Duma Key
  Fan submitted reviews of Duma Key (Novel):
Posted By: Dirtydites - March 10th, 2013 4:00:53 pm EDT

Im 66 & longtime fan of s. king. Duma key is one of my favorites. I felt like I was inside and following the story in Duma key.

Posted By: Eric NC - March 9th, 2013 10:07:51 am EST

Incredible, suspenseful read. I'm amazed this has not been made into a movie.

Posted By: Katrina - March 5th, 2013 8:24:07 pm EST

Loved this book!!

Posted By: Jo - January 23rd, 2013 3:49:41 pm EST



Another great works by Stephen King! wow just finished the book and i'm still crying for lilly! Why did she have to die!!!! ugh! ok loved the book stop killing the ones i love! wow just fantastic! i never get tired of your books keep up the great work!

Posted By: Ezim Osai - November 8th, 2012 9:04:27 pm EST

I'm torn between picking Duma Key, Blaze or The Eyes of the Dragon as my favourite book but DK was awesome. I loved the How to draw a picture parts and it was so cool the way she says "you have to drown her to sleep". I love it

Posted By: Name / Nickname - October 31st, 2012 2:11:43 pm EDT

Stephen, Thank you, thank you for this wonderful book. Having lived in Florida during the John D. MacDonald days, I fully understood your references. Florida surely does have a mean season and reading your book brought me right back there. As always, you capture the imagination with vivid detail of the character and their surroundings. I can see Big Pink and hear the shells talking to me now.

Posted By: Barbie - October 14th, 2012 9:35:44 pm EDT

this is my fav book, and i read about two a week for ten years now. its a fairytale stephen king style. im a huge fan of him, though after this novel the following underthe dome let me down a tad bit. maybe its just due to this being such a well written book!

Posted By: Mich - October 6th, 2012 12:18:32 am EDT

Hands down my favourite. It's one of those books that when someone asks you what it's about, you don't really have the ability to answer - not even the blurb gives you a propper hint - the only way to know what it's about is to read it. I love the way he slowly introduces "How to draw a picture" chapters, which seem to be about a completely different story but they slowly twist together as the story progresses. Amazing!!!!

Posted By: Jamie - September 17th, 2012 10:19:28 pm EDT

I just finished reading Duma Key last night. Over the past year I've picked up more and more of Mr. King's work, and the more I read, the more I love. I'm usually super picky about books, and this was an easy choice. I thought it was beautiful and heartbreaking. I could actually feel the emotion of the characters. I can't seem to put his books down. Another thumbs up for this girl! Incredible!

Posted By: Frank - September 7th, 2012 2:47:56 pm EDT

I've just read 'duma key' in german 'wahn'. it was fabulous. i like the tension and the charakters. after i read ' under the dome' i recognized that this had been another great work of stephen king.

Posted By: Pat - September 3rd, 2012 3:20:36 pm EDT

I can only hope this in the works for a movie

Posted By: BryanAmbition - August 8th, 2012 1:24:49 pm EDT

I just finished Duma Key after not being able to put it down! (It's ironic that King has written a book titled "Insomnia" because that's precisely what his books cause!) I LOVED this book for many reasons, but the most outstanding thing for me was how eloquently King ties in technology here. Before Duma Key, I'd read and reread many of King's classics, like Salem's Lot, Carrie and It, and technology plays little if no significance in these books. But times have changed, and fast, and the world is highly dependent on computers and cell phones and smart phones. When you try to factor that in, you're mostly left with atrocities like Fear Dot Com, but definitely not the case here. The Internet, cell phones, even a shout to Google itself are used effectively and institutionally, allowing the book to shine with Stephen King's idiosyncratic magic that charms, bewilders, and scares the shite out of us time and time again. Cheers to Duma Key!! and Stephen King!! ;-)

Posted By: Anonymous - August 5th, 2012 5:22:08 pm EDT

Duma Key is immediately captivating. King's literary references and humor are fabulously woven into this intriguing spiritual tale of healing and horror.

Posted By: Anonymous - July 28th, 2012 5:50:30 pm EDT

I like this book, its like my "first book" that I actually picked out to read in my adult years. I'm only on pg 142; I had to stop w/ the father & daughter stuff started b/c my dad aint in my life. I plan to start reading again since I have a man in my life now.

Posted By: Rene Alvarez - June 24th, 2012 6:04:37 am EDT

I am an Army program manager for the Education Center here at Camp Leatherneck in Kandahar, Afghanistan for the duration of Operation Enduring Freedom. I happened to pick up this book, Duma Key, from a pile of books sent here through Operation Paperback. I have been an educator for many years and I am ashamed to say this was the first Stephen King novel I have ever read. I could not put this book down. I was totally engrossed by this compelling story. I finished the book in four days. My favorite character in this book is Wireman. At the end of this novel when I found out his fate, for a slight moment I forgot I was reading fiction, and I felt a sadness for this man that almost put a tear in my in tough Army eye. After I finished this book, I immediately went to the book shelves looking frantically for another one of your novels and I found Lisey's Story. I am confident that I will be thoroughly entertained. Thank you for your talent. P.S. We run basic skills courses here at Camp Leatherneck which includes reading comprehension. The next class I run I will require that they read one of your books. Thanks again!

Posted By: Bmcmolo - June 7th, 2012 9:06:23 am EDT

This is a fantastic read. I liked it from the start, but when I got to page 200 or 250 or so and started to see the peaks of the mountain range coming into view, I loved it and read the rest with a single-mindedness both my workmates and my fiancee probably resented. It's a novel of profound loss and recovery. Very satisfying characters, themes, language, and mythos.

Posted By: Susan - May 13th, 2012 6:04:24 pm EDT

I am an avid reader and every book I read, I seem to be able to see the action in the book as I read it. Duma Key scared me in ways that it is hard to describe. I haven't read a book since the Green Mile that I could picture so clear in my mind. Please tell me that Duma Key will eventually be a movie.

Posted By: Ronny - April 2nd, 2012 7:24:01 am EDT

Ah! Why do I come to things so late? Why does it take me forever to discover? The good thing about this? I have many, many more books ahead of me! I, too, am a slow reader--an easily distracted reader--which is why audible.com is worth every scrounged penny to me. Thank you, Mr. King.

Posted By: EXP53 - February 13th, 2012 7:15:00 pm EST

i just started reading stephen king books and i have only read rose madder (my first) and salem's lot i am now at duma key and as the slow reader i am i have only gotten to 200 pages but so far it is amazing and after this i will start reading the dark tower series!

Posted By: Mariann From Sweden - January 27th, 2012 6:26:37 am EST

I have a lot of mr King's books. But due to different circumstances I haven't read any books for some years. But a while ago I got Duma key and found my love to books again. I've just finished reading the book. And here I am with a sense of emptyness. I want more! And as the old fool I am the very last words brought me to tears: Mr King's thanks to the constant reader. I send a very big thank you back, and hope that I always will have the luck to be your constant reader.

Posted By: Destinyinthedark - January 19th, 2012 10:43:48 pm EST

Reading Duma Key in the Florida Keys looking at a lurid sunset- Wicked Cool

Posted By: JIm - January 3rd, 2012 1:12:09 am EST

I have read the book and find that it is a book that holds your interest and keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through.

Posted By: Kat - December 20th, 2011 10:40:58 pm EST

Duma Key....just love that book. I have read every book you have published. What got my real interest was my name was used for two different people...my first name spelled the way I spell it....the re-hab queen. My last name was used but I am not a Phd. . .. got a collection of sea shells and lighthouse's....what am I to think? : > You did an awesome job very well written book.

Posted By: Philina - November 15th, 2011 12:55:02 am EST

I am definitely someone who could be classified as a constant reader- the amount of love and respect I have for Mr. King is immeasurable (but don't worry,I am NOT your number one fan!!) Last night arond 5 pm I found a copy of Duma Key at the laundrymat and was stoked-- maybe 2 or three hours of good reading and a good nights sleep, I thought. I read the book all the way through-IN ONE NIGHT!! Duma key has to be one of if not my favorite book by Stephen King ever. I mean, I was there-I literally felt as if the story was happening to me! 770 pages in one night--by damn you've still got it!!

Posted By: Adam - November 12th, 2011 1:29:29 pm EST

Best book to date, reread atleast five times! I find my self quoting it in my day to day life. I would not watch this as a movie though. Duma and Big Pink are a place I went and still do when things get tough in life. The way Duma is in my mind is the only way I ever want to picture it. Thank you Mr King you must not stop!

Posted By: C - November 9th, 2011 8:36:31 pm EST

After a very long hiatus from reading for pleasure...I stumbled across a copy of Duma Key that I had received as a gift a couple of years ago. What a great read...I finished last night and was a little skittish about walking around the dark house before going to bed (sadly I am almost 40 and still afraid of the dark). Thanks for bringing the joy of reading back to me. I look forward to catching up on all that I have missed. I am also intrigued about the sequel to the Shining -- can't wait for that one!! -- Crystal

Posted By: Writerpaul - November 7th, 2011 6:40:34 pm EST

Just finished! WOW! I thought this story was bizzare, and eye opening. The Line Wireman says "In the end we crash to the floor, its what we do in the mean time." i think that's how it went. Nevertheless, it opened my eyes, and is still lingering upstairs. It was a heck of a ride, and very deep for me. Thank you Mr. King. Now on to Bag Of Bones, and then 11/22/63 which will be amazing, although i am 28, and i'll never understand that tragedy with J.F.K. I'm still looking forward to reading it

Posted By: Writerpal - October 20th, 2011 6:09:28 pm EDT

On page 649, and it has gotten really bizzare. An avid reader i know told me that it would, but this is my kind of story.it freaks me out; has made me tear-up a couple times, and keeps me wanting to know more. Thank you for all your wonderful works. Folk's sometimes thinks Mr. King is Evil, No, you speak the real truth, the truth folk's don't want to beileve, and can relate too, then you make it bizzare

Posted By: GMG - October 8th, 2011 1:24:47 pm EDT

I'm obsessed with this book. I'm reading it for the 9th time. I want a sequel.

Posted By: Davedc1109 - September 30th, 2011 8:55:28 am EDT

I've read this book 3 times and am listening to it on cd for the 2nd time. You have to go to your library and get this book on tape. I drive a lot of miles for my job and have listened to many books in my car. John Slattery's reading of this incredible book takes the story to a new level. I start to miss Wireman and Edgar each time the story is done.

Posted By: Joea - September 13th, 2011 1:15:33 pm EDT

I just started reading this book. Its awesome so far!

Posted By: Jamesdeane - September 6th, 2011 7:01:35 pm EDT

I'm a painter and this book really inspired me. Great book, soon to be a Stephen King classic. I also recommend Lisey's Story. Creativity lurks in all of us.

Posted By: Annika - August 31st, 2011 2:42:15 pm EDT

For a couple of days this summer I was reading Duma Key. I loved it!!!! I have read so many S.King-books and this is one of the best. Loved the paintings...

Posted By: Radoslav - August 25th, 2011 2:51:09 pm EDT

This book was really awesome! Greetings from Bulgaria, you're the best!

Posted By: Alba - August 24th, 2011 10:39:03 am EDT

WOW!! I don't even know what to say. One of the BEST books that I have ever read. Thank you for writing it. I could not put it down!!! Best to you always.

Posted By: ThatGuyOverThere - August 23rd, 2011 7:56:41 am EDT

Fricking fantastic!

Posted By: Jase - August 16th, 2011 12:05:40 pm EDT

Duma Key for me is the best novel Stephen King has written. I was absolutely gripped from the opening page to the close and have never been so absorbed in a book. The characters are endearing and yet tragic. My favourite Stephen King book

Posted By: Hoz - August 15th, 2011 3:48:04 pm EDT

One of your best muchacho!

Posted By: BJ - August 15th, 2011 10:17:21 am EDT

I thought this was one of my favorites! Loved everything about it. Couldn't put this one down! Thanks Stephen!

Posted By: Erika - August 14th, 2011 10:33:14 pm EDT

Just finished reading this today. AMAZING I was so sad to see it end. I felt a connection to the characters and felt in a strange way I related to each of them. Helped me get through a pretty rough summer too :)

Posted By: Swbaxter - August 14th, 2011 6:28:07 am EDT

IfsoGirl88 Duma Key just tore me apart. I guess that any story built around a father-daughter relationship will resonate with fathers of daughters, but I find the sense of Edgars loss in Duma overwhelming. Whenever I recall the because I would never see my IfsoGirl again moment in the airport, I just freeze. But here's an even more chilling thought. What does a father do when a beloved daughter goes bad. Totally and irrevocably bad. What can he do while she commits evil, while the world tries to uncover what he already knows? What he can't do is switch off the love because she is, and always will be Daddy's Little Princess. Thats what gives me the Gordian gut, muchacho, as Wireman might say.

Posted By: AaronVsThoughts - August 9th, 2011 12:37:48 am EDT

I loved this novel, and would love to see it in a visual format, though more as a miniseries than a film. I feel that a 2 hour movie would make it feel rushed, whereas it could easily be split into 5 one hour parts, giving each stage its own focus. The accident and recovery leading to Duma Key (collapse), the time on Duma Key leading up to meeting Wireman (discovery), the lead up and gallery showing (creation), the fallout from the gallery showing and the beginning of understanding the true nature of what's happening on Duma Key (downfall), and the final showdown on Duma Key (closure).

Posted By: TriciaSheene - August 8th, 2011 10:48:43 pm EDT

I just finished this book and I loved it !!!!!!!.....And sad now that's over.......This was such a hard book to put down .......Great Read!!!!!!

Posted By: Tanja F - July 25th, 2011 1:59:11 am EDT

I see this as a film as well. I love your writing and this is one of my favorites. Enjoyed the read and the time with the characters. Thank you!

Posted By: Tinchus Italy - July 22nd, 2011 2:39:07 pm EDT

A felt for EVERY character in this novel, which made me cry and left my soul with a sense of lonelyness that tore my heart. Definitely the best Steve work in many, many years. Keep it up, man!

Posted By: Kingfreak - July 20th, 2011 10:00:49 pm EDT

I would absolutely love this turned into a film. It would be such a great movie. Although I doubt there are many directors who could do the character development justice. I love his stories, they keep me turning a page and looking forward to the next one I can pick up and become absorbed in.

Posted By: Sindre - July 10th, 2011 7:02:21 pm EDT

Stephen, I just gotta tell you. You are the most amazing author I have ever read books from. Your books are in no way compareable to any other author's work. I read Duma Key this summer and I promise you, I couldn't stop reading. It is one of your greatest books. All of your books are amazing. Keep it up man. Duma Key would make a GREAT movie.

Posted By: Mintzy - June 26th, 2011 4:29:35 pm EDT

I love Stephen King, and I love his books. So naturally I loved this one as well. I fell in love with the Wireman, great character. The only downside in the book was that the name of the entity is "Perse" which is Ass in Finnish language. The only thing that made me distracted in a bad way. Anyway, Love your books, off to read "Under the Dome"

Posted By: Christina In Vegas - June 23rd, 2011 5:16:40 pm EDT

Mr. King: I was hoping you might consider making Duma Key into a movie. Speilberg could do an amazing job with it. The book is my favorite for the past few years. Just finished reading for the 3rd time. Please consider. Thanks Christina In Vegas

Posted By: KCexpress - May 28th, 2011 5:10:43 pm EDT

Sad:( I'm almost at the end, Love the characters Wireman's my favorite, It's been awhile since I read a King book...I've missed you old friend!!

Posted By: Nie Cie - May 20th, 2011 1:20:24 am EDT

love it!

Posted By: ScooterGirl - May 17th, 2011 12:45:49 am EDT

I have to admit I didn't really enjoy this book but it's my shortcoming, not Stephen Kings. I simply haven't been able to make the move from Maine to Florida. Too much packing, too much work. I think I'll stay here in New England and hope that Mr. King eventually comes back home.

Posted By: Keely - May 11th, 2011 7:26:07 pm EDT

This is one of my favorites. The characters are, as always, wonderful and fully developed and their relationships are complicated and rich. And the change of scenery is refreshing and brilliantly described.

Posted By: Dave - May 7th, 2011 12:38:44 pm EDT

sounds good to me.. is next on my list after Under the Dome. I'm listening from audible.com I really loved dark tower which got me into your books even though I dont like horror.

Posted By: Tommy - April 28th, 2011 2:38:45 pm EDT

im nearly at the end of duma key and thnk the would be an brilliant film and would watch it over and over again

Posted By: Jorge - April 28th, 2011 1:45:06 pm EDT

I really love this book Great success

Posted By: Draknghar - April 6th, 2011 3:03:27 pm EDT

Although somewhat unconvincing at times and too short in my opinion, this is the fifth best-book that I have read so far. And I only read the very best.

Posted By: DennyM - April 1st, 2011 6:27:15 am EDT

Thank you

Posted By: Darlene - March 27th, 2011 12:40:21 pm EDT

I just loved this book and I hope it will be made into a movie. Have been reading your work 30 plus years and it just gets better. Darlene

Posted By: IndigoFaerie - March 20th, 2011 7:16:20 am EDT

I suffer from aspergers so in a way, related to Edgar completely. This book took my breath away so many times., I couldn't believe it. I never put it down. I don't think I will ever forget it, the Edgar I so often saw as myself; (I am also a rediscovered artist of about a year! I use my disability and inability to rationalise things to bring out my creative side) the Wireman I miss every second. I can't imagine not hearing his funny sayings one more time. I will reread this for sure, if it doesn't make me miss them all :( it is the best book in the world.

Posted By: Gwyneth - March 6th, 2011 10:46:30 pm EST

Better than life itself. The plot was secondary - the writing primary.

Posted By: Blueboy - February 28th, 2011 2:29:02 pm EST

Duma key is so compelling to read and it will strap you in your seat till the last page. great book. love it.

Posted By: Margo - February 27th, 2011 6:10:46 pm EST

Love it . I want to go to where is is warm, watch sunsets, and paint. I am not an artist. Maybe I should finish the entire book first. I love needful thing, Green Mile too. Awesome writer!!

Posted By: Judi - February 25th, 2011 11:55:07 am EST

I absolutely loved this book, of which I was given the audio book, and was able to listen to 1hr at a time during my commute to work...will this book become a movie? (I hope)!

Posted By: Silje - February 20th, 2011 5:44:54 am EST

BEST BOOK EVER. It truly is breathtakingly well written. This book had my full attention even for weeks after I read it. Hats off to Stephen.

Posted By: Vee - February 12th, 2011 10:25:39 am EST

i finished reading it today and i was literally blown away. i am in a five days hiatus between the job i've lost and the new one i've just been hired for and i needed this - a book about creation, creativity, visions, love and loss. it will stick into my mind like a floating fever and believe me, it is a RED feather. thank you mr. king.

Posted By: Steffi - February 11th, 2011 3:42:11 pm EST

At the moment I read this book and can hardly depend. It pulls me in its spell even if I do not even have on hand! I'm just fascinated! many greetings Steffi (from Germany)

Posted By: Sue Saunders - February 4th, 2011 3:26:06 pm EST

This was by far one of the best books Stephen King has written. I also liked Needful Things, Gerald's Game, and Rose Madder. Keep these type of books coming

Posted By: SK&Mfan - January 13th, 2011 8:11:07 pm EST

Edgar Freemantle is one of my favorite king characters and the book catapulted itself into my number one favorite book of all time. i really enjoyed this book, it made me feel like i was actually on duma key in big pink looking across the Gulf at Perses' ship.

Posted By: Blyan85 - December 22nd, 2010 3:24:55 pm EST

This is a wonderful novel. This is another favorite of mine. Florida vegetation has never been so terrifying!

Posted By: SmithAlpha2012 - November 24th, 2010 6:56:19 pm EST

Duma Key was the first book by stephen king i have EVER read!! It was amazing!! It was the first book that literally had me afraid to turn off the lights!! This is an amazing book..i'm reading it again :))

Posted By: Smcreds - November 22nd, 2010 8:41:36 am EST

I loved this book, and I could really see/visualise the characters and the surroundings. Only one bad point for me though and that was, when the Perse figure came alive and was biting Edgar. (A little comedic night of the living dead for me) Could be a great movie still.

Posted By: Chadh - October 25th, 2010 1:03:09 pm EDT

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Please make this one a movie!!!!

Posted By: Rayne - October 19th, 2010 1:31:57 pm EDT

This book is wonderful. King makes Edgar so real,it's like you know him. After rereading this one it's even better the 2nd time!Just one more reason why King is the king!

