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.
1/30: Jack White and Run The Jewels 3/22: Bjork 4/6: Mumford & Sons 4/10: Sufjan Stevens 4/15: Neutral Milk Hotel 6/5-7: Gentlemen of the Road 6/11-14: Bonnaroo 8/29: RL Grime/Chance the Rapper 9/26-27: Landmark Music Festival 10/5: Tame Impala 10/22: Chance the Rapper
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
Jan. 23rd Sam Smith
Jan. 29th-Feb. 6th MMJ's One Big Holiday
Mar. 27th the Decemberists
Mar. 31st Neil Diamond
Apr. 1st the Moody Blues
Apr. 18th Steve Winwood
May 1st-3rd Beale Street music fest
June 10th-15th Bonnaroo VIP
June 17th-20th Gentlemen of the Road Stopover: Waverly IA
July 22nd My Morning Jacket: ArtPark
July 24th-26th Newport Folk Fest
Aug. 14th My Morning Jacket: Red Rocks
August 29th Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field with Cheap
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.