Author: Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

Wow. So, a million years ago, my then-boyfriend sat me down and decided that for date night, we were going to watch Misery.  He told me it was based on a Stephen King book, like that would give it brownie points because it was based on a book.  I remember cringing a lot, and not loving the general flow of the movie – the actors, especially.  I remember being hooked. Fast forward about six years later to today.  I married that schmuck, and Misery popped up on my TBR.  I remembered the story being formidable, and I’ve read a lot of Stephen […]

Posted December 6, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Retired detective Bill Hodges is wasting away in front of his television.  That is, he’s wasting away until a letter makes its way to him, bearing the signature of a killer he wasn’t able to catch.  Suddenly Hodges has something to pry him out of his Laz-E Boy and back on the streets, where he does a little investigating outside the law… to bring the City Center Killer – aka Mr. Mercedes – to justice. Mr. Mercedes is told mainly from two perspectives – Bill Hodges and Brady Hartsfield.  The hero and the villain.  There is never any question of […]

Posted September 20, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

I reviewed this book in depth last March, so I am going to keep this brief and to-the-point. 🙂 The Dark Tower is one of my least favorite books of the series, mostly because of the events that unroll within it.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s extremely well-written, and the last 45 minutes of the audiobook are my favorite in the series.  It’s just that I’ve spent a lot of time invested in these books, and I don’t like seeing the characters I fell in love with, die. I mean, fundamentally, that stinks in any book, but after about the 50% […]

Posted August 13, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Where Wolves of the Calla felt incredibly slow-paced, Song of Susannah rushes past.  In my previous reads, I haven’t really thought about it too much (since the Dark Tower has been a series I’ve read straight through, rather than sneaking other book in between) but nothing really gets accomplished in this one.  King moves the story along, but unlike the satisfaction you get at the end of Wolves of the Calla when the minor boss has been defeated, we are left in Song of Susannah without resolution. I suppose the bright side that is knowing you have to get some sort of resolution in The […]

Posted June 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

There are two things I dislike about Wolves of the Calla. One: The pacing is insanely slow.  It’s one of the longest books in the Dark Tower series, and yet, it only needs to tell one story.  In fact, it almost feels like filler to pass the time as Susannah develops her little… problem.  That isn’t to say it’s not an interesting story, but it takes an awfully long time to get to the point. Two:  At least 50% of Wolves of the Calla is a retelling and extension of ‘Salem’s Lot.  Why?  When we get to the Calla, we meet Pere Callahan […]

Posted June 24, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass is easily my favorite of the Dark Tower novels. I know in the fanbase for the series that’s a bit of a controversial thing to say. Where we finish in The Waste Lands, Roland and company are aboard a murderous monorail heading at light speed toward their doom.  The only way there is to stop the train is to beat it in a riddling competition.  In the first pages of the novel, we dive into a the world of riddles and games, already at high action. Rather than plunge forward into the world after that, King gives the characters […]

Posted April 12, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //