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Author: Stephen King
Evil in the Maine woods. ONCE UPON A TIME, twenty-five years ago, in their haunted hometown of Derry, Maine (site of Stephen King's IT and INSOMNIA), four boys bravely stood together and saved a mentally challenged child from vicious local bullies.  It was something that fundamentally changed them, in ways they could never begin to unde...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743211383
ISBN-10: 0743211383
Publication Date: 3/20/2001
Pages: 624
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 364 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 4
One of my top 3 favorite King books. I like the four main characters, and the story is intense. At parts gross, and other parts, scary, King is at his best.
Mahala avatar reviewed Dreamcatcher on + 192 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book starts off fast and doesn't let you go! In typical King fashion, there is great detail and insight into the various character's psyches. Just when you think you "get it" the story takes another turn into weird!
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Helpful Score: 2
I tried really hard to read this book, hoping it would be better than the movie. However, my personal opinion is that Stephen King's writing has gotten progressively worse, and I couldn't finish it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as his earlier stuff, but fascinating in its own right. Regular folks get enmeshed is some weird stuff while camping and find out the government is trying to hide some strange aliens that have landed. Better than it sounds.
LaurieS avatar reviewed Dreamcatcher on + 504 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is one of my least favorite of King's longer winded books. It's about four miserable middle aged friends who get together every year for a manly weekend spent drinking bear and shooting poor beasts. It goes on and on flashing back to the past when the boys were boyhood friends and met a Down Syndrome boy named Douglass who possesses a supernatural power and then whisking the reader back to the present when the men are facing snow, weird flashing lights and strange people passing noxious gas. Somewhere here I think aliens have landed and soon there will sh*t weasels. Ahhhh!

This book rambles on so much I feel a decade older having finally finished it. The beginning grabbed me and the parts about the boyhood friendship captured me but King lost me when he went on tangents about the aliens, the red fuzz, Mr. Grey and his mindrape & the crazed military guy all of which I found mind-numbing.
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Great all the way to the last page!
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King definitely did not disappoint me with this book. I loved the Aliens, and the link the boys shared. I had, as was referenced in the books, Flash backs of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" Moments through out the whole thing. I'll definitely be recommending this to other friends who are king fans. ^^
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This is by far my most favorite King book. He was laid up after a bad accident and this is the first book that he wrote after the accident. Please do not even bother with the movie, it is a waste of time. Suspense, aliens, para-military, telepathy... and lots and LOTS of blood. Long book, but I was absolutely RIVETED.
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Love the Book
tintina avatar reviewed Dreamcatcher on + 3 more book reviews
The book is better then he movie.
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Stephen King does it again. Sheesh! I stayed up 'til 3 a.m. to finish this one; just couldn't put it down.


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.
Rober avatar reviewed Dreamcatcher on + 3 more book reviews
Dreamcatcher is proof that Stephen King is one of the greatest story tellers of the 20th and 21st century. His description of the characters and then intermingling them into the story plot holds your interest in the story. Not necessarily a surprise ending but he tends to add a philosophical thought to ponder. Are other States as eerie as Maine or is that a product of Stephen King's mind?
dcreader avatar reviewed Dreamcatcher on + 4 more book reviews
Loved it, loved it, loved it. Re-read it after watching the movie and loved it even more.
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I really enjoyed this book. How can you not with things called "shit-weasels"...
VeganFreak avatar reviewed Dreamcatcher on
Three words; the bathroom scene. It is worth it just for that scene. Eew! OMG! No he didn't!