Saturday 18 April 2020

Read 2020 - 41 - The Outsider by Stephen King

Before we were no longer allowed to hug our friends, we watched the first episode of 'The Outsider' on Sky with Priya and Mark. Despite having received the book from my brother for my birthday in 2018, I hadn't read it yet.

Side note: I now only have 86 books on my to-read shelves. Once we're allowed into the world again, that number will rise. Although, I'm hoping to never let it slip over 100 books again. I'll probably fail.

Extra side note: I know my to-read pile is a baby compared to many of my friend's to-read rooms.

I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the latter. I know it's Stephen King - duh! - but with the book billed as a thriller I thought it would have less of a supernatural edge to it. I guess I'm saying, I didn't find the supernatural aspects of the book as thrilling as they should be. I have a complicated history with King's books - I love some, hate others, and, in the case of The Outsider, feel ambivalent towards a small section.

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