“This book was recommended to me by two seasoned horror readers that I trust. They were not wrong. Thanks, Jon and Chris!
I don't even know what to say about this book. A man "dissolves" and wakes up as an adult in the town where he lived as a 13 year old boy. As he wanders around town wondering what the heck is going on, his back story is revealed. It's a disturbing one, and one you won't EVER forget.
There is an introduction in this version by Robert Kelly. I would recommend saving the intro until you're finished reading. Especially if you're like me, and like to discover the story on your own as the author intended. This intro was poignant, but gave away too much of what the story was going to be about. That is the only negative thing I can say about this book.
This story requires a lot from the reader. A lot of courage-to continue reading when things get really bad. A lot of strength to live through these events with the protagonist. A lot of hope-to stick with the main character hoping that things will turn out to to be...somehow better than they appear to be. A lot of Kleenex, because it's a tear jerker. A lot of faith in the author-that he will take you to a REAL conclusion and not just some words on a page. I invested all of this and the author rewarded me with a story that will never leave me. Read it and it won't leave you either.
Wow, great pick Charlene! I'm so glad I read this one!!
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Kim! It looks like BW did too. :)
looks like I'm bringing up the rear again...maybe I'll start it tonight
Oh please don't feel that way,CW. I was home sick and I started this one because I wanted to get to NOS4A2. But then I ended up reading the whole thing. I can't wait to talk to everyone about it!
well... I read it tonight and have to say I don't feel the same way about it ...I actually checked to be sure I read the right book...sorry but there was pretty much nothing about this one that I liked
Oh no, really? This will make for a VERY interesting discussion!
ok.....the whole time travel thing I enjoyed ...it's one of my favorites genres ....the righting a wrong thing .... ok .. but the rest ... not so much..
I'm bummed to hear it.
Don't be bummed. Everyone's allowed to have a different opinion.
I know, I have no problems with different opinions.
Without them book discussions would be no fun at all! I'm looking forward to finding out what turned CW off.
I agree--this will make the discussion that much more interesting!! If everyone agreed on everything, it would be quite a dull group. I, myself, am probably in the minority with not caring for King's UNDER THE DOME, but it just didn't do it for me. Then there are those that I thought were spectacular, that got a lot of mid-ratings, but somehow I couldn't get them out of my mind. :)