Wahn by Stephen King

Wahn

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 Imaginative I still come back to this book thinking of the intense and vivid imagery giving by his writing. Fantastic book overall, loved all the characters.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite Stephen King novel. I love Duma Key and have reread it many times over the years. You don't hear it mentioned a lot amongst Stephen King's many wonderful works, but the imagery and feel of this book has stayed with me and haunted me in the best way. It should get more love than it does. Beautifully written.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Great story - highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book One of my favourites - the character development is great and the action gets fast and furious at the end.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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 5 out of 5 by from Yes This is one of my favourites from Stephen King. I would definitely recommend this if you are a fan of horror. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-25
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 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book, amazing writer! I had bought a copy of this a few years ago and lost the book, It is a great book with a well written storyline and vivid detail brought to your mind. My favorite!
Date published: 2015-12-09
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 Haunting Makes you think twice about looking at the painting on your walls. As usual Stephen King spins a tale that can keep you awake at nights. Once you start reading you will have trouble to put it down. I like the way the story ends.
Date published: 2009-12-06
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Duma key This was my first Stephen King book and wow I am hook now for life. What sure I read next.
Date published: 2009-04-22