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Veal his own wounds and then Elizabeth Eastlake a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key Now Edgar paints sometimes feverishly his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear the damage of which they are capable is truly devastatingThe tenacity of love the perils of creativity the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifyin And this is why adults shouldn’t play with dollsEdgar Freemantle used to be the uintessential American success story He was a self made millionaire who built a thriving construction business and he had a long and happy marriage which produced two daughters However Edgar’s good luck ran out one day when he had a brutal run in with a crane at a job site that cost him an arm screwed up a leg and cracked his skull The brain trauma left his eggs slightly scrambled and made him prone to fly into furious rages that his wife couldn't endure so the accident also ends his marriageWhile trying to recover from his injuries and the divorce Edgar decides to relocate to Florida and indulge in his long dormant hobby of drawing and painting pictures Edgar rents a house at isolated Duma Key on the Gulf Coast where the gorgeous views and long walks on the beach inspire him to amazing artistic achievements and a rapid recovery of his health In fact Edgar’s progress in both areas could be termed as too good to be true if not downright spookyI read this for the first time shortly after it was originally released in 2008 and at that time I was intrigued by the story of a damaged man turning to art to heal his body and mind which is a subject that King has intimate knowledge of after being run down by a car King wrote movingly about it in the non fiction On Writing However I found the supernatural stuff lacking and I’d kinda wished that King had written just a straight up character piece about a guy discovering a latent talent following a tragedy Since then I’ve seen what happens when King tries his hand at a non horror genre piece Mr Mercedes so I no longer think that would have been a good idea Overall I found myself intrigued this time by the supernatural aspects and less enad of the story about Edgar’s recovery and development as a painter This is probably because I’ve find myself sensitive to the tics of his that I dislike which this has several ofFirst is that there’s a general lack of focus King has always been willing to throw the kitchen sink at a reader but he really seemed particularly unwilling or unable to pick a path and stick to it here There’s elements you see from other stories like Dead Zone with a brain injury leading to weird abilities and there’s the ghost story in an isolated locale like The Shining as well as bits and pieces from other King works All of this leads to the typical case of King bloat where it seems like a couple of hundred pages could have easily been shaved from the finished productThe character of Wireman is a prime example of something else I’ve grown irritated with in King’s work where he creates wise and uirky characters and then fills their mouths with overblown dialogue Here Wireman freuently refers to himself in the third person sprinkles his conversations with Spanish jargon and he’s full of meaningless sayings that are treated as profound by Edgar Seriously if someone ever told me “Do the day muchacho And let the day do you” then I’m going to flip them off and walk away Which is a shame because there was much about Wireman in this best friend role other than the way he constantly expressed himself that I really likedAnother King trope that has increasingly irked me in recent years in his habit of creating situations where the characters are fighting the clock but then waste huge amounts of time talking instead of acting In this one there’s a point near the end where hell is gonna be unleashed at sunset which is coming fast and yet Edgar feels that’s the ideal time to sit the other characters down and tell them a long rambling story about what he’s discovered And then of course they find themselves screwed at sunset How about for once you let them get the job done and save story time for afterwards Uncle StevieHowever despite these gripes I did enjoy this book King hits the melancholy tone of Edgar a middle aged man with a broken home and broken body perfectly Doing one of his stories on a bright Florida beach rather than the spooky Maine woods was a nice change of pace and it fits the way that there’s an underlying tension to all of it There’s also an extremely wicked irony at play here in that most of the stuff happening seems like a good thing rather than evil Edgar is healing and he’s creating amazing art and he even uses his newfound abilities to do some good You can see how he’s willing to push aside any warning signs because so much of what is happening to him is legitimately changing his life for the better without any of the usual dark down side you’d immediately see in most horror booksIt’s not uite as good as I found it in 2008 but it’s still one of the better later era King novels

