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by Stephen King
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 4 years ago
Here we have it, folks: the biggest shock yet in the Stephen King reread. Before today, I considered Desperation bottom-of-the-barrel King. Desperate King. I felt the religiosity was blatant, tasteless; the story derivative of things King had done better before. Funny how our tastes evolve and cha...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 7 years ago
The first time I read Desperation, I read it back to back with The Regulators in the fall 1996. Had I been reviewing in my teenage years, I probably would have given this two stars, and The Regulators four stars. The latter is a fun book from beginning to end, while Desperation takes off like a crac...
A Constant Reader
A Constant Reader rated it 7 years ago
Desperation is the name of the Nevada mining town where the main characters become stranded and what I felt while I read this book,the first few chapters are insane!.Without giving away most of the plot,it's a story about the battle between good and evil in a ghost town where something went terribly...
Rabbit Reads
Rabbit Reads rated it 7 years ago
The thing is I love SK. I even love the religious themes in some of his novels, which is usually a hit or miss with me.I don't want to give spoilers, but as always, I find his stories imaginative, original, and actually scary no matter how much I re-read them. I am a pretty jaded and cynical horror ...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it 8 years ago
Oh, Desperation could've been the perfect masterpiece. The first half is absolutely terrifying, leaving your chest feeling numb due to your heart trying to rip the hell out and screaming bloody murder as it runs off. You almost want to stop reading because of the horror and the absolute brutality......
La Vie en Prose
La Vie en Prose rated it 9 years ago
Like Insomnia, this one started out amazing and then began to peter out. When it at first looked like everyone was being held captive by a psychotic cop, that was creepy because it is in the realm of possibility. (This is what makes Cujo a favorite of mine.) Not to say that I don't like the parano...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
Take me to the river Sooooooooooo goodEeny Meany Miney MowCatch a tourist by the toeDon't you scream and don't you shoutit is time to take you out.Should have been really good but so much keeps me back from total endorsement. The young godified boy is quite sick making.
Booklog
Booklog rated it 10 years ago
It's hard to review this book on its own, separate from the Regulators, but I believe it can be done. First the similarities though. King intended the books to be companions, and there are elements here introduced in other King books, like The Talisman and Black House, that suggest many of the chara...
wbebout
wbebout rated it 10 years ago
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this based on its mixed reviews. The story flowed well and was suspenseful. I thought that it weighed a little much on the religious theme (to me Stephen King and religion are like oil and water)but it seemed to do well enough to keep my attention. I place th...
robertprice
robertprice rated it 10 years ago
Strong one.
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