by Stephen King
In Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways.
Though they still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine. But this time is different. This time a man comes stumbling into their camp, lost, disoriented and muttering about lights in the sky. Before long, these old friends will be plunged into the most remarkable events of their lives as they struggle with a terrible creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past - and in the Dreamcatcher.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 704 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 12/05/2011
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781444707847
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Review by SonicQuack
There's a good chance that readers finally catching up with this large tome have already seen the film adaptation and so to summarize their relationship - very different indeed. The first page of Dreamcatcher concerns aliens, little grey ones, Area 51, etc. so there's no big reveal there (or is there?). King's epic novel is as more concerned with people than action, with relationships than little grey men and it never misses its mark. Not once. The tale is packed with energy and emotion, with a 'Stand By Me' feel, injected with the horror of King at his mightiest. King develops realistic and likeable characters as well as entertaining villains, playing them out with both humour and malevolence.Where King occasionally stumbles in his finale, Dreamcatcher has it right with a final fifth that is a Koontz book all in its own (the chase, always the chase) and it's bitter-sweet, pulling on heartstrings momentarily before punching you in the face. Written and executed by a true talent this is one not to be missed.
Review by oldstick
Just for once I left it for a month before writing a review and found to my surprise I had forgotten what it was about. This is most unusual for a Stephen King book but the reviews below reminded me. I liked the author's note better than the book although I remember enjoying it while I was reading it.