It's written in a style familiar to King readers . . . very comfortable with some occasional splashes of unexpected humor. And it's a fascinating concept.
I'll be interested to read your opinion after you've read it as well. Having seen the trailers for the Dragon Tattoo movie, I'm tempted to re-read it before the movie is released.
I just finished Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the finalists for the National Book Award in the Youth Division. It is set in 1968, Doug's family is a mess, he has reasons to be a failure, but survives through his creative outlook on life.
Now I am reading Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason. Its a mystery set in Iceland and I assume the author is from Iceland too. Since reading the Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, I have been interested in authors and stories from the northern countries--you just dont hear much about them! So far this story is good--no real action or blood spatter--but methodical and twisty.
The Mystery Bookshelf: Hypothermia - Book Review
Glad you're liking 11/22/63 so far! I've read good reviews, which is why I decided to give him another shot.
I love King's thought process and plot ideas, but most of the time, he loses me with all the rambling he does. He's hit or miss with me, although if I had to pick a favorite, it would be The Stand. I do have The Dome waiting on my Kindle. I've heard it's really good so I thought I'd give it a go but I have so much to read, it's not high on my list.
I'm reading The Leftovers now. So far, I like it well enough.
The Stand was pretty amazing and I enjoyed that one as well. I used to read Stephen King until Pet Sematary. At that point, I was the mother of a 2 year old boy, the same age as the little boy in the story (Gage, I think his name was). It was too dark for me - I have read a few of his in the last few years, but usually feel too depressed when I am done reading them. I think that 22 years of focusing on children's literature has made me a little tender when it comes to dark and depressing storylines.
Because of my age, I have clear memories of the Kennedy assassination, and have done a lot of reading about it since then. It's fascinating to be coming at it from a totally different point of view.
Stephen King - don't you DARE let us down!!!!!!
I'm reading 'To Myanmar with Love - a travel guide for the connoisseur' it's getting me so excited for my trip. Just learned that you can get handmade dresses with Burmese fabric! Now I am thinking of all of the outfits I want to order!!!
Someone asked me above why I had boycotted Stephen King for many years, and I replied: