New York Times bestselling author Stephen King returns with a chilling tale about a man whose near-fatal accident gives him access to vast powers of creativity—and destruction.
King—who has written dozens of #1 bestsellers, many unforgettable movies and countless short stories—explores new ground here, taking us to an eerie stretch of the Florida coast where Edgar Freemantle has come to build a new life. After an accident costs him his arm, gives him head injuries and leaves him prone to uncontrollable rages and memory lapses, Edgar is told by his doctor to go someplace new and try something different. A geographical cure, he calls it. So he packs up and moves to Duma Key, hoping to find solace in a pastime he used to enjoy when he was younger—painting.
He soon discovers, however, that his talent is more powerful than he remembered. Sometimes, the things he paints become real. What’s more, when he removes something from a painting, it disappears in real life. Even people. As he grapples with his newfound abilities, he realizes that they’re somehow tied to Elizabeth—his elderly landlady—and when the ghosts of her past begin to appear, the truth about his talent becomes terrifyingly clear….
Hardcover Book : 624 pages
Publisher: Scribner/Simon & Schuster ( January 22, 2008 )
Item #: 12-458742
Product Dimensions: 6.125 x 9.25 x 1.46inches
Product Weight: 28.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I actually read the book, and found it to be a "Steven King" book. It was interesting, but was just way too long, and lost focus at times. A fast read, but at times it does get dull. Probably will make a good movie. Enjoyable for fans of King.
Reviewer: F J
GREAT BOOK AS ALWAYS FOR THE MASTER STEPHEN KING. AN'T READ IT YET BUT SURE IT WILL BE GOOD.
Reviewer: Jeremy D