Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blockade Billy on the Nook



Blockade Billy by Stephen King: Download Cover


Stephen King may be known as "The King of Horror", but he is also known as a fantastic painter of characters! He has such range in finding ways to present a character! Blockade Billy is one side of a conversation of an elderly man in a nursing home with Stephen King. He's telling King about Blockade Billy, a very unusual baseball player that he knew long ago. It's more of a short story than a novel, but an enjoyable couple hours' read. Those who like and follow baseball are more likely to enjoy all the references and context, but the "baseball ignorant" (like me) can still manage just fine to go along for the Stephen King ride.

6 comments:

Maria said...

Those frogs always crack me up!

Julie said...

Omg, the frogs are so cute!!!

Jeanne said...

Those frogs are adorable! Thanks for the review!

Nicki, said...

What, no rabid dog, mindless zombie, crazed book fan or pissed-off prom date? Actually, baseball scares me more than any of those because my DH used to be OBSESSED with baseball...fantasy baseball..... red's baseball ....little league baseball---> you get the point. As you can tell, its Monday morning, and I've had my fill of baseball over the years, but nice book review; ... oh, and very cute frogs.

Reds said...

Too cute - love the frogs!! Haven't read a Stephen King novel in such a long time...

pat said...

I see the frogs are much more tech savvy these days! So how do you like your Nook? I have R's Kindle, but the fact that you can get library books on the Nook REALLY interests me. Do you worry about usage if B&N goes under? (there are rumors afloat that they are in deep financial trouble and may sell out or fold)