Welcome to another edition of the Cephalopod Coffeehouse. The idea is simple: on the last Friday of each month, post about the best book you've finished over the past month while visiting other bloggers doing the same. In this way, we'll all have the opportunity to share our thoughts with other enthusiastic readers. Please join us:
Sadly, I failed this month to finish the book I started. However, I'm still going to tell you something about it. The book is NOS4A2 by Joe Hill.
This is the second book by Joe Hill I've (almost) read. The first was Horns, which I enjoyed. I'm about half way through this one, which I have to say is very Stephen Kingish. Not that Joe doesn't have his own style but there's definitely a similarity between the work of father and son.
NOS4A2 starts off with an interesting premise. What if your bicycle could help you find things, no matter where they were? For Vic McQueen, her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike does just that. For Charles Manx it's his 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith. But while Vic likes to find things, Manx likes to take things, namely children, who he brings to "Christmasland," via his Rolls Royce.
Since I haven't finsihed the book, I can't offer up a complete review. For all I know the ending will suck and a sucky ending can ruin a book. But as it stands, I'm very much enjoying the book and looking forward to Vic and Charles' next meeting, which should be soon since things are just starting to get better for Vic, and you know that's when things are about to take an unpleasant turn for the worse.
Have you read this book or any others by Joe Hill? Did you know he was Stephen King's son?