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August 30, 2013

What's Out There?

The Mist by Stephen King 
reviewed by Melanie

Who hasnít heard of Stephen King? Heís the monarch of Barnes & Noble, the King of Horror (no pun intended). With great fame come great expectationsóbut no worries. The Mist proves Kingís not overrated.
The Mist is about a dangerous paranormal presence that imprisons members of a small town inside a local supermarket. Itís more eerie than downright chilling. Granted, I didnít check for monsters in my closet or refuse to go outside once I got to the last chapter. Nevertheless, this book still left a lasting impression.

Itís short (by Stephen Kingís standards, anyway) and a definite page turner. The characters are appealing, diverse, but best of all — the humans are human, nothing less, nothing more. I was constantly thinking: "I would do the same thing if I was in that situation!" If youíd like a taste of The King before investing in a five-hundred-something page novel, I highly suggest this story.

Posted by library at August 30, 2013 01:20 PM