4 journalers for this copy...
Here is some info for those not familiar with the story:
He was a writer. She was his Number One Fan. She's pulled him out of the car-wreck, brought him home, splinted and set his mangled legs. All he had to do in return was to write a very special book, just for her, all about her favourite character from his novels. Because if he didn't, if he was Bad and Didn't Do What Nurse Told Him, she would be very cross - very cross - and do things that would make him scream and scream...
loom91 (India) <-it's here :)
I'll keep the list open until the book reaches its final destination. :)
In the post to louisesalter today ~~~safe travelling vibes~~~
Actually there is a lot that can be said about this book most of which I've forgotten, so I'll try to say what I remember.
First of all, it's another signature Stephen King. King's distinctive style shows in both form and substance. He crafts a engrossing storyline in an extremely small space (a single room mostly) that chills and thrills and tightens its grip on the reader. Narrative is interspersed with stream-of-consciousness passages and references to culture.
Secondly, as much as it's a work of fiction, it's also a deconstruction of King himself and popular writers in general. Since most of the book deals with the psychology of an author, King uses the fictional part as a backdrop for a different presentation of his philosophy of writing as expressed in On Writing. Thus, even King's non-fiction is not separate from his fiction and this connection only serves to strengthen the view that the whole body of his work is a connected whole built around a central shaft, that modern masterpiece of fantasy, The Dark Tower cycle.
A good read that took me longer than it should have, I'm PMing anglophile for her address.