a.k.a. I would like to officially retract every bad or unflattering thing I have ever said about Stephen King’s writing.
The first Stephen King book I’ve ever finished! The Stand, The Shining, and The Dark Tower all remain half-finished in my queue, but my love for the latest film adaptation of It propelled me through the 1,100+ page book. Summary from Goodreads: To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, read more
Much of the praise I’ll heap on Slade House will sound as though it’s been lifted from my review of The Bone Clocks. The two books share a character, a general theme, and an impressive range of voices. Back cover: Down the road from a working-class pub, along a narrow read more
Richard Matheson’s Hell House popped up in my Amazon recommendations after I browsed horror classics for my October reading. I dropped the others on my list in its favor because Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend is, well, legendary. What Dreams May Come is also decent (don’t quote me; I read read more
I struggled through this one. Henry James’ narrative style in The Turn of the Screw is weak and mincing, full of qualifications and tiny details. I had to re-read a few sentences to catch their meaning and some content escaped me. (I hate admitting this sort of thing; I worry read more