Thursday, April 05, 2012
For the first time I joined a book club. We're reading Stephen King's 11/22/63 all 800 pages of it.
It's my first Stephen King book, I've only read short stories before, and I find that the things I want to discuss in book club are things I'm considering as a writer.
He breaks POV and speaks to the reader. He double quotes a lot. He has a tendency to go off on tangents that until I get to the end I won't know if they were meaningful tangents. His turn of phrase sometimes can be absolutely perfect to describe something. Despite the tangents I find his storytelling completely engaging.
But that's not really the point of Book Club is it. I mean these will be other readers and I really don't know what they will want to discuss. Maybe the plot, or questions about the plot or the characters.
I know this - I can't wait.
On a side note, I know all of you out there are probably tired of me talking about me... but I have do it again.
The Way Back is officially out in stores if you would like to check it out.
Posted by Stephanie Doyle at 10:02 AM