A notice to those who feel that Stephen King has lost his magic touch: Desperation
is the genuine goods. The ensemble cast of ordinary Americans thrown together by chance, including a disgruntled alcoholic writer and a child who is wise beyond his years, may be a bit too familiar. But the nearly deserted Nevada mining town with an enormous haunted mine pit and an abandoned movie theatre where the survivors hang out makes for a striking battleground, and the grisly action rarely flags. Best of all, though, are the characters of Tak, the ancient body-hopping evil who emerges from the mine, and of "God"--whom the New York Times describes as "the edgiest creation in Desperation
. Remote, isolated, ironic, shrouded behind disguises, perhaps another legendary shadow,' this deity forms a sly foil, and an icy mirror, to Tak."
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A writer of excellence...one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel. (The Sunday Times
A massive volume of terror crafted creepily (Daily Mail
Genuinely masterful (Daily Telegraph
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About the Author
Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.