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'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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Nov 06, 08

it was ok
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Read in November, 2008

My first King novel. He is a very good writer, some passages are excellent, the observation close and precise. The narratives fit together well, there is a maintaining of atmospheric tone. And so on. But not for me just now. I went here for a light read, which it certainly is, and pleasurable, yet not what I need just now. Am two thirds through and will return it to the library, maybe pick it up again for a train journey. I seem to have got bored with light fiction. Last exposure was ok, a lot of British modern crime fiction. Just not in the mood for it at the moment.
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message 1: by Gary (last edited Nov 07, 2008 11:33AM) (new)

Gary I couldn't believe it when I saw this in your feed:) Sorry...don't like to seem elitist but I suppose I am a bit. And SK is definitely is definitely popular in my opinion.

What British modern crime fiction were you reading (perhaps it's in your read list I shall go and look).

Abailart Hi Gary,

Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Val McDermid mostly. Went to 'Horror' as couldn't face another tec story from anyone! But when I have been in the 'right' state, such as very ill and in hospital (!) they helped me when I couldn't digest anything else. I am trying to find my way into 'speculative fiction' (thought 'The Historian' was ok) but I am not trying too hard. Am currently reading 'Under the Volcano' which is gobsmacking, and have picked up an A.L. Kennedy novel (Paradise_ and collection of A.S. Byatt short stories for a break from the heavy stuff. Before returning to Beckett....

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