Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Loved the book & Learned about myself

Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful! Powerful! Exclamatory! (Me, not the book. I get carried away...) Thank you Stephen King for a great reading experience. I had an incredible experience thanks to Cover Illustrator Sean Freeman. For years, decades, I have described myself as "auditory and verbal - not visual," and sometimes wondered if I was kidding myself and exaggerating. Then I picked up Doctor Sleep to continue reading, looked for the umpteenth time at the cover, and "saw" for the first time that "The Red Blob behind the smoky lettering [which turns out to be steam, not smoke] is not a blob - it's a face, it's a woman!" This was pretty stunning evidence that I "see" with my ears (and as a slow reading subvocalizer I "hear" the words on the page as I read them) even more than I see with my eyes. And I enjoyed every word I "heard" reading the print version of this wonderful journey with Stephen King, Dan Torrance and the delightful Abra.

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