A somewhat dry biography, this book gives the reader amazing insight into the eccentric Schultz. If you are a 'Peanuts' fan then you will appreciate learning how the strip's characters came to be and why they act they way that they do.
An excellent read. Slow at the very beginning, the pace quickly picks up and takes you on a wild ride through a London you never though existed. The ending is positively perfect as well.
Like most of King's books, he spends two thirds of the story setting up an ending that feels like it was cut short. That said, Duma is one of King's better works in my opinion. The storyline and setting are interesting and well put together. The characters are real and if you have a daughter of your own, this tale will make you cringe while the main characters daughter becomes a focal point of the story while you weren't looking.
If you read 'Neverwhere' and were highly impressed, then be forewarned that this is a different journey. 'American Gods' depicts a battle between the icons of America's cultural past and the manifestations of todays digital world. The story is an interesting onefor the most part but Gaiman wanders off on many tangents that can be somewhat difficult for the reader to integrate into the main story. Some of these tangents are quite intriguing while others are downright boring. While I did contemplate putting this one down for good a couple of times, the tale is worth finishing.
Then this is the next best thing. Lucas even makes a few cameo appearances, albeit over the phone. The narrator takes some getting used to, but once you're into the book you won't even notice. Typical Sandford novel at his best. An excellent thriller.
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