Stark. The Dark Half
Publish date: November 1st 1991
Publisher: Wilhelm Heyne
Pages no: 522
Edition language: Deutsch
For the "Set in New England" square, I decided to go with a Stephen King book. I chose this one because I used to watch the movie all the time (had a HUGE thing for Timothy Hutton back in the day), and yet I had never read the book. My verdict? I liked it, but I didn't love it. I struggled with it...
A quick read for a Stephen King book. A detached author must face his would-be twin in order to save his family. Not bad for a quick read, but not one of King's better stories.
I don't like Stephen King's writing. It turns out I like his poetry even less. His poem goes at length to describe the doings and ramblings of The Dark Man, who wanders through desolate scenery, stuff common to King writings. Abandoned circuses, crawling spiders, misshapen scare-crows, etc. Fi...
“But writers INVITE ghosts, maybe; along with actors and artists, they are the only totally accepted mediums of our society. They make worlds that never were, populate them with people who never existed, and then invite us to join them in their fantasies. And we do it, don't we? Yes. We PAY to do it...
„Stark: The Dark Half“ ist der dritte Roman in Stephen Kings Castle-Rock-Zyklus. Er erschien erstmals 1989 (in meinem Geburtsjahr) und hat einen deutlich biografischen Hintergrund. Sicher wisst ihr, dass Stephen King nach den Erfolgen von „Carrie“, „Brennen muss Salem“ und „The Shining“ einige seine...
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