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Hodder & Stoughton, Mar 22, 2010 - Fiction - 300 pages
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Everything is familiar. But everything has changed.

Coming back to the little community is like walking into a nightmare for Jim Gardener, poet, drunk, potential suicide.

It all looks the same, the house, the furniture, Jimís friend Bobbi, her beagle (though ageing), even the woods out at the back.

But it was in the woods that Bobbi stumbled over the odd, part buried object and felt a peculiar tingle as she brushed the soft earth away.

Everything is familiar. But everything is about to change...

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User Review  - Frenzie - LibraryThing

Oddly enough, various reviews seem to complain about the best parts of the book, saying that not enough time is spent on the mystery central to the story. But the the detailed and amusing background ... Read full review

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User Review  - srboone - LibraryThing

This sci-fi novel is one of King's most frigid. I think the problem was that no character was called by their first name(except the dog) for the first half of the book. By the time peole get around addressing each other as people, the iciness is hard to shake. Read full review

About the author (2010)

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.

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