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Duma Key
by Stephen King | Horror
Registered by C_ of Krakow, Małopolskie Poland on 3/24/2011
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Blue_berry): travelling


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by C_ from Krakow, Małopolskie Poland on Monday, April 25, 2011

10 out of 10

One of the best books by Stephen King I ever read. I liked that the atmosphere was a mix of creativity and art, horror and Florida beaches. It is very thrilling and I kept turning the pages late at night because I couldn't stop reading :)

From the back of the book:
"After a terrible construction site accident severed his right arm, scrambled his mind, and imploded his marriage, the wealthy Minnesota builder faces the ordeal of rehabilitation alone and enraged. Renting a house on a stunningly beautiful and eerily undeveloped splinter off the Florida coast, Edgar slowly emerges from his prison of pain to bond with Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. And as he heals, he paints - feverishly, compulsively, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. For Edgar's creations are not just paintings but portals for the ghosts of Elizabeth's past ... and their power cannot be controlled." 


Journal Entry 2 by C_ at Oelsnitz (Vogtland), Sachsen Germany on Friday, October 14, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/14/2011 UTC) at Oelsnitz (Vogtland), Sachsen Germany

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Duma Key will be on its way to the winner of the Halloween Sweepstake and I hope it'll find a nice, warm home in her bookshelf :)

I hope, you'll like the book...I saw that you read Firestarter, which didn't make you a fan of Stephen King. Still, I chose this book, not only because of the pumpkin coloured sky on the cover ;) but also because I didn't like Firestarter, either, though I find, Duma Key is amazing, wonderfully creepy, with well modelled characters and just perfect for Halloween :) 


Journal Entry 3 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Received in the Hallowe'en sweepstake. Thank you very much! 


Journal Entry 4 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, October 14, 2012

7 out of 10

More in the 'creepy and disturbing' vein. The hero is a former construction magnate who becomes an artist after losing an arm in an accident. Doom and disaster result. This was compulsive reading, and kept me hooked most of the way to the end. Fantastic sense of place, though I detected a misogynistic undertone that I didn't much like.  


Journal Entry 5 by elstaplador at International Sweepstakes, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 15, 2012

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/15/2012 UTC) at International Sweepstakes, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to the winner of the September International Sweepstake. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 6 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, October 18, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Thank you for this wishlist book, received as a sweepstake win! I'm sure to enjoy this! 


Journal Entry 7 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, April 09, 2017

6 out of 10

I finally got around reading this. It was basically a ghost story so for me a bit meh. But as it's by Stephen King it is very well written and with good character, especially the protagonist, Wireman and Elizabeth; there were some really good stories intertwined in this longish book. This is one for King fans. 


Journal Entry 8 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, April 17, 2017

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Released 5 mos ago (4/17/2017 UTC) at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom

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I gave this to a friend who is a big King fan. 


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