Christine by Stephen King

MB Blissett

I did have Fire In The Belly by Sam Keen to read after Room, as per my read a new book then an old book practice but I picked up Christine in paperback for 25p from the library as part of a sale, so I dipped into it and then couldn’t put it down again.  King tells a story very well and Christine is no exception to it. Although it has all the trappings of an american horror setting, at heart, it talks about the dissolution of a teenage friendship, obsession and ultimately possession. in a way that makes it’s conflicts universal. His grasp of language, at once accessible and almost invisible in service of the story, is marvellous and I ripped through the book in about a day and a half. King is an elegant writer who believes in the power of a good story well told. 

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