maandag 8 oktober 2012

50 Books Challenge 2012 - # 43: Duma Key by Stephen King

Title: Duma Key
Author: Stephen King
Story: Six months after a crane crushes his pickup truck and his body self-made millionaire Edgar Freemantle launches into a new life. His wife asked for a divorce after he stabbed her with a plastic knife and tried to strangle her one-handed (he lost his arm and for a time his rational brain in the accident). He divides his wealth into four equal parts for his wife, his two daughters, himself and leaves Minnesota for Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily remote stretch of the Florida coast where he has rented a house. All of the land on Duma Key, and the few houses, are owned by Elizabeth Eastlake, an octogenarian whose tragic and mysterious past unfolds perilously. When Edgar begins to paint, his formidable talent seems to come from someplace outside him, and the paintings, many of them, have a power that cannot be controlled.
Start: october 1st 2012
End: october 8th 2012
Comment: When you pick up a Stephen King novel it's a guarantee for an entertaining read. My brother has a lot of King book and this was the one he kept recommending. I now know why. It's a consummate and compassionate novel. We follow Edgar Freemantle, who was lucky to survive a crash that left him with a cracked skull, a fractured lefts side with broken ribs, a broken hip and he lost his right arm. Edgar becomes verbally abusive and his wife Pam leaves him after twenty-five years of marriage. He flees to Duma Key, Florida. He rediscovers his artistic skills and tries to unravel the mystery of Duma Key. The moment I picked up this book I just literally couldn't stop reading. I was totally captivated and forget everything around me. And the funny thing is, not a lot of spectacular things happened. It's just the way this story was told, so vividly and colorful. Everyone has something that scares them, but it doesn't always have to be horror. There is a certain force in this book that gives you the chills. That's what this book does to you. That proves again that Stephen King isn't just a master in writing horror stories, he's just a master in storytelling. My brother was right, this book is simply AMAZING!
Rating: 5/ 5

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