In the last six months the only book that pops in my mind is Dreamcatcher by Steven King, I will give a brief summary its about four men that meet for their annual deer hunting party deep in the Maine woods in a cabin full of memories. Though they've grown apart, their childhood ties are still strong. In the cabin's great room hangs a Native American dream catcher, strings woven about sticks said to have the power to protect slumbering humans from night terrors. That year, though, that hanging talisman will prove scant protection against an unearthly horror that will require sacrifices of the highest order from the knot of friends. The animals are fleeing the surrounding forest, for they sense the unwelcome visitors whose precursors were the spate of recent strange lights in the New England sky. For Pete, Beaver, Henry and Jonesy, the nightmare begins when a disoriented hunter named McCarthy stumbles into their camp. .
The situation quickly degenerates. McCarthy unwittingly plays host to a deadly parasitic creature and brings a rapidly multiplying fungal growth into the midst of the group. While the childhood friends battle an inexplicable and implacable enemy, a government covert operations team seals off the area. Their plans were to destroy all evidence of a threatening alien invasion. Led by a man who is quite possibly insane, the black ops unit will stop at nothing to contain the menace including the slaughter of the bewildered hunters they've herded from the surrounding forest. Even so, the government's answer is insufficient to the problem. The combined will of the four men, and their reunion with the dying boy-man whose uniqueness bound them all together so wondrously those years ago, is the only hope against the unrelenting usurper from the heavens.
I also had the chance to watch the movie too. The very best part of Dreamcatcher is the magic of the boys' relationship in the flashbacks to an earlier Derry.