Duma Key by Stephen King

John is a huge fan of Stephen King. He is a bit creepy for me. But Ryan recommended this one as one I would like. And I did. Edgar the main character was a painter so there was a lot of art talk which made sense to me. The creep level was a bit less than in his other books. We've been listening to this on tape as we have been traveling.

First Edition Release Date: January, 2008


After a construction accident in which he loses his right arm and his divorce, Edgar Freemantle moves from Minnesota to Florida to begin what his psychiatrist described as a "geographic cure." He rediscovers his love of painting and finds that he is good at it but his paintings seem to have something "more" to them. On Duma Key he also finds a new friendship with Wireman, a kindred spirit seeking refuge there as a caretaker for Elizabeth Eastlake. Elizabeth's past also contains painful memories that have been reawakened bringing all of them together to face an evil entity named Perse.

And we are off next week for a week of traveling around the state. It is all work for John. I am going along to visit people along the way, especially my parents. I will work on my website redesign and do some font drawing in the hotel room.

As we drive I have several knitting projects to work on and we will be listening to Total Control by David Baldacci and I also have NPR Holiday Favorites - best and most requested seasonal stories. I will blog a little each day from the road....