....oh you are so right!!!!, good ole Steve Kingofhack REALLY needed your 30 bucks or whatever it was...score another one for His Deviousnessship...Oh, he has my money, he doesn't care.
LOVED the book. Didn't mind the top hat full of magic (though I never really understood its purpose). The only thing I thought was "That's it? She fell off the deck?" I know, she was pushed, and I LOVED that. I just thought Rose would have more fight in her. That's all.
Is it just me of did anyone else stop reading after the first two sentences?
OP, don`t you feel like sleeping?
Well I loved it . Each to their own..... but I think brilliant work! Out of the dozens of books SK has written, of course not every book is going to please every fan! Its about letting go and enjoying the worlds he creates. But I loved that bit of 'closure' on Danny and his life.... also adds a bit more to understanding the 'Shining' itself as a thing. Another great book from a great author.............now I just have to get hold of this 'impossible to find' copy of the LAST dark tower book! Im hanging out to know the ending of that!
I would have liked more information about Danny's formative years with his mother. The story jumps from his early childhood right up to his dysfunctional adulthood and all we know about Wendy is that she had chronic back problems as a result of the injuries she sustained at the Overlook and that she died of a smoking related illness at some point before 1999.
There are also a couple of continuity errors in the book. Jack's middle name has changed from Daniel to Edward and Mark Torrance (Jack's father) has suddenly become Don Torrance.
I just finished it this morning and loved every bit of it.
I even liked the top hat.
Thanks Uncle Steve! You have kept me company with your books since 1977 or so.
I enjoyed most of the novel, but I have to agree about the last 50 pages or so. I keep re-writing another ending in my head, so many other scenarios that would have made it more satisfying.
My question is this: In his book "On Writing" King talks about the annoyance of excessive dialogue attribution, but I found several places where it was obtrusive.
Also, the part where the hat lady is going through A's drawers, he writes that she "pulled with all her might" two or three times, which I found odd. He is such a master of the perfect verb. I'm not why he settle for the rather cliché adverb phrase here, especially when he touts that "the road to hell is paved with adverbs"
Overall though, great read, but I was still hungry when I read the last few pages.