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A long way from his best work,
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This review is from: Lisey's Story (Hardcover)
I am a big fan of SK but I was very dissapointed in this book. For me this story never really got going, I was waiting throughout the book to be grabbed by the story and drawn into the action, but it never came. I did not feel that I could really get to know the characters and to me the story was a bit disjointed.
I think that I can see what the author was trying to do with this book which was a bit different to the usual King works, but for me it did not work. I felt that there were the bones of a good story in the book, but that it could have been edited down to half its size. I noted with interest that it was not his usual editor who edited this work - maybe this explains something.
If you are an avid fan of King then this book is readable and probably worth buying to see the change in his style, but if you are new to King's work then please don't start with this as I feel it does not represent his true talent.