Posted By: Zip - October 5th, 2010 9:10:21 am EDT
This is simply one of the best Stephen King books I have ever read.
Posted By: TheUsher - September 25th, 2010 4:31:10 pm EDT
I think this is the finest prose Mr. King's ever written. Such a damn good book. The only book I've ever finished and then flipped to page one and read again. Long live the King!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - September 22nd, 2010 1:26:37 am EDT
I have read many, many Stephen King books...this has to be one of my favorites. I had never heard of it and bought it on a whim while at my local book store...and couldn't be happier. It was a great book from start to finish and I could not put it down!
Posted By: Anonymous - September 18th, 2010 4:52:41 pm EDT
Oh well... Stephen King is the freaking best writer of books who has ever been on this planet...Duma Key is so wonderful and scary at the same time that i just couldn't lay it down...i read it in 2 days and i am soo lucky that there will always another book of Stephen King to read ;)
Posted By: Jackie Duke - September 18th, 2010 7:47:17 am EDT
Just finished Duma Key, WOW! I'm a long time fan, been reading the King for decades and now this. I'm an artist from Florida and can relate to getting lost in a painting to escape reality and create reality. I'm thrilled to read about Florida and not New England in a King book. He did a good job of describing our winters even though our summers can be hell, a more Kingly subject. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for one of the movie networks to pick it up and turn it into a series (like "Pillars of the Earth" that was recently on). You're amazing Mr. King! Thank you for entertaining me.
Posted By: Tampa Joe - September 10th, 2010 11:26:51 am EDT
Just finished reading Duma Key...quite simply, King is the reason why I read books. Period.
Posted By: Marman - September 7th, 2010 8:07:46 am EDT
I just finished reading Duma Key...It scared me to death..A couple of nights I couldn't even sleep and thought someone was in the house!Up to now, this is without a second thought, the best of Stephen!But of course, there are still many others to come!
Posted By: Catherine - August 30th, 2010 8:36:09 am EDT
Truly amazing reading. As an artist and an avid reader of books of all kind, DUMA KEYbrought me to my knees, made me cry,kept me awake at night,made me paint and draw. What an escape of the mind! Best book ever.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 27th, 2010 8:06:45 am EDT
After reading only a few chapters, Duma Key became my favorite book ever.
Posted By: Sheynylovestoread - August 24th, 2010 9:01:08 am EDT
I read this book and I think it is very wonderful and very amazing.As soon as I read it I pictured every single thing they were doing from start to finish.It is very amazing to read,and I can't stop reading.I can't wait when they make the movie for it.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 17th, 2010 3:06:40 am EDT
This book is one of the best I've read along with the picture of rose madder and more interesting is that a few days to finish I had an accident in the leg and the whole subject of the operation and rehabilitation, and if I will ever walk, are things that change lives and I am truly identified with the protagonist and I asked my boyfriend to get me a Reba
Posted By: Anonymous - August 12th, 2010 11:31:13 am EDT
As an artist myself, I found this book fasinating to say the least. Thankfully I was still able to pick up my paintbrush afterwords. A definate must read, one of his best.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 9th, 2010 1:26:25 pm EDT
This book is driving me crazy. I'm a huge Stephen King fan, I'm known among my friends as the one who is always reading a King book. But this one... the dynamics in the story affected my actual life in ways I didnt think possible. This novel is unbelievable. Amazing.
Posted By: @almaherself - July 27th, 2010 12:34:09 am EDT
One of my favorites.
Posted By: Lui - July 25th, 2010 1:44:30 pm EDT
This was my second novel from SK. I read Black House and then this amazaing book and I want to tell you that those books change my way of thinking about literature.
Posted By: Mazzy - June 17th, 2010 6:14:00 pm EDT
Duma Key is Stephen King's best work to date. I've read all of his books except Cujo ( I just can't make it through, it's too sad) and my top three are It, Lisey's Story, and Duma Key comes in at number one. This story will make you cry, laugh, and sleep with your nightlight on.
Posted By: Sharmela Mclaughlin - June 11th, 2010 12:20:19 am EDT
Duma Key touched the sensitive side of me and I became emotional through different parts. ' Wireman looks west' really remained in my mind for a long time and definitely touched my heart. Great book SK.
Posted By: MoeJoe1.0 - June 8th, 2010 5:51:58 pm EDT
This is my first king book. Read it in under 2 days. Great book, but the whole "just put her in a flashlight" thing seemed kinda half-baked. Still, it was second on my top 10 list.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 17th, 2010 10:24:43 am EDT
This is bad!!!!!!!! BOoOoO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Nixie - May 13th, 2010 7:35:12 pm EDT
Perse was short for "Persephone" - Queen of the Underworld - the full name of the boat. It showed as Perse only because of the viewing angle. Persephone is also known as Kore or Cora.
Posted By: Kimmi - May 10th, 2010 12:16:48 pm EDT
This is my absolute favorite work by Stephen King. I love his books that, in my opinion, are not so much focused on horror as they are focused on other elements. King is such an amazing writer, he simply blows me away.
Posted By: Pam - April 16th, 2010 10:33:07 am EDT
I was reading last night in bed, as I do every night, and the story was getting so wonderfully creepy I just knew I was going to have a King dream, and I did. It included my boss and a hoe, and elements from Duma. Now that's effective writing!!!
Posted By: Ile - April 14th, 2010 7:23:43 am EDT
Perse means "Ass", in finnish language, so I was very excited to find out how they'll translate it. Well they took the easy way out and she's called Kore, which means nothing.
Posted By: Leebern - April 13th, 2010 5:17:48 pm EDT
I would love to know more about Wireman's backstory.
Posted By: Jonas - April 11th, 2010 3:24:11 pm EDT
I this book!!! I had fear and a lots of different emotions while I was reading and now I know that Perse is still with us =) THX for making me such a great fun when I read it!!!
Posted By: Someone - April 10th, 2010 2:15:36 am EDT
good novel
Posted By: Bob - April 7th, 2010 3:38:06 pm EDT
When King instruduced he phantom ship beginning with the letters "Perse".. I entertained the possibilty that the ship was the "Perseus".. my old CG ship.
Posted By: Paul - March 24th, 2010 8:13:46 pm EDT
Its the first Stephen King book I've read and couldn't put it down. I would love for the story to be made into a movie as it has everything possible in the story to make it a hit on the big screen.
Posted By: Cody - March 18th, 2010 10:40:01 pm EDT
I agree, please make this a movie!
Posted By: Bethkampa - March 18th, 2010 9:50:02 am EDT
I loved this book. I even tried to "slow down" my reading toward the end of the book so it wouldn't end. I would love to meet Edgar again in another story.
Posted By: Brady12 - March 15th, 2010 12:13:42 pm EDT
Charlie is a "boogie man" that Nan Melda told Elizabeth and her sisters about and later due to Elizabeth's powers he became real.
Posted By: Brady12 - March 14th, 2010 1:14:39 pm EDT
At first the new setting climes (Minnesota,Florida) threw me a bit but after I got over that it was just like every other Stephen King novel,most excellent indeed.
Posted By: Anonymous - March 12th, 2010 11:20:34 pm EST
I am confused. I am about 2/3 through. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. Elizibeth has already died and Tessy and Lo-Lo got chased into the ocean by a big boy. Later though, they talk about a Charlie. Who/what is (a) Charlie?
Posted By: Karan In Florida - March 8th, 2010 8:41:27 am EST
Please make this a movie!
Posted By: Meretseger699 - March 7th, 2010 3:01:28 am EST
I couldn't put it down! So twisted & interesting. I was so disappointed when I finished...only because I wanted to read more about Edgar...There should be a follow up. THANK YOU for all your novels!!! I'm a huge fan!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - March 3rd, 2010 4:38:27 pm EST
I couldn't put the book down! Felt the ending was a bit of a "cop out".
Posted By: Artsoul2 - February 18th, 2010 3:34:43 pm EST
I found Duma Key one of the most fascinating books that Stephen has ever written. I loved it!! refiners premised
Posted By: Mrs Embers - February 16th, 2010 10:10:46 am EST
I just finished reading Duma Key, and I think it's my favourite novel since Bag of Bones. I was disappointed when there were no Author's Notes at the end- always my favourite part- but I'll live. I don't get to buy a lot of books or get out to the library very often, but next time I pick up something to read, it'll be one of Mr King's recent novels. I think I've read all of the older stuff, and have especially loved the short story collections. Just amazing work.
Posted By: Rick - February 12th, 2010 4:49:54 pm EST
The first sentence: Looses his right arm and his divorse makes no scence. I've read maybe 3/4 of the novel and it makes no scense. please enlighten me. Rick
Posted By: GinaGina - January 29th, 2010 11:10:52 pm EST
I have read so many of Stephen King's books over the years, I have enjoyed each one in it's own way. Duma Key was definately one of my favorites. I was caught up in it and couldn't put it down. I was kind of heartbroken that it was finished.
Posted By: N.Bitney - January 29th, 2010 3:50:16 pm EST
This is the first Stephen King Book i have ever read! AND I MUST SAY I AM OBBSESSED WITH HIS NOVELS!!!!!!!!!! I read it back in October and finished it in a little less than 2 weeks! I am now reading Under the Dome and plan to finish it the weekend, and then read IT! Sounds very good! :) :) :)
Posted By: Stephenfan07 - January 26th, 2010 4:15:05 pm EST
I read this before i read Under the Dome and loved it! I saw Under the Dome in my magazine Entertainment Weekly, and wanted it immediately. SO my sister gave me this one to read a Stephen King book for once, and now i am hooked on his books!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Chris - January 20th, 2010 3:45:48 am EST
This book, "Duma Key", is so well thought out and imaginative. It is very different than your everyday run of the mill horror shit. Steven King weaves the story like a madman. This book actually came from a short story...called "Memory". The daughter Melindas name was changed though..which did bring me out of it for a certain portion of the actual book because I did read the short story first and wondered why he changed it. Also in the short story instead of "Wireman always says"...its "Kamen always says", that also took me out for a sec too...overall though this is a great book, I couldnt put it down. ending could have been better but i get it...it doesnt need to be...well done mister king....this could really be a movie you should talk to somebody about this
Posted By: Sonia - January 18th, 2010 3:27:37 pm EST
Well, i love the story.. it make me laught, cry and scared. and u never will know how the story gonna end... until u read it... but all these nights i have wondered, how edgar can support all that loneliness... Even the loneliness of not painting anymore... i have wondered...What did eddie after painting the storm?
Posted By: John Lee - January 16th, 2010 7:32:01 am EST
loved this story well worth reading
Posted By: Amahoff - January 12th, 2010 2:05:04 pm EST
I still think you are certifiable, Mr. King, but found the book, Duma Key fascinating. I hate that Wireman died, but by then I had sort of uninvested myself re: the characters, not knowing who would live and who would die. I once wrote a novelette for children with a similar theme - a lonely little girl goes into a picture to escape her reality. It was painted by her aunt who painted to escape her own realities and in the end some of the pictures had to be destroyed. Never published, but I still love the fantasy of the story. Your skill is undeniable!

Posted By: John Lee - January 7th, 2010 11:27:29 am EST
duma key is a great story from start to finish 10 out of 10. stephen king you are the king of storytelling god bless you.
Posted By: Ilecion - January 3rd, 2010 12:08:14 pm EST
I absolutely LOVED this book. But there was one thing that upset me, actually it made me very sad. Ilse's death. She was such a loveable person and her relationship with Edgar was told so well. When Edgar said at the airport, that it was the last time he saw her, I almost stopped reading. But I just couldn't, guess I was hoping Edgar would die or something. I finished the book about three weeks ago, and I'm still not over it. Anyways, this was a great book. Maybe i'm just too sensitive.

