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Dreamcatcher : a novel
Stephen King
Adult Fiction

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From Publishers' Weekly:

If you're ready to commit virtually a whole day of your life to this unabridged version of King's latest blockbuster, this is what you'll get: some of King's best storytelling, beautifully read by DeMunn, an actor of great skill and subtlety who knows that less is more especially when it comes to this book's ample blood, horror and ferocious little aliens. DeMunn quickly and expertly creates four very distinctive characters to fit the quartet of Maine men boyhood chums who gather for their annual deer hunt as their lives seem to crumble around them. One of them, the history professor Jonesy, is recovering from a serious accident an event on which King dwells heavily but which DeMunn downplays as best he can. The Maine accents are perfect: working-class for the Beaver, who does menial work; a slight overtone of aspiration for Pete, the car salesman; slightly more polish for Jonesy, teaching in Boston; and a definite aura of erudition for Henry the psychologist. Even the aliens are distinguishably different testimony to the skills of both writer and reader. Simultaneously released with Simon & Schuster hardcover (Forecasts, Feb. 12). (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

One November afternoon in the Maine woods, four men, friends since childhood, are on their annual hunting trip that has become as much a time for catching up on one another's lives as it is a time for drinking beer and pursuing game. But this congenial respite ends quickly for Pete, Beaver, Henry, and Jonesy when a dazed and disheveled stranger wanders into their campsite. The hours and days that follow are filled with spaceships, evil gray aliens, a toxic parasite called byrus, and a military search-and-destroy mission. Unarguably, these ingredients belong in the well-stocked cupboard of a pulp fiction writer. But when King stirs them into this hair-raising yarn that forces readers to draw their curtains tightly and sleep with the lights on, he serves up a powerful work that examines the interconnections between memory and imagination and studies the influence of friendship on the human condition. Highly recommended. Nancy McNicol, Hagaman Memorial Lib., East Haven, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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