Fairy Tale by Stephen King
Wonder Pet Radar.
If you know me then you know three things are true. I love coffee I love books and I love anything penned by Stephen King. That being said, this is a slow start. But the slow was interesting enough, because so much of it revolved around Radar, who is the best girl, and the people who love her, that I didn’t mind the slow. And then there was a point, about halfway, where I stopped to consider the beginning and how slow it was and how much lead up and space it took and I had to concede that most of it was necessary. Was all of it? Maybe not. But the parts that weren’t, I think I’ve ignored.
Also, as a fun time, this book isn’t set in Maine. It’s set somewhere in Illinois near Chicago. Which was a pleasant surprise. And also, Cujo got a shoutout. Which made my head hurt in the logistics of the meta. Its definitely unlike any Stephen King story I’ve encountered; different than any fairy tale ever told; and is absolutely and uniquely brilliant!! I don’t even know what to say about the plot development, the characters, the setting, or anything else about it without revealing more than a review should say!! But if you love a great story about a boy and his dying dog —except its not that; its not really his dog, at least at first, but … well, and it doesn’t die … ( can’t say why without revealing the magic that is Stephen King.
So imagine a bit of every fairytale you know as a child just slightly twisted with a bit of quotes that don’t really but make sense and you have the joy of a story about a boy and his dog that’s not really his dog and a cast of magical people who give you a heartwarming sense of dysfunctional family and you have this 5 star read in a nutshell.
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