Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Book Review: Hearts In Atlantis by Stephen King

From the back of the book:
 As the characters in Hearts In Atlantis are tested in every way, King probes and unlocks, the secrets of his generations for us all. Full of danger, full of suspense, and most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book (released in 1999) will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to leave completely.'

What attracted me to this book:  -the book was written by one of my favourite authors.
-the central theme (1960s)

My thoughts:  Hearts In Atlantis is a cleverly designed story. The four chapters--1960, 1966, 1983, 1999--could read like stand-alone short stories and novellas. What weaves them together are relatable characters. Like the master storyteller he is, King isn't afraid to waltz between first and third person point of view as he moves from chapter to chapter. Chapter one and three read like a Stephen King story. What I mean is that he sets you firmly in reality and then takes you to places you could never go without his help. Chapter two and four have surprises of their own but your feet never leave the ground. Thank you, Mr. King for this entertaining read.