A while back, I learned about a new book tour. More specifically, it was a book tour that would be taking place entirely in the, as they say, ‘blogosphere’. This isn’t the first blog book tour that’s ever been done, but it’s the first one I’ve got to take part in. Now, let’s just step [...]
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I’ll be participating in a blog tour for Trilby Kent’s Stones for my Father. I’ve never done a blog tour before, and I’m not really sure what’s going to happen here, but on 28th April, something related to Kent’s book will appear at the centre of the universe.
I got into this discussion twice in the last week. Granted, once was because I started the discussion, but still. A while ago, a friend of mine suggested I read a certain book. It was, the friend said, a favourite. The sort of book one reads over and over so that none of it is [...]
I think the key to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series is at the very end of the very last book. More importantly, I kind of feel like most of the world got completely ripped off with this series, and I’ll tell you why in a minute. One of the things that King says in [...]
This will be a short post. THIS SERIES IS BREAKING MY HEART. That is all.
Okay, THIS post is going to be short. Seriously. If Stephen King had cropped out 95% of the priest’s story from Wolves of the Calla and 95% of the garbage he wrote about Susannah in Song of Susannah and combined what was left into one book, everything would have gone much better for the Dark [...]
It’s like when you have this really great idea but then you forget the most important bits but sally forth anyway and then your great idea becomes an okay idea
This post will probably be very short. In addition to underestimating his readers and assuming they won’t be able to “keep up” with a really good story about time travel and parallel worlds, King has made the risky and ill-advised decision to try to combine a novel that’s mediocre at best with his heretofore original [...]
And still I’m talking about that series of books that I actually quite enjoy even though you can’t tell because it sounds like all I do is bitch about them
In the course of re-reading (or re-listening to) The Dark Tower series of books by heavy-hitting writer Stephen King, I’ve been finding some really persnickety little things that I’ve found bothersome. It could be because when I first read the series, I was a fledgling editor (read snot-nosed teenager who knew the difference between ‘there’, [...]
It’s about Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. I don’t remember if I received The Gunslinger as a gift or if I picked it out at the bookstore on one of the many times my Mum and I happened to accidentally stop at the bookstore on the way to get groceries. In our house, you remember, [...]
It occurred to me halfway through the writing of this post that there’s no way I could possibly review every book I’ve read since October of 2009. Here are a handful of reviews from the last month or so.