Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd
I just finished NOS4A2, and it was a reasonably good Stephen King pastiche. In fact, I'd say the most apt and convincing fake SK book I've read, which is hardly surprising. Hill's got the style, the plotting, and the authorial voice down pat. It's hardly a scratch on King's greatest hits, but it was every bit the equal of mid-range King, something like Duma Key, Bag of Bones, or Desperation. It's a bit overlong, with the second act stretching out forever, but once it gets where it's headed (that is to say, Christmasland), the book starts to pay off like crazy. I was practically casting the three night NBC miniseries event in my head.
My thoughts exactly. I finished it this past weekend as well, and I kept thinking "Jesus we are meandering about aren't we? I mean the Librarian had Chekov's friggin gun on the desk and we still haven't gotten to Candyland." But I enjoyed it. I still think I liked Horns better.
I want to thank whoever put Wool into my brain. I saw it, NOS4A2, and Olive Kitteridge on a buy two, get one shelf, and I thoroughly liked Wool. I dug the premise and character work and would love to see a mini-series. I guess it would be similiar to Ascension on SciFi.
I am working my way through GWBush's biography of his dad, 41. It is by GWB, so it is nothing but praise, but I have always liked GHWB and Barbara, so the anecdotes are nice. Kittridge and As I Lay Dying are on my list after this. One for me, one to teach.