Posted By: PHC94 - December 29th, 2009 11:11:18 am EST
Another classic. I have read most of Mr. King's books on the beach at home in Naples, FL. I read Duma Key at my new Home in NC. With a snowstorm raging outside, I read a fascinating tale of my own Gulf Coast. The irony was not lost on me. When I finished, I felt the familiar sense of regret/sadness that the story was over. I doubt if any other author is capable of affecting me this way time and again. Thank you, Steve. Please keep writing! Best regards, Phil Cunningham (one part of the collective Constant Reader soul)
Posted By: Drick - December 24th, 2009 4:30:13 pm EST
Stephen King cannot make a good ending. Desperation, The Dark Half and a lot of them are bad-endings books. "/
Posted By: Maggiemae - December 22nd, 2009 11:25:45 pm EST
Stephen, Been a faithfull follower for many, many moons! You f***ing rock! This is one that took me one and half days to read non-stop. FANTASTIC! I love how non-put-downable it was and what I expecially like was your after thoughts...you a-credited your wife Tabitha for some minor but signifacant changes on few items in your rough draft. From that alone I am sorry to say I have never read her novels only because of such a fan of yours I am. But since reading that credit you gave her. I strongly believe I will seek out her endeavours. Any suggestions? Once again, been a fan since Richard Bachman...Brilliant and captivating! (Of course).
Posted By: Mateo Tha Monster - November 29th, 2009 4:14:19 pm EST
I like the idea of this book because it is set in Florida where i am from but i am now living in Maine where King lives and sets alot of of his stories around. But again, like Lisey's Story, The beginning is too long and drawn out for me. I got halfway and moved on to another book. I do plan on going back and finishing this book as soon as i finish the dark tower series though
Posted By: Powlene - November 19th, 2009 6:41:59 am EST
I have been reading King for many years now and I have to say that this is his best book ever! Due to lack of time it took me two years to finish it. First part last year, second part the last three weeks. Love the characters, the story, just everything about it. Under the Dome is now waiting.
Posted By: JRM - November 11th, 2009 3:33:13 am EST
I absolutely enjoyed this book. It was PERFECT . . . except for the last act. The climax felt so rushed and confusing. It's strange reading a book with so many questions and not many answers throughout, then finally getting all the answers at the same time. There were too many "Aha!" moments for me near the end. And I also didn't feel a sense of closure by the time I read the last page. It just lingered for me. Now, it may sound like I'm hating on the book, but I'm NOT. In fact, what I've mentioned is ALL I could fault this book for. And it may not be a flaw at all. It's just my personal feelings. I loved this book, but I wish it could have had a better, less confusing conclusion.
Posted By: Kat - November 9th, 2009 9:50:29 pm EST
Was difficult for me to put down. my fam had to wrestle it away from me.
Posted By: Kingnothing81 - November 8th, 2009 4:04:58 am EST
i loved this book, i would have to say out of the books i have read this i the best hands down.
Posted By: Steve-o - October 27th, 2009 3:22:34 pm EDT
this book happens to be THE best book i have ever read period and the second being four past midnight
Posted By: Derek - October 22nd, 2009 10:33:07 pm EDT
One of my favorites. I was so absorbed by this book. Not since the Dark Tower series have I fell so deeply into the world contained in those pages. Excellent
Posted By: Puck - October 13th, 2009 8:12:15 pm EDT
it has been a long time since i read Stephen King and i just started collecting your books and reading them of course again and got a copy of duma key and it was excellent, in the beginning i thought that it was a new direction you were going but middle to end was just crazy, i loved it and have recommended it to friends and family. good job King now i will see how bag of bones is.
Posted By: Elyx - October 10th, 2009 11:33:04 am EDT
Do the day.... and let the day do you.
Posted By: Lazerhead - October 6th, 2009 3:12:12 am EDT
I read Lisey's Story.It was complex with new language and the time lines challenged my attention span but i must say it was a rewarding read in the end.I felt i had been on a long journey.Then i read Duma Key.At first it seemed so simple i longed for Lisey's Story but that past and Stephen worked his story telling magic.I enjoyed both novels.Thanks.
Posted By: Tiago - September 30th, 2009 3:48:24 pm EDT
This book is amazing. The author involves the reader inside the character's mind. I was absorbed by this book. I highly recommend it.
Posted By: Robert - September 28th, 2009 4:41:42 pm EDT
Wow. I have really enjoyed this book. I can't believe it's over. That is the true horror. It's over. There is no more. Putting it down was like saying goodbye to an old friend for the last time. What will I do now?
Posted By: Cody - September 15th, 2009 8:30:21 am EDT
I all around enjoyed this book. It is one of my favorite stephen king books. Right behind Duma Key, Cell is my next favorite. Great work, Stephen, can't wait for your new novel coming out.
Posted By: H - September 8th, 2009 9:55:59 am EDT
I living in Poland. Just I reading you novel "Duma key".["Reka mistrza"] This is very interesting...
Posted By: H - September 8th, 2009 9:45:07 am EDT
The best!
Posted By: Pissed Off Anonymous - September 8th, 2009 1:57:41 am EDT
my copy happened to be missing pages 470 through 503 and it was brand new!!!
Posted By: Shar - September 3rd, 2009 7:03:54 pm EDT
haven't loved one of stephen's novels as much as this since the stand just could not put it down
Posted By: D.B. - August 24th, 2009 2:32:02 am EDT
I am just thinking why Duma Key, the anchor desk was so boring? Because he was punished to be failing his light? D.B. August 24, 2009, Taipei
Posted By: Ghost2709 - August 23rd, 2009 12:58:14 pm EDT
Quite simply Stephen's best novel yet. Didn't think he could better "from a buick 8" but he has done. Pure genius. Thanks Stephen!
Posted By: Cassie D. - August 18th, 2009 7:02:56 am EDT
I loved this book! I am a huge fan of Stephen King's works, and I was enthralled by this. I can tell a lot of thought went into this, and he has an ability to "bring his characters to life" so to speak. Everything is described so beautifully, the elements of all ranges of human emotion and thought and the pure horror of the natural, ( and supernatural ), make this an excellent read. I highly recommend it!
Posted By: Teacherkristina - August 12th, 2009 1:57:20 pm EDT
I really enjoyed this book over some of his recent publications. It was my type of horror! I'm not into the gross-out horror that seemed to be parts of his most recent works. The biggest problem was the actual published book - there were pages missing, the ink ran from page to page, some pages were off-center, etc. Scribner needs to check their work before they send it out.
Posted By: Inteam - July 31st, 2009 9:23:43 am EDT
I just finished reading this great book, and it was overwhelming! There is a kind of magic in mr. King's way of descibing places and their feeling or influence on people, as well as putting you there, in the middle of things happening. My own language is Finnish, and in the middle of the book I felt shivers, not by the story this time, but for the future Finnish version writer: the ship's (and bad entity's) name Perse means Ass in Finnish! Quite hilarious!
Posted By: Anonymous - July 29th, 2009 10:34:27 pm EDT
BEAUTIFUL! This book is so awesome!!! It's my first SK book i've read but i lovef it! The first book in my life that made me cry for a whole night! I cried cause of wireman's death at the end. Illse's death made me sob too but what really hit the spot was: "Do the day Edgar!" "And let the day do you!" There farewell was so sad :(...

Posted By: Joey - July 27th, 2009 4:52:19 pm EDT
I liked this book. Can't say I loved it because compared to some of his other works, this one comes up shy. Sure, it had it's high points, like how you really got to "know" the characters. I still felt it was missing something that was in his other novels. I'm not sure exactly what it was, but it's that something that keeps it a notch down from masterpieces such as "Hearts in Atlantis" and "Lisey's Story." All in all, if you're a SK fan, it's still worth a read. 3.5/5
Posted By: Loveking - July 21st, 2009 5:07:44 am EDT
The master of fear and mystery of Duma Key's most successful books since my childhood books biri.Stephen King is a writer and grow beyond the amazing new book that I would look forward to
Posted By: Notanangel - July 19th, 2009 2:59:01 pm EDT
I read this book many many times, I reread many of Mr. Kings books. I am a big history buff and love reading about mysteries throughout history, I believe that history repeats itself . Stephen king writes about history (yes its not real, but its leaves one thinking about what life was like then) in some of his books and I find myself looking up the locations of these stories, one of my favorites is the short story "Jerusalem's Lot" in the book Night Shift. For some reason I am drawn to 1600's and the 1900's era , I have looked up many stories and facts about those times and am so thirsty for more, I have many dreams form those times and they are very strange and .....lonely? Stephen King makes me cry with some his books and Duma Key was another one where I found myself crying and thinking he killed off the wrong woman,it should have been Edgars bitch of an ex, but that is how evil works, by killing the ones you love the most ,so it fit, but like many of his books I read I I wanted more, I was thinking " where's the rest of this story?" I felt it was unfinished, but again I tend to dig deeper than necessary. I always want to know more, why? I have no idea. Thank you Stephen King for all your books,and the diversion it has on my sometimes horror of a life.
Posted By: Alma - July 18th, 2009 7:57:16 pm EDT
I have more to add. The sayings, the brilliant quotes, the life lessons are more than I can ask for, I especially loved this about the book! The wording was incredibly real & inspiring.
Posted By: Alma - July 18th, 2009 7:52:34 pm EDT
I just finished it, and I'm sad. Best book I've ever read in my life. Inspiring. I cannot begin to describe. I will definitely read it again. Thank you SK for this beauty. I want to paint.
Posted By: Gem Collins - June 28th, 2009 1:30:42 am EDT
Best Stephen King book i've read since that stand - a frightening page turner. Equally, it is the story of the nurturing relationship between Edgar and Jerome Wireman, resulting in Edgars recovery and giving him the confidence to overcome evil. Stephen King is famous for his stories of the supernatural. However, as illustrated in Duma Key, it is Kings perceptive portrayal of characters such as Edgar and Wireman, which make the story real. Duma Key is one of those rare books where, whilst it is unputdownable the reader is almost sorry to have finished it.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 26th, 2009 10:14:51 am EDT
i love this book because i got to go on a tropical vacation with it and then i got scared to death!!!! i love sk!!!
Posted By: BLARGEN69 - June 22nd, 2009 9:59:41 pm EDT
I myself loved this book. Once again King's done it, thrown out there another masterpiece. I must say though... That the climax of the book came off as a tad, dissapointing in my opinion. The majority of the book is simply beautiful writing. You really can feel the pain that Edgar's going through... But once the malevolent Pe-... Well, I wish not to spoil anything... Once you know who people who've read it, has become known to Edgar and company, it gets pretty stale. Nonetheless, a dissapointing ending cannot ruin an all around spectacular book. Great Job Mr. King.
Posted By: Danniella - June 21st, 2009 6:33:23 pm EDT
This (as well as Misery, The Shining and Lisey's Story) is my favourite book! I myself paint ALOT and could barely look at my paints after reading this! The friendship between Edgar and Wireman was so touching and I could not help but think that this was slightly different from the rest of S.K's novels, this is the novel that I really felt a connection with and found it hard to put down causing me to miss out on many a nights sleep but it was worth it!
Posted By: Pickering :)) - June 20th, 2009 5:05:52 pm EDT
I loved this book. One of the best SK books I had read in several years. The characters throughout the book sprung to life and you felt you had really got to know them by the end of the book. The prime example of this being when Ilse died towards the end of the book - felt a real sense of sorrow enveloped me. The plot was excellent. I loved the the way the book moved in stages - starting quite innocently and then becoming much darker in its development. The narrative was full of colour and in parts you felt like this fictional place exists. Apart from 'The Stand', the best Stephen King book I have read. A constant reader's joy :))

