That's the only Stephen King book I've ever had any interest in. I read it and liked it a lot. You have an interesting ending coming.Still going through Firestarter by Stephen King. It has hit a slump right now and the villains really act like villains, professing his true nature to be psychotic. 55% in and it is still compelling
I actually really liked Doctor Sleep, but different strokes. Gotta get a copy of Firestarter...Firestarter is the one everybody wants a sequel to.
Not The Shining with Dr Sleep
Hers is a name that keeps popping up and sounding interesting.A few days ago, I started again (for the, uh, third time, maybe?) Little, Big. I've already gotten further than I had previously, but then, earlier today, I recommended to @nixie , on the "Light Reading" thread, a novel by Rumer Godden, which reminded me how much I love her writing. Soon after, my eyes alit on a book of Godden's I bought last summer, but didn't get around to reading, Greengage Summer. I picked it up, and 30 pages into it, I'm loving it. I'm hooked. So Mr. Crowley may have to wait a bit longer, again.
I wonder what she would have been doing in Minnesota, of all places? Her contemporary, and another one of my favorite writers, J.L. Carr, worked as an exchange teacher in South Dakota in 1937-1938. He wrote about how later in life he never even met any Americans who'd been to South Dakota, other than those who had been born there. (And admittedly, myself I've been to about 34 of the states -- but not SD.)Hers is a name that keeps popping up and sounding interesting.
Kevin Crossley-Holland was a writer-in-residence in the US and gave a talk at a public library in Roseau, Minnesota, with an anecdote that, I think, kind of fell flat. When he was a boy, he set up a "museum" (perhaps in a shed) that passersby could visit, and they could leave a donation if they liked and sign the guest book. And one day he found that his book had been signed "Rumer Godden." But I'm afraid her name didn't mean anything to most or all of the people present. I'm not sure I would have recognized it then (I have a recording).
But what a lovely experience for the boy, or perhaps for the young man if it wasn't till then that he knew who had been to his "museum."
Ah!Sorry for arousing needless consternation! Kevin Crossley-Holland is a British author and editor, and was remembering something from his childhood. (I forget where, but it was on the coast somewhere, I think.) He was a writer-in-residence at the University of St. Thomas at the time, in St. Paul, Minnesota.