“The first 'full' story I read of Stephen King's... a nice introduction to stories that just got better and better.”Lee Benson wrote this review Sunday, August 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of his best...”mlong wrote this review Monday, July 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In this horror story, King leaves his customary Maine to set the tale in sunny Florida. After suffering a horrific accident, Edgar must rebuild his life without his left arm and his wife. He decides to get away from it all and recupate in Duma Key, Florida. There he rents a big pink house, befriends a mysterious old lady and her caretaker, and discovers a hidden talent for painting. However, his paintings aren't the expected seascapes and sunsets. His pictures show things in the future. He then discovers more than just painting things that might occur, he can make things happen through his art. Since this is Stephen King, you know there is a sinister side to this talent. Don't read this one in the dark, or at the beach (at least not in Florida near a big pink house.)”Mac D wrote this review Sunday, July 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Perhaps not the Best Stephen King, but it wrapped itself around my heart with its spot-on description of light and color from Florida......spent many years in areas he writes about and found myself feeling little pangs of "homesickness!"”Rebecca O wrote this review Saturday, July 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review: Duma Key by Stephen King.
Another amazing story and this one is full of a lot of reality to his words. I’m not saying there isn’t some horror however; it’s a more sensual supernatural context. A long story that may have been shorten a bit but I liked the whole scenario and contact of the emotions he created in this story. Six hundred pages seem like a lot but the pleasure was written for the reader.
Stephen King never surprises us with anything he writes. He has an amazing imagination that carries us off into another world. This novel is a great story about a man getting seriously hurt in a crane accident. It has his family life in turmoil for a while later making wonderful friendships in his second life that he calls his journey after his marriage broke up and being navigated away from his lovely daughters.
Yet, many pages into the story he involves himself into a supernatural majestic way to unfold the deep secrets of the Duma Keys with his new found friends. As the author creates a hobby for him and he becomes an Artist of many mesmerizing pictures that he sketches and paints that in one showing he sells all his paintings but one…why??
This is when his family gets involved with his life once again. His daughters love there new Daddy. They see him finally over the grieving of the accident and what he was left with. They can communicate and laugh with him once again…. Does his life now create a special bond with them or does he turn his world up side down again???
Stephen King masters an ending to finalize the story. It was full of magic, frustrations, worries, moments of horror, but the loving touch of emotional happiness and down right sadness. At the ending I was really sadden first but then I seen the happiness between the pages of his creation…..It just had to end that way….
“End of book was disappointing....like King didn't know when to quit.”Susan C wrote this review Tuesday, July 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The passage of time entails a melancholic backdrop for our deepest hopes, joys and fears. Duma Key is a story that seems to have been written with this understanding. The frustrating suspension of disbelief required in order to imagine certain plot elements is more than offset by outstanding character development and a fluid, far-reaching narrative technique. It's the "good guys," the ordinary folks in extraordinary circumstances, who come to life in Stephen King's novels, and a few of the characters in Duma Key are among his best.”David S wrote this review Friday, June 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a lot like IT. I like this book much better. The way they killed the demon at the end was different. Like all of King's novels it was a page turner. I didn't read any Stephen King for over ten years after reading IT because some of IT sucked so much. This book has great writing and no parts that I think really suck. It was well worth the time I spent reading.”John A wrote this review Wednesday, June 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Listened on audiobook. Fun! I forgot what a great storyteller King is. I love the character of Wireman--I would love to meet this man!! Very entertaining.”Lisa H wrote this review Wednesday, June 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a captivating novel that blends the supernatural with reality. The story shifts between the past and the present, and blurs the lines between fact and fiction. It was an intriguing read, and the only dissapointment was when I ran out of pages to read. Stephen King most definitely lived up to the fad that surrounds him, keeping me interested to the very end. Unfortunately, not as many people read his books as there should be due to the fact that many of his stories scare the crap out of people. ”MasterYu wrote this review Friday, May 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No