I'm a huge Stephen King fan. The past 15 years I've been working towards reading all his books in chronological order. Seeing he wrote so many before I was even bored, it's taking me quite a while to get caught up.
Anyways, this was definitely not one of my favorites. It took me over a year to get through it because I kept putting it down to read something else. It wasn't holding my interest, but I just finished it a few minutes ago, and I'm glad I did. The end brought all the crazy story telling together and made sense of some of the confusing chaos that went on in the story.
One thing I appreciate about King is that he has a story to tell, and he just goes for it unapologetically. There is even a Author's Statement in the back where he thanks his editor for helping me whittle down parts of the story, but then states he still just went and did his thing. I guess he knows what works. :)
Having read just about all of King's other works, I came upon this title and thought I had found an unknown treasure. HOWEVER, I just could not connect with this book. In past experience with this author I could not wait to finish the book to see how it all comes together. With this title I just wanted the nonsense to end. UGH.
This book's imagery and use of phrasing will just blow you away. King as always has the ability to draw you in without your even realizing it, and soon hours pass because you just can't put this one down!
My second SK novel. Loved it!
I read this book looking for a thrilling Stephen King ride. The further into the book I got, the more and more I ached for my husband (who was sitting right next to me!)
I passed the book on to my sister at a most unfortunate time, her husband was overseas.
She loved and hated the book! The entire journey was exciting and well worth the read.
Even if this isn't a genre I normally read, you gotta give credit where it's due. It's a terrific story and very well written. five stars
I'm usually a King fan, but this fell short of the mark. The oddness factor was simply for the point of being odd, it seemed. Seemed to just be rambling.
This book is difficult to get started, but I think it stems from the fact that the content is so very different than what any of us are used to. I would reccomend that you just keep going...you will be glad you did. Great Read!