I haven’t read a lot of Stephen King’s books, although I’ve read several. Some of them are just too bloody for me. I read the first few pages of The Cell and had to put it down. Yuck. I like his books that are more other-wordly, like The Stand and The Green Mile. But it’s been a while since I read anything he wrote.
When his book Duma Key came out last year, I wanted to read it. It sounded interesting, and it takes place
in Florida. But I didn’t get a chance until I found it in the public library last weekend. I’m about halfway through it, and I’m not disappointed. It’s terrific so far. It’s the story of a successful building contractor who gets seriously injured in a work accident and loses his right arm. His life falls apart, he gets divorced, and moves to Duma Key, Florida, for a change of scenery and to heal. He starts painting as a new avocation, and strange things start happening. He can predict the future with his paintings. Foreshadowing indicates that something bad is going to happen eventually. (It’s a Stephen King book, of course something bad is going to happen!)
I’d forgotten what a terrific writer Stephen King is. If you’re a fan of his at all, and you haven’t read Duma Key, I recommend it highly.