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Darkness at the break of noon ... the handmade blade, the child's balloon,
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Could be his best. Essentially, everything that is great about SK is thrown into this enormous and captivating novel. It's almost like this was intended as his last book and he put all of his energy and best ideas into it, leaving him somewhat burned out afterwards.
Whatever you think about the 'horror' side of things, he writes so WELL here and there are some astonishingly perceptive evocations of childhood, youthful friendships, and the way - when you're young - time passes slowly on those endless summer days: days full of hope and promise, with a hint of real menace at the edges.