Friday, May 8, 2009

Duma Key by Stephen King

Just like King's other novels, Duma Key keeps the reader engrossed throughout. So even though this book is almost 770 pages, you don't think of it as being 770 pages. King is humorous, and builds suspense in this book, and has written characters who are fascinating.

As to not give too much away, I'll just share the description on the back cover of the book, "After a terrible construction site accident severed his right arm, scrambled his mind, and imploded his marriage, the wealthy Minnesota builder faces the ordeal of rehabilitation alone and enraged. Renting a house on a stunningly beautiful and eerily undeveloped splinter off the Florida coast, Edgar slowly emerges from his prison of pain to bond with Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. As he heals, he paints--feverishly, compulsively, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. For Edgar's creations are not just paintings but portals for the ghosts of Elizabeth's past...and their power cannot be controlled."

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