by Stephen King | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0450417395 Global Overview for this book
Registered by cnfotp on 11/16/2005
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by cnfotp on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
This was part of a whole bag of Stephen King given to me by a work colleague a couple of years ago. So far I have only read The Shining and that really freaked me out!

Journal Entry 2 by cnfotp on Sunday, April 09, 2006
There has been a bit of interest in this book (see here) and I have enough unread Stephen King books to last me the next few years, so this is going out as an International Bookray.

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...

Journal Entry 3 by cnfotp on Tuesday, April 18, 2006
This bookray has started it's journey today. Here is the list of participants so far:

louisesalter (UK)
loom91 (India) <-it's here :)
lady-anglophile (Kuwait)
SqueakyChu (US)

I'll keep the list open until the book reaches its final destination. :)

In the post to louisesalter today ~~~safe travelling vibes~~~

Journal Entry 4 by louisesalter from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 20, 2006
Recived safe and sound, thank you cnfotp, is next on my TBR pile :)

Journal Entry 5 by louisesalter from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 30, 2006
A real page-turner, I couldn't put it down. I have only read "The Shining" by Stephen King previously,which I really enjoyed, but this is even better. A truley chilling look at addiction and obsession of all forms, from the narcotica to pathological.

Journal Entry 6 by louisesalter from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 03, 2006
On its way to loom91!

Journal Entry 7 by loom91 from Kolkata, West Bengal India on Thursday, May 18, 2006
Received in the mail today, lots of thanks to cnfotp and louisesalter. I'm in the middle of a gripping thick book, so I apologise if I take a little time to pass this book on. Please don't worry, I'm not going to stall the ring.

Journal Entry 8 by loom91 from Kolkata, West Bengal India on Sunday, June 11, 2006
Though an exceptionally demanding real life is really slowing down my reading these days, I've managed to cover a lot of the book. I will talk about my feelngs after I've finished it, this is just an update.

Journal Entry 9 by loom91 from Kolkata, West Bengal India on Friday, June 16, 2006
Another great book from the King!

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.

Journal Entry 10 by loom91 from Kolkata, West Bengal India on Saturday, July 01, 2006
Sent off to lady-anglophile by surface mail about 2 weeks ago.

Journal Entry 11 by norafrvr from Kuwait, Kuwait Kuwait on Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Received yesterday...Thanks!

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