I finished Doctor Sleep this weekend. The ending was much like most of King's current books: weak. The story started off strong, but there was just too much "fluff" in the middle. His editor needs to be more vigilant.
But, over Labor Day, I read Joyland and really liked it. Out of King's more recent books, this may be my favorite.
Post by bansheebeat on Nov 15, 2013 6:29:56 GMT -5
Needed a break from all the literary fiction I've been reading lately. This book was a nice easy read that was actually really entertaining (once you get through the first couple chapters you really don't want to put it down, I read it in just a couple days). I'm a big fan of Hancock's non-fiction, but I didn't expect much from this. I was very pleasantly surprised.
4/2 - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes 6/3 - Grimes 6/9-12 - Bonnaroo 7/12 - Paul McCartney 7/23 - Alabama Shakes and Gary Clark Jr. 9/26 - Glass Animals 9/30 - James Blake 10/4 - Chance the Rapper 10/10 - Adele 10/17 - Big Freedia 10/21 - Sia 10/29 - Boys Noize 11/13 - Nicolas Jaar 11/14 - Ingrid Michaelson 11/19 - Two Door Cinema Club
I think I've mentioned it before, but this book is amazing (and also, the sequel, Freedom). it's a sci-fi/computer/tech/semi-post-apocalyptic thriller, and if you have any interest in evolving technology, it's a must-read... (and, because I'm a super geek, I'm also including a couple of interesting links r/t the book)
for more info on the technology in the book (it's all real): Daemon website Infowars article about the book, Kurzweil's Singularity, and a look at current/future AI capabilities: Infowars article
He was pretty restless throughout and didn't seem to enjoy it even when I did character voices. I know he's only four and I shouldn't worry about his reading comprehension but he seriously couldn't make out a single word.