And here I am starting this review over... Again and again and again. I’m out of practice with writing, it would seem. My thoughts all coming out in aAnd here I am starting this review over... Again and again and again. I’m out of practice with writing, it would seem. My thoughts all coming out in a jumble of words, sounds and pictures and my hands are not fast enough to type them down. It had always seemed that way, my inability to write as quick as the words supplied by my mind unravels in a inundation of colorful splashes in form of words. Right now, I’m already a bit frustrated because things aren’t flowing with the ease of my last review. [Blankets by Craig Thompson] I’m a perfectionist and because nothing is really perfect, I have a hard time coping with my difficulties with writing when before it all seemed too easy. I’m not saying I was a master in writing, I didn’t read enough and still don’t, to ever be told a master, plus I’m a bit of a klutz with words. I like my words enough to post them on the Internet and because I like writing in some ways, I like writing reviews but more than that and I freeze. I have many story ideas and many stories started but they all fall flat to my ear. As for writing a review on a non fiction, how far from easy can it be?
Stephen King seems to be great at anything he actually does. I’m sure he’s not, because that wouldn’t be fair, but so far, I think he’s doing pretty good, even better than pretty good, kind of like massively good. I admit I haven’t read much of his books, this being my second one, but my mom loved a couple of his other ones -The Stand is a reread of hers, a book I bought her as much for her as for me, while I’ve never read it and she didn’t complete it (YET) the second time around, it seems like a great book she enjoyed. Also read by her were Under the dome and 11/22/63. She liked them both.- While she read those, I read On Writing and The Long walk -fantastic book, by the way- So far so good, Mister King, so far so good. So now that it’s written down that I haven’t had much experience with King’s books, I would still like to write a review of the latest book I’ve read from him -- On Writing. So bear with my difficulties expressing some thoughts. I can’t promise perfection and I never will, but me doing my best should be enough, right?
It all starts with his C.V. of writing. Where and how and when it all came to be. That part, a long part, was extremely interesting. It’s inspiring and funny and sometimes sweet. After you have the On Writing section, which is about tools amongst other things, another great part where nothing it too long or too short. The rest is as good, as interesting and as truthful as the beginning. One negative side I see from this book? It’s short. Too short. Even if the words are good even if I wouldn’t add anything to it. It’s still shorter than I would’ve like... Because seriously I could read this man’s grocery list (and yes that’s a cliché and dammit! you did write something being as dark as a cave and that, isn’t very far from cliché... Maybe a bit more of a classic than a cliché, because it’s you, Mister King, only because it’s you) even if I admit again I haven’t had much experience with his writing. It’s still mellifluous, in such a way that it entrances you (or only me...) to read more and more and more and why not more still... And right now, as I’m writing this, I feel like a total loser for not having read more already... I mean WHAT? This will be a resolution, read one of those monstrous books by Stephen King and chuckle wildly and just be an awesome King’s fan for life. Or that’s what my next escapism subject will be all about!
This book is short and compact. Entertaining with a great structure on how you’ll get to be a more organized writer. A better one in some terms but not in all of them. It’s a good book, not perfect, it’s not howling for me in my sleep but it’s pretty darn good. I’m still not sure if writer is what I’ll become, if writer is even what I want. It didn’t answer those questions, it made me think about it, it still does actually. It did make me a better reader or so I wish to believe. It’s going to make me push at those reading blocks harder than ever and maybe just for a while, but right now, I wish I could devour every single book I’m interested in and even those I’m less into. Just because Stephen King is an inspiration for every reader. He reads and writes and actually can live from it. How darn cool can that be...?
I wish I could read and learn for the rest of my life. Yeah, that'd be cool......more