I've been a Stephen King fan for years. This one did NOTHING for me. I realize it's only the first in a series; I haven't yet read/heard any of the others. I'm hoping the storyline improves.
Beautifully written! Sue Monk Kidd swept me away to Egret Island. I was right there, her descriptions of island life and the colorful people were so vivid. And what more could we ask for - a middle-aged woman dealing with a stagnant marriage, a questionably sane mother (and her rather offbeat but always entertaining friends), the mystery of her father's death many years ago, her wonderful relationship with her college-age daughter, and her steamy affair with a man who should be off-limits. Wow! Kidd's probing of all the things that make us tick - and make us human - is truly masterful. A very worthwhile read!
This story is a refreshing departure from King's usual male protagonist. Plenty of strangeness in this one; King fans won't be disappointed. Great read!
A new Stephen King novel is always cause for celebration, even if it does involve killer cell phones, zombies and plenty of gruesome characters. True to form, King's story is another testament to the resiliency of the human animal. A terrific, edge-of-your-seat story.
I just didn't get it....
I originally heard this interview on NPR, and I was inspired to read the book. I highly recommend it - especially to those dyed-in-the-wool Christians who think they know everything. Check out the OTHER side of the story!
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