There's a place along Interstate 50 that some call the loneliest place on Earth. It's known as Desperation, Nevada.
It's not a very nice place to live. It's an even worse place to die.
Let the battle against evil begin.
Welcome to ... Desperation
It all begins with a monstrosity of a 6' 7" police officer from hell and a scary trip into town for one unwary traveler after another; and once you do make it to town, well, the deadly creep-fest begins.
This chunkster of a novel is filled with really icky creepy crawlers, horrific & gruesome death, and enough blood and gore to fill a movie theatre, but when eleven year old David Carver enters t...more
”I see holes like eyes.”
Desperation is one of the downright scariest books I’ve read, and the scares come early. King manages, for the most part, to keep the tension up throughout the novel, which makes it one hell of an uneasy read. Some sequences are somewhat bizarre, and others are bluntly offensive, although this is only what you’d expect from a novel such as this: it’s not meant to be easy reading after all.
Something about this bothered [him], but for n ...more
What I always found insulting was how easily critics, snobs, and pretentious twits write-off Stephen King because he writes stories about realistic people in fantastic situations. So what? Seriously, he writes amazingly so why give a damn what he writes about? Desperation is a perfect example of horror and fantastic writing and anyone who doesn't think so can go ...more
I closed the book with a wicked smile across my face.
First, the boy character made this book.
Second, the way this story makes you feel like you're right there. Third, how can you not love a 600+ page King novel. The bigger the better in my opinion. One of his best for sure.
ποσο απογοητευτικο οταν ενα βιβλιο ξεκινα πολλα υποσχομενο και πολυυυυ δυνατα και τελικα καταληγεις να κοιτας ποσες σελιδες μενουν ως το τελος....
Εεεεεεμμμμ τι γινεται? εχω φρικαρει !!!
Για να δουμε, τι λεει και αυτος ο..δρομος..
“Dolls with no little girls around to mind them were sort of creepy under any conditions.”
As a constant King reader, I was looking forward to diving into his twisted mindset again, for believe it or not this was my first King book this year and immediately from page one it felt like home. The whole setting for this book lends itself well to the extreme creepy factor from the ghost town in the middle of a desert to the long stretches of highway that just give this unsettling feeling lik...more
What a book! What a ride! Tak!
This is a story about the little mining town of Desperation. Regulating the traffic on the nearby Route 50 is Collie Entragian, who is an absolutely giant madman. If you're caught with a license plate number missing or you've got a flat tire...tough luck. Collie brings passers-by into Desperation where the real nightmare begins.
I loved this book from beginning to end, I was hooked from the very first page. It's an apocalyptic d ...more
I'll admit, the story was engaging. King has a way with propelling his story-lines over hundreds of pages without taking a breath. Or so it would seem. Unfortunately, the mediocrity of his prose is, at best, d ...more
This read was a little bit better than the first because I was expecting the slow-as- ...more
Before today, I considered Desperation bottom-of-the-barrel King. Desperate King. I felt the religiosity was blatant, tasteless; the story derivative of things King had done better before. Funny how our tastes evolve and change as we get older, isn’t it? My sole reading of this novel was in my sophomore year of high school — about six years’ worth of stuff has happened to me since then. What can I say, I was able to apprec ...more
The first half, maybe even two thirds and I was all HEY THIS MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE KING NOVEL. A creepy rural Nevada cop starts kidnapping innocent travelers!? Like all post-AA King, they're all thinly veiled representations of parts of his personality/personal history!? THE COP IS POSSESSED BY AN ANCIENT EARTH-GOD WITH POWER OVER THE LOWER BEASTS OF THE DESERT?@?!!? DUDE!
There's a movie adaptation where RON PERLMAN PLAYS THE COP!? DOUBLE DUD ...more
IN THESE SILENCES SOMETHING MAY RISE
Oi, this book is a doozy! I read it months ago but only just finished its companion novel so I think I'm finally ready to organize my thoughts and write a review of this thing. I know I rated it three stars but that's really only in comparison to King's other work. Because compared with other writers, this book is far better, but compared to a lot of his other novels, it is just on the lower end of the Stephen King spectrum for me. Which really is too bad be ...more
Maybe this is due to the fact that I'm on something of a King kick, and I've been reading a lot of his stuff within the past few months. I think, because of this, some of his les ...more
The beginning is both suspenseful and promising and for a quite long while the reading i ...more
Παρόλο που και ως εξώφυλλο και ως υπόθεση το βιβλίο φαίνεται να είναι κάτι πολύ δυνατό,προσωπικά δεν το ένιωσα και τόσο πολύ. Το διάβασα αμέσως μετά από τους "Ρυθμιστές",που κυκλοφόρησε ο King την ίδια χρονιά με το ψευδώνυμο του Backman,και επέλεξε να δώσει στους ήρωες τα ίδια ονόματα με εκείνα που είχαν οι ήρωες στους "Ρυθμιστές". Οπότε,μου ερχόταν κάπως παράξενο να διαβάζω τα ίδια ονόματα και τις ίδιες περιγραφές ανθρώπων,από μια ολότελα διαφορετική πλευρά όμως. Οικείο και ανοί ...more
Audiobook - Narrated by Stephen King - Surprisingly good narration.
I say surprisingly good, because years ago I listened to something Stephen King read (can't remember what) and found his voice to be flat and emotionless. So I was severely disappointed when I downloaded this book and found it was narrated by the author. But, eventually, I decided to give it a try, and I have to say that I was surprised. He did an excellent job. It was like having him in my living room, an old friend come to vis ...more
Desperation is reminiscent of King’s magnum opus The Stand, and King revisits many familiar themes such as good versus evil, salvation, redemption, faith, so forth. There’s also a lot of blood and gore, which ...more
Honestly, Desperation took me aback in many ways. This book is different from everything else I have read by Stephen King so far because it is really focused on religion and beliefs, but some of the characters are not that compelling.
The giant cop Collie Entragian regulates the traffic on Route 50, and those who don't obey the law are taken to Desperation, where strange things have happened. In that place, an ancient evil force resides, and is getting stron ...more
Some people have issues with the religious aspect of this book. I am not a religious person by any means but this never really bothers ...more
La Highway 50 nel tratto che attraversa il deserto del Nevada è chiamata “la strada più desolata d’America”. Proprio lì, su quella strada, in una torrida estate stanno transitando i Jackson (una coppia diretta a New York in macchina), i Carver (una famigliola per una vacanza in camper al Lago Tahoe) e Johnny Marinville (in sella a una scintillante Harley-Davidson, diretto… oltre la prossima collina). I malcapitati vengono fermati, con i pretesti più disparati, d ...more
Meni je priča stvarno prijala, poželio sam horor, tražio sam horor i dobio sam horor sa ovom pričom. I ja sam osoba kojoj smeta jedan deus ex machina pred kraj priče, jer to mi pokazuje da pisac nije imao pojma kako da završi priču i tu onda malo vara. Kod ove knjige se odma na po ...more
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