And When It Came – KAPOW – It Lit Up The Landscape For Miles Around

(Hearts in Suspension) If you’re an ebook reader like I am, you should know that Hearts in Suspension isn’t available that way. I could only find it in hardback. It’s also not a story. Or maybe it is, but if so, it’s not a fictional story. Mostly. It does include "Hearts in Atlantis", which you … Continue reading And When It Came – KAPOW – It Lit Up The Landscape For Miles Around

The Last Good Time Always Comes, And When You See The Darkness Creeping Toward You, You Hold Onto What Was Bright and Good

(Joyland) I remembered Joyland as a ghost story, but it’s not. Not really. There is a ghost. Some characters see the ghost (though our point of view character does not). But it’s really a mystery… and also a coming-of-age tale. When I looked it up, I found that a reviewer compared it to "The Body", … Continue reading The Last Good Time Always Comes, And When You See The Darkness Creeping Toward You, You Hold Onto What Was Bright and Good

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

What If They Were All Still Snotty-Nosed Kids Inside Their Suits And Dresses?

(Hearts in Atlantis) I’m not sure exactly what this book is. Not going to lie, when I first got it and read it, probably sometime late in my teens or early in my 20s, I thought it was a novel. The characters and stories intersect, after all, and wrap up, kind of. There are common … Continue reading What If They Were All Still Snotty-Nosed Kids Inside Their Suits And Dresses?