I gave into temptation and bought a hard cover book in the after-Christmas sales. I rarely buy them because, at the rate that I go through books, buying hard cover would become very expensive, very quickly. Talk about a budget-buster! However, this was reduced to $15.00 and I’ve been dying to read it. I’m usually pretty patient when it comes to waiting for the paperback version of a book but, when I saw that price, my patience crumbled. Of course I’m talking about……
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King! Eeeeee!!
This is the long past-due follow up to The Shining where young Danny Torrence, who now goes by Dan, is an adult dealing with his “gift” of the shining. He is an alcoholic (like dear old dad), using booze to keep the shining at bay and moving from place to place when he finds a place that fits and manages to go on the wagon. His life eventually collides with that of a child named Abra ,who has the shining more strongly that anyone he’s ever met, and a dark group called The True Knot who will destroy her if given the chance.
I haven’t gotten very far into the book yet so can’t honestly give a full review but I can say that I am already hooked. Any fan of Stephen King will be in fandom bliss over this one! Mr. King has the ability to grab you right from page one and not let go of your imagination until he’s good and ready to. There have been books of his that have stayed with me long after I closed the book after the last page was read.
Now there is one other thing, besides price, that usually keeps me from buying hard cover books – the weight. That bloody thing weighs a ton and makes my purse feel like a suitcase! It’s worth it though
What are you reading?
EEK! I am reading Blue Moon by Alyson Noel. I can't do scary at all. I'm a wuss!ReplyDelete
I don't do scary movies; like you, a wuss! It was Stephen King that ignited my love of reading when I was a teenager though so he definitely has a special place in my heart.Delete
I'm not a big Steven King fan, but I know why people like him so much. I'm currently reading "Love and War" which is the second book in the "North and South" series by John Jakes. I loved the first one and so far the second one is good.ReplyDelete
I remember seeing that mini-series on tv! I must add it to my ever-growing reading list ;)Delete
I've not read or seen The Shining... not a huge Steven King fan, though I've read "On Writing" and that was pretty great--ha.ReplyDelete
What am I reading? Blogs. Lots and lots of blogs. I'm committing infidelity against my bookshelves.
I'm sure your bookshelves will forgive you :)Delete
On Writing is actually one that I have never picked up and have always meant to. I've seen several appearances that he has made and really enjoyed what he had to say so I'll probably enjoy that book when I do get to it.
I've always wanted to try out some Stephen King but never got around to it.ReplyDelete
I'm currently reading Dune by Frank Herbert. It's a science fiction novel and my Dad's favorite of the genre. I'm enjoying it so far. I'm pretty new to the sic-fi genre so it 's different. :)
I've sneaked into the sci-fi genre a few times over the years and have enjoyed what I've read although I do tend to go more towards mysteries and thrillers. Dune is a classic at this point and really should be on my bucket list.Delete
I'm reading Stephen King just now too, but it's his book about writing, "On Writing." I'm not a horror fan, but his memoir is definitely interesting, and that storyline you've described sounds intriguing. Great cover too!ReplyDelete
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Thank you coming by too. Another commenter mentioned that book too. I really must get to it!Delete