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The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
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Jan 02, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: absolute-favorites
Read in January, 1998

I read this one repeatedly in middle school. Still figuring out the ripple effect of /that/ one.
In my opinion a wonderful book, that provided me with more characters and storylines to balance than I was used to at the time. Good practice, hah
The story itself is extremely unsettling, I was absolutely taken by the idea that this whole area of people were doing things that they either didn't remember or couldn't understand why they were compelled to do them. (An idea explored again in Needful Things. Which is another favorite of mine. Sensing a pattern.)
As the alien force claims more of the town's collective willpower, and eventually physical bodies, the story just gets creepier. I do want to re-read this one soon, because at the moment I can still be hopeful that the last scene was a last ditch effort to save what was left of the town. But considering the source it may have been the creepy faceless bad guys winning.

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