6 books read, plus a sampler that I'm not really counting. Three of these Netgalley, but that dance card is clear in anticipation of Halloween Bingo reads.
Two surprisingly enjoyable reads from genres I don't often peruse were Russian Hill (Crime drama) and Shiver (YA Romance). Then of course The Green Mile was brilliant!
I've collected a couple dozen new samples but not reading them yet. I have Halloween books to read!
by Stephen King
After watching and enjoying the movie made from this book many times, I had to read the source material. The story wasn't actually changed much for the film version apart from details about character's thoughts always being easier to convey in books.
I enjoyed the read a lot, but have one complaint. He kept giving spoilers for the upcoming chapters! It's something I haven't seen King do in any of his other books that I've read. He would finish a chapter with "and then X happened." All suspense was deflated, even though I knew what was coming because of seeing the movie.
Still, this is one of those not-Horror stories with supernatural overtones that King does so well. The story of John Coffey and his special ability to 'help' people is a King classic with good reason and translated to film well.
The last few chapters diverged a little more from the movie and went into more detail about what happened to various characters and that was interesting, although one issue was left unresolved unless I missed a detail.
As King books go, I think it's one of his best despite the spoilers along the way. I'm kind of glad I saw the movie first on this occasion though. I don't think the eerie supernatural scenes were depicted as intensely as I know King can do, or maybe I'm just spoiled because the movie did it so well.
Starting tomorrow as I have things to do tonight. I've seen the movie a few times and it's a favorite, so I've been wanting to read this. I've even made a new shelf for 'supernatural' because it's not actually a Horror story, but has strong supernatural elements.
I also decided I'm only starting one off my A-list at the moment because as of today, I've cleared all my samples! That means I'm going to start vetting all those accumulated free books and when I come across one worth reading, I'll just continue it.
I now have 55 books in my Ereaderiq folder waiting for price drops. But, I have plenty to read while I wait. :)