And Buffalo George
This novella is about a Kindle that shows alternative realities in the future. The characters were pretty interesting and relate directly to the story. UR is part of The Dark Tower universe – something I have not yet read. King takes on Kindle! It was a short read and I thought it ended a little abruptly...wondering about the future.
Short and sweet reviews, Allentown pa
The narrator is good, audio surpasses print exclusively for me
The low men, I love the scary yellow coats and the red eye insignia
He's not annoying to hear
The afflictions he gives Wesley fits the character
The length is doable
Any dark tower connection I just can't get enough of
I live in Columbia Maryland not Columbia Moldova! I haven't turned into a Groucho Marx character yet.
For those who have not read the Dark Tower series, much is unexplained. It is a clever spinoff from the series. Yet like all of Stephen King books there are so many hidden yet secret allusions that one cannot either pick up or understand. This is a long way of saying UR is a good stand alone story.
Say something about yourself!
King toying with alternate realities equals genius. I also like the fact that when approached to write an ebook for Kindle, King said he would only do it if the story was ABOUT Kindle - 'atta boy! So, if you enjoy the 'what if', or the novel 11/22/63, this is a good one for you.
A simple and believable story with a fantastical twist. I quickly identified with the main character and appreciated the flow of the story. The narrator was spot on.
I love all things Tower and this didn't disappoint with some new insight on a few old characters. It had the bonus of giving me the same inspiration that I felt during Duma Key. Well done, Mr. King.
This is an excellent short story that will appeal to many sci-fi fans and Dark Tower fans. I have listened to this many times and enjoy it each time. There are a few people who make the ridiculous statement that this is an advertisement for the Kindle. It is true that the main character uses a kindle in the story, but that hardly makes it an ad. Just like having a Buick in a story doesn't make that book an ad for Buicks and having a character drink a Coke doesn't mean it's an ad for Coca Cola. Kindles and other e-readers are a part of everyday life and this story has to do with a special kindle and the multi-verse.
I kept thinking this was going to go some place a bit deeper than it actually did. I was a little dissappointed. It's worth the read... but it's definitely not life changing.