So let’s get back to Stephen! (I gave you a break now onward)
Back to Bachman. It almost seems like Stephen predicted reality TV to take a gruesome turn. In this book we see a man with nothing, risk his life to provide for his family by going on a reality television titled “The Running Man.” On this show you are literally hunted down and the viewing audience is invited to cash in on the fun. If they see you in the street they can call in and collect a cash prize. This book moved well. You are rooting for the main character to win even though you know it’s impossible. If you like Kings style as Bachman then give it a shot.
Stephen King admits to this being a difficult read so I won’t elaborate on it. This is the beginning of a journey. The journey of the last Gunslinger, Roland. If you want to embark on this journey then you have no choice but to read this book. It is strange because you are thrust into a different time when the world has moved on and you don’t know how to feel about that change. I was told when I read this book for the first time that if I can make it through this book and enjoy it, then I will enjoy the rest of the series. Begin to read if you want to meet Roland and understand his journey.
Cycle of the Werewolf
That’s enough Stephen for now, but expect another update soon…