I enjoyed this book & was surprised by some of the negative reviews but I get we all have different tastes. This wasn’t typical King horror but rather fantasy. The first part of the book was really endearing to me. A tale of 17 year old Charlie Reade & his caretaking of the curmudgeon neighbor Mr. Bowditch. Add inthe family dynamics between Charlie & his dad who turns out to be a good guy who got his life back on track after losing his wife in a terrible accident. And of course Radar, the german shepherd. SHE was a fantastic part of the story. I would have done the same as Charlie, go to the limits for a pet I loved.
The second part of the story is in another world, entered through a shed out back. The trek to and from, with a hunger game element in between, kept me interested. Each chapter was a story of its’ own, in a way, linked together nicely. There were drawings too, I love that! Like a picture book, for adults, more words & a few graphics ❤ . And without any spoilers, we got our happy ending. YaY!
On my WordPress page, desktop view, scroll to bottom right where I link to Goodreads. I wrote more here than there this time. I have two books in the hopper for 2023 with a burgeoning TBR queue. I said no more paper for a bit, but then my holds came in from the San Antonio Public library, Schaefer branch. Next I’ll read the hardback book of Mad Honey: A Novel by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan, then my Kindle time will commence. Specifically, When Evil Chooses You by Dan Antion and The Last Drive by John W Howell. So many books, so little time. I can’t wait!
As always, more to come.