Since I am finding myself participating in the IT Readalong aka #ITalong, I decided I might as well join the Stephen King Project 2012.
Coordinated by Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick and Kathleen at Boarding in My Forties, this project began in January so I’m a little late. But not too late, so this post is my official statement of participation. Clicking on the button above will take you to the project website. I’m committing to the
A Lil Bit of King Level of 3 books
Although, now that I know that Campbell Scott narrates The Shining, I will likely be listening to that some time in the future.
I had read Carrie way back in high school (early 80s) and may even have re-read it; I can’t remember. I read On Writing – wonderful! and then Lisey’s Story some time pre-blogging but in 2006 or 2007.
Usually I am a “BOOK TART” which Andi at Estella’s Revenge defines as someone who rarely reads a second book by any author. But I am now convinced King is a masterful storyteller and I counter all those people that say, ‘but it’s HORROR’ with a disclaimer that it is more the GOOD people fighting the evil. I always like to accentuate the positive… Stephen King knows how to tell a story and really shape characters the reader wants to cheer for.
That said, I still won’t call myself a fan of the genre. I have no interest in ever reading Pet Sematary or the book about the mad dog or the Dark Tower series or …
I’ll attempt The Shining and then maybe Shawshank Redemption and I’ll take a break.