If you were to read Heart-Shaped Box, you might not be surprised to learn that author Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King. It contains several elements often found in his father’s work. Unfortunately, one of those elements is a convenient, unsatisfying ending.
This edition includes:
Memoir by Normal Lear
Fiction by Stephen King
Novel by Steve Martin
Classic by Carson McCullers
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
Apple Tree Yard – Louise Doughty
UR – Stephen King
A Head Full of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay
In the Tall Grass – Stephen Kind and Joe Hill
The Man in the Empty Suit – Sean Ferrell
The Man in the Black Suit – Stephen King
Stardust – Neil Gaiman
20,000 Leagues under the Sea – Jules Verne
Paper Towns – John Green
I read, therefore, I have opinions. Some good, some not so good. Here are five more books I’ve read recently and my condensed reactions to them. If you’d like my complete reaction, you’re probably not going to get it unless you corner me at The Treehouse, a coffee shop in Audubon, one of these Sunday afternoons.
To be a good writer, one needs to keep reading. Here are five more books that I have recently read in the order I tackled them. I try to keep a good mix because it’s boring to read the same type or genre of book over and over again.
Five more books that I have read, or at least attempted to read in the past few months. Rather Outspoken – Dan Rather Why doesn’t Dan Rather get the respect that he deserves for all of his years in the news business? Why was he chased out of the business way too soon? I…
Here is what I imagine could have happened as Stephen King was planning to write Joyland: Okay. I like amusement parks. I should think of a certain ride that is likely to terrify lots of people. I know – the ferris wheel. I’m seeing a struggle on that ride, and it stalls. Two people are…
Reblogged from a ways back – for obvious reasons. _________________________________ Two of the most controversial and never-endingly (?) discussed items in the last 50 years can each be summed up with three letters. UFO and JFK. Stephen King has written about many things, and although I haven’t read anything he may have written about UFO’s,…
Hey, last week, did you wish a happy birthday to Stephen King? He writes a LOT, but does that make him great writer? If I eat a lot, does that make me a great eater? Nobody can take away his originality, that’s for sure. He blazed some new literary trails, but I kind of expected…