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Review: Cell by Stephen King

This is an old audiobook review that I wrote for Cell. I originally published it on this site in 2014. And hey, what is old is new again so enjoy!

A long time ago in a college far away, I sat down with a group of other beginning writers and started my first creative writing class. After the instructor went through all the necessary business, he asked the class a very easy question. “What writer has had the greatest influence in your life?”

My answer was Stephen King. The room went silent like I had farted the national anthem.

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Review: Lord Foul’s Bane

After a difficult loss, a close friend of mine recommended that I read a high fantasy book called Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson.

My friend understands loss and suffering, having recently lost his mother to hospital negligence to almost losing his daughter to a rare stomach disorder.

He said, “Thomas Covenant is a bitter angry protagonist that spits in the face of loss. He may speak to you now.”

In a way, Covenant did speak to me, but not in the way my friend imagined.

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