Dreamcatcher : a novel /

by King, Stephen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scribner, c2001Description: 620 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0743211383 :.Title notes: $28.00 4-2001$28.00 4-2001$28.00 4-2001BRA $28.00 6/25/2001Subject(s): Human-alien encounters -- Maine -- Fiction | Horror fiction
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Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry (site of the classicsItandInsomnia),four boys stood together and did a brave thing. Certainly a good thing, perhaps even a great thing. Something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand.Twenty-five years later, the boys are now men with separate lives and separate troubles. But the ties endure. Each hunting season the foursome reunite in the woods of Maine. This year, a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented, mumbling something about lights in the sky. His incoherent ravings prove to be dis-turbingly prescient. Before long, these men will be 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.Stephen King's first full-length novel sinceBag of Bonesis, more than anything, a story of how men remember, and how they find their courage. Not sinceThe Standhas King crafted a story of such astonishing range -- and never before has he contended so frankly with the heart of darkness.

$28.00 4-2001

$28.00 4-2001

$28.00 4-2001

BRA $28.00 6/25/2001

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">FIRST, THE NEWS From the East Oregonian, June 25th, 1947 FIRE CONTROL OFFICER SPOTS "FLYING SAUCERS" Kenneth Arnold Reports 9 Disc-Shaped Objects "Shiny, Silvery, Moved Incredibly Fast" From the Roswell (N.M.) Daily Record, July 8th, 1947 AIR FORCE CAPTURES "FLYING SAUCER" ON RANCH IN ROSWELL REGION Intelligence Officers Recover Crashed Disc From the Roswell (N.M.) Daily Record, July 9th, 1947 AIR FORCE DECLARES "SAUCER" WEATHER BALLOON From the Chicago Daily Tribune, August 1st, 1947 USAF SAYS "CANNOT EXPLAIN" ARNOLD SIGHTING 850 Additional Sightings Since Original Report From the Roswell (N.M.) Daily Record, October 19th, 1947 SO-CALLED SPACE WHEAT A HOAX, ANGRY FARMER DECLARES Andrew Hoxon Denies "Saucer Connection" Red-Tinged Wheat "Nothing but a Prank," He Insists From the (Ky.) Courier Journal, January 8th, 1948 AIR FORCE CAPTAIN KILLED CHASING UFO Mantell's Final Transmission: "Metallic, Tremendous in Size" Air Force Mum From the Brazilian Nacional, March 8th, 1957 STRANGE RINGED CRAFT CRASHES IN MATO GROSSO! 2 WOMEN MENACED NEAR PONTO PORAN! "We Heard Squealing Sounds from Within," They Declare From the Brazilian Nacional, March 12th, 1957 MATO GRASSO HORROR! Reports of Gray Men with Huge Black Eyes Scientists Scoff! Reports Persist! VILLAGES IN TERROR! From the Oklahoman, May 12th, 1965 STATE POLICEMAN FIRES AT UFO Claims Saucer Was 40 Feet Above Highway 9 Tinker AFB Radar Confirms Sightings From the Oklahoman, June 2nd, 1965 "ALIEN GROWTH" A HOAX, FARM BUREAU REP DECLARES "Red Weeds" Said to Be Work of Spray-Gun, Teenagers From the Portland (Me.) Press-Herald, September 14th, 1965 NEW HAMPSHIRE UFO SIGHTINGS MOUNT Most Sightings in Exeter Area Some Residents Express Fear of Alien Invasion From the Manchester (N.H.) Union-Leader, September 19th, 1965 ENORMOUS OBJECT SIGHTED NEAR EXETER WAS OPTICAL ILLUSION Air Force Investigators Refute State Police Sighting Officer Cleland Adamant: "I Know What I Saw" From the Manchester (N.H.) Union-Leader, September 30th, 1965 FOOD POISONING EPIDEMIC IN PLAISTOW STILL UNEXPLAINED Over 300 Affected, Most Recovering FDA Officer Says May Have Been Contaminated Wells From the Michigan Journal, October 9th, 1965 GERALD FORD CALLS FOR UFO INVESTIGATION Republican House Leader Says "Michigan Lights" May Be Extraterrestrial in Origin From the Los Angeles Times, November 19th, 1978 CALTECH SCIENTISTS REPORT SIGHTING HUGE DISC-SHAPED OBJECT IN MOJAVE Tickman: "Was Surrounded by Small Bright Lights" Morales: "Saw Red Growth Like Angel Hair" From the Los Angeles Times, November 24th, 1978 STATE POLICE, USAF INVESTIGATORS FIND NO "ANGEL HAIR" AT MOJAVE SITE Tickman and Morales Take, Pass, Lie Tests Possibility of Hoax Discounted From the New York Times, August 16th, 1980 "ALIEN ABDUCTEES" REMAIN CONVINCED Psychologists Question Drawings of So-Called Gray Men From the Wall Street Journal, February 9th, 1985 CARL SAGAN: "NO, WE ARE NOT ALONE" Prominent Scientist Reaffirms Belief in ETs Says, "Odds of Intelligent Life Are Enormous" From the Phoenix Sun, March 14th, 1997 HUGE UFO SIGHTED NEAR PRESCOTT DOZENS DESCRIBE "BOOMERANG-SHAPED" OBJECT Switchboard at Luke AFB Deluged with Reports From the Phoenix Sun, March 20th, 1997 "PHOENIX LIGHTS" REMAIN UNEXPLAINED Photos Not Doctored, Expert Says Air Force Investigators Mum From the Paulden (Ariz.) Weekly, April 9th, 1997 FOOD POISONING OUTBREAK UNEXPLAINED REPORTS OF "RED GRASS" DISCOUNTED AS HOAX From the Derry (Me.) Daily News, May 15th, 2000 MYSTERY LIGHTS ONCE AGAIN REPORTED IN JEFFERSON TRACT Kineo Town Manager: "I Don't Know What They Are, but They Keep Coming Back" Copyright © 2001 by Stephen King Excerpted from Dreamcatcher by Stephen King All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Four childhood friends, each laboring under the burden of their own midlife crisis, agree to take their annual hunting trip to the north Maine woods. There they are quickly and violently drawn into the immediate aftermath of an invasive landing by a viral/fungal/parasitic alien race. Though one of the friends has always been slightly telepathic, "infection" by the aliens has the side effect of enhancing mind-reading ability in humans. The story becomes a race to prevent the aliens from conquering Earth by viral contamination of the water supply. On this journey, King demonstrates his prodigious writing skills, character development, and storytelling abilities, while leaving his audience more than slightly bewildered by some of the metaphysical and psychic aspects of the action and conclusion. Jeffrey DeMunn does a great job with an extremely diverse range of characters and some unusual vocal gymnastics. Dreamcatcher is a solid purchase on its literary and audio merits and will be extremely popular. For all fiction collections. Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, IA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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