A Novel

Book - 2001
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Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry, four boys stood together and did a brave thing. It was something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand.

Twenty-five years after saving a Down's-syndrome kid from bullies, Beav, Henry, Pete, and Jonesy -- now men with separate lives and separate problems -- reunite in the woods of Maine for their annual hunting trip. But when a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented and mumbling something about lights in the sky, chaos erupts. Soon, the four friends are plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world where their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past -- and in the Dreamcatcher.

Never before has Stephen King contended so frankly with the heart of darkness. Dreamcatcher, his first full-length novel since Bag of Bones, is a powerful story of astonishing range that will satisfy fans both new and old.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2001.
ISBN: 9780743436274
Branch Call Number: FICTION King Stephen
Characteristics: 620 p. ;,25 cm.


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Oct 26, 2019

Great Book. Interesting plot, one of Stephen King's best.

Sep 01, 2019

I picked up this book after watching the movie version. I thought the idea was amazing but the execution was too fast paced and messy. I was hoping that the book would give the story more depth but it ended up droning on too much. Still a good story, you just have to wade through too much padding to get to the good stuff. I guess I wanted more of a middle ground between the movie and the book.

Mar 24, 2019

I love Stephen King Novels, but it is true that he is definately "long winded". He proves this to a 'T' in Dream Catcher. The story is great in the typical Stephen King style, but unfortunately it seems to draaaaag onnnn aaaannnd onnnnn.
At this moment I am just over half way through and I am here to renew because I intend to finish what is really a great story.
It is the story of a UFO crash without dwelling too much on UFO's, but on the lives of 4 life long friends who have been affected by the occurance while on a hunting trip together in Northern Maine.

Some of my recommendations are:
Pet Semitary
The Cell
The Dark Towere - Series 1 through 7 + (long but worth the read)
The Shining
Doctor Sleep (best if you are familiar with The Shining)

Mar 15, 2018

Feb 2018......another book from on the shelves in my basement, (an old library discard).......This was a big one, (my children will be glad that they don't have to haul this one away when I croak!) but was an enjoyable read. A good one for a long snowy month!

Oct 25, 2016

To say that this one could have been a whole lot better would truly be an understatement. When is Stephen King going to finally retire?

Jul 13, 2016

I'm a huge fan of Mr. King's work, and although not in his usual style, a difficult book to put down!

Sep 25, 2012

I felt like the pacing was off, and certain plot lines weren't as interesting as the others. I wish he had spent a little more time letting the reader get to know the characters so we cared more.

Jul 10, 2012

I'm a fan of Stephen King, so I found this to be pretty good. Long, as usual. At times, the plot sort of stagnated; I was much more interested in what was happening to the 5 friends (Beav, Henry, Pete, Jonesy and Duddits) than what was going on with the wacko military commander and his efforts to contain the alien problem. I wish some of the back story would have been better clarified, and I wish we could have gotten to know the 5 characters a bit better.

Apr 09, 2010

Not really one of my favorite books but it was alright to get through.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

Twenty five years after a heroic act, four men must combat a creature from another world. Their only chance for survival lies in their childhood.


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