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The Waste Lands by Stephen King
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Nov 01, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, prose
Recommended for: Fans of epic, multifaceted tales
Read in November, 2009 — I own a copy , read count: 1

This book drew me in with giddy excitement more so than #2. It's a great read and much fun. It's only marred by King's repeated use of cliff-hanger moments and tendency to always push resolutions to the very end. Almost every time there's a build up in threatening circumstances, you can safely bet that it'll be resolved okay and at the very last minute. It works alright but gets a little tired, like there's several places where he deliberately decides how the screen play for the mini-series adaptation should be written.

I still love this series and am having to fight myself to read the other books sitting next to my bed before I give in and start the next volume. Okay, well I couldn't help myself and read the free Kindle sample on my iPhone. Those Kindle prices are looking amazing right now - $5 - $7 for each of these is a third what I pay for the dead tree versions.

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