May 17, 2021JCLLaurelA rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A fun story of mayhem, murder, and martians. An older King novel (1987? 88?) if you like to categorize his novels by "old" and "new" King. I don't recall any other storie from him about aliens, but I've still fairly new to his world. Many…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 30, 2021ReadingAdviser_Sally rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This older Stephen King novel sometimes get's a bit of a bad rep, and I do kind of see why... however, I really enjoyed it. The writing style is classic Stephen King and while it could use some pc culture updates it was still fun to read.…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 12, 2020bbock291 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Not his best book. 1,500 pages seemed too long and story rambled. On the plus side, King's concept of evil aliens was fun. They aren't all-powerful. In some ways they seem to overlook the obvious.
Under the ship's influence, the…Read moreRead more of this comment
An accidental discover bestows the inhabitants of a small town with strange powers. This has grave consequences for outsiders. But is there more to it than these humans, drunk on power, realise? Could it be that the power was bestowed…Read moreRead more of this comment
Let's start with the positives here. It has fantastic atmosphere, a sense of creeping dread that builds steadily to a horrifying conclusion, and well-rounded, well-written characters. King has informed my writing style in many ways, so I…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 08, 2012AspdenBrae rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Great novel for those who enjoy things slightly out of the ordinary. Builds suspense through the entire book ending in dramatic fashion. A classic on my home shelf!
May 11, 2011watermelon_joe rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Wow! A long book, but wonderfully creepy! It's very interesting how King has combined his usual horror writing with an element of sci-fi. That said, I did feel like it dragged a bit in areas. A lot of what was included didn't really serve…Read moreRead more of this comment
To me, King's novels have been either gripping and very enjoyable or so utterly boring I couldn't finish them. The Tommyknockers was a book I didn't want to put down. The plot reminded me of 'Salem's Lot, where the townspeople are…Read moreRead more of this comment