Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

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Another short story from King one i thought I would read as I collect all his books and this would serve as a quick Stephen King hit. However I was sorely mistaken as this story had none of the usual charm or horror of a King book.
The story is a mystery about a man who was once found dead on the beach, who no one could identify and no one knew the circumstances of his being on the island.
Thats basically it, the book is the reader being taken through this event by a journalist who is recounting the event. The event is shrouded in mystery but never comes to any conclusion.
I know its only a short story but a very poor effort from King in my opinion.

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Cycle Of The Werewolf by Stephen King

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A whimsical short story from Stephen King, not one of his best but for a huge King fan like me it’s a great time waster.
The story is set out in 12 chapters, one for each month of the year. In each month we meet a new character mere moments before the werewolf brutally murders them.
A few chapters in we meet a disabled boy who survives an attack by the beast an then attempts to figure out who it is.
The disabled boy is the only reoccurring character in the entire book which does make it hard to get into but that doesn’t matter, at only 128 pages once you get into the story it’s over.
A good little read for massive Stephen King fans.

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Joyland by Stephen King

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For those of you who like the idea of a Stephen King novel but are put off by the length of most of his stories then Joyland is the book for you. At only 283 pages you get the full King experience but at a fraction of the length.
The book is a thriller about carnival life at Joyland, Devin Jones takes a summer job at the park in order to forget his broken heart. Instead he ends up facing more than the strife of young love when he ends up looking into the murder of a young girl at the park.
To get to the bottom of the legend that is the horror house Devin must realise more than he ever thought possible.
Great short read for King fans.

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