Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Review of Double Feature by Owen King
I heard about this book from a posting on Facebook, and given that was written by Owen King, Stephen King's son, I ordered it right away. I'm an avid Stephen King fan (I've read everything he's written and loved every word) I had high hopes for Owen's debut novel. Frankly, I was not let down. This is an amazing read, and I was sorry to read the final words at the end. King has a tremendous talent for making believable and realistic characters. Sam Dolan comes across as a lost soul who is trying to find his place in the world. I could certainly identify with this, and my heart ached for Sam in his self-induced suffering. I wanted to shake him at times to try to wake him up to say stop with this foolishness and live your life. Owen did a fantastic job with these characters and story line. He grabbed me from the beginning with his easy prose and smooth writing. The one thing that I have always enjoyed about the King tribe is that they are such avid storytellers who plunk down in your head and spin a hell of a yarn. Owen King is proudly carrying on that tradition, yet stands by his own rights as a hell of an author. I laughed many times in reading this book, and I immensely enjoyed the imagery he creates It's a book about movies, and I certainly felt like I was watching one. This is a wonderful, cynical and realistic book that as a lot of bite to it. I look forward to his next novel. It is wonderful to see and read that the immense talent of the King family is continuing on.