Monday, January 28, 2013

The Twelve - Justin Cronin

Date Started: 1/15/15
Date Finished: 1/28/13

Let me start by saying that this was a great book and for fans of The Passage, a must read. That said, my one issue was this -- having waited a while between reading The Passage and this, it's sequel -- I really wish I had read them in closer proximity.

The thing is, there is a LOT going on in these books and a lot of characters to keep straight. And, since I didn't reread the first book, it took a lot of reaching back into my memory to recall who some of these people were and what their stories were. Once I did, it flowed nicely, but until then I was a little stuck.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

11/22/63 - Stephen King

Date Started: 1/6/13
Date Finished: 1/12/13

I don't know the last time I read a Stephen King book - maybe high school? But I was intrigued by the premise of this one (it wasn't horror). Strangely enough, only a few weeks ago I told my husband that it might be a book he would be interested in. He passed, but as fate would have it, the kindle version went on sale for $3.99 the next week. So here we are.

This was a really quick read, particularly for a book that was 880 pages. But it was engaging and I definitely got to a point where I couldn't put it down pretty quickly. It started of a little slowly but then wham! it gets going.

As usual, don't read any further if you don't want to know most of the bigger spoilers.