The Stephen King Project

I have decided to take part in the Stephen King Project. The challenge is to read and review as many Stephen King books as possible between January and December 2012. As a massive Stephen King fan I am very excited to be part of this challenge!

 

Signed,

Donna Maria Alexander.

05/Jan/2012.

 

Book Reviews:

January:

Hearts in Atlantis (05 Jan 2012)

UR (24 Jan 2012)

April:

Dolores Claiborne (18 April 2012)

 August:

IT (04 August 2012)

The Long Walk (26 August 2012)

September:

Roadwork (04 September 2012)

The Running Man (10 September 2012)

October:

In The Tall Grass (11 October 12)

Lisey’s Story (29 October 12)

November:

A Face in the Crowd (1 November 2012)

Apt Pupil

Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

December:

The Body (04 December 2012)

The Breathing Method (15 December 2012)

15 Comments

  1. Yay, I’m so excited that you’ll be taking part in The Project! It is going to be a very fun year reading Stephen King’s works (albeit sometimes creepy, right?) I look forward to reading your reviews! :)

    • Americas Studies says:

      Me too!!! I LOVE Stephen King! This is one new years resolution I will definitely be able to keep! I am looking forward to reading reviews of other participants and opening up new dialogues!

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  14. Sarah De says:

    I am a PhD student working on a fun degree in ret/comp at a Ohio University…to ease that ample suffering, I relapsed into a Dark Tower addiction over 2 weeks in July. It was an intense jaunt into 8 majestic and engrossing books. I finished, wanted more, had a case of DTs for the DT…and then, just to give myself more, I reread the revised edition of The Gunslinger (since I started the recent quest with the OG edition…) and was…I don’t yet have a good word for it, so I will go with saddened, to discover something I had overlooked four times: a passage King wrote for Flagg to say to Roland. I let my Mom borrow the text, so I have to paraphrase here; the passage comes at the end of the book when Roland finally meets Flagg/Man in Black, and they make their long palaver. Flagg says to Roland, “you must understand, the Tower has always been and there have always been boys who know of it and lust for it, more than power or riches or women…boys who look for the doors that lead to it.”
    I have an M.A. in Lit. I get what King could have been doing here. It was Flagg’s dialogue, not his. But King is in the Dark Tower in a way he is not in other stories…so I am forced to see this passage on a more literal level. And thus I am wounded. I guess my comment is this, does King shut us out, us female constant readers, from our own quest along side Roland, when he tells us very early on, “boys know of it, boys lust for it”…. ? Even when Susanna comes into this tale, is she to be taken as less of a gunslinger because she is female? These are shitty questions I never thought I’d have to critically engage with sai King…but even in Mid-World I suppose, there is that dark ugly line that separates…

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