The Tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

Book - 1987
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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
Roberta Anderson, while searching for firewood in the forest, stumbles upon a burried ship and with the help of her onetime lover, Jim Gardener, excavates an artifact that changes the townspeople of Haven

Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1987.
ISBN: 9780399133145
0399133143
Branch Call Number: KIN
Characteristics: 558 p. ; 24 cm.

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AspdenBrae May 08, 2012

Great novel for those who enjoy things slightly out of the ordinary. Builds suspense through the entire book ending in dramatic fashion. A classic on my home shelf!

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watermelon_joe
May 11, 2011

Wow! A long book, but wonderfully creepy! It's very interesting how King has combined his usual horror writing with an element of sci-fi. That said, I did feel like it dragged a bit in areas. A lot of what was included didn't really serve to advance the story; maybe cutting a few pages could have done the book good.

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RazorSteel
Mar 25, 2009

To me, King's novels have been either gripping and very enjoyable or so utterly boring I couldn't finish them. The Tommyknockers was a book I didn't want to put down. The plot reminded me of 'Salem's Lot, where the townspeople are transformed into something terribly creepy. What I liked about The Tommyknockers wasn't so much the fright factor (which was more sci-fi than bone-chilling horror), but rather King's interplay among the characters: how the "transformation" affected the relationships with each other and with outsiders. A long book, but a good read.

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