(If It Bleeds) OK, we’ve returned to Stephen King stories written by Stephen King now. I didn't want to end the year on a non-King book -- that feels wrong -- so you're getting a random Saturday post. Happy end of the year! If It Bleeds is both a novella collection and the title of … Continue reading Love Is A Gift; Love Is Also A Chain With A Manacle At Each End
Month: December 2022
Gwendy’s Magic Feather
(By Richard Chizmar) “But what if something she believes to be true… simply isn’t?” Gwendy's Magic Feather You may have noticed that I changed up my naming convention for this post. I did that to differentiate Gwendy's Magic Feather because — as you probably know, if you care enough about King books and/or this series … Continue reading Gwendy’s Magic Feather
Sane People Don’t Sacrifice Children On The Altar Of Probability
(The Institute) The Institute is one of those books that make me think, “wow, this would make a good movie.” I don’t think I do that too often — I’m more of a book person and these days also an “I’d like to see a TV series adaptation” person — but this one lends itself … Continue reading Sane People Don’t Sacrifice Children On The Altar Of Probability
Why Feel Bad About What You Couldn’t Change? Why Not Embrace It?
(Elevation) So, here we are at Elevation. I was actually kind of excited to re-read this one. I didn’t really like it the first time through, but I’ve come across enough King fans who legitimately loved it to make me wonder if I just missed something the first time. So I was looking forward to … Continue reading Why Feel Bad About What You Couldn’t Change? Why Not Embrace It?
Reality Is Thin Ice, But Most People Skate On It Their Whole Lives And Never Fall Through Until The Very End
(The Outsider) The beginning of The Outsider always makes me feel like I’ve just stepped into a John Grisham book by accident. I’m expecting a hungry young lawyer connected to the Maitland family somehow to come into town and prove Terry’s innocence by some combination of brilliant lawyering and hiring a smart (and pretty, probably) … Continue reading Reality Is Thin Ice, But Most People Skate On It Their Whole Lives And Never Fall Through Until The Very End
Sometimes You Get What You Want, But Mostly, You Get What You Get
(Sleeping Beauties) Sleeping Beauties is another collaboration, this time with Stephen King and Owen King. I’ve never read any other Owen King before, so I don’t know if this is representative of his work or not. Here’s the thing about Sleeping Beauties. I read through it the first time, thought it was ok, then went … Continue reading Sometimes You Get What You Want, But Mostly, You Get What You Get