13 edition of The Tommyknockers found in the catalog.
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Late last night and the night before,
knocking at my door.
I want to go out, don"t know if I can,
"cause I"m so afraid
of the Tommyknocker man.
It begins with nothing more frightening than a nursery rhyme; yet in Stephen King"s hands it becomes an unforgettable parable of dread, a threat from an unimaginable darkness that drags the practical inhabitants of a New England village into a hell worse than their own most horrible nightmares . . . and yours.
It begins with a writer named Roberta Anderson, looking for firewood in the forest that stretches behind her house. Bobbi stumbles over three inches of metal, which unusually heavy spring runoff has left sticking out of the soil. A logger"s beer can, she thinks at first, but "the metal was as solid as mother-rock."
It begins with Bobbi"s discovery of the ship in the earth, a ship buried for millions of years, but still vibrating faintly, still humming with some sort of life . . .faint . . . weak . . . but still better left alone.
Bobbi then begins to dig--tentatively at first, then compulsively--and is joined by her old friend (and onetime lover) Jim Gardener. Aided by a weirdly advanced technology, their excavation proceeds apace. And as they uncover more and more of an artifact both familiar and so unbelievable it is almost beyond comprehension, the inhabitants of Haven start to change.
There is the new hot-water heater in Bobbi"s basement--a hot-water heater that apparently runs on flashlight batteries. The vengeful housewife who learns of her husband"s affair . . . from a picture of Jesus on top of her TV, a picture that begins to talk. Not to mention the ten-year-old magician who makes his little brother disappear . . . for real.
The townspeople of Haven are "becoming"--being welded into one organic, homicidal, and fearsomely brilliant entity in fatal thrall to the Tommyknockers.
In this riveting, nightmarish story, Stephen King has given us his tautest, most terrifying novel to date. And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on. It just might be the Tommyknocker Man.
|Statement||by Stephen King.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||558 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||558|
|LC Control Number||87016845|
The Tommyknockers is a novel by Stephen King.. While walking in the woods near the small town of Haven, Maine, Roberta "Bobbi" Anderson, a writer of Westerns, stumbles upon a metal object which turns out to be the slightest portion of an alien spacecraft, that crashed into Earth in prehistoric times. The book is a clever idea made only better by the mant characters used to develop and bring the idea to life. It never stops moving forward with each one of the towns folk or outside influences playing an integral part in keeping you on the edge of your seat/5(5).
It is the oldest wheeze in the book.'' After the vampirish Tommyknockers in the spaceship have wrought their evil magic upon the inhabitants of Haven (Tommyknockers live on the blood of comatose. In Tommyknockers, “Stephen King at his best” (San Francisco Chronicle), King has given us a “brilliant, riveting, marvelous” (The Boston Globe) novel. “You will not be able to put this down” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on.3/5(40).
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 . Stephen King: The Tommyknockers 30th Anniversary - Book/Miniseries Review: Hail To Stephen King EP36 - Duration: The Horror Show 3, views.
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I mean, The Tommyknockers is an awful book. That was the last one I wrote before I cleaned The Tommyknockers book my act. And I've thought about it a lot lately and said to myself, "There's really a good book in here, underneath all the sort of spurious energy that cocaine provides, and I ought to go back."/5.
Unfortunately, The Tommyknockers is disappointing for several reasons, but I think King sums it up best with his comment that somewhere within the 1, or so pages is a good novel struggling to get out. The genuine chapters are genuinely intriguing and have all the hallmarks of a classic King creep-fest/5().
In Tommyknockers, “Stephen King at his best” (San Francisco Chronicle), King has given us a “brilliant, riveting, marvelous” (The Boston Globe) novel. “You will not be able to put this down” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).
And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on/5(). The Tommyknockers book Though exposure to the Tommyknockers who piloted the alien craft has detrimental effects on residents' health, the people of Haven develop a talent for creating innovative devices under its increasingly malignant influence.
Buy a cheap copy of The Tommyknockers book by Stephen King. Don't open the door Bobbi Anderson and the other good folks of Haven, Maine, have sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of Free shipping over $/5(6).
This book haunts as much as any book I've ever read. Originally I read it shortly after it was released and I have never forgotten disturbing sections of it, particularly the chilling rhyme about Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers (knocking at my door.). The Tommyknockers is a television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen ast on ABC, it was directed by John Power, adapted by Lawrence D.
Cohen and starred Marg Helgenberger and Jimmy SmitsBased on: The Tommyknockers, by Stephen King. - A BOOK OF DAYS--THE TOWN, CONCLUDED BOOK III - The Tommyknockers Chapter 1. - SISSY Chapter 2. - GARDENER TAKES A WALK Chapter 3. - THE HATCH Chapter 4. - THE SHED Chapter 5.
- THE SCOOP Chapter 6. - INSIDE THE SHIP Chapter 7. - THE SCOOP, CONTINUED Chapter 8. - GARD ANDBOBBI Chapter 9. - THE SCOOP, CONCLUDED Chapter - TOMMYKNOCKERS. Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town.Late last night and the night before, Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the /5().
The Tommyknockers is a mess. That's hard for me to say, because I love King's writing, but out of the sixty-something books there were bound to. Book Review: The TOMMYKNOCKERS January 6, necrosarx Book Reviews Fiction, Science Fiction, Stephen King, Thriller Leave a comment.
Stephen King Putnam Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller about a terrifying otherworldly discovery and the effects it has a on a small town. “Late last night and the night before, Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door ”Released on: Febru Publisher’s Weekly: “The Tommyknockers is consumed by the rambling prose of its author ”) it was first printing of million copies and wound up the third-best-selling audio book of the s with million audio books sold.
Stephen King The Tommyknockers Audiobook Free Download. The narrative is relatively straightforward. The Tommyknockers is a book so universally dismissed that even I was dreading re-reading it.
Word on the street is that it’s flabby, over-indulgent, the product of. With Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley.
The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic /10(K). The Tommyknockers By Stephen King.
The story is by Stephen King’s and narrated by Edward Herrmann. The story is about a place called Haven and /5(10). Stephen King, The Tommyknockers Signed First Edition.
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Some handling wear and natural yellowing over the years as often seen on these first issues. Overall a well presented Stephen King. Buy The Tommyknockers by King, Stephen (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). The Tommyknockers is the television miniseries adaptation of the novel The Tommyknockers.
The screenplay was written by Lawrence D. Cohen and directed by John Power. Differences Between Novel and Film. Although generally true to the spirit of the Stephen King novel on which it is based, the miniseries was also very different. The Tommyknockers are the titular main antagonists in Stephen King's novel of the same name.
A massive spaceship is discovered in the earth and uncovered by Roberta "Bobbi" Anderson, there emerged the eponymous Tommyknockers who are a monstrous alien race that possess technological prowess, but are hindered by their species-wide bout of psychosis. They have a corrupting influence Alias: Tommyknockers.
About this Item: G. P. Putnam's, nd (), c, 1st Edition, boards w/gilt spine titles, slightly cocked o/w fine w/dj, pp, tall 8vo, 'Late last night and the night before, Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door.'. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller THE TOMMYKNOCKERS is not the best of the lot (MISERY is), but it is not the worst, either.
It is an interesting combination of the good and bad in King’s writing style.Miners who have been trapped in cave-ins and pound on the rocks for rescue. It is believed that the ghosts of these miners go on knocking in the mine shafts long after the victims have died.
This definition was the basis for Stephen King's bestselling book The Tommyknockers, only in his story it was aliens that had been trapped underground instead of miners.