As some of you know, I'm a huh-yooge Stephen King fan. It started back in high school when I read "Carrie," and I've been hooked even since. I will admit that in the last few years I've slowed down considerably. I'm even not very happy with King right now as he had said he was retiring and now seems to be writing even MORE than he was before he "retired." But a part of me sees a new book of his and can't help but want to read it.
I think it was about 6 or 7 months ago, mom and I were in Barnes & Noble looking at their clearence section (**whilst I LOVE books and I LOVE to read I'm not rich enough to just buy, buy, buy**) when I saw "Lisey's Story" - hardcover (which I usually only buy SK's paper backs) for $5.98. I couldn't pass it by! A $24 book for under $6!! So I bought it, and started reading it. I will say the first part of the book moved VERY slowly for me. I'm used to pretty much a fast pace as soon as you crack the cover on his books and this one drug its feet for a LONG time.
After about a month of reading it, I cast it aside only about 150 pages in (of 515). I was cleaning a few days ago and re-discovered the book and thought "Well I started it I have to finish it... it HAS to get better." And boy did it! The characters in this book were so well drawn out that I felt as if they were close family. Down to the use of other words to replace cuss words - the book added a few to my repertoire - smogging and smucking will forever reside in my brain now.
The small complaint (besides the slowness of the beginning) comes in the suspence. I do not read mystery novels because I hate that edge of your seat what's gonna happen next feeling - and "Lisey's Story" is FULL of that. In fact I had to wait until the very last few pages to get some huh- yooge questions answered. And yes "huh- yooge" also came from the book - as well as puffickly (**perfectly**). Language is such an art form, especially when expressed through the mind of Stephen King.
Son-of-a-gun gonna have big fun on the bayou...
Bool! The end!