Thursday, March 30, 2017

ICYMI: New IT Trailer

Can we just talk about this for a second? This looks incredibly creepy and amazingly good!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Book Review: Salem's Lot

The first thing that came to mind when reading Stephen King's Salem's Lot was, "I'm going to need a character map." As I've gotten older I feel like it's harder for me to keep track of characters if there are too many, and we all know Stephen King is famous for having a million characters in his books, so you can only imagine just how hard this one was for me. The only thing I'd heard about Salem's Lot before I read was that it was slow to get started but that it was good. I actually thought the whole book was kind of slow and I wasn't super surprised or scared by anything. Although, I was very intrigued by the idea of this town slowly descending into evil but not really knowing about it. It felt like only a few people knew about the actual evil that lurked within the town, while everyone else just kind of went about their days either as the undead or as unknowing bystanders. 

I'm also always very interested when religion is used to fight "evil" and then doesn't work, like in this novel. Poor Father Callahan is forced to question everything he's ever believed in about the church and in the end we see him as lost as ever. It's sad to say that the last "vampire" book I read was Twilight so I'm definitely not the most forthcoming on Vampire stories, but for some reason I needed more. Vampires visiting people in the night, slowing turning a town into the undead, and stake making didn't do it for me. I know this book was written in 1975 so as my Stephen king journey continues, I'm curious to see if/how his writing changes over the years. 

Solid C+

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Stephen King Adventure!

For some reason I've been seeing a lot of Stephen King images pop up on my Instagram timeline, and it has inspired me to start my own journey through the world of Stephen King. A couple years ago, I read Carrie, The Shining, and Under the Dome, so I've had some experience with him, but I feel like that was not enough. I've printed out my list and I'm ready to conquer this massive task. I only plan to read one - two of his books a month because I'm also determined to tackle my never ending TBR list, so this will probably be a two and a half year journey. 

I'm about 430 pages into Salem's Lot and I'm enjoying it. It's definitely a book that takes a while to get moving, but I'm having a lot of fun getting a deeper look at this small town that is racked with evil. More to come when I actually finish the book.

Until next time,