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Duma Key: A Novel af Stephen King
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Duma Key: A Novel (udgave 2008)

af Stephen King (Forfatter)

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7,083239996 (3.88)2 / 388
Edgar Freemantle, som har mistet sin ene arm ved en ulykke, der samtidig kostede ham hans ægteskab, slår sig ned på Duma Key, en øde landstrækning ud for Floridas vestkyst. Her begynder han at male, men opdager snart, at hans malerier har en livsfarlig magt, samt at Duma Key langt fra er det idylliske sted, han troede.… (mere)
Medlem:mollann
Titel:Duma Key: A Novel
Forfattere:Stephen King (Forfatter)
Info:Scribner (2008), Edition: 1st, 611 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nøgleord:Ingen

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Duma Key af Stephen King

  1. 30
    Knogler af Stephen King (sturlington)
    sturlington: Similar stories, but I liked Bag of Bones better.
  2. 31
    Den første af Justin Cronin (suppenkasperli)
    suppenkasperli: if you love this book, you WILL love the passage
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Wow. Awesome. Read it now. The end. ( )
  Drunken-Otter | Aug 20, 2021 |
Continuing his quest to become the most prolific horror writer in history, Stephen King unleashed a new tale of heaven meets hell on the sandy beaches of an island called Duma Key. The story follows a sturdy Midwestern man named Edgar Freemantle who has worked long and worked hard to have the good life. On the far end of middle age he has built his construction company into a multi-million dollar empire, kept his wife happy and healthy and raised his two wonderful daughters. Retirement plans weren’t nearly on his mind yet, but other plans, more devious and more red plans were already in action. A crane on his work-site backs into his truck and just misses taking his life. What it did succeed in taking was his right arm, a crack out of his skull, the mobility of his right leg and lastly, the happiness of his marriage. Edgar begins to have rage issues when he wakes up in the hospital and after many therapy sessions he decides that maybe he needs is a “geographic cure”. Time to pick up and move on. His doctor also suggests a hobby, “something to build hedges against the night” as King put it. Edgar sees a brochure for Duma Key and knows it is the place he will start his new life. The hobby he digs up from his past is drawing, which leads to painting, which leads to things he never could have dreamed of in his worst nightmares.

King succeeds continually at creating characters that not only are believable, but likable as well. I instantly felt I knew Edgar Freemantle, along with Jerome Wireman, the wise and painfully genuine gentleman who lives down the beach, and Elizabeth, the elderly woman whose past is not only hidden from others, but from herself as well due to the onset of Alzheimer’s. In classic King form he sets up a relaxed and easygoing pace, steadying the reader for the roller coaster they are strapped into. Then with a soft turn of the page and a quick hidden scream you find yourself tearing through the last 250 pages at breakneck speeds (I actually finished the book at 2:30am this morning, no rest for the wicked or those who imagine it). Beyond the storyline, just underneath the surface, this story is also about the muses, the voices from those hidden places that speak to all people who create, artists, writers, builders, musicians, etc. We read in here the dangers that lie beneath the ebb and flow of what we safely refer to as “inspiration”. King asks if you really know where that great line came from, how that picture in your head got so clear, and what would you do if you realized their was power just lurking out of focus behind those ideas.

