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Song of Susannah by Stephen King
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Sep 17, 2014

liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
Read in July, 2009 , read count: 1

SOS finally provides some long awaited answers to long-standing questions in the DT series, but unfortunately, the book felt like it lacked conviction. I felt the first 5 books were packed with the conviction that Mr King was behind and involved in the writing. SOS, however, feels more like Mr King held the material at an arms length when he wrote it and is merely trying to get through the book rather than wrestling with it and engaging with the story and characters.

I could sit here and nitpick about other aspects (writing about himself as god for a whole chapter; avoiding Jake until the very last chapter; the confusion over who/what Mia really is; straying from the more linear/single track storytelling format Mr King went with in the past 5 books) but the truth of it is, I still enjoyed the book. Not as well as the some of the others, but it advances the story nicely, is a goodread (ahem), and sheds light on some key questions and themes.

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