Author: Stephen KingEdition: SoftcoverRating: 5 Stars
One of my close friends lent me this book and I was blown away by how much I would like it. Just beyond the craft level, it's a wonderful memoir. It made me want to read more of King's books (and I've tried before, so it's time to try again, I suppose).
For a nonfiction book it read incredibly fast. I never wanted to put it down. In fact, I would stay up rather late reading it I was enjoying it that much. The writing itself is quick, witty, to the point, and beautiful all at once. It's a style that pulls you in by it's matter-of-fact nature and doesn't let you out.
There were a few moments throughout the writing where I was so emotionally invested in his life that I actually started crying- whether in joy or fear, depending on the moment- and I hadn't imagined I would become that ingrained in the story, particularly since nonfiction doesn't tend to affect me the same.
If you're interested in learning more about writing I do recommend this one strongly. It won't just teach you the craft like a textbook, but will coax and gently nudge you in the smartest direction for writing. Tied with his own history it makes for an enlightening read.