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The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
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really liked it

Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers tommyknockers knocking at your door

I can make a couple of guesses to explain why this book only has a rating of 3.46, which it doesn't deserve. I thought it was great. Interesting and very different to Kings usual books. That being said, all the elements of a King book are here, great characters, unusual story and great dialogue.

I've read a few reviews saying that the ending is rubbish. I don't agree with this and there are definitely worse King endings out there *cough*Under the dome*cough cough*.

It is a bit long in the tooth but I don't think that can be helped. It does suffer a bit in the middle whilst King builds the blocks for latter stages in the book, so I can see people switching off, but I didn't think it was that bad.

Above all, this is a King fanboy book, the references to his other works (if you've read a lot of King) make this book worth reading.

Another solid story from the King of Kings :)
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Reading Progress

November 14, 2016 – Started Reading
November 14, 2016 – Shelved
November 15, 2016 –
7.0%
November 16, 2016 –
18.0%
November 16, 2016 –
25.0%
November 17, 2016 –
38.0% "Ominous as a triffid."
November 17, 2016 –
41.0%
November 18, 2016 –
50.0% "Having a bit of a King universe-gasm. Pennywise? Dead Zone?"
November 18, 2016 –
52.0% "And now Pet Semetary... gasm!! \n\nAnd does most of Kings otherwordly beings come from Altair 4??"
November 20, 2016 –
56.0%
November 21, 2016 –
66.0%
November 22, 2016 –
75.0%
November 22, 2016 –
78.0% "Heeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrreeeeeee'ssss Gardner....."
November 23, 2016 –
87.0%
November 24, 2016 –
98.0%
November 25, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Bradley Yes! Glad to see another Non-Hater! :) I think it's rather special. I want that typewriter. :) Not the headaches, tho. :)


Paul O'Neill Ha, indeed!


Belynda Reidda I agree although I still had difficulty getting through GH it. I'm currently on NY fifth reread. I refuse to give up especially now that I in ow the jack guard talks to on the beach is jack from the talisman and black house. His worst book to me is dreamcatcher. I mean seriously. Aliens coming out of peoples butt too ludicrous


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