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Colin F. Barnes

The ramblings from a science fiction and thriller author

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Map of Bones
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Doctor Sleep - Stephen King Unfortunately, I was never gripped by the story. I found it to be a slow-burn that never really reached the heights that I had hoped for. I didn't feel the ideas were especially strong or different, and for large sections of the story, I didn't feel there was enough tension of conflict to keep me turning the pages. It's written perfectly well, and King gives us lots of excellent description throughout, but I struggled to sympathise with the characters and failed to get invested in the story. I ended up skimming through vast sections to find a thread that would really grab my attention.

I'm sure lots of King fans will love it, but it just wasn't the book for me this time around.