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54 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

I love Stephen King. That has not changed in the 20+ years I've

I love Stephen King. That has not changed in the 20+ years I've been reading his work. What also hasn't changed is his ability to suck me into a story and bury me so deep that I have lost all sense of time and spatial awareness. I become one with the story and nothing e...
I love Stephen King. That has not changed in the 20+ years I've been reading his work. What also hasn't changed is his ability to suck me into a story and bury me so deep that I have lost all sense of time and spatial awareness. I become one with the story and nothing else matters. I can't think, I can't eat, I can't sleep until I am finished living the lives of the people in the book. There is nothing like being immersed in a world that has been created by Mr. King. It is an experience that one does not ever fully return from or fully leave behind. He has perfected his craft so well that each story, each character breaks off a bit and embeds it into your soul for you to mull over, dwell on, and contemplate until your demise. I am happy to let him have those spaces to deposit his leavings as I feel a sense of completeness after each one. It's like he has found missing pieces and is putting them back where they belong. I don't believe that there are any other authors out there that have that affect on me but it doesn't stop me from searching. I almost feel like there is a subliminal message in each of his books that speaks to the innermost part of me, like a nagging voice, "You will read my next story. You will because you need to. You need the drug that I supply."  It's kind of how I think of tattoos as having a chemical in them that make them addictive. No matter the pain, the time, nor the money lost, as soon as you have the first one, you want another. And every time you get another one, it happens again....the craving is there for another. That is what Stephen King is like for me. 

posted by APratt0414 on June 4, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

I am also a Constant Reader and have been since I was 12. I get

I am also a Constant Reader and have been since I was 12. I get that the crux of my addiction/love/faithfulness is the vibe from each story. Picking up a SK book is like listening to a comfortable accent or savoring the flavor of your favorite dish....you just crave it...
I am also a Constant Reader and have been since I was 12. I get that the crux of my addiction/love/faithfulness is the vibe from each story. Picking up a SK book is like listening to a comfortable accent or savoring the flavor of your favorite dish....you just crave it with anticipation and nothing else will suffice. In-between his books I read others...when what I really want is Pad Thai and only have funds for a PB&J. You know? I'm not hungry anymore, but I can't wait to get my hands on some Pad Thai....
I don't know how I feel about this latest book. There was something missing. It kinda felt like watching an episode of Criminal Minds or something. I get that not every book gets to be a tome of character development, and maybe I'm just spoiled that way. Its not that it was a bad story, it just didn't feel like a SK story. A decent sit-by-the-pool time-killer. Bring your own PB&J.

posted by MrsRedditAll on June 8, 2014

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