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."
Bonnaroo 11-16 ~ Coachella 15, 17 ~ Newport Folk Festival 14-16 ~ Shaky Knees 14-16 ~ DesertTrip 16 ~ Moogfest/MOEMS 13-14 ~ Music Midtown 12-13 ~ CounterPoint 14 ~