Wahn by Stephen King


byStephen King, Wulf Bergner

Kobo ebook | September 30, 2008 | German

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Das Meisterwerk des Unheimlichen

Nach einem schrecklichen Unfall sucht Edgar Freemantle auf einer einsamen Insel Trost in der Malerei. Die Insel aber übt eine dämonische Macht aus, und bald schon entwickeln Edgars Bilder ein tödliches Eigenleben ... Mit „Wahn“ hat Stephen King – wie schon mit seinem Bestseller „Love“ – ein Meisterwerk des Unheimlichen geschaffen, einen Roman über die Beharrlichkeit der Liebe und die Gefahren enthemmter Kreativität.

Title:WahnFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:E-Books der Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbHLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3894804408

ISBN - 13:9783894804404

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So scary! Love a good Stephen King book! Keeps you on the edge of your seat and is filled with the creepiness you'd expect. Even though it's just a story, it made me think twice before getting out of bed at night!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it! This is one of those books that I have actually reread for fun :)
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Potential but too long! I was looking forward to reading 'Duma Key' as the story mirrored a dark time in Stephen King's life. He wrote this book while recouping in the Sunshine State from injuries sustained from getting hit by a van in Maine. The characters and scenery are enchanting as the waves from the Gulf of Mexico but the evil behind the plot and the art is never really explained to the detriment of the reader. The book is a way too long but King's tale of madness on the west coast of Florida is commendable.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stephen King Very good book.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Duma key I loved it like all of Stephen Kings books.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Duma key A great read. Keeps you constantly on edge and guessing throughout. One of my favourite Stephen King books.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Duma key King at his finest! I've read them all, and haven't always been thrilled with his later endeavors, but this one is a home run of terror. Excellent read!
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average A serviceable tale from Stephen King. Not up to his usual standards.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing After a terrible construction site accident, a multi-millionaire contractor, Edgar Freemantle, loses an arm, his wife and gains a whole lot of rage. On his psychiatrist’s advice, he decides to leave his home in Minnesota for a beach house on Duma Key, Florida, a small stretch of sand that seems oddly underdeveloped. Once there, he starts to paint pictures that not only become an obsession but his canvases seem to tell a story, one that has to do with the family that lived on Duma in the 1920’s and involved the mysterious drowning of two very young twin sisters. As the story unfolds and he gets caught up in the events that happened over 80 years before, Edgar soon discovers that whatever evil lurked back then never died, just went dormant for a while. As he frantically paints, he discovers he is not just able to make things happen by drawing them….but by erasing them as well. The story had such potential that I was eagerly waiting for the story to take off, but it, unfortunately, never did. When giant frogs with teeth and lawn jockeys coming to life were introduced as the malevolent entities of the novel, I started seriously questioning myself as to whether I had just maybe outgrown Stephen King novels. I would like to think that this is just not one of his best and that he hasn’t lost the magic that is Stephen King.
Date published: 2012-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Duma Key, something different from Stephen King Stephen King has built his career by putting ordinary people into the most unusual of situations, slipping horror into many of his stories as naturally as you and I go through our days. "Duma Key," although set in the Florida Keys with a less than ordinary King protagonist, does not disappoint. Edgar Freemantle —the millionaire contractor who’s lost an arm, suffered some serious brain trauma, wrecked one leg and lost his wife—has found himself recuperating on a sparsely inhabited Florida Key with a handfull of interesting characters. Turning to an old skill, Edgar begins sketching and painting as a kind of therapy. But instead a peaceful return to some semblance of normality, he finds himself painting a series of disturbing works, some of which he barely remembers painting. This being a King story, we automatically look for the fright factor. Is it Edgar’s strange paintings, his new friend with the bullet in his head or the strange old woman that lives in a mansion up the road? Bringing us slowly, almost leisurely, into the lives of these people, we begin to sense something is very wrong on Duma Key. Centering on the theme of creativity unleashed by injury to mind and body (something King has worked into several novels since his near death experience in 1999), the maturing author gives us a frightening look at the cost of second chances. A welcome read after his disappointing novel, “Cell,” King returns to the unusual character creation he gave us in “Lisey’s Story,” and once more takes us masterfully to the edge of our imaginations. “Duma Key” brings us sea shells that talk, paintings that kill, giant frogs with “teef” and birds that fly upside down. Only King could write a book like this. I’m glad he decided not to retire. Copyright © 2009 by Clayton Bye
Date published: 2009-05-19