10 Jan
Scribner/a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2014 Hard cover 402 pages Horror fiction

Scribner/a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2014
Hard cover 402 pages
Horror fiction

I received this book, as a gift, from a person who places this author’s writing prowess in high esteem, and has probably read and/or listened to all Stephen King’s books since Carrietta White burned down her school in 1974.

I am partial to a few of King’s books, but for the most part, I’m not a fan. This book, however, doesn’t seem to want to let go of me. I read right through to the 106th page in one sitting. Nothing so horrific has happened as of yet but King has me hypnotized with this first person narration of a man who is telling of his boyhood years in retrospect.

I’m drawn to the voice of this novel. A voice I remember as my own growing-up. King has created a kinship of nostalgic memory, and I am bound by it. Yet, at every turn of the page, I expect something to jump out and scare the bejeezus out of me. So far, I’m still in one piece.


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