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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Eyes of the Dragon, by Stephen King



I never heard much about this novel, King's foray into fairly straightforward fantasy. There are some horror elements here, and of course there's his recurring character Flagg.

It's a pretty good story, though at times it's told in too long-winded a manner. There's lots of set-up, though the pay off is worth it. I've never read a fantasy novel that revolved so thoroughly around napkins before.

Perhaps more fascinating is the fact that an audio version of this book was recorded by Bronson Pinchot. Yes, that Bronson Pinchot.

The ending was one of my favorite parts, which sets up another story that, as far as I can tell, King hasn't told yet. Because you learn something of Flagg's fate if you read The Stand or the Dark Tower books, it's hard to imagine the outcome of the characters who set out to confront Flagg at the end of Eyes can turn out good.

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