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784 pages | first published 1984

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The iconic, "extraordinary" (The Washington Post) collaboration between bestselling authors Stephen King and Peter Straub--an epic thriller about a young boy's quest to save his mother's life. Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, is about to begin a mos...
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Summary of 2387 reviews

Moods

adventurous 92%
dark 82%
tense 48%
emotional 42%
mysterious 37%
challenging 20%
hopeful 18%
sad 14%
inspiring 10%
reflective 10%
funny 7%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 44%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Plot: 35% | Character: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 46% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 8%

Average rating

3.91

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