Everything is familiar. But everything has changed.
Coming back to the little community is like walking into a nightmare for Jim Gardener, poet, drunk, potential suicide.
It all looks the same: the house; the furniture; Jim's friend, Bobbi; her beagle (though ageing); even the woods out at the back. But it was in the woods that Bobbi stumbled over the odd, part-buried object and felt a peculiar tingle as she brushed the soft earth away.
Everything is familiar. But everything is about to change.
©1987 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio
Kildonan by the sea
This is a book that feels like it was written around many short stories unified to create a denouncement of nuclear power and the consequences of not utilising our power sources intelligently, there is also and allegory to our bellicose nature and that is the problem it feels like a pastiche of many concerns but not focused on any by the end.
It is fun and has some very good short stories, including the drunk writer denouncing all about their blindness of the perils of nuclear power.So if you need a Stephen King fix this is perfectly acceptable.
A well written but a weak story ... long and meandering. I've listened to a lot of audiobooks and it was tough staying the course. It was however well read.
I love King's older books and this one is better than I remembered. Saying that, I did find the ending went on and on and on. Definitely worth listening to though.
I was very apprehensive to read this one, I've often heard it classed as one of King's lesser works, but gave it a go anyway. It's a slow burn, but is definitely a good read. I enjoyed the narration, although when there is a race against time dramatic scene happening, the narrator fails to create that sense of urgency 2 out of 3 times in the novel that I can think of. Besides that, I'm glad I read this one and will do again in the future I think.
Loved listening to this. Easy to relate to the many characters, the elements of love and romance - told as a backdrop to the superb scifi tale.
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