I’ve been a fan of King’s for most of my life, in fact it was with him that I really gained my appreciation of literature . He was an author passed down to me by my Mom and I initially read him as something else her and I could talk about, but soon enough I found myself diving from one strange and haunting world to another. I can’t seem to get enough of King’s talent for twisting the simple and ordinary into mesmerizing and terrifying. Yes, he may be called a “pop author”, but you can never call him lazy. The man is a writing machine and even through his own personal declarations of retirement, he shows no signs of slowing down. To that, I say, “Thank goodness.” ( )
  LukeGoldstein | Aug 10, 2021 |
Oh Stephen King. Your books are so good. Until they get weird. Why do I do this to myself? I love your characters. ( )
  katelindsey | Feb 27, 2021 |
This book is 750 pages. It's a long long read. I loved the first 500 pages. King creates a sense of mystery, of wonder, of suspense. It's like a Twilight Zone form of creepiness that isn't monster-y but challenges the strength of the character and it unfolds and unfolds and unfolds. Relationships are formed, relationships change...but never beyond a sort of goofy level of simplicity. I kept turning pages, kept feeling good about the characters and their challenges and their relationships. I knew all along that the "guy suffers physically and emerges with powers" goes back to The Dead Zone or in a different way The Dark Half and probably others. And "place has a tangible darkness" was a big part of Black House (which I loved at the beginning but got annoyed and gave up on when it crossed over to The Dark Tower universe) and kinda shows up here. So I feel mixed; by the end I was sick of the book and resentful of having to wade through even MORE of stuff happening to these characters once I was sick of them and didn't care about climactic final act killing over MONSTERS which the book did fine without revealing most of the time. ( )
  steveportigal | Dec 31, 2020 |
I saw another reviewer say they find Stephen King comforting. I'm feeling that now also. I had a string of books I wasn't enjoying but I'm quite cozy reading this book. The narrator is doing a great job also.
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AUDIOBOOK READER BEWARE I got a hard copy from the library because I wanted to find the exact wording from the part of the story that discusses the painting HELLO. I see now that the audiobook skips an important part of the book. It doesn't read the poems and it skips How to Draw a Picture (I). This one page introduces us to a very important character and How to Draw a Picture (#) is continued throughout the book. It is unacceptable to not be included in the audiobook!
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Love this narrator. Love his Wireman voice.
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I'm done. I did like listening to the whole book but the reveal of, and the resolution of the "bad guy" wasn't satisfying for me. It's a huge book I expected it to be huge-er. I wish I could articulate it better.

I don't understand why Elizabeth had to be so mysterious. "The table is leaking", "You'll want to but you can't" (more or less). I think she could of explained what was going on or at least we should know why she didn't explain it. She was "there" enough to be less cryptic. I also felt not enough time was spent freaking out about the super-natural things that were happening. They were accepted too easily by the characters. There should of been some anxiety displayed.

I don't understand the goal of the bad gal. Is it the one from mythology? If not, why are their names the same? If so, how did they get to be how they are now in this novel? I'm not able to match up my small knowledge of the character in mythology to their characteristics in this book.

I really liked the beginning of the book. I loved Edgar working his way toward Wireman. I liked reading about him painting and the sound of the shells under the house. I loved his relationship with Reba. I saved 6 quotes so there is lots I do like. I just feel like the bad gal part of the book was too silly. He is famous for "choking on the tail in many of his reader's opinions.

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  Seayla2020 | Dec 11, 2020 |
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Great book! SK always brings it home to me!!
tilføjet af Sujo2 | RedigerHuman Being, SJ Darling (Jun 9, 2012)
 
Sometimes, you hardly know where to begin. And so it is with "Duma Key," latest in a gloriously long line of tales from the uber-popular Stephen King.
 
There are bad accidents, and there are horrible accidents, and horror novelist Stephen King knows about the worst kind.
tilføjet af stephmo | RedigerUSA Today, Carol Memmott (Jan 22, 2008)
 
Stephen King’s “Duma Key” ventures to an all-but-uninhabited Florida island where the shells groan at high tide, tennis balls appear unexpectedly, foliage grows ominously quickly, and at least one heron flies upside-down. Given this combination of author and setting, it’s inevitable that something terribly undead will show up before the book is over.
tilføjet af stephmo | RedigerNew York Times, Janet Maslin (Jan 21, 2008)
 
When Stephen King wrote Misery in 1987, making the hero a writer was an unusual departure for him. Recently, however, centring his novels on creative types has become a habit. In Cell, the protagonist is a comic-book artist. Lisey’s Story involves a dead author whose widow struggles to protect his legacy. And Duma Key’s narrator, Edgar Freemantle, is a painter whose work gives him paranormal powers – to know everything about people hundreds of miles away, to predict events, even to heal or kill someone.
tilføjet af stephmo | RedigerLondon Times, John Dugdale (Jan 20, 2008)
 

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Edgar Freemantle, som har mistet sin ene arm ved en ulykke, der samtidig kostede ham hans ægteskab, slår sig ned på Duma Key, en øde landstrækning ud for Floridas vestkyst. Her begynder han at male, men opdager snart, at hans malerier har en livsfarlig magt, samt at Duma Key langt fra er det idylliske sted, han troede.

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