Duma Key by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
At times I found Duma Key to be a sedately paced read. In the case of a lesser writer, I think this may have been a fatal problem, but King’s characterisation – and in particular, the voice of his protagonist, Edgar Freemantle – is so pitch perfect I simply had to find out what happened to Edgar and his friends.
The last King novel I read was at least a dozen years ago – The Green Mile – and I was very impressed by that work as well. In a world that’s changing so fast, it’s good to see the quality of King’s writing hasn’t diminished at all.