Posted By: Laura - June 18th, 2009 7:12:39 pm EDT
I just started reading Duma Key. I happened to be cleaning out some old cassette tapes and found one I had listened to as a teenager. The band was Icehouse, and when I started the tape, it started playing "Man of Colours". If you listen to the lyrics, it's as if they were referring to Edgar.
Posted By: Beavispdx - June 15th, 2009 3:25:48 am EDT
Decent book...takes a while to get going... the middle cooks... the climactic events got a little silly with the frogs and the doll and the lawn jockey thing... seemed a bit derivative here and there... but King still knows how to create believable and likable characters, and he's still great at pulling the heartstrings when it comes time to say goodbye.
Posted By: Shadow - June 12th, 2009 9:21:33 pm EDT
i loved this book, i didn't want to put it down. I liked the friendship between Wireman and Edgar. It was cool how things came to happen because of Edgar's drawings.
Posted By: Barry Backus - June 10th, 2009 4:08:17 pm EDT
It seems like he sort of rushed this one to get published... that's just my opinion though. I can't say I've read it though, but the plot sounds rather interesting... quite comparable to the story of my life.
Posted By: RicksterV - June 7th, 2009 10:22:01 pm EDT
I have always been a huge fan of Stephen King. From a young age his stories have inspired, scared and fascinated me. I'm also one of the few who believes King's work hasn't dwindled during the last ten years or so. My favourite novels include The Shining, IT, Pet Sematary and Salem's Lot but after reading Duma Key I can say it is my new favourite. Duma Key is a terrifying journey into the life of a man who had everything only to lose it all in an unfortunate accident. We feel his pain as he struggles to get his life back on track and we share his intrigue to his recently discovered talent for painting and we also share his friendships and loved-ones. What i find beautiful about Duma Key is how well the characters are written. Personally I have never felt as attached to a King character as I did with Edgar and Wireman. People have said Duma Key is slow... so what! If the pace was any quicker we'd have lost the character development that made the story so good in the first place. Aside from the characters Duma Key is a horrifying adventure, an adventure mixed with a perfect blend of mystery and character driven emotion. I highly recommend this book.
Posted By: Ariadne - June 4th, 2009 10:46:22 pm EDT
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was another fun and scary adventure. I really loved the relationship between wireman, Edgar and Jack.
Posted By: Willy - May 28th, 2009 6:22:11 pm EDT
Well I really injoyed reading this book. It only took me a few nights to read it. I LOVED IT
Posted By: Ron Harry - May 16th, 2009 7:03:51 pm EDT
I loved this book i never liked reading until i read my first book the talisman and i've never been this good in writing and now i can write perfectly but with a few misleading mistake's Duma Key i like'd that book alot the fact that he lost an arm and a leg i might be losing an arm...Well there's that book and Bag of bone's i loved that one that book is really in my Top 3 books i've read and i only read stephen king book's the only movie i saw from Stephen King is Shawshank redemption , The green mile and The mist outta the 3 movie's i've seen i must admit i love'd the green mile at the end with the mouse =) and The mist for the outstanding graphic's . Sincerly Ron
Posted By: Mitch - May 12th, 2009 8:48:59 pm EDT
This is a great book. i loved it and it was good. a little slow at the beginning but i love how i get to see all the relationships between all the characters. paperback artwork it awesome and suprisingly fun the touch. the sand part of it feels like real sand. ending a little anti-climatic but still a great book
Posted By: Amber - May 11th, 2009 8:29:37 pm EDT
I have been reading King since I was 13 and read "It". I loved this book. I am a Florida native and it really felt like he knew the area well. The characters are all very realistic. This one is up there with It, The Stand, The Green Mile, and The Talisman. EXcellent
Posted By: Shawn - May 11th, 2009 3:58:15 pm EDT
I really enjoyed this book. They're all great characters, but Wireman definitely stood out.
Posted By: LennyB - May 5th, 2009 4:43:34 pm EDT
Great book
Posted By: Sharon_faira - April 27th, 2009 8:25:14 pm EDT
I really liked this book.This was my first Stephen King book now I'm hook.I'm now reading Blaze
Posted By: Clemwell - April 22nd, 2009 8:06:45 am EDT
I was not entirely scared by Duma Key, but how I wish I could have a friend like Wireman and Jack! Although in the horror genre, this book is an inspirational read for those who are looking for true friendship.
Posted By: Jpooch00 - April 18th, 2009 5:50:18 am EDT
This is the only really good thing he's written other than "It".
Posted By: JAM - April 13th, 2009 9:45:01 pm EDT
I was pleasantly surprised to find a copy at the local library. Didn't even know it had been published. I've been buried in textbooks for quite some time. Definitely one of King's very best. The entire book was great and definitely a page turner.
Posted By: Flkeysand - April 13th, 2009 4:14:34 am EDT
I have read every book King has written, except the Dark Tower series-I tried but couldn't get into them. I finally gave up on King after I plowed through Lisey's Story-it was awful. My husband wanted to read and purchased Duma Key and he loved it. I only read it when I had nothing left in the house to read, and I loved it. It was the very best of all the King books - I did not want it to end. I have lived in the FL Keys for a long time and moved here to find my Duma Key. I don't know how King did it, but he found the place I always wanted to be. I never wanted this novel to end. It touched my heart and soul - and my home. Why can't King do more works like this?
Posted By: Newcomer - April 12th, 2009 5:42:35 pm EDT
I just finish ready Duma Key. Wow!!! Number 1 book for me! - Just too amazing!!! Triple Awesome!!! Fabulous story! I hate to admit that I never had the guts to read any of Stephen King' books before, I can assure you after reading this book, that it will not be the last. -- Thumbs up to you Stephen -- I've just become one of your Constant Reader!
Posted By: Andrew - April 9th, 2009 11:50:29 am EDT
I tried reading this book once...and gave up. Tried reading it a second time...couldn't put it down and it is now in my top 10 King books of all time. I think it's hard to REALLY scare people with writing these days with so much of the population so used to horror and violence but this was the first time I physically couldn't read a book at night. During the scene where the three characters go down the overgrown road to the old house, I actually had to stop reading a few times to gather myself together. Aboslutely fantastic!!
Posted By: Anonymous - March 26th, 2009 11:12:15 pm EDT
Though I have to say I was a little leary of the book, after giving it a bit of a chance (The first part felt somewhat slow to me, for some reason....) I'm in the last hundred-or-so pages, and I just *can't* *stop* *reading*! I have to say the visualization of Perse has honestly creeped me out like nothing has been able to do in a while, so a Wonderful job! Another brilliant read, Stephen King!
Posted By: Sylvanna Rayne - March 25th, 2009 2:03:09 am EDT
'Duma Key' is a novel about memories and art. The novel explores the way human creation (our talents, our hobbies, our 'art') can function as a healing power, but how it can also turn 'sour' when it becomes larger than life. The novel almost tackles the question of whether life supports art, or art supports life. The characters are strikingly real (I LOVE Wireman and Elizabeth), and the narrative in some places will have you laughing out loud. Thanks for another great read, Stephen King.
Posted By: Tammycali5 - March 20th, 2009 5:50:03 pm EDT
Fantstic book, it should have been made into a movie!
Posted By: Gail - March 14th, 2009 11:29:02 am EDT
I'm almost through with Duma Key. I've read alot of your books and this is by far the best. Is it just me or have you put a little of yourself in the character of Edgar? I work at a library and have to fight back the urge to take the book off the shelf to read a few more pages while working the front desk. Please do not stop writing, I won't stop reading.
Posted By: Richal - March 9th, 2009 11:29:55 am EDT
Absolutely amazing. To be honest I didn't think I'd like it but it blew me away. Even though I was kind of rooting for Perse. Haha.
Posted By: Kerri - March 6th, 2009 1:40:28 pm EST
Loved this book! LOVED it!! I just love the way Stephen King writes. So clever, thought provoking and gripping. I find myself always underlining lines & paragraphs in the books that I think are smart or insightful (which turns out to be A LOT, lol). There were two questions that remained for me after I finished the book, however: (1) At the end, how could Edgar still paint things that could become real if Perse was asleep - didn't that power come from her? (2) What about the other paintings locked away at the Scoto, and the one that Mary Ire bought? What became of them? Were they still dangerous? I wish Mr. King had answered. =/ Still, I LOVED this book. I loved the characters. I loved the heart in it. I loved the bittersweetness of things. I also loved the creativity and suspense. Stephen King is one of the best storytellers of our time. This book is one of my all time faves! :)
Posted By: Hannah - March 6th, 2009 7:35:04 am EST
I haven't finished this book yet, but I'm half way through it and it's amazing! I'm doing an English A Level and we got to choose our own books to read and do our own adaptations on, and I automatically chose this one.
Posted By: Anonymous - March 4th, 2009 6:56:12 pm EST
In my humble opinion: inspiring! Do the day and let the day do you... I especially loved Wireman. And his friendship with Edgar. Very empathic, a masterpiece.
Posted By: R0obzi11aa - March 1st, 2009 5:52:53 pm EST
Duma Key had so many twists in it that kept me reading for hours straight. Definitely a good read.
Posted By: Auntiekramer - February 28th, 2009 3:59:32 pm EST
This book was just amazing from page one. I couldn't put it down, I read it in less than a month, and I have a full-time job! Quickly became one of my favorites, the descriptions were bang on, I liked that he changed from maine to Florida for this one, I loved all the characters (except that thing in the shroud) and it was very well written. I could see each sunset he described...... Stephen King remains my absolute favorite writer of all time.
Posted By: Highdaze - February 26th, 2009 2:26:23 pm EST
I love this book! I dont know if its because im from Mn or just the details on the paintings! but in my mind they were beautiful!
Posted By: Share - February 25th, 2009 1:00:18 pm EST
All of Stephen Kings books are totally and utterly AMAZING!! The way he captures the feeling of each character is just unbelievable and the way he attaches each story to real life!! Im doing a report for school on Stephen King for school and this website really helped Thanks
Posted By: LD - February 23rd, 2009 3:11:42 pm EST
I just finished novel, and was blown away. I couldn't put it down!
Posted By: Adam - February 23rd, 2009 2:42:50 pm EST
This is one of Mr. King's greatest book. But my favourite is The Stand. I've never read best book. But Duma Key is at the second place.
Posted By: Lisa - February 18th, 2009 8:21:44 am EST
I've read everything the wonderful Mr King has ever written. I picked this novel up last year while spending Christmas & New Year in Florida. It had me completely hooked from the very start. Something about this novel was so special to me that it has moved Firestarter down into the No. 2 place of favourite Stephen King novels. He just gets better and better. Duma Key is an amazing work.
Posted By: Joe - February 17th, 2009 9:24:48 am EST
honestly, one of the most well written and griping books i have read to date. abosolutly brilliant, thankyou for the experience.
Posted By: Anonymous - February 16th, 2009 3:31:29 pm EST
The most intense, amazing book I've ever read. It's beyond belief. I can't wait to read more King.
Posted By: Sangfroid - February 7th, 2009 6:12:16 pm EST
This book is different than the other King novels I've read. Although all his books are great, Duma Key has a very unique quality that's very haunting and resonates with a melody all its own. The story line is wonderful but so many of the lines from this book transcend the story itself and find a way into the very fabric of your life.
Posted By: Tosha Marie - February 5th, 2009 1:22:09 pm EST
This is a great book. I may be partial due to my love his works but this is a great story. It keeps you interested and curious throughout the whole story. It has twists and turns you wouldn't expect. It was bought for me on valentines day last year because i was going to have surgery a few days later and was bedridden for a while. It sure kept me occupied!!!!
Posted By: Vader09 - January 29th, 2009 4:20:27 pm EST
awesome! the most emotionally compelling novel i have ever read...very little books bring out so much...i want more
Posted By: Mike D - January 29th, 2009 2:55:34 pm EST
Sorry, man, but I hated Lisey's Story. Boring as hell. I didn't have high hopes for Duma..............and I was astonishingly blown away, again. I've read almost all of your novels, Constant Reader for 25 yrs, and this is right up there with It, The Stand, and even The Dark Tower. THANK YOU.
Posted By: Edwin - January 27th, 2009 9:14:02 am EST
I am Almost Finished with Duma Key. I LOVE This book. I was'nt really into Stephen King but, My Dad read this book and gave into to his Mom. I started reading A little bigger more challnging books like Dean Koontz's Books and My grandmother lended to me Duma Key. I just could'nt but it down. Thank Mr. King For Another Great Book.
Posted By: Mokey Birthday - January 26th, 2009 10:18:44 pm EST
hahaha you kept me stupid while reading these piece of art. i wouldnt do nothing else. they almost kicked me out of school because i wouldnt do anything else than reading this. when i finshed i kept reading more and more novels; you are certainly americas proud :).
Posted By: Sam7 - January 23rd, 2009 4:24:19 pm EST
I am half way through my 1st ever Stephen King book and what a book to start with! A fantastic, page turner which had me gripped from the beginning. I can't wait to see what happens! I shall definitely be reading more after this xx
Posted By: Quietrobert209 - January 22nd, 2009 5:47:52 am EST
One of the best reads I've had in a long time! I was reading with fever-pitch speed, and enjoying every moment. Truly one of the Best!
Posted By: Dee - January 22nd, 2009 12:38:22 am EST
Mr.King - I find myself shelling out the dough for your hardbacks because I cannot bear to wait for the paperbacks to be published! I picked up The Wastelands in late Summer of 1996 while in Florida to bury my Grandmother. I was 14 at the time, and reading R.L. Stine books. When I finished The Wastelands - only a few days later - I was so enthralled with your style of writing, and the ingenious way the story set my imagination aflame, that I have since been somewhat obsessed to catch up on all your previous novels, and to keep up with the new ones. I scour our thrift store often for copies of your books - I like to have a paperback and hardcover for each. I must say, I nearly faded away awaiting Wizard and Glass, and when the final 3 installments of The Dark Tower series were released, I got them from the Barnes & Noble where I worked and devoured them as if they were some irresistably sweet delicacy, and I was a ravenous being with an insatiable appetite. Also, I truly savored Duma Key. BRAVO!! Now I'm reading The Gunslinger again. I miss my friend Roland and his Ka-Tet. I am Bi-Polar, so I find your stories and novels to be a great comfort when my thoughts race and my mind won't shut up. Thank you for doing what you love; I only wish I had the courage and discipline to return to school and study writing.
Posted By: Mma_bear - January 20th, 2009 8:31:48 pm EST
I have read and enjoyed most Stephen Kings novels. I believe he is one of the most underrated American writer of our time. Having said that, "Duma Key" is the first novel/story in which I have found a serious flaw in logic. On page 382, about mid-page of the paperback, King writes, Elizabeth was dozing off, but her hair was flying against her cheeks and she pawed at them like a woman troubled by insects. I got up, took an elastic from the pouch on the arm of her wheelchair there was always a good supply of them, in many bright colorsand pulled her hair back into a horsetail. Edgar Freemantle was an amputee. His stump ended three and a half inches below his shoulder. How did he put her hair in a ponytail? If he had used a hair clip, it might have been believable, but with an elastic its not likely. Even if he had used his mouth to help him, it would have been extremely difficult particularly since he had been dealing with his disability for such a short time. Annie Wilkes would certainly protest.
Posted By: Jen - January 16th, 2009 1:52:59 pm EST
I just finished reading this selection, and I was disappointed when was done! I loved it from start to finish! Definitely didn't want to put it down. King never ceases to amaze me.
Posted By: Undeciphered11 - January 14th, 2009 11:03:44 pm EST
This was one of the best books I have ever read. It was very hard to put this book down. Very intriguing, and full of emotion. Well done Mr. King :)
Posted By: Drlavelle - January 14th, 2009 3:14:38 pm EST
My wife gave me a last year as a birthday present and the first novel I read was Duma Key. I envisioned Harrison Ford as Edgar Freemantle and when Wireman was introduced I saw only Vincent Schiavelli. Mr. Schiavelli, who passed away in 2005, is not available. Mr. King has state the obvious that when a movie is made the characters are "locked" for the particular character from that time on.

