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“I almost stopped reading after the first two chapters, because they felt like an awestruck commercial by a geriatric who is amazed by all computers (I think you can go on the internet with that thing!). However, the rest of the story-- once the commercial for the Kindle ends--is so wonderful that...”see full review » see other reviews »
“"UR", de Stephen King (2009). Estupenda historia del maestro del terror que implica a las nuevas tecnologías de un modo muy original. Escrita expresamente para ser leída en un eBook. Una historia atrapante y rápida. Me gustó.”Wilson Arturo C wrote this review Saturday, December 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked the tie in to the dark tower on this. ”AlexGUru wrote this review Tuesday, December 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Creepy. Especially since I read it on my Kindle! I enjoyed the tie-in with the low men who have shown up in other books. ”Northernzia wrote this review Wednesday, November 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As soon as I heard Stephen King wrote a Kindle theme story, I bought it right away since I am a lover of this device. It was an enjoyable read, especially the idea of the Kindle having an app that allowed the character to read about different versions of reality. ”Chris wrote this review Friday, November 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wesley Smith, a college English teacher, buys a Kindle after a fight with his girlfriend, a non-reader who coaches women's basketball and mocks his resistance to new technology. But Wesley's Kindle is special, and he has to agree to special rules to receive its content. On his Kindle he can access works of the most famous authors of the ages from other dimensions. He discovers new works by Hemingway, Shakespeare, and novels by Poe. As he begins to feel he's starting to go mad, he shares the secret with two others. Ultimately, they check out another of the special features--future issues of the local paper. Of course what they discover is horrible and they must decide to break the rules.
Some readers have seen this as simply a long ad for Amazon's kindle. Instead I heard King, through Wesley, singing the praises of hard copy books and they way they smell and the joy of looking at them on your shelves. In addition, I see common questions about what happens when we try to change the future, and a fascination with JFK. Others have said this is loosely tied to The Dark Tower series. I've never been interested in reading that series. This little novella makes me think it's time to reconsider.
This wasn't a great work, but I think it said a lot in its mere 61 pages.”
“An interesting story.”Melissa GB wrote this review Wednesday, September 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great read!”Connie L. Kruse wrote this review Tuesday, September 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kindle edition”lattelis wrote this review Tuesday, September 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent short story, nice touch with current technology”Del wrote this review Saturday, September 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No