My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I'm so glad that I've finally finished this epic book. I put it down about halfway through because it was just too slow moving and because I really didn't like it. My opinion (despite King's snarky comment at the end of the book about the editing) is that this book is about 300 pages too long. I got really tired of the flashback within a flashback within a flashback. I also got tired of hearing about the same incident 47 times. (okay 47 is an exaggeration, but you get what I'm saying). I had to read about certain incidents over and over and over. I also tired of smucking and Manda Bunny and babyluv and SOWISA and all the other tired 'inside' crap after the nth time they were used. And don't get me started on booya moon. Had this book been more about the author and his survival of an awful childhood and how he grew and coped and how he survived and lived and married and then how his widow survived and lived and coped after his death without all the booya moon, I think I might have enjoyed it. The extent of the fantasy turned me off. It just did. I couldn't recommend this to anyone.
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