Posted By: Coey_Champaign - January 12th, 2009 7:21:33 am EST
Even for Mr. King this book is brilliant!
Posted By: Ruffles - January 8th, 2009 7:42:21 pm EST
This book is definitely a great read. I'm in love with its subtle mystery and the beauty it plunges us in. Its elements have such a connection and are perfectly woven. The characters are incredibly realistic. Great masterpiece, although I doubt it can be adapted to film because of its complexity. We'll see, though.
Posted By: Dido - January 8th, 2009 1:45:23 pm EST
This book is pretty good so far. I really can't wait until something fun or suspicious happens. It should be fun to read. This is my first Stephen King book and it got me from the very beginning. :D
Posted By: Byzon - January 8th, 2009 10:21:17 am EST
if there should be a movie, Ilse must be played by amanda seyfried from mamma mia!
Posted By: The Green Monkey - January 4th, 2009 1:05:49 am EST
I'm halfway through and I'm already pysched to finish and find out the secrets. This was certainly different fron Mr. King's other books, but it still has the same gothic element that scares the hell out of you. This is certainly a good read.
Posted By: Rose - January 2nd, 2009 2:59:37 pm EST
This is another great book by Stephen King. In fact I can not reading anything by Mr. King that was not great. Keep it up Steve you have hundreds of fans.....
Posted By: Retsailor - December 27th, 2008 1:04:19 pm EST
This story was great, one of his best. I would love to see this in a movie. As long as they stay with the story and not make major changes.
Posted By: Triciaxann - December 25th, 2008 10:41:09 pm EST
I think this is one of the most brilliant books I have ever read. I am an avid reader of Stephen King books and there is just something about this book that I can't put my finger on but can't get enough of it. I read it during my college classes and just can't put it down. Bravo Mr. King.
Posted By: 2rooper - December 22nd, 2008 2:44:30 pm EST
By far one of the best books I have ever read, I agree with the other sentiment noted here, this needs to be a movie. And it needs to be completely uncompromised as the detail noted in the book would simply not due in film form unless it had it ALL. Fantastic work again Mr. King.
Posted By: Dbarth. - December 18th, 2008 11:45:00 am EST
Dear Mr. King, and every avid reader of Mr. King's works, I do believe, that having read numerous books, coming across this book was an absolute thrill ride. Every page made anticipation greater. I couldn't put it down. Every day, I read about 30 or 35 pages, I'm still in high school, and every time I had to put it away due to an assignment being handed out, I would rush through just to get back to the adventure. when I got to the end, I was stunned. I wanted more, but sadly, there was none. I strongly urge you, Mr. King, to direct this movie. Don't make it a miniseries. A lot of people would be dissapointed. You must make this into an actual two in a half hour long movie. Don't let anyone else direct it. This is absolutely amazing. Without a doubt, Duma Key is the greatest book I have read from you Mr. King. Thanks so much for yet another invigorating tale. Sincerely, dbarth.
Posted By: Anonymous - December 8th, 2008 12:35:26 pm EST
I want to know who wrote the poem that says "Speak memory, that I may not forget the taste of roses nor the sound of ashes in the wind. That I may once more taste the green cup of the sea."
Posted By: Joylyn33020 - December 7th, 2008 9:06:50 am EST
different essence to this one, I thought. Took me by surprise.
Posted By: Joylyn33020 - December 6th, 2008 9:37:49 am EST
Spectacular work, Mr. King. I was gripped throught the entire book. I appreciated a sort of abstract story telling style to this one. More deep seeded horror as compared to the relative slap stick shockers of the usual write. I have been reading you since I was Seven or eight and enjoy other writers, but you, sir, are the KING!
Posted By: Klevell83 - December 1st, 2008 10:33:38 pm EST
Although I have been an avid reader most of my 43 years, this is the first book I have ever read that I could not bear to put down, so I immediately started rereading it -- more slowly this time to savor every word of it.
Posted By: Kaitlin - December 1st, 2008 1:44:40 pm EST
Stephen King, this is the first time i've read one of your books. My friend lent me this amazing book for a big school project in my english class. I am currently writing an essay on this novel. I've got to say for the first time reading your work it was breath taking! You've inspired me to read more of your books. I can't wait to start reading! Thanks alot.
Posted By: Kristiana - November 29th, 2008 11:26:22 pm EST
I think this is the best novel written by Stephen King so far. I guess why I thought that is because me and EFree's got the same attitude. :]]
Posted By: Terry - November 29th, 2008 5:09:45 pm EST
Reads like the "old" Stephen King. Could hardly put it down.Deep characters,suspense, fright, a "busy" book. I read it last winter and was happy to be snowed in for a few days! Excellent!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - November 25th, 2008 4:51:40 pm EST
Your best work since Bag of Bones. Couldn't put it down. Thank you for a few days of getting utterly lost in Duma Key.
Posted By: George - November 24th, 2008 10:04:30 am EST
Mr. King, I really enjoyed this book, it felt like your where writing from the 1990s. It brought back memories of your older books in the sense that you built strong characters and a history of them that makes your books some of the best ones I have ever read. Is there a chance you would ever visit Castle Rock again? New generation grown up there, it would be nice to see what's been going on there. Thanks.
Posted By: TNT - November 13th, 2008 8:14:44 pm EST
I'm looking forward to read it! This book didn't reach my country yet, because I live in Uruguay, but I'll definitely buy it when I see it. Thanks, Stephen for your incredible work, I'm a writer myself and you're a true inspiration for me. Thank you for your twisted mind!
Posted By: Pineapple - November 11th, 2008 7:13:30 pm EST
Awesome.Terrible. Brilliant. Disturbing. Thank you, Stephen King. Keep writing, don't ever stop, please!!!!!
Posted By: Anna - November 10th, 2008 1:03:22 pm EST
I read Duma Key and Bag of Bones back to back and just finished Bones. I normally don't read two so close together, but when I finished Duma I didn't want to be without a King book in my hand. They are addicting. Awesome story and I loved every second of it.
Posted By: Tessasorensen - November 6th, 2008 7:18:42 pm EST
I absolutely loved this story. It was really great.
Posted By: Zak - November 5th, 2008 5:51:29 am EST
Read Duma Key a while ago, bought on a ferry to France, best investment ever, finished it in 3 days!
Posted By: Diane - October 31st, 2008 6:51:48 pm EDT
just finished reading and it was classic king. seems like there is another story waiting to get out. what about the other sisters(marie and hannah) all must have affected them in a not so pleasing way?
Posted By: Ang - October 31st, 2008 2:41:42 pm EDT
I have just finished the book Duma Key. This is the first book I have ever read by Stephen King and I can say that I am very impressed!!!! I will continue to read more of his novels. I have become a fan!
Posted By: El Grogg - October 31st, 2008 11:21:23 am EDT
i finished duma key this morning, tearing through the last 200 pages in one sitting. i have found everything i've ever read by king unputdownable but this one was special. a haunted character piece much reminiscent of bag of bones it is the king novel i've been waiting for for ten years. approaching the final scene at heron's roost i was worried that stephen would be unable to pull it off and deliver an ending worthy of the rest of the novel, however, i needn't have worried. king is more than just a horror writer and i found the horror elements of the book arbitary in comparison to the characters and the emotion of the book. cell disappointed me as i saw it as merely a watered down version of the stand with a less than satisfactory ending. duma key on the other hand delivers in spades. bravo to the great taleslinger of our times. more of this please stephen
Posted By: Koontz - October 30th, 2008 4:56:18 pm EDT
I just put the book down after reading the whole of it in less than 2 days... given the fact that I suffer from a major reading-impelement, I would say that the book was amazing (to say the least...)! Just thinking about reading it at night time, gives me the creeps, but the book is breathtaking, smart and very intense, as it should be! I loved every page and looking forward for your next blast. Thanx for the experience. Me.
Posted By: Maryna - October 29th, 2008 11:22:03 pm EDT
Wow, I want to read this book. My mom probably won't let me because it may have "adult content". Although I love your books, I have only read one "The Girl Who Loves Tom Gordon" because of my mom. But she said I could read "Cell" and I will start on that ASAP!!!!! Maryna
Posted By: Jonno - October 27th, 2008 6:24:44 pm EDT
My only complaints with this novel are that when I finished it I was left with the empty feeling ( again ) that yet again I had read all the books by this author and would have to wait for the next one! I really am going to have to find another author for my "fix"!
Posted By: Dawn - October 27th, 2008 6:22:22 pm EDT
Just finished reading, and book was fantastic. Good Job!! I am a big fan and I was not let down on this one.
Posted By: Keebee - October 26th, 2008 5:54:07 am EDT
Great books, but you need to maek a cell movie
Posted By: Connor O'R - October 24th, 2008 7:12:14 pm EDT
I've recently discovered Stephen King books and his captivating style of writing. I have previously read Cell and found that I couldn't put it down! Duma Key has that same quality so i'm presuming its King's style. The story in Duma Key is one which blends the reality of an accident such as Edgars, with the ethereal psychic qualities which some people associate with this kind of accident. Wireman is absolute genious, with his quotes. I also love the way King encourages you to feel a great degree of apathy for Edgar Freemantle. As I said i've only started to read this book, i'm on page 150 and i'm loving every page! Well Done Stephen!! Regards, Connor
Posted By: King Jacob - October 23rd, 2008 7:28:59 pm EDT
I loved this novel. I just finished it today. The friendship between Edgar and Wireman was truly inspiring. What happened to Ilse broke my heart, but that made the novel all the more effective and moving. Thank you for writing Duma Key. You totally kicked some mondo fictional booty with this one!
Posted By: Ollydoodle - October 23rd, 2008 1:32:42 am EDT
As far as I'm concerned, this is undoubtably Stephen Kings best work since The Green Mile. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. A must read for all Stephen King fans.
Posted By: Mike - October 21st, 2008 2:30:57 pm EDT
I think, that this book, though being almost 800 pages long, is indeed a must-read. The reason for the great recommendation is that I managed to get to chapter 12 in a blast due to its interisting topics.
Posted By: Coda Boda - October 21st, 2008 11:33:42 am EDT
SWEET!! Iove it
Posted By: Pat - October 20th, 2008 9:47:42 pm EDT
I'm a Stephen King fan for six years now and believe he is foremost in the field of Paperback Suspense Novels. He has an incredible popular following and I believe his characters ring true in the American Gothic Tradition. His stories about Maine and his family life; writing; and setting up the perfect computer story have captured my imagination as an up-and-coming freelance writer. I hope to be able to blog some ideas from his followers and will continue to read such novels as "Duma Key", which judging from the Cover; appears to be very timely. Sincerely, Pattie.
Posted By: Okracoke - October 20th, 2008 6:49:58 pm EDT
I have been a die-hard and 'constant' reader for more decades than I care to mention. I LOVED Duma Key and its return to the kinda' King I love best. I liked the original short story but just adored the fully fleshed out novel. More like this, Mr. King !! Oh - by the way - if you happen to run into a certain Mr. Joe Hill - please tell him I loved Heart Shaped Box too - for simaliar reasons as Duma Key. A good ol' ghost story.... can't beat them ! Regards from Nova Scotia.
Posted By: Zuma - October 14th, 2008 9:09:10 pm EDT
I enjoyed this book throughly. I like the theory of paintings and the witchery. Kept me turning the pages. Looking forward to more work.
Posted By: Moi - October 14th, 2008 6:03:19 pm EDT
This book made me sleep with the lights on and reminded me of when I read "It" in 7th grade and nearly lost my mind. You really are an amazing writer and I'm so glad I picked up this book. I believe it's one of your best ever!
Posted By: Gammy - October 13th, 2008 1:42:25 pm EDT
I just finished reading Duma Key and I loved it. I live in Fl. just south of Nokomis. I live in a town called North Port and the rest of my family lives in Nokomis. The book was wonderful, it was great to read about a few places that really exist in the local area. Keep writing those books and I will keep reading them!
Posted By: Cheri - October 13th, 2008 4:35:45 am EDT
