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Dreamcatcher (2001) [Novel]
by Stephen King Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.6 of 10 (53 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 6 (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry, four boys stood together and did a brave thing. It was something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand.

Twenty-five years after saving a Down's-syndrome kid from bullies, Beav, Henry, Pete, and Jonesy—now men with separate lives and separate problems—reunite in the woods of Maine for their annual hunting trip. But when a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented and mumbling something about lights in the sky, chaos erupts. Soon, the four friends are plunged into a horrifying struggle with a creature from another world where their only chance of survival is locked in their shared past—and in the Dreamcatcher.

Original title: Dreamcatcher
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorCosmic Paranoia


  • Dedication: "This is for Susan Moldow and Nan Graham."


Edition #1: Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Fascinating... A frenzied, multilayered, ever-accelerating nightmare." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Big, dynamic.... In this craftily phantasmagoric story about dreams, telepathy, and extraterrestrials, the emphasis is less on fear than on the shared will be capacity to survive.... [DREAMCATCHER is] a busy, vigorously told, increasingly trippy story... [which] some very neat tricks... [and written] with imaginative gusto.... King writes more fluently than ever, and at times with simple, unexpected grace." The New York Times
  • "Engrossing... exquisitely detailed.... Don't start this one a school night, kids. You'll be up till dawn." People
  • "A horrifying thrill ride." The Times Picayune (New Orleans)
  • "A book that evokes King at his harrowing best.... [He] infuses a standard 'aliens are among us' story line with his own brew of terror." Daily News (New York)
  • "King knows how to weave a story.... DREAMCATCHER displays his talents and drive." USA Today
  • "DREAMCATCHER has a little something for everyone: aliens, scary dreams, boyhood friends... but most of all, it tells a compelling story.... [It] reaches into the reader's gut, grabs those deep-down hide-under-the-pillow fears and yanks them out into the open." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • "A breathless race leading up to a denouement designed to induce nail-biting.... His plotting is as expert and enjoyable as ever." Chicago Sun-Times
  • "There's a raw and authentic psychological underpinning to King's best novels.... [DREAMCATCHER has a] rough and authentic narrative power." National Public Radio
  • "King remains the master of fright... Arguably, John le Carré does the best and truest spies; Anne Rice, the most spectacular vampires. But Stephen King owns the things that go bump in the night.... This novel is King at his storytelling best.... He's at the top of his really big-game game." The Tampa Tribune
  • "King keeps the story moving on a kinetic level... [and] perfectly fleshes out [the] characters and their middle-age fatigue and confusion, making them real even as he subtly insinuates the supernatural." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • "An eclectic tale... DREAMCATCHER pounds home the truth of our mortality." The Tennessean
  • "King's characters are as wonderfully woven as ever.... The action grips the readers' attention to the full." Birmingham Evening Mail
  • "You'll take a shining to Stephen King's DREAMCATCHER.... Enjoyably escapist.... An engrossing long-past-midnight page-turner.... King continues to scare up those goosebumps and take you by surprise." The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • "Mr. King's writing is more self-assured, his main characters are solid creations, and his dry Maine humor is ever-present." The Dallas Morning News
  • "King is still King." The Sunday Gazette Mail (Charleston, SC)
  • "A terrifying piece of fiction. King is a storyteller without literary peer. Every gruesome horror is illuminated in graphic detail, and just turning the pages evokes visceral reactions from palpitations to palm sweat.... King remains a wonderfully inventive wordsmith whose imagination continues to haunt us." Dayton Daily News (OH)
  • "DREAMCATCHER marks his bracing return to all-out horror, complete with trademark grisly gross-outs, a panoramic cast of deftly drawn characters, and a climactic race against time." The Miami Herald
  • "A fabulously spooky tale.... An ace read.... King's dialogue delights. DREAMCATCHER is a reassuring sign that more great fiction is on the way." The Providence Journal-Bulletin
  • "King's writing is faultless. His characters and story line are complex and thoroughly intertwined.... [DREAMCATCHER is] definitely a good read." The Evening Standard (N.Z.)
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Dreamcatcher (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340952405
Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.9 x 1.8 in
Pages: 702

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Dreamcatcher (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780743467520
Pages: 882
Notes: Cover illustration by Tom Hallman

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Dreamcatcher (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: New English Library
ISBN: 9780340770726
Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.9 x 1.8 in
Pages: 694

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Dreamcatcher (March 2001)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743211383
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 1.7 in
Pages: 544

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Dreamcatcher (November 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780743436274
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.5 x 1.5 in
Pages: 882

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