Thursday, June 4, 2009
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
While walking along a popular hiking path in a national forest one weekend with her recently divorced mother and her bickering brother, Trisha McFarland decided to veer off and get away from them for a moment. She didn't think that she'd get lost; however in her panic to get back onto the path unnoticed, she finds another one that leads to the ungergrowth and further away from where she first began, and her family.
At first, it's just the midges and mosquitoes that hang around trying to drink her blood and sweat. Then, the hunger. The only thing that keeps her losing all perspective is the Red Sox baseball games on her Walkman and the performances of her favourite player: Tom Gordon. But when the reception starts to fade, Trisha begins to imagine that Tom is right there with her. And as darkness falls, the girl knows that she's been followed the whole time by something; it keeps just out of her sight... but it's been there since she took the wrong path - waiting patiently for the right time to strike.
This is the typical Stephen King book with all the stress and suspence you'd expect; however, it a lot thinner than his traditional ones. I love it and will most definitely read it again; as it's been a while. Scroll down a bit and you'll find a link to his bio on his official website; along with other authors that I've included there from this blog.