By Stephen King
Reviewed by Patty L. Fletcher – Lady MoonWalker
Hello, everyone. It’s been some time since I reviewed a book, but I had to tell you about this one. I’ve just finished Fairy Tale by Stephen King and I must say, it exceeded my every expectation.
Once upon a time, there was a cozy small-town family. A boy smarter than his years, hanging out with his dad watching baseball. Mom says she’s going to the little store across the “Dam Bridge.”
Mom is killed, dad is overcome with grief and begins drinking heavily. Soon dad falls victim to a demon named addiction and the young boy is left to fend for himself.
One day magik begins to awaken, dad is exorcised, and then…
You must read the book for more. I dare not speak another word. Each must interpret the metaphors for themselves. I will tell you this book represents every dark story ever told as well as some of the sweetest love, friendship, and maturing characters I ever read.
I give this book five stars. Even so, I must add, this book at times, tried my patience. At one point while the young boy was going through his trials which would entirely change him, I started feeling like King was drawing it out a little too long. Or was it uncomfortable to read because it made me look within? Could that be?
Whatever the case, I did switch off to another book for a day or so but when I picked this one up again, it began flowing along, and soon I was swept away in the rapids.
The suspense factor is quite high and there’s even a mystery and some murder.
The games which represent the verist darkness living inside each of us
are hard to take in, and the violence is a bit on the high side as well.
The use of the old Grims Fairy Tales from years ago was brilliant in a spectacular way.
Then, when you think you can take no more, you find yourself in true bliss with the end.
I believe this is one of those books people are either going to love and read again as I do ‘The Dark Tower Series” or hate never so much as saying its name again, for fear of bringing forth a continuation.
For example, what if, years after the young boy has grown to a man, married, had children, grown old and died, his son or daughter decided to remove the shed and bust up the concrete for some other use of that space? What if they found the well to the worlds and went across for a look?
Or, what if in his dying hours, the young boy grown old passes the story?
There are a million ways I can see King carrying this forward, although he penned ‘The Dark Tower Series’ with brilliance beyond anything I could hope to achieve, he may not wish to embark on another such journey. I’ve lots of series ideas in my head and am trying to finish the two I’ve started. That, however, is a story for another day. For now, Here’s the book information I found when downloading from BARD.
Thanks for reading my review and please send me yours if you review when your reading is through.
By the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled
Fairy tale DB110155
King, Stephen. Reading time: 24 hours, 9 minutes.
Read by Stephen King.
Supernatural and Horror Fiction
“Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller.
NLS Bard – Library of Congress
About Patty L. Fletcher
Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.
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