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Posted on 2009.28.08 at 12:59


newleaf31 at 2009-08-28 20:16 (UTC) ()

My initial reaction is "OMG GIMME NOW. GIMMEGIMMEGIMME." Because, y'know. Uncle Stevie.

But I'm reading the blurb, and the specter of Cell (which I thought was, perhaps, Stephen King's most atrocious book ever; not just "not his best," but actively bad) is looming in the back of my mind -- yet another tedious end-of-days scenario, with six plucky survivors... i.e., an effort to recapture the magnificence that was The Stand. I think I'm going to harbor a tentative hopeful excitement, but keep my ear to the ground for reviews.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-08-28 22:56 (UTC) ()
Yeah, Cell was mneh. I did like Duma Key, though, and the synopsis of this one hits all my buttons. I think his longer stuff is better, anyway. And maybe it'll be awesome, And either way, I love him, whether or no. :)
newleaf31 at 2009-08-29 00:41 (UTC) ()
Oh, I do too, believe me. I can forgive him for both Cell and Duma Key (which I also disliked fairly extremely, though not nearly as much as Cell; my mom LOVED DK, though). I'm hoping he'll get back to whatever magic he called on for Lisey's Story soon; that's been his best, I think, since the accident. Maybe this one will do it....
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-08-29 04:27 (UTC) ()
Sometimes I think, yeah, he's told his epic and now he's done, but then I usually yell at myself for being so presumptuous.

And yeah, Lisey's Story is gorgeous. I'd actually forgotten about that one.
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