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The Dark Half by Stephen King
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The Dark Half is vintage Stephen King circa 1989 in which the reader is taken to a world infused with the supernatural and most heinous of crimes. Thad is a writer, his alter ego, dark half if you will - George Stark (ode to Westlake), is also a writer albeit a far more successful one who likes to emphasise the macabre. By some freak turn of events, Thad's piece of fiction turns to reality - no one is safe as the very pages that made Thad wealthy, turn against him. The Dark Half was a lot of fun to read, relatively fast paced and well thought out. George Stark was a hell of a bad guy - I almost wished King devoted a full story solely about him. Very horror, with a splattering of crime mixed in for good measure. Highly recommend for King enthusiasts and horror/crime fanatics alike.
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Reading Progress

August 26, 2011 – Started Reading
August 26, 2011 – Shelved
August 26, 2011 – Shelved as: horror
August 26, 2011 –
page 15
3.2%
August 28, 2011 –
page 57
12.15% "classic King"
August 29, 2011 –
page 150
31.98%
August 29, 2011 –
page 199
42.43%
August 30, 2011 –
page 282
60.13%
August 31, 2011 –
page 392
83.58%
August 31, 2011 –
page 430
91.68%
September 1, 2011 – Shelved as: read_2011
September 1, 2011 – Shelved as: own
September 1, 2011 – Finished Reading

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