I went into this book knowing nothing at all about the plot and initially thought it was non-paranormal horror. The first third of the book truly horrified me (in a good way!) and I was looking forward to a real spine-chiller. After that, the story got increasingly bonkers which was sort of fun but took away from the element of fear somewhat. By the end, I felt much less strongly about the book as a whole but I sure can't criticize it for lacking originality!
King also released The Regulators at the same time as Desperation under his Richard Bachman alias. As a companion piece, it is interesting with the use of the same character names and other similar parallels but a different story all together.
would like to have a hold on rlangeloh and lvetterodriguez1
I'm not sure if these are even titles as they don't sound like it. If they are and are Stephen King books I would like to read them.
I believe one of King's best
I have read this book a few times as well. Not one of the best but a good read. Its quite long but it keeps your interest. the regulators is a good book to follow with this one or the precede it as well.
its about a couple on their way somewhere and they are stopped by a small town cop and taken to the town, a mining town and the trouble ensues from there. Quite graphic descriptions of the killings (of course there are killings, this is stephen king!) and such but a good read.
I guess die-hard King fans would love this book. I've enjoyed many of his books, though Desperation isn't in my top 10. I felt it was too long, first of all. After finishing the book I had a feeling I read this before?(shades of The Stand and It). King will never write himself into a corner or worry about explaining things? he simply has the (evil) force do anything it wants to do (it doesn't have to make sense) until it meets a more powerful (good) force ? in this book, God ? and the standoff begins. To me, King brought God into the plot of this book more than any others I've read, which was somewhat interesting.
While there is no doubt Stephen King is a great author with an incredible ability to write, he still needs an editor. Obviously, no one bothered to edit this novel from way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way too long. Are King's editors too intimidated to do their jobs? It certainly appears so in this exceedingly unnecessarily long wordy work. Not even close to his best work. 2 out of 10 stars for this neverending yarn.
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