When I started this book, I didn't feel anything to strongly for it. It didn't amaze me, it didn't bore me so I just kept on reading.
The story is aboutWhen I started this book, I didn't feel anything to strongly for it. It didn't amaze me, it didn't bore me so I just kept on reading.
The story is about a woman named Dolores (of course) who murders her husband and is written in a fluid style of pure monologue. She is the only point of view you hear from, and in my opinion, is the only view you need to hear from. You feel for her, and I personally felt for Vera, too. Although, yes, she did murder her husband - I found it hard not to like her. She was a very interesting character and I understood what she was doing.
I loved the ending of this book, and how you hear about what happened to Dolores from other sources. It was very interesting. I must say, this is very different to the other King books I've read so far. It's not as 'sci-fi' as the others and has only one real 'supernatural' link - and that was to the woman in Gerald's Game.
I found this link fascinating. Somewhat strange, though. I had only recently read Gerald's game, and this is the next King book I read afterwards - without even knowing they both had a link.
Anyway. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I was going to from the beginning. ...more
Quite a hard book to rate... I enjoyed it, not as much as I enjoyed 'Bag of Bones' but more than I enjoyed 'Carrie'.
It's probably more of a 3.5 starQuite a hard book to rate... I enjoyed it, not as much as I enjoyed 'Bag of Bones' but more than I enjoyed 'Carrie'.
It's probably more of a 3.5 star rating.
The story was engaging and engrossing in parts but quite tough to read in others. It has sex, gore and discusting issues. I'm glad I read it, but it's a book I probably won't revisit. The end is definately something I didn't expect, though, I must admit....more