Dont get if you are excepting horror story's. This a collection of odd story's like kafka. Pretty decent.
This is the kind of book that never gets written because people want sunshine and happy endings. What ever happened to these kind of books. I recommend this all the way to people who want to listen to the raw dark under belly of America.
The bad news its official King has lost his edge. This about his fifth book in so many years that have been weak for him. The do gooder hero in this book kind of gets old. I miss Kings flawed characters.
The good news is an average Kings story is still better the most peoples best.
This book is just fine as good as the other two. The author hasn't changed his style at all. He always wrote long flashbacks to reveal character. The whole series is based on that. The same people who whine about the cliff hangers and the long time between book releases praise the Fat Mans Fire and Ice series and he does the same thing.
I don't care for Bradbury style. He's got a good raspy voice but he over acts stressing the Dudley do right aspects of the character. Come to think about it that's one part of Brett's writing I hate is his characters kissing each others butts to much. Stop talking about how great each persons actions are Brett and let your writing stand for itself.
He should take a page out of the Fat Mans writing and knock off the self thought about every frigging thing they do.
Danny writes the review and tries to decide what the people think about his review. Maybe he was to hard on the people. He should be more like Brett's characters and express his love of the author, readers and narrator. Danny hopes he didn't offend anyone but he was abused by a fat farmer who let his mother die. Danny could give a crap less.
See my point.
Even though the story was good overall it had its low points. First the story has a few cliched characters. Worse though was the cliched beer drinking parties on the roof. Come on clinking beer bottles watching the sun going down, I mean if you really do that your a freaking loser, your a walking cliche a douce bag through and through society would be better off if you threw yourself off the roof. Anyway the worst belongs to the slow speaking pause cursed narrator. He speaks so slow I get bored, I was just about ready to give up when I upped the speed of the recording and changed my mind and finished the book. I did like the story besides the aboved mentioned.
If your expecting twilight then skip this. Oates is one of the best living writers today and would not sink to that level. A fine mixture of Princeton history and fiction. I hated to see it end.
Re telling Peter Pan on acid would be a good summary. The story is fine but the voices the narrator uses for Pan is annoying. Just the way he says PEEEETTTTEEERR over and over is enough to make some one driving crash head long into concrete wall.
While we sit around waiting for next Song of Fire and Ice book he is writing this. Hey fat boy Anne Rice called and wants her idea back. Come on Fire and Ice is bigger the Martin and he just snubs his nose at us and rips Anne Rice off. Yeah chubs, New Orleans vampires in the 19th century has been done before. Time for Martin to retire and give Fire and Ice to someone who will write it.
A great book of religion gone wrong. Shades of a mormon society on overdrive. Atwood has written several of these types of books. Although this isn't as good as Ox and crake and its sequel it still very good. Atwood is truely one of the top writers alive today but she is also insane. Just look up her website and read her nutty left wing agenda crap. So Im torn between the writing and the writer. If this woman owns more then four cats I think she may be the most dangerous person on the planet.
This is a mixed review. The story ranges from great to a how to make music. Not being real knowledgable about the rolling stones other then their music I came to this book with an open mind. I knew Mic Jagger and heard of Keith but I didn't know squat about them really. I dug Wild Horses and some of the music I had heard on the Radio but i wasn't a big fan. The story is well written and the tone is raw and gritty something I like. Problem is I dont like keith very well he spends most of the book blaming the police and government for his problems and it was his drug use that brought the heat on him. Its hard to feel for a guy who breaks the law dailey. Then there is his horrific parenting (which he blames on the laws pressure on him) which makes me really hate him. This guy is a whiner and on top of that a real ego manic who blames Jagger for very thing else. When you read between the lines any one can see that it is his jealousy and insecurity that causes the tension in the RS.
Anyway Depp does a great job reading as does the guy who reads most of the book in between Deeps passages. The problem is again Richards who reads the last hour or so. You can barely understand him as he rambles on about dogs, turtles, and crocs in mud puddles. The last hour, both the performance and story leaves me saying " What the hell?"
Anyway its well worth the credit to the layman and I'd bet a real Stones fan would love this.
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