“Moving, gripping. One of his best . . . A literary home run”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I’m really impressed with this one. It’s a story of a nine year old girl, Trisha, who gets lost in the woods and manages to find her way out. However, it’s not that easy of course. There are falls and stings, bad foods and good foods. There are strange sounds in the woods and voices in her head. And she is sure she is being stalked by some unknown terror.
Our little heroine is the main character, and she is more than that actually. King has devoted the whole story to her and actions. Two hundred and ninety pages of just one person walking through a forest. We see her at her lowest ebb, we see her at her highest point, and we see her in full daydream mode. How king has managed to write that I just don’t know, but I wish I was that good.