The Shining by Stephen King
I re-read The Shining in preparation for Dr. Sleep. I may be the only person on the planet who does not like the book or the movie.
Dr. Sleep by Stephen King
Entertaining and engaging through and through, if not terribly scary. Made me want to give up my dream of becoming an alcoholic.
The Martian by Andy Weir
A futuristic Apollo 13-style astronaut thriller. Loved it.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
80s Geek Porn. Great fun!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I almost put it down because I found Amy to be so pretentious. I was glad I didn't after I realized that was part of the "plot." It's a great read, however... I had heard nothing good about the ending. My expectations were managed, but I still found it to be tremendously unsatisfying. Excited to see if Flynn & Fincher fix it for the film.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Poetic and captivating, but not really to my taste. Hard to be scared for the seven year old when he was narrating the story as a grown-up. Hard to be frightened for the Hemstocks because nothing was ever explained about their abilities.
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