Warning: Spoilers in this review
So, this is definitely not my favorite King book. I’ve been reading his novels in order of publication & have yet to come across a book I struggled to finish like this one. A few of his novels I’ve read more then once over the years & still didn’t have as of hard of time finishing as I did The Tommyknockers. I’ve read across platforms that this novel is typically one of the least favorite among King fans & I have to say I agree.
The story itself I enjoyed. The telling of it, I did not. Weird stuff going on in town in Maine, aliens & alien technology I’m all down for. Loved the Talisman easter egg & all the other King universe references. But, the digging. All the freaking digging that went on forever. As a King fan, I’m aware of his writing style, but this just dragged on & on & didn’t enhance the story telling to me. Gard with this guy, & then that guy, then another dude… just digging up the ship.
You hit certain points where you think the story is about to go full throttle, but then it lulls again. It really isn’t until the 3rd section where things really get going. And that was the best part. Because I knew I was near the end & was everything I had been waiting for.
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