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Duma Key - Stephen King
Duma Key
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No more than a dark pencil line on a blank page. A horizon line, maybe. But also a slot for blackness to pour through... A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of... show more
No more than a dark pencil line on a blank page. A horizon line, maybe. But also a slot for blackness to pour through... A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a "geographic cure," a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else. "Edgar, does anything make you happy?" "I used to sketch." "Take it up again. You need hedges... hedges against the night." Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him, and Edgar draws. A visit from Ilse, the daughter he dotes on, starts his movement out of solitude. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating. The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural -- Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781416552963 (1416552960)
ASIN: 1416552960
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 769
Edition language: English
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CarlAlves
CarlAlves rated it
2.0 Duma Key
I want to start off by writing that Stephen King is my all-time favorite author, but his recent work leaves a lot to be desired. Unfortunately, The Duma Key falls into the latter category of disappointing novels. The story starts with Edgar Freemantle, a successful contractor whose truck collides wi...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
5.0 Duma Key Review
Wrap Pet Sematary in a Bag of Bones and you'll have Duma Key. Revenants, creepy dolls, paintings that fix the broken, and enough tragedy to fill a swimming pool with tears is what you'll find within these pages. The scene at the end with [name deleted because spoilers] is one of the creepiest heart-...
POCZYTAJNIA
POCZYTAJNIA rated it
0.0 Moc sztuki i tajemnica zanurzona w wodzie
W zbiorze opowiadań zatytułowanym „Szkieletowa załoga” znajduje się opowiadanie „Małpa”. Tytułowa małpa jest zabawką zaopatrzoną w dwa metalowe talerze, na których gra zawsze tę samą melodię. Dźwięki powstające w wyniku uderzania talerzy o siebie są zwiastunem czyjejś śmierci. Z pozoru dziecięca zab...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0
After Edgar Freemantle is in a serious industrial accident that costs him his right arm, his life falls apart on many levels. On the advice of one of his physicians, he decides to move away from Minnesota and have a completely fresh start on a small Florida island, Duma Key. He rents a house there f...
bbbart
bbbart rated it
3.0 Duma Key
After reading and loving Carrie (one of King's first books) I was eager to read Duma Key (one of his most recent books). I like his writing style and I seem to enjoy horror as well (both are pretty new to my readers mind), but this story failed to enthral me as Carrie did. 700+ pages about one singl...
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