It’s hard to say why I liked this book; nothing much happened in it, yet it was a delight to read. For a writer of horror, King has a real knack for getting inside the mind of a child; perhaps it was the childish imagination of a young girl lost in the woods that I found so appealing. Unlike most King novels, this one was mercifully short. And it contains some tantalizing glimpses into the theology and world-view of the country’s premier horror fiction writer. In spite of his vocation, King has a remarkably optimistic view of the universe; he believes something is out there, and that something is good and not evil. And hey, a little darkness and horror is all right, as long as everything comes out all right in the end. Well done, Steve.
Jul 27 2014
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
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