The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

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.

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