Monday, April 23, 2007
Also posted here.
I am giving up on this book. :(
I hate DNF's but I actually found myself avoiding the reading of this book today so that is a sign I should just let it go.
I didn't have any problem with the writing style. I had a problem with the fact that Lisey's interaction with Dooley and the flashbacks to Scott's childhood were images I don't like having in my mind but I can't get rid of them.
Maybe Stephen King is too good at his job. I like spooky, I like creepy, I like mystery, I like paranormal. I want to say it's because I was feeling hopeless and sad while reading this but I certainly wasn't dancing while I read "The Road." I don't know what it is. I just didn't like it.
I have only read one other book by Stephen King("It") years ago. I finished and though I don't remember loving it, I don't remember being as bugged by it as this one.
I guess you can file me under the category of "Not a Stephen King Fan" and no satisfaction in crossing it off my list.