So, I started this book a few days ago with much misgivings. Turns out, I was right. I had the same ol' issues that I have always had while reading King:
a) I find the descriptions too lengthy
b) I realize every time that there is such a thing as too much tell and less show, just as there can be too much of showing and not enough telling
c) I am never able to root for or even remotely care for the characters
I don't know if I will be continuing with the series! I just wish Idris Elba will help make up for my disappointment!
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Of course, I am not reading any book without a bookmark at hand. This one was a gift from the Paperback Emporium. Another digital bookstore, publisher, and now a monthly subscription box with book themed goodies and a book provider! They also go the extra mile to make their customers feel special. You can see how special right here.
Update: First look at Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg, the Man in Black!