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Duma KeyFrom the FlapNO MORE THAN A DARK PENCIL LINE ON A BLANK PAGE A HORIZON LINE MAYBE BUT ALSO A SLOT FOR BLACKNESS TO POUR THROUGH A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him He wants out His psychologist Dr Kamen suggests a geographic cure a new life distant from the Twin Cities and t We can't imagine time running out and God punishes us for what we can't imagineDuma Key focuses on the story of Edgar Fremantle a self made millionaire who becomes injured at work after a crane crushes his pickup truck Following the loss of his arm amidst other injuries Edgar becomes a little too much for his wife to handle and she asks for a divorce He leaves behind his wife and two daughters and heads off to Duma Key a stunning but eerily uiet stretch of the coast where he has rented a house Very uickly upon his arrival he encounters the charismatic Wireman and the old lady he looks after Elizabeth Eastlake Although suffering from dementia Elizabeth's tragic and heartbreaking history begins to unfold while at the same time Edgar finds himself able to paint striking haunting pictures However the ability to paint such pictures seems to come from some other outside forceIt's been a while since I posted a book review three weeks to read Duma Key But let me emphasise that this was due to being busy and not because I wasn't engrossed in this story This book is held with high regard amongst the King community on bookstagram and pretty soon after starting this book I realised why This book easily has two of King's most likeable characters in Edgar and Wireman What a duo Their friendship just lifts up from the page from the get go There's just a real respect and love there and the lengths they will go to for each other and for their friendship is pretty astounding I think these two characters are a huge part of what makes this book so enjoyable And what makes their inclusion even fascinating is that they're just pretty normal guys Normal guys going through a kinda crazy situation King's ability to build a story based on his characters is simply unparalleled In addition to the friendship between Edgar and Wireman the relationship between Edgar and his daughter Ilse is just so sweet and believable King clearly draws on his real life relationships when putting his character's relationships on page which explains why they're just so real and touching Heart eyesAs for the story itself it was captivating From the very beginning I just had no idea where King was going to go with this one and I was kept guessing for the majority of the book The story actually gets pretty scary at times there's some parts that made my hairs stand on end and were uite unsettling I uite enjoyed the supernatural force at work within Duma Key I liked the story behind it and thought King executed it perfectly I also feel like King was commenting on the mixed blessing that comes with having an artistic talent and how often such talents come with their own drawbacksNow I am not one for locations such as the Floria coast I'm not a beach kinda gal but King really sells Duma Key to me The location of this novel is GORGEOUS His descriptions of sunsets and the beach and the house itself is just beautiful He builds a real atmosphere and if it wasn't for the scary forces at play I'd move to Duma Key like yesterdayAs for the ending PERFECT King's endings are often criticised but this one cannot be faulted for me personally The book continually built up to a crescendo and didn't fall at the final hurdle This one will stay with me for a long time and has even forced itself into my top 5 King books OutstandingEdit reread June 2020 Still holds up Love this book

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Download Book À Duma Key Ë ☆ Helpyouantib ☆ ❮Reading❯ ➹ Duma Key Author Stephen King – From the FlapNO MORE THAN A DARK PENCIL LINE ON A BLANK PAGE A HORIZON LINE MAYBE BUT ALSO A SLOT FOR BLACKNESS TO POUR THROUGH A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar FreemHe building business Edgar grew from scratch And Kamen suggests something else Edgar does anything make you happy I used to sketch Take it up again You need hedges hedges against the nightEdgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key a stunningly beautiful eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him and Edgar draws A visit from Ilse the daughter he dotes on starts his movement out of solitude He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman a man reluctant to re Still every bit as good as I remembered It was redThis must be King's most underrated book and I've no idea why Maybe because it was released in 2008 and maybe horror wasn't as cool then and it kind of slipped through the cracks Feels weird calling a book with 70k ratings underrated but there you go I've never heard anyone say that Duma Key was up there with the best of King's works After finishing this I certainly will be If this was released earlier in King's career would it be mentioned as one of his greatest MaybeThis book is creeeeeepy and original The ending is also superb which isn't always the case in King's books see Under the Dome More than anything King's ability to create memorable characters and dialogue shines through You need to sit in the chum sit in the buddy and read this you stupid birch All the stars and perhaps one of my top three King bookswhich is saying something Do the day and let the day do you