The Tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.

"Late last night and the night before, Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door..."

On a beautiful June day, while walking deep in the woods on her property in Haven, Maine, Bobbi Anderson quite literally stumbles over her own destiny and that of the entire town. For the dull gray metal protrusion she discovers in the ground is part of a mysterious and massive metal object, one that may have been buried there for millennia. Bobbi can't help but become obsessed and try to dig it out...the consequences of which will affect and transmute every citizen of Haven, young and old. It means unleashing extraordinary powers beyond those of mere mortals--and certain death for any and all outsiders. An alien hell has now invaded this small New England town...an aggressive and violent malignancy devoid of any mercy or sanity...
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016, c1987.
ISBN: 9781501143847
9780451156600
9781501144288
Branch Call Number: KIN
Characteristics: viii, 975 p. ; 21 cm.

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AspdenBrae May 08, 2012

Great novel for those who enjoy things slightly out of the ordinary. Builds suspense through the entire book ending in dramatic fashion. A classic on my home shelf!

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watermelon_joe
May 11, 2011

Wow! A long book, but wonderfully creepy! It's very interesting how King has combined his usual horror writing with an element of sci-fi. That said, I did feel like it dragged a bit in areas. A lot of what was included didn't really serve to advance the story; maybe cutting a few pages could have done the book good.

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RazorSteel
Mar 25, 2009

To me, King's novels have been either gripping and very enjoyable or so utterly boring I couldn't finish them. The Tommyknockers was a book I didn't want to put down. The plot reminded me of 'Salem's Lot, where the townspeople are transformed into something terribly creepy. What I liked about The Tommyknockers wasn't so much the fright factor (which was more sci-fi than bone-chilling horror), but rather King's interplay among the characters: how the "transformation" affected the relationships with each other and with outsiders. A long book, but a good read.

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