March 25th, 2003

Eye of the Dragon


I read Stephen King's Dreamcatcher over the weekend.

The B.J. Snark Twenty-Second Review:

  • Stephen King at his most self-indulgent -- full of "Kingisms".

  • Written while recovering from getting hit by a truck. The first third to half really shows the painkillers.

  • Plot summary: It meets The Tommyknockers.

The book's protagonists are a quartet of middle-aged men, bemoaning that life has passed them by. They spend a lot of time in flashback sequences about an Important Life-Changing Event that happened to them when they were ninth graders in the fall of 1978.

Wait a minute. I was a ninth grader in the Fall of 1978.

There's a milestone. I am now old enough to be an Angsty Over-The-Hill Stephen King Protagonist. Thanks, Steve. Just the thought I need to comfort me as I struggle to finish up my Bachelor's Degree.

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