Review by JiggyJay
July, 01 2013
Pros: Great moments, astonishing build up, very scary to me
Cons: Last quarter of the book, supernatural elements were a big let down
Review by dragrace14
July, 13 2009
Pros: Excellent plot, believable characters, intense action and horror, thought-provocative.
Cons: A little gory for the faint of heart, Some characters didn't drive the plot
Review by jacky55
April, 01 2009
Pros: It is inexpensive, much better than the movie and indeed a scary book.
Cons: Not recommended to young children it scared me and im in my early 20's.
Review by scapp70
February, 10 2007
Pros: One of the greatest horror stories ever!
Cons: The first 100 pages are very unnerving.
Review by dolphinboy
June, 11 2006
Pros: Creepy scenes, Good versus Evil, unfolding layers, complex characters
Cons: It does take a while to unfold, at times.
Review by TheUnknown285
May, 22 2005
Pros: Great pace, Vivid narration, Good story
Cons: Muddled philosophy, Hit or miss characterization, A few unanswered questions
Review by bvckvs
February, 20 2004
Pros: Lots of action, lots of detail.
Cons: Not enough focus on the writer-character, and too much on the little boy.
Review by jeremy1456
October, 30 2003
Pros: Chilling, Great Characterization
Cons: Relies Too Much on the Supernatural later on.
Review by SolidShoe
July, 19 2002
Pros: Again, that it ends when it does
Cons: the 'God' thing is a bit much
Review by mjms
September, 29 2001
Pros: Desperation grabs your attention from the beginning. Truly disturbing all the way through.
Cons: A genuinely confusing ending that will require full attention for comprehension.
Review by dreaeuh
August, 22 2001
Pros: Not made into a movie
Cons: Stupid ending
Review by robertsloan2
August, 17 2001
Pros: Desperation terrifies with anything from real risks to supernatural peril
Cons: Desperation will scare your socks off, not for the timid!
Review by Metallibanger9
July, 28 2001
Pros: Stephen King at his best
Cons: ummm... help me out here...
Review by ezreka
April, 22 2001
Pros: It is Stephen King.
Cons: It scared me!
Review by bkrairaenn
March, 13 2001
Pros: Stephen King's talent as a writer
Review by Suriv
January, 06 2001
Pros: great characters, different plot
Cons: somewhat predictable
Review by Chibbers55
December, 21 2000
Pros: Original ideas
Cons: some parts are a tiny bit hard to follow
Review by roynyr
December, 13 2000
Pros: A King Classic
Review by KarenLynn
November, 30 2000
Pros: Great visuals and storytelling
Review by Grayciecg
November, 24 2000
Pros: Plenty of heart stopping scenes and discoveries to make you reel and want to keep reading at the same time.
Cons: Many characters, reguires active reading to fully understand.
Review by ralphlauran
November, 09 2000
Pros: The detailed descriptions of the characters
Cons: Not finishing the book