Life of a Book Hoarder

Reactions to Five-Star Reviews of My Least Favorite Books

Ok y’all, I’m back with more review reactions. It seems I’m not the only one who enjoyed my reactions to one-star reviews of books I loved, so now I’m going to post some reactions to 5-star reviews of books I hate.

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Book Review

Book Review: The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger (Dark Tower I)
By Stephen King

My Edition:
Paperback, 330 pages
2016, Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781501161803

Roland is chasing the man in black across an endless desert. The man has answers and Roland will do whatever it takes to get them so he can get to The Tower and save his world.

You guys, sorry, but I really can’t describe this book without like…giving away every detail in the story. This book is WEIRD. I’m going to assume most of you have at least heard of the series, if not already read it, but if not, the internet could probably give you a much better description.

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Book Review: The Chronicles of Harris Burdick

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
By various authors
Illustrated by Chris VanAllsburg

My Edition:
Hardcover, 196 