If There’s A God, I Think He Needs To Try A Little Harder

(Duma Key) Lisey’s Story may be King’s most autobiographical novel, but I have to believe that Duma Key is at least up there. Sure, Edgar is an artist and not a writer, but he’s also recovering from a truly horrendous batch of vehicle accident injuries. And using his art to do it. Anyone who’s read … Continue reading If There’s A God, I Think He Needs To Try A Little Harder

I’m So Afraid That All I Can Reach Will Lead Me To All I Dare Not See

(Lisey's Story) I… really don’t think I get it. I don’t say that lightly. I hate to not get it. I usually pride myself on getting it, even if I don’t especially like it. But I’m not totally sure that I get this one. I’m aware that this is the one King refers to as … Continue reading I’m So Afraid That All I Can Reach Will Lead Me To All I Dare Not See

Our Core Is Madness. The Prime Directive Is Murder.

(Cell) Here’s a controversial opinion: I think Cell is a better book than it gets credit for. Oh, sure, I think the actual cell phone thing aged terribly. Had probably aged terribly by the time the book was published, even. But you have to think about how quickly cell phone technology spread. I’m in my … Continue reading Our Core Is Madness. The Prime Directive Is Murder.

How Long Do You Think It Takes For A Man To Choke On A Piece of Meat And Be Dead Forever?

(The Colorado Kid) It’s funny how we all know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” but still do a lot of that anyway. Stephen King likes to write the occasional crime novel. Most of the time, crime novels aren’t my thing, so I tend to avoid them — at least until I … Continue reading How Long Do You Think It Takes For A Man To Choke On A Piece of Meat And Be Dead Forever?

Tonight, However, The Impossible Was Selling Cheap

(From A Buick 8) I feel like From A Buick 8 is one of those King books that gets overlooked entirely or just isn’t much liked. And that sort of makes sense — after all, didn’t he already write the evil car story with Christine? And if that wasn’t enough for you, you could always … Continue reading Tonight, However, The Impossible Was Selling Cheap

That’s Either Inspiring or Horrible. I Can’t Tell Which.

(Dreamcatcher) So, I know I’ve read Dreamcatcher once before. I think I saw the movie as well. None of it stuck, though — I remembered so little of it that I may as well have been coming to it with only the knowledge that this is the book with the shit-weasels — something that even … Continue reading That’s Either Inspiring or Horrible. I Can’t Tell Which.

You Could Get Used To Anything If You Had To

(The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon) I’ve said before that I’d already read almost all of King’s bibliography before starting this project, and that’s true. This is also a book I’ve read before, but it’s one that I’m less familiar with than many of the others. This is only my second time reading The Girl … Continue reading You Could Get Used To Anything If You Had To

In These Silences, Something May Rise

(Desperation) This must have been a period when Stephen King was just into experimenting with different forms of stories and releases of stories. Desperation was released in the same year as The Green Mile, which you’ll already remember as one that was released in an unusual form — chapbook installments — and Desperation is also … Continue reading In These Silences, Something May Rise

We Had Once Again Succeeded In Destroying What We Could Not Create

(The Green Mile) In my Kindle version of The Green Mile, before the actual novel starts, there is both an introduction from one of King’s literary agents and a foreword from King himself, both of which concern themselves with how this book was originally conceived and published. That’s because it was pretty different from the … Continue reading We Had Once Again Succeeded In Destroying What We Could Not Create