INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING, FIRST EDITION OF THE TOMMYKNOCKERS
KING, Stephen. The Tommyknockers. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). Octavo, original half black paper boards, original dust jacket. $1400.
First trade edition of the novel considered "King at his best," inscribed on the half title, "To Ron—Thanks for reading my work! Stephen King, 9/3/98."
The publication of Tommyknockers led The New York Times to single out King's unique ability as a storyteller, noting that whether "King is… saying 'EEEOOOOOOARRRGHMMMMMMM!' or 'Hurts! It hurrrr-… or quoting Moby-Dick, we believe him." Widely considered "King at his best" (San Francisco Chronicle), this is "an incredibly scary story—you will not be able to put this down" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Published November 1987. Preceded by a signed limited prepublication facsimile edition of King's manuscript.
Two faint stains to dust jacket flaps. A very nearly fine copy.