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Desperation by Stephen King
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Jul 12, 2012

really liked it

I had heard many good things about this book from quite a few different people, so I started it with the highest of expectations.

The book started off fantastically. To meet such a bad guy in the very beginning was a treat. The wicked things he did were impressive, and I hope to one day be able to write a bad guy so efficiently and astounding in his actions.

I flew through the first three quarters of the book and got stuck. A part of the story happened that just didn't seem to flow as the rest had and I stopped reading it, with my interest almost completely gone. The book sat on my shelf at home for months, begging to be finished, and I tried numerous times, picking it up where I left off, and just couldn't. That particular part of the book just wasn't speaking to me.

Finally I decided to power through it, because I don't like leaving books unfinished. That's not fair to the time I spent reading up to that point, and it's not fair to the book, the story. So I sat down and forced myself through that part.

What I found was, that part wasn't very long and I got through it easily, and then the rest of the book flowed once again just as the beginning had. The story was great as were the characters and the setting. Stephen King has done it again (well, back in 1995 he did) and now I can't wait to read The Regulators to see what the other side is all about.
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Reading Progress

July 12, 2012 – Started Reading
July 12, 2012 – Shelved
July 13, 2012 –
page 25
4.57%
July 13, 2012 –
page 91
16.64%
July 14, 2012 –
page 152
27.79%
July 14, 2012 –
page 187
34.19%
July 19, 2012 –
page 236
43.14%
July 19, 2012 –
page 286
52.29%
July 19, 2012 –
page 293
53.56%
July 24, 2012 –
page 335
61.24%
July 26, 2012 –
page 360
65.81%
August 3, 2012 –
page 377
68.92%
November 9, 2012 –
page 407
74.41%
November 11, 2012 –
page 424
77.51%
November 12, 2012 –
page 468
85.56%
November 13, 2012 –
page 495
90.49%
November 13, 2012 – Finished Reading

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