Desperation: Roman

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Diane Publishing Company, Sep 1, 1999 - Fiction - 690 pages
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I like it, it was cool I liked the ending the most - Goodreads
I think he gave up half way through writing. - Goodreads
great pace on this book - Goodreads
Disapointing endings. - Goodreads
As always, great characterization. - Goodreads
He slow began to think of a plot for a new book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

Desperation goes through so many TAK phases, transforming normal every-day people's lives TAK into unholy nightmares TAK ah-lah! An early attempt at Under the Dome gone awry, (my notion anyways) Sai King delivers again with a heart-rending tale that captures an entire town in its sweeping scope. Read full review

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User Review  - Lyle Bright - Goodreads

Desperation was enjoyable if somewhat confusing. King does an excellent job of laying out the aesthetics for this tale of supernatural horror set in a remote Nevada mining town. I just started The ... Read full review

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Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Throught the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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