I particularly enjoyed the characters in this book. Sadly, I had not yet read The Talisman when I read Black House, so I did it all backwards. Don't let that stop you though. This is classic King. Exciting, colorful and creepy.
Not sure. Still reading the Talisman which pales by comparison.
The most effective scene was the slow and agonizing death of the biker. It was awful - I could envision it all. Very...maybe entirely too...graphic. I was queasy through several chapters.
"Be sure to pick up your barf-bag at the ticket window."
In spite of the brutality and very graphic violence, I'd still recommend this as an excellent book for Stephen King fans.
I've never read the print version of Lisey's Story. As a matter of fact, I've bypassed this book in both print and audio incarnations many times. Perhaps it was the title. Perhaps it was the fact that there were no spooky pictures on the book's cover. I just wasn't interested in Lisey's story. But, when I recently succumbed to a Stephen King fever and found nothing else in his collection I hadn't read, I took this one. WOW! What an exciting surprise it was for me!
I loved the story but I have to say Mare Winningham's performance was magical. If this audio book had been blessed with pages, I couldn't have stopped turning them. As it was, I listened far into the night each night until I was finished.
No. But I will. She may be my new all time favorite.
The descriptions of Scott and Paul's abuse at the hands of their father was heartbreaking.
I'll be enjoying this book again. Thanks.
This is probably a book I would like to have in my hard-copy collection. That said, this was a short, sweet listen and fit into my schedule well.
It made me outraged and fearful. Does that count?
Every voter in the United States should read this book before they go to the polls on November 6th. This is enlightening.
Oh, hell yes. I'm hooked. I did find this book to be a let-down primarily because the voices of the already well known characters were NOT even similar. It was distracting. Of course, it must be said that Mr. Dotrice was magical in the three previous books.
Today I launch into A Dance With Dragons.
I'm also sending a letter to the author. It's time he got the other two books out of his head and into mine.
I've come to have a grudging appreciation for Jaimie - he's a jerk, but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Again, I was disappointed in Dotrice's rendering of the character voices.
I believe the audio version of this book is easier to follow than the written version would be. Since Faulkner writes as people think, I believe I would be forever going back to the previous paragraph or page without the excellent narration provided with this book.
I admired the descriptions of Mississippi within the book. As a Mississippi newbie, I'm fascinated by the people and the landscapes here. Faulkner nails it.
His was a quietly passionate performance. Believable and compelling. Extremely well done.
No. I needed breaks to digest the storyline and reflect on the characters.
As a writer, it's obvious to me that Faulkner was a frustrated poet. His words, though poetic and very descriptive, make the reader work too hard. I prefer writers who don't let their words get in the way of the story itself. But who am I to criticize a master?
I'll read more of Faulkner's work. (And no, it's not required in order to maintain one's citizenship in Mississippi. Unless you live around Oxford, maybe.)
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