Can't wait...
Posted By: Karen - October 11th, 2008 9:44:39 pm EDT
just finished Duma Key!! once again an amazing book from an amazing man!!! thank you!!!
Posted By: Dale Andretti - October 6th, 2008 11:19:49 pm EDT
Brilliant writing. Beautifully crafted. Makes my best stuff look like mindless ranting. haha I really like the way that all through the narrative of Edgar's 'first' life, I realize that the descriptions are perfectly in line with his description of his experiences with memory loss.
Posted By: Guy - September 27th, 2008 4:13:43 pm EDT
Posted By: Nina (sibley) Grader - September 24th, 2008 11:24:14 pm EDT
Old lady living on pacific ocean drama, sand, waves, always changing pirate ships going by,everchanging, sand and rocks moving constantly. S.K. kept my brains alive. I look for the ship and can see it. Wireman, hard to find friend. you stephen have been there with your stories when I need something in my life to recharge me. I too had a bad accident in my truck in 1998, I prayed for you. I am 74 yrs, father born in Mt. Chase, Maine.He ,John Sibley, was born in 1886, Delores Clairborne talked like my father, you took me there, keep writing,,you give me something to look forward to. Life here in Yachats, Oregon is pretty slow, but I am tied to the Ocean and you. Are prints being made of the Duma Key Ship to purchase? Artwork was outstanding. I love nothing better than reading one of your books while there is a storm outside and the winds and waves are crashing. My son can't believe I am so brave. But your words hold me in a tight grip and when I come to the end,,,I want more words. Thank you for being you, keep writing at least til I die!! Nina
Posted By: Good Heritage - September 24th, 2008 4:13:00 pm EDT
Wow! This is not like anything he's wrote before. It is a great story and I love it so much. I've told so many people about this book, and I've saw a couple people reading it already.
Posted By: Anonymous - September 24th, 2008 6:48:19 am EDT
Magic...pure magic
Posted By: Jules - September 23rd, 2008 7:21:07 pm EDT
Oh my. I love reading and have found such delight in The Stand, Misery, and early works of Stephen King. I loved the Shining as well. But I have to say, Duma Key has kept me absolutuly enthralled since I picked it up. I have not yet finished it and I want to finish but at the same time wish it would just continue forever!! Thank you Stephen King.
Posted By: Staschuk - September 23rd, 2008 10:54:28 am EDT
Absolutely brilliant. Its such a haunting character piece with a totally tragic and horrific, yet beautiful storyline. This is exploration of the dynamic protagonist at its best. 100% compelling and a definate 'cant put down' thriller. I LOVED it. Duma Key pulled me in and didnt let go even after I turned the last page. I feel about this book the way Edgar Freemantle's audience expresses their feelings about his paintings....and I wish those paintings were real and I wish Duma Key were real; That, is just how much I loved this piece of writing.
Posted By: Nathaniel - September 18th, 2008 4:38:15 pm EDT
I love this book. My favorite King book was Misery but now its Duma Key. Way to go Mr. King!
Posted By: Ron - September 17th, 2008 11:44:22 pm EDT
Just went through the "Duma Key experience". As we said in the 60's and still say, "what a trip!" - Stephen, every time I read one of your novels, it seems it is your BEST. That is, until I read the next one. THANKS for sharing your brilliance, passion, and your heart and soul with all of us, your dedicated readers. NEVER stop writing.
Posted By: Michelle - September 17th, 2008 2:44:17 pm EDT
Like the elusive familiarity of a dream, this was the Stephen King I've 'known' since I was in junior high. Like Thanksgiving, it provided many feasts of my favorite things. Thank you.
Posted By: Pep - September 13th, 2008 4:51:00 pm EDT
I just finished the DUMA KEY. I was happy to have found any avenue to write my feelings for Stephen latest novel. I couldn't wait to let someone, anyone, HELL everyone I know what a great book it is. From the first it's like no other King book. It takes you by the hand and leads you along the rebuilding of Edgar. A very nice piece of work. Then we watch and see into his love of painting, his strengthening, and his revelation. Then Stephen grabs you by the imagination, and you'll see how far down the rabbit hole you're willing to let him take you. Wonderfully Stephen King.
Posted By: Renee - September 9th, 2008 1:34:20 pm EDT
This is one of the best novels ever. I don't know if you (Stephen King) read these, but if you do I just want to say, "Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. You make my world a more colorful place."
Posted By: Sharon - September 7th, 2008 3:21:01 pm EDT
I just finished the book about 30 minutes ago, I can t say it was the best , all Stephen King books are the best, I buy them because I am never dissapointed . I can honestly say that the story grabbed me, kept me, and is still lingering with me. I laughed out loud - Edgar's early attempts at speech were a hoot, I cried at the end , a first for me , and hopefully not a last . Gots to go , Lisey s Story is calling to me .
Posted By: BrinaBaby - September 4th, 2008 2:10:01 pm EDT
This is one of the best Stephen King novels I've read, and I have read them all. I love that this one is set outside of Maine and that the story seems to build in intensity. The character seems much younger than his years and his friend Wireman seems to be the perfect compliment to him. Elizabeth's story is amazing and how all these characters come together to tell a powerful and scary story is true Stephen King. Thank you for once again blowing my mind!
Posted By: Cindy - September 1st, 2008 11:32:37 pm EDT
I'd like to know how he happened to choose Persephone as the villainess. Nothing about her even remotely resembles the actual Persephone of the Greek mythology, so I'm wondering what the connection is. Steve, if you're reading this, care to enlighten me?
Posted By: Regina - August 30th, 2008 12:12:07 pm EDT
I am about 100 pages from being done with this absolutely fabulous novel. Besides the Dark Tower series, this is my favorite. This book is fabulous on a different level to me. I don't know exactly why. I can't wait to finish the story...
Posted By: Sherry - August 27th, 2008 8:57:58 pm EDT
Great book !!!! The only problem I had with this book was that it ended to quickly for me. I found myself anxious to get home to read it......but at the same time afraid to read the last chapter ! A wonderful well written nightmare !!
Posted By: Just A Fan - August 27th, 2008 8:50:12 pm EDT
I started and finished Duma Key in about 3 and a half days while lounging on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico with my wife on vacation. (Which made getting wrapped up in this book even easier). This has been my favorite book by SK so far and is a must read! So much detail!
Posted By: Hpr7 - August 24th, 2008 6:43:05 am EDT
I loved it. The story is fantastic Stephen king is the best!
Posted By: SuAnn - August 23rd, 2008 10:37:07 pm EDT
Ron Howard hurry and buy the movie rights to this book, absolutely fab, with wonderful characters. Well done Mr. King.
Posted By: Josh - August 23rd, 2008 5:16:54 pm EDT
Great book. It has helped me enhance my reading. This book would make a great movie!!!!!!!
Posted By: Angelique - August 20th, 2008 1:00:35 pm EDT
I truly enjoyed this book....I wasn't going to read it because I was so disappointed with the ending of The Cell", but I'm glad I did. One thing I'd like to know though, and maybe Mr. King can make one of those "pre-history" novels....What's the story with Perse? Where did she originate from? Where did it all start? Why the "Persephone"? Do Tell :)
Posted By: Sam B - August 20th, 2008 10:08:08 am EDT
This is the best book I have read to this date! Awesome!
Posted By: Andrew - August 20th, 2008 3:07:33 am EDT
I loved it. The story isn't really anything new but the writing, especially the dialogue, is fantastic. Merci beacoup.
Posted By: Doc - August 17th, 2008 8:36:54 pm EDT
King knows how to deliver a good story, and Duma Key is no different. I love the characters and the picture King paints, (alot like Edgar Freemantle in the book) is one I won't soon forget. I loved Jerome Wireman. Incredible writing.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 16th, 2008 3:54:25 pm EDT
Am I the only one who is wondering if EF's remaining art work (held at the Scoto Gallery) was ever shipped out to the buyers? I have to assume that once Perse was "drowned", the paintings were safe...but with SK, I wouldn't want to assume anything! What if I accidently bought one (shudder)?
Posted By: Sjors - August 16th, 2008 6:01:29 am EDT
Dear mr. King, After reading 'the Mist' I decided to read 'Duma' Every day I read it in the train to my work(Hoorn, Netherlands to Amsterdam) and I've to tell ya: 'This book is one of the best books I ever read' and what I loved about 'the Mist', is that you maked a movie about it(not to speak about the difference how it ends in your book and the cruel end in the movie) Now what I realy hope is that you ever decide to make a movie about this Book, I think I love to see it in the theaters. kind regards, Sjors, Hoorn(Netherlands)
Posted By: JoeV - August 14th, 2008 9:18:19 am EDT
the book rocks. i live in sarasota. so kudos to SK for the nod. my thoughts might "niggle" some, but i am sure some have also caught this: Lunar phases are drastically altered in the span of three days. At the Ritz Carlton, Full moon. The next night at "Big Pink: we see a quarter moon rising above the ship. And then the next night at south Duma beach we find the moon rising at three quarters. Hmmm. Of course with the powers of SK all things are possible, yet can we dare call "shennanigans"? i wonder if Mr Verrill missed this one? just a thought. 19 y'all!
Posted By: Anonymous - August 13th, 2008 1:47:23 pm EDT
Bad luck for Czech republic because we havent got this book there. I want read it because it looks great. I love Kings books. ;)
Posted By: Jana - August 12th, 2008 1:54:16 am EDT
I just finished Duma Key and as always, saddened a bit because the adventure with new friends is over but what a great adventure it was!! I've lived in New Hampshire all my life except for the two years I lived in Nokomis!! I used to ride down Casey Key all the time, looking at these grand homes with envy. I even remember the gate at the end for the REALLY private homes. That is where I pictured Duma. Thank you so much for allowing me into your minds eye and heart. The point I got was that there are no guarantees for tomorrow, all we have is this 24 hrs- and thats okay
Posted By: Nea - August 11th, 2008 1:52:24 am EDT
Mr. Stephen you are great! Your imagination is incredible and I admire you greatelly!
Posted By: Heather - August 11th, 2008 12:38:22 am EDT
I just finished this book a few weeks ago. After watching the commercial I thought that it would be a good book. Instead it was GREAT! I loved it, can't wait to read the next one!
Posted By: Mary Susan - August 10th, 2008 10:02:51 pm EDT
Just finished "Duma Key". What a beautiful story. As always, when I read a Stephen King novel I feel like I've made a new friend. Thank you.
Posted By: Matty - August 8th, 2008 9:15:37 am EDT
Wait a moment i know that hodder are trying to make more money by releasing it in hardback. But it really does annoy me when they also release a paperback nealry a year later. Just release the paperback first, but at a higher price of say 10. because the hardback doesn't fit the rest of the paperback collection.
Posted By: Plus.. - August 7th, 2008 11:57:32 am EDT
Posted By: Hap - August 5th, 2008 7:14:27 pm EDT
Picked up Duma Key on 8/2/08 and cannot put it down.
Posted By: Elffle - August 4th, 2008 12:44:33 pm EDT
I just finished this one and I couldn't put it down. Stephen - you are a master at suspense. I had the heebie-jeebies the whole time I was reading it. I'm a little afraid to start drawing again.
Posted By: A.W. - August 3rd, 2008 9:19:03 pm EDT
I have read many stephen king books and I am eager to read this one. I love what king has done for the genre of horror. He is truly a masterful storyteller.
Posted By: Pats Little Bea - August 2nd, 2008 5:12:20 pm EDT
I just finished reading Duma Key and couldn't hardly put it down. It was a really good read and would make an excellent movie. I really got engrossed in it and enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks for the book
Posted By: Alberta Deacon - July 31st, 2008 10:47:32 pm EDT
I have read many Stephen King books, but this is his most brilliant.
Posted By: Small Island In Canada - July 31st, 2008 8:31:31 pm EDT
I just bought this one and am loving it I hope to finish soon as I cant seem to put it down,I work in the health care field and find the facts so close to home keep it up any idea if there will be a movie on this oneI think it would be awsome
Posted By: Ozge - July 31st, 2008 7:45:34 pm EDT
its so different and good winding key.. i readed turkish translation :)
Posted By: Diane - July 31st, 2008 5:57:58 pm EDT
I read some of the posts. I still don't know why Wireman had to die. Is there an answer to this question from Mr. King or is it all supposition by fans?

