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just picked the book up for $1 on paperback.

Discussion in 'The Tommyknockers' started by Soapstone, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    I have heard of the book and know there is a movie, but never got around to reading it out seeing the show.

    I know that the legend about the Tommyknockers is real and I saw a episode recently of Ghost Adventures where they went into a mine, where the Tommyknockers are supposed to be active.

    I am reading the intro and SK mentions that there is a Mother Goose rhyme about the Tommyknockers, is this real or did he make it up?

    What can I expect from the book? It sounds like there are aliens in it. Anything else?
     
  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...no hints man....it's a polarizing book....either fans hate it, or love it-not much middle ground.....and I can't find a specific citation for Mama Goose, I just know it's part of Cornish folklore.....
     
  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Late last night
    And the night before
    Tommyknockers Tommyknockers
    Knocking at the door.


    I want to go out,
    Don't know if I can
    'Cause I'm so afraid
    of the Tommyknocker man.
     
  4. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    [​IMG] Green lights - aliens - people acting very strange etc.

    :alien::D:kiwi-fruit::frog:

    [​IMG]

    Read it and tell us what you think :apple:
     
  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I did not like this book when it came out. I read it again not long ago and while it's never going to be in my top ten I did appreciate it more. You have to make up your own mind.
     
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  6. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    Yes, there are some people. And a dog.
     
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  7. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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    What a deal. I hope you give us your feedback on it when you finish. I like the novel despite its imperfections and it has always delighted me with its mix of humor and horror. I think King improved on writing small towns with Needful Things (some may say, UTD) but reading about the denizens of Haven was exciting and hallucinogenic.
     
  8. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Enjoy. It's one of my faves.
     

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