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 12:29:56 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.
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.
Geez, way to make the rest of feel like jerks. "After I donate my kidney to a friend in need, I'll still make the effort to go Bonnaroo and see all my friends even though I'm not crazy about the lineup this year."
Don't give me Fireball at Roo this year. I may ask; tell me no.