I lost all respect for King as an artist after he claimed The Dark Tower would be his last book and tie everything together, then it didn't, then he went back on his word and started churning out crap again. (Is there a Green Mile or Rita Hayworth & The Shawshank Redemption anywhere in his post-DT work? I rest my case.)
Just finished the book tonight....I don't know if I was let down at the end...I really enjoyed it, just kind of eh at the end I guess.
A few hours ago I finished A Perfect Mile. Its about Sir Rodger Banniser, Wes Santee and John Landy and the quest to be the first man to break the 4 minute barrier in the mile.
I finished Secret Missions: Breakout Squad the other day. Not bad; it's no Jude Watson YA story, but it got better as it progressed, unlike some that taper off. But the subtitle of book #2, "The Curse of the Black Hole Pirates" just sounds too creepy. :Pirate: :eek:
A friend lent me several of the Jedi Quest and Jedi Apprentice books to read. These books are out of print and hard to find. Quick reads but I enjoy them.
Rogue Warrior: Dictator's Ransom. Richard Marcinko is an ex-Navy SEAL who's written fictional accounts of his adventures. They're pretty interesting. Dictator's Ransom has him working for the North Korean leader on trying to locate the NK dictator's missing son.
I started reading Valkyerie, about the July 1944 Hitler assassination. It's written by the last-living conspirator.
A colleague at work (the same one who lent me Don Felder's book) plopped Chuck Negron's Three Dog Nightmare on my desk last night. Another woeful tale of a rocker who had everything implodes. First few pages have been good. After tonight, I'm on vacation, so I've got some reading material right off the bat!
Finished Valkyrie. It was good. I know there are several WWII buffs out there, and I recommend it to them.
My Christmas present to myself was a copy of the Art of CW. Between a coupon and some Borders Rewards points, I got it for a good price.