Synopses & Reviews
Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry, four boys stood together and did a brave thing. It was something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand.
Twenty-five years after saving a Down's-syndrome kid from bullies, Beav, Henry, Pete, and Jonesy -- now men with separate lives and separate problems -- reunite in the woods of Maine for their annual hunting trip. But when a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented and mumbling something about lights in the sky, chaos erupts. Soon, the four friends are plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world where their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past -- and in the Dreamcatcher.
Never before has Stephen King contended so frankly with the heart of darkness. Dreamcatcher, his first full-length novel since Bag of Bones, is a powerful story of astonishing range that will satisfy fans both new and old.
"Fascinating...A frenzied, multilayered, ever-accelerating nightmare." The New York Times Book Review
"A tour de force has more passages of power and imagination than some writers produce in a lifetime....[An] entertaining must-read." Chicago Tribune
"Prime King at his most engrossing...[he] has lost none of his ability to mine terror from the ordinary." The Miami Herald
"It sounds tame enough: four middle-aged buddies on their annual hunting trip in a remote cabin in Maine. But it turns out they're telepathic, and, worse, a disoriented hunter turns up on their doorstep with a weasel-like alien inhabiting his body. Needless to say, it isn't E. T. The result is "a frenzied, multilayered, ever-accelerating nightmare" of a novel "that has to be read in enormous gulps," Colin Harrison said here earlier this year." The New York Times
America's most thrilling storyteller is at the height of his powers in this page-turning epic of haunted memories, heroism, and stark survival. Once upon a time in the haunted city of Derry (the site of "It" and "Insomnia"), four boys stood together and did a brave thing. Twenty-five years later, these men are plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world. Their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past--and in the "Dreamcatcher".
About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark No Stars, Blockade Billy, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels, Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey's Story and Bag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, was recently re-released in a tenth anniversary edition. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was inducted as a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.