So I’ve had two books recently that I just couldn’t finish and it makes me sad. I’m not sure if I should really review them or not. One of them I think I’ll pick back up here soon, but the other I just don’t care about.
The one I’m having a really hard time with Stephen King’s The Gunslinger. (And today’s his birthday and everything, sorry Mr. King) I’m not really a fan of King, mostly because I don’t read horror, but I know he’s an amazing writer. In fact, my first book about writing was On Writing and I’ve read it many times. I respect him as a writer, but this book is just not for me.
I feel no connection to the gunslinger and I just find my self caring less and less about his story and whether or not he’ll get to the “Man in black”. Everything just feels real distant to me in this story and I don’t like that. It’s like I can’t get a clear vision of the story, everything is fuzzy around the edges. So even though I’m 87% (according to my Kindle) of the way through the story I have no desire to finish it. It was a struggle just to get this far.
So I’m not sure if I should really rate/review it. If I did, I’d give it maybe 3 stars for it being okay but not my cup of tea, kind of like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. If you’re already a fan of King then I’m sure you’ll like this, but I was less than impressed.