One of the best King books ever!

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  1. James Fox
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    I had to read this book for my english class this semester. And I actually found this book to be one of the best books I've ever read. Especially with the diversity of characters. Does anyone else agree? It also shows how our military powers would react in such an extreme situation.
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    welcome to SKMB.
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  3. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    No kidding! Was this college or high school English? I enjoyed the story...was only the 2nd King story I read back when it came out...hardback. And yeah, that colonel is a hoot...so easy to imagine that guy from Mail-Call in the part. He's the stereo-typical gung-ho officer. Never saw the movie if there is one...looked at your page...so it must-a been high school English unless you're in a college-level course...either or I guess. You English teacher is all right!
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome to the board. I like your take on the story. I never thought it was the best, but I love the characters and all their differences. Duddits was an amazing character in his own right.
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Welcome! I remember reading it first time round and not liking it much. Then I re-read last year and loved it. Cried with Duddits.
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  6. Mia Deschain
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    Welcome. I only read it once, didn't like it to much. Tried to watch the movie, I thought that was worse. Re-read it, its better than I first thought but still not on my top 10.
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    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the board! :)
    I loved Dreamcatcher, too. Both the book and the movie. Have fun discovering the world of Stephen King :)
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    At first I had some issues with the emphasis on excrement. But then I began to relate to the friendship between Duddits and his pals. After that, I read it clean as a whistle.
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome to SKMB James Fox - not a bad book. It's one I had actually purchased from a book club. I think the book is better than the movie, however.
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  10. Neil W
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the first half, but I thought it fell to pieces once they
    left the cabin and the whole race agsinst time / alien invasion business started.
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  11. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    I still haven't been able to finish this one.....every time I pick it up, something happens to take my attention away.

    Dear @Neil W ...... if you use spoilers, it is much appreciated. Use them like this
    [spoil3r] [/spoil3r] use the letter e instead of 3
    :)
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    There is a movie - I scored it for a buck at the pawn shop...haven't watched it yet though...
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Welcome to the board! I thought there was a lack of character development...I wanted to know more about them all...
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  14. Shoesalesman
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    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Not my favorite book, but I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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  15. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    I liked the book. The ending of the movie however... Nope. Nope nope nope.
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  16. MaddenSudeikis
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    AGREED!
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  17. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Yemenade.
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  18. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    I think you miss those warm sandy evenings with me and Johnny......
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  19. Tim D.
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    To me Dreamcatcher is just sorta meh. I liked the characters ok and parts of the book dealing with their friendship have a bit of the vintage King feel, but mostly it struck me as kind of dull. I just don't think aliens are King's strong point.
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    I remember sand.
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