into the great picture, and I have read this book three times already. As Always, King goes beyond the simple "horror story" or "thriller". He gives a great insight in psychological backgrounds and many times a merciless but also understanding and occasionally tongue-in-cheek critique on our contemporary American Society, and this makes his supra-natural oriented horror stories so haunting: They are based in every day's reality! This book is no exception. Great read.
The supernatural component, though it exists throughout the book, the horror is not so on the face. Instead we get to spend a lot more time with Edgar Fremantle and wireman, two of the most colorful characters in king's universe. The rise of their friendship is palpable and lends almost a sitcom like feel-goodness to the plot, which feels surreal considering the grimness that we know is coming.
The ending is sort of simplistic, but it's all right. I wish the villain was a stronger and not quite as easy to overcome. But it's a nice change to the otherwise elaborate ruses to defeat the supernatural
Overall, this is one of the better king books for me.