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Fiction. Thriller. HTML:

Late Last Night and the Night Before...

...Tommyknockers, tommyknockers, knocking at the door.

Something was happening in Bobbi Anderson's idyllic small town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman, and child in town powers far beyond ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a death trap for all outsiders. Something that came from a metal object, buried for millennia, that Bobbi stumbled across.

It wasn't that Bobbi and the other good folks of Haven had sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of hell. It was more like a diabolical takeover...and invasion of body and soul??and mind.


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    The Harvest av Scott Nicholson (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: Both books deal with an alien force slowly taking over a rural community.
  2. 40
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    jseger9000: Another book that deals with a sinister alien force that slowly possesses a small town.
  3. 30
    IK 400 av Poul Anderson (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: King references Brain Wave in The Tommyknockers and with good reasons. Both books deal (in part) with people whose intelligence is suddenly and unexpectedly increased dramatically.
  4. 10
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There's something strange in the woods in Haven, Maine. Bobbi Anderson, out walking her dog quite literally stumbles over it. A few weeks later when Jim Gardener, poet and drunk decides to visit Bobbi, his only real friend, he finds a woman who's changed. Obsessed, intense, she's inventing things, making things happen. She's developed telepathic powers. But oddest and most ominous of all is what she's discovered buried down beyond the end of her garden.

In my opinion this is the type of story Stephen King does best, horror in a small town. What I liked most about The Tommyknockers was the vast and complex plot featuring lots of gruesome imagery and the building anticipation surrounding the meaning behind a mysterious object and what the consequences of its discovery will be.

The first half of this book is pure character development, the second half is all action. Is it a little overwritten? Maybe, but I still really enjoyed it. So it has some super weird bits (I’ll never look at a Coke vending machine the same way ever again) but I love that. Small town residents go crazy, nastiness, extreme gore and aliens! No one destroys a whole town like Stephen King!

If you like strange and unusual, you'll like this. If you are a slow/impatient reader, I wouldn’t recommend this one.
  TeacherCarrieP | Aug 28, 2023 |
Hmm, probably my least fave Stephen King book I've read so far. I don't really know why, but for some reason I had a really hard time getting into it, especially the first part with just Bobbi (weirded me out that she was referred to as 'Andersson' when we were getting her POV), but when the other characters got introduced it got better.

Though idk. I knew nothing about the plot when I picked it up and from the title you expect them to encounter some sort of horrible monster that knocks and freaks you out and that wasn't what I got AT ALL, so maybe that's why I didn't really like it. It's a bit too long for a book that doesn't engage you properly, even though I enjoyed the second half. ( )
  upontheforemostship | Feb 22, 2023 |
Another of my favorite King books... ( )
  Serenity17 | Nov 5, 2022 |
I don't remember this book at all, nor do I remember marking it as read. I think that was some sort of mistake - I probably got it confused with another book.

But I'll leave this note here to remind myself not to read it. Even the author thought it was bad.
  MartyFried | Oct 9, 2022 |
this is the first King book that I remember abandoning in disgust in what an awful book it was. Since then I've learnt that it was around this time that King was in the midst of his cocaine habit and that goes a long way to explain the results - but does nothing to explain why the publishers accepted (and published) it. Could they not just have shoved it in a drawer somewhere?
  nordie | Apr 18, 2022 |
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The first third of ''The Tommyknockers'' is wonderful. With his usual eerie effortlessness, Mr. King attaches us to Bobbi and Gard, taunting us with menace neither they nor we can define. When evil starts gobbling Haven with a vengeance, swollen prose and comic-book grue spurt out one authentic gem (a little boy's magic show) and instill in us a creeping terror of good country folks. The last third of the novel is Armageddon, as is usual with Mr. King.
 

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Late last night and the night before,
Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers,
knocking at the door.
I want to go out, don't know if I can,
'cause I'm so afraid
of the Tommyknocker man.

—TRADITIONAL
Well we picked up Harry Truman, floating down from Independence,
We said, "What about the war?"
He said, "Good riddance!"
We said, "What about the bomb? Are you sorry that you did it?"
He said, "Pass me that bottle and mind your own bidness."


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The terrorist got bombed!
The President got hit!
Security was tight!
The Secret Service got lit!
And everybody's drunk,
Everybody's wasted,
Everybody's stoned,
And there's nothin gonna change it,
Cause everybody's drunk,
Everybody's wasted,
Everybody's drinkin on the job.


—THE RAINMAKERS,
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Then he ran all the way to town, screamin
"It came out of the sky!"


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Fiction. Thriller. HTML:

Late Last Night and the Night Before...

...Tommyknockers, tommyknockers, knocking at the door.

Something was happening in Bobbi Anderson's idyllic small town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman, and child in town powers far beyond ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a death trap for all outsiders. Something that came from a metal object, buried for millennia, that Bobbi stumbled across.

It wasn't that Bobbi and the other good folks of Haven had sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of hell. It was more like a diabolical takeover...and invasion of body and soul??and mind.


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Det börjar när författarinnan Roberta Anderson snavar över ett decimeterhögt metallföremål som sticker upp ur marken där de forsande vårregnen svept bort myllan. Hon böjer sig ned för att plocka upp det. Men metallen är lika orubblig som urberget.
Det är så Roberta upptäcker farkosten som ligger begravd i marken sedan årmiljoner, men som fortfarande vibrerar. Allt mera besatt försöker Roberta gräva fram det som ligger dolt under marken. I takt med att hon tillsammans med sin gamle vän Jim Gardener blottlägger allt mera av den på samma gång välbekanta och ofattbart främmande farkosten i skogen börjar invånarna  i den lilla staden Haven förändras och förvandlas.
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