Booking Through Thursday

BTT – After the Honeymoon

Here’s something for Valentine’s Day:
Have you ever fallen out of love with a favorite author? Was the last book you read by the author so bad, you broke up with them and haven’t read their work since? Could they ever lure you back?
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I am slowly falling out of love with Stephen King. When I was in high school, I read a ton of his earlier works. Carrie, Firestarter, It, Insomnia, Rose Madder, Desperation, Misery, Pet Sematary, The Shining, the list goes on and on of what I read in high school. I just absolutely loved all of his books and read them like crazy! I could hardly wait to get my hands on the next one I could find. That being said, last year I read Lisey’s Story. I hated it. Plain and simple. Could not stand it. And all I could think of the whole time was … could he possibly get any stranger? And what’s so ironic about that question is that that is what really drew me to him in the first place. I liked his books because they were so unlike anything else I ever read. But with Lisey’s Story I just have no explanation with what happened. I still am not sure what the point of that book was supposed to be. It was just terrible for me. I would like to say that I am looking forward to his latest, Duma Key. But I’m simply not. I’ve read the blurb on the back of the book the last two times that I was in the bookstore, but I simply cannot make myself pick it up because I don’t want to spend the money on the hardcover version and then end up absolutely hating it. BUT … I’m not quite ready to throw in the towel yet. What I’m probably going to do is go back and read some of his older ones again, the ones that I loved so much in high school, and see if my opinion of those have changed as well. But I’m almost on the brink of giving up on his newer books.
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2 thoughts on “BTT – After the Honeymoon”

  1. I have only had the opportunity to read two Stephen King novels so far and it was hit and miss with me. One book I really enjoyed (Misery) and the other had me laughing when I should have been scared or horrified (Cell). He’s one of those authors whose books I will probably be picking and choosing what I read.

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