Irene's desk is my research blog for my romance novel.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I've been reading the Stand, by Stevie King. I'm not particularly fond of this genre, but when Trish from Love Laughter and a Touch of Insanity suggested a read a long, I thought I should stretch out and fly. I'm not quite half way, I must confess, I don't particularly like it. Just too much to absorb. The Characters are quirky, ordinary people, perhaps even the undesirables of society, in a situation that is desperate. So far, I feel for Frannie, not sure about her with Harold, but what choice did she have. Stu seems like a descent man, but maybe we're just led to believe that. Larry, and Rita, well that's just strange. He is just a PIG in my view, didn't like him from the start. I kinda like Nick, but what a situation he's gotten himself into. Are there really people like Ray in the world? So sad. Trashcan, well, while I'd like to feel badly for him, I don't. I was sort of intrigued by Bateman. I don't find the story moves along fast enough for me, for some reason. I want a solution much faster than it's coming and I don't want to read Stevie King anymore after this one.
I'm at page 333 and am not sure how much more I can take. You can understand why I need to listen to ...