Despite what you may think of me, I must confess that I am not an avid book reader. I do find stories fascinating and received much of my education from comics and graphic novels, but when faced with 1,000+ pages, I start thinking "how much time is this actually going to take? And who will feed the kids in the meantime?"
With that being said, I did manage to complete Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep". I chose to start reading this for a number of reasons:
I was exposed to "The Shining" movie way before I was supposed to - kinda explains a lot actually
I have read other King short-stories and was hoping for a well-edited (seriously, no grammatical errors or typos) novel. I was not disappointed.
It's the Halloween season
I needed something else on my iPad besides Cisco CCENT Study Exam Guide
So, what did I think of the book? I liked it. Stephen (yeah, we're totally on first-name basis) goes after some pretty obvious "bad guys": drug-addicts, child abductors, molesters, pedophiles, abusive parents, those who prey on the elderly and infirm, drunk drivers and more. I was hoping for a white-collar criminal, too (I was imagining where in the plot line it would have fit and it wouldn't have been too much of a stretch). Seriously, corrupt banking executives and hypocritical politicians are more-terrifying to me than a junkie on a bender.
One other thing - I
have this habit of trying to envision the movie-adaptation of anything I
read. I cast Jessica Lange as the Antagonist, Rose the Hat. Powerful,
elderly, gruff, and sexy. Edward Norton as Daniel. He can do
bottom-of-the-gutter and recovering addict.