Posted By: Thebinkle - July 30th, 2008 3:21:09 pm EDT
This past April, I stood on the sands of the real Duma Key, and felt like I was hallucinating! I watched the pulsing red sun set against the impossible turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico. I collected many, many shells and when I got home to PA, put them around my copy of "Duma Key!" They "whisper" to me at night...
Posted By: Anonymous - July 29th, 2008 9:05:03 am EDT
I see an opening for a sequel - a small air bubble in the canister, the pressure at 380 feet dents the canister and opens a seam. A fresh water stream entering by way of the fissure tosses it around for decades until the flashlight falls out and ... she's baaack.
Posted By: Island Princess - July 27th, 2008 9:03:42 am EDT
Dear Stephen King! As always, I wonder how you do it. It is so special, starting (or even rereading) one of your books. There is surely some magic there, and of course, excellent craftmanship. What makes you so different from any of the other mainstream-/ bestseller writers is, among many other things, the absence of sloppiness. Pain is, that while enjoying "Duma Key" , I notice that there is a wee little 'incongruence' in "Duma Key", chapter 11, iii. That onearmed Edgar i able to pull Elizabeth's hair back with an elastic - well, perhaps, maybe. That he then "was holding his palms (!!) to the sides (!!) of (her) head..." - no, no. I have to say, that this the first ever "sloppiness" I have stumbled on in over 30 years of reading (nearly all) your novels, including non-fiction! Your constant reader from a small Danish Island Birgit
Posted By: Maru - July 26th, 2008 2:21:53 pm EDT
I can't wait to read it!!! It will be in Spanish soon?
Posted By: Rjt65 - July 24th, 2008 5:22:05 pm EDT
A great ghost story. Using true life events with some what if added in, SK weaves another spectacular tale for us.
Posted By: Kelly - July 24th, 2008 3:33:00 pm EDT
this book was awesome..i bought it b4 vacation and saved it...only bad thing? we were in a house on the gulf of mexico!!! talk about having a scare while reading! never went to the beach at night after i finished! Thank you one again for scaring the crap out of me! plzease keep it up
Posted By: Just Jake - July 22nd, 2008 10:12:37 pm EDT
Stephen King has written yet another amazing story, that is as believable as it is unbelievable. The cast of characters is his best since IT. Dr. Kamen, Edgar's wife Pam, even his daughter's french speaking boyfriend are so well done you feel like you are in the room with them. Elizabeth Eastlake is a charming and wise old woman, you can almost hear her voice. Wireman is one of the best characters King has conjured up. His compassion, and wit are intense, and you can almost here him every time he says "muchacho". Same for his trusty comrade Jack. The tender moments between Edgar and his doomed daughter are written with obvious love and feeling. The images of the ghost ship and its crew are a new vision of evil and fear. Mr. King's loving detail of Edgar Freemantle's pain, frustration, triumph, and pain again made me really feel for him, he is not perfect, but then again who is? The horror of drowning is also very well done, the hands pulling the doomed under water is a disturbing image. While the book is not a true horror story, there is just enough classic king to turn your head a couple times. I loved it! Wireman forever! This is one of those stories that really makes you stare straight ahead and think after the last page is turned. Suberb visions! Thanks again for a masterpiece!


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