2014 Book Goal: 52 (mostly non-fiction)
2014 Books Read: 11 (73% non-fiction)

Stephen King - Full Dark, No StarsI decided to give Stephen King another try.  I really enjoyed his book 11.22.63 and while my rereading of The Long Walk was a bit too dark for me, I figured I would give him another try.  Full Dark, No Stars is a collection of novellas and I read only the first one.

Okay, I didn’t actually read the whole thing.  I just had to quit.  Maybe it is maturity, maybe I just don’t like the negativity.  Whatever it is, I had to stop because I was just “feeling icky” reading it.  I think that if something doesn’t enlighten or uplift you – it is a waste of time.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a good scare or even a creepy movie… I just don’t have the patience for it long-term.  Just as I can’t get into TV shows like American Horror, a book just is too big an investment of time to waste on something that has no redeeming value.

Wow.  That sounded really negative, and I don’t mean to put down Stephen King.  I still think he is one of my favorite authors.  His style or writing has played a huge role in my own.  His book On Writing is one of the best on the subject.

I think however, I am done with my experimentation returning back to reading King.  That time has passed for me now.