Fiction Book Club The Story Teller by Arthur Reid Buy book: $16.06 Steven King is an aspiring writer tending bar in a small town in Maine. In a stroke of good fortune, he is transformed from a failed novelist into one of the hottest authors ever. An irresistible blend of gripping suspense and black humor, this is a colorful, inside look at the vanities, glamour, and power plays of the exotic world of publishing.
I'm a writer also, so this story appeals to me. I didn't even think about the backstory until I read MJ's post. I like the narrator's tone, but it makes me think: why do I like some and not others? I guess that's what good books do; they make you think.
This author writes witty dialogue and I love it. We will see how it goes through the rest of the week, but I am pretty confident this one is a keeper. I love black humor and the profession of writing certainly deserves it!
This is a real page turner.Any one who has writing aspirtaiton should be entralled by this story, although I must say -I can see where it's going."A tip of the hand", to quote the author.It is always good to read a book about books and especially if it is well written.I will look for this one at my local library.
Like most here, I'm also a writer (more for myself than to be published). However, I'm not quite sure about this book. When I read the description of the book, I thought the book sounded fun. I'm feeling kinda of mixed about this one. I want to know what happens next, but at the same time you know where the story is going. I do like it enough to keep reading though, and I might check it out of the library. Oh, and, is it just me, or do the chapters seem really short? Maybe it's just the way they are seen on screen.
I wasn't sure about this but am liking it more and more. I'll have to pick it up when I am done with the Interpreter (last week's selection). That was hard to find, had to order it 'tho it was from '01. Anyway, I think this looks good, too but am I the dummy? Everyone else seems so sure what is going to happen. I figured he was going to pilfer his friend's work and sell it as his own. Is that it? Wonder how you get your emails edited here. Perhaps I'll find that out. too.
This books seems interesting. On the internet the reviews say that at first the book seems predictable. But then the twists starts winding their way into the plot after about 100 pages. Anyways, I think I will get this one at the library.
This kind of book isn't a novel, but more like a detailed plot outline of something that might be on tv. But at least The Story Teller gets its point across and has the occasional bit of dialogue. I once read one by Danielle Steel about a family jumping out of a burning house in Paris and don't remember it having any dialogue at all.
Just got the book the other day from the library, and the plot kept me reading to find out what happens next, up until I got to the first dead body.