This great book has all the elements of a classic Stephen King novel: 1) good vs. evil; 2) something supernatural; and 3) both weird and oddly believable. Stephen King who is one of my favorite authors began this book in 1981, and finished it in 1985. It is over 1,000 pages long (on audio book it is about 44 hours of listening)! It took me about a month to read, but it is well worth the time!
The first time I read this book was in 1998, when I was 15 years old. Actually, I believe that this book was my introduction to the world of Stephen King — and I can honestly say, that I have loved everything I have read from this story weaving genius. I have not had the opportunity to read all of his books (there are so many!), but It stands out there on a golden limb, together with other classic Stephen King books like Carrie and the Shining.
In February, 2016, I was temporarily living in Texas for work. I was having a particularly hard day. My boyfriend was living in Austria at the time, and my jerk of an ex-husband had custody of our cats, who I had raised since kittens (its a long story). I was feeling very lonely.
I was coming back from a run, when I spotted a little black and white cat walking around and crying piteously. I walked up to her, she rolled on her back, and the rest, as they say, is history. I wasn’t ever lonely again after that.
Almost three years later, she is living with my boyfriend and I in Austria, and she is loving every moment of it.
The hungry cat alarm woke me up today at 5:30 a.m. (because, well, she knows I will always get up for her). She is now fast asleep on “her” chair (I told my boyfriend he needs to find a new one), and I am blogging. I guess waking up at 5:30 a.m. tired her out.