Duma Key

@JESSY3236 (4885)
United States
March 1, 2017 10:05am CST
Monday I also finished reading Duma Key by Stephen King. I had gave this book to Chris for Christmas. It was one of my mother's books she had left here. I hardly read Stephen King. He is one of my mother's favorite authors. Big Warning: there are a few sad parts. Duma Key is about a man named Edgar. He has a terrible accident involving a crane. The accident leaves him with one hand.It also made him forget basic things. He gets very angry because he can remember words and names. He gets suicidal too. His psychologist suggested for him to get away for a year. He picked Duma Key. He picked a pink house which he called Big Pink. He starts then to draw/paint pictures. (scary pictures) He then learns about the woman who owns the Island and the houses. Her caregiver, Wireman, becomes his friend. The woman had the same condition that Edgar had and drew scary pictures too. He later learns about an evil spirit named Perse (Persephone). She caused a few deaths to happen. Edgar, Wireman, and Jack (Edgar's helper) get rid of the doll the spirit is attached to. I loved this book. I think it should be a movie. I'm reading now City of Falling Angels (fourth book of the Shadowhunters book series) by Cassandra Clare.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
1 Mar
I really enjoyed that book when it came out! I have not heard of Shadowhunters but I saw there was a TV show by the same name. What is the series about? I might want to start reading it.
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@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
1 Mar
@dragon54u It's about a girl named Clary and she discovers that mystical beings are real. Shadowhunters are angelic people who hunt and kill vampires, fairies, and other mystical beings. She also discovers she is a shadowhunter too.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
1 Mar
@JESSY3236 I think I will read the series, that sounds like I would really like it.
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• Indonesia
3 Mar
@JESSY3236 umm, sounds interesting I will read this book
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@snowy22315 (32694)
• United States
1 Mar
I think I read part of Duma Key but didn't finish it, KIng's later books are too long, and include too much extraneous dialogue in my opinion
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@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
1 Mar
@snowy22315 Yeah they are long. I was complaining to my mother about that.
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@dramagirl26 (3439)
• Ringgold, Virginia
2 Mar
The only Stephen King book I'm reading is Under the Dome. I haven't read any of his others, but I may give Duma Key a try.
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@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
7 Mar
@dramagirl26 I read Under the Dome too after the first season of the tv show. I didn't like the end. I think the tv show was better.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
7 Mar
@JESSY3236 I haven't read the end yet, but I'm slowly getting there. I loved the TV show, although I felt it ended too soon.!
@jhechorain (1234)
• Susanville, California
1 Mar
I liked this book, it took me by surprises a few times. I am currently reading book 4 of his Dark Tower or Gunslinger series the book I am on is The Wizard and the Glass. It's a deep series, some grousome things in there too sometimes.
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@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
7 Mar
@jhechorain I read book 4 of teh Dark Tower series because my mother left the book here. I haven't read the other ones in the series. I hope to read the rest of the series someday.
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• Susanville, California
9 Mar
@JESSY3236 They are really hard to put down when you get into them.
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@KrauseHome (33218)
• United States
5 Mar
I had heard about this book, but never the name I guess. It does sound interesting. Is it on the scary side or what? His books are usually really good for movies, so maybe somehow this will be on they consider?
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@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
7 Mar
@KrauseHome It's not scary, just weird and a little gross.
@reskyyandi (3841)
• Indonesia
3 Mar
Maybe I will read this book too
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@shaggin (25136)
• United States
1 Mar
I feel Stephen Kings books are really hit or miss. My late husband loved his books and my boyfriend does as well but I prefer other authors.
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@LadyDuck (118099)
• Switzerland
1 Mar
I have read Duma Key several years ago and I loved it. Stephen King is also one of my favorite authors.
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@Corbin5 (78262)
• United States
1 Mar
I love Stephen King, but I missed Duma Key. Will definitely have to read that one! Thanks for the reminder.
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