Tuesday, June 23, 2009

No. 34 - Lisey's Story

by Stephen King

Started: June 23
Finished: July 5

Notes: Continuing my recent theme of horror novels, I thought I'd turn to the master of the genre.

Mini review: I don't think I've ever felt this way about a King novel, but I was really glad to be finished with this one. The payoff is pretty good in the end, but good God, getting there takes forever. Really, a good hundred, if not two hundred, pages of this could have been cut away and I don't think I would have missed it a bit. Still, it's King, so it wasn't total garbage. Just long-winded to the point of sometimes boredom and oftentimes frustration; I kept wanting the story to move along, and instead it would get caught up in reminiscences or back story.

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