rattfan: (Peace)
rattfan ([personal profile] rattfan) wrote2017-02-23 04:23 pm

Small post about Stephen King

 I haven't read a lot of recent Stephen King; have rather lost track of the recent ones, but one of the latest I did like was the title that's a date I can never remember without looking: 11.22.63.  I guess somebody into the history of the Kennedy assassination would know it better.  I loved that book;  have my own actual paper copy, and just the other day realised that a television version had been made, produced by J.J. Abrams, no less.

I've begun to watch it and it seems really good, and even better, it's from the local library, which I'm continuing to use to keep my entertainment costs down.  Most of the Stephen King works seem to translate well to the screen and I have hopes for this one.  I'm wondering if he'll do his usual cameo role somewhere along the line!

I've managed to keep my Kindle purchases down since the start of the year; only one, which is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  I got that because it looked interesting and was on a list of genre works supposed to cheer one up, which I rather need at the moment.  Really enjoyed it and got a lot of the '80s references in it, which is a nice change from trying to figure out the decade we're currently in.
mific: (Sheppard reads Tolstoy)

[personal profile] mific 2017-02-23 11:17 am (UTC)(link)
I always used to enjoy Stephen King, then I lost track of him when I fell into reading mostly fanfic a few years ago. I might try that one, in the spirit of broadening my reading a bit!

[identity profile] merilune.livejournal.com 2017-02-23 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I think I'll read that book and then watch the TV version. I haven't read much of his latest work and it sounds exactly like what I need right now. Thanks :)