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The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
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it was ok
bookshelves: science-fiction

Let's face it. Stephen King can't write science fiction.

I'm not even sure why King even thought Tommyknockers needed to be written. It's bad SF and not as all equal to his horror writings. It doesn't dazzle and it doesn't shine. The best thing I can say for it is that it doesn't feature a rabid Saint Bernard.

Update: I might have to change that first sentence. King's 11-23-63 proved that he can write effective science fiction, at least in the speculative history sub-genre. But I still dislike The Tommyknockers.
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May 23, 2011 – Shelved
May 23, 2011 – Shelved as: science-fiction

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Elder Prince I'm glad 11-22-63 changed your mind. I haven't read Tommyknockers so I can't agree or disagree with you about the book, I've however read other sci-fi works from him and I can affirm he can tackle the sci-fi subject brilliantly. The Jaunt is a very good example.

Marvin Yes! I totally forgot about The Jaunt. It is really good.

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