Did you know that the SPF rating on sunscreen is the amount of time longer you can spend in the sun without getting burnt? So SPF 30 means you can be in the sun 30 times longer before gaining tomato status. I honestly didn’t know that.
In my opinion this book was so much better than the first one. Although, reading the first one helped because it is part of a trilogy. I preferred this story line.
This book builds upon the City Centre Massacre in which a crazy man used a Mercedes to run down a bunch of people who were waiting in line at a job fair. One of the victims is the protagonist’s Father—he now has a chronic leg condition and is unable to work. The family has been seeing rough times through the recession with his Mum getting a pay cut and the family having to move to a low-income part of town.
The young man in question finds a buried trunk and the story builds from there.
I mean, I don’t want to ruin it for you! It was ah-mazing, the plot was really good. It had me on the edge of my seat! I was reading it and during a particularly enthralling scene I took my heartrate—which was 100 bpm. Pretty good stuff. (If I have a heart attack is Stephen King liable?)
I definitely recommend this book, I don’t know whether reading the first one is entirely necessary but it does help to understand how Bill Hodges and some other characters come into play. I’m looking forward to the final book in the trilogy because King has left this open for some supernatural stuff—wee!
What have you been loving? (book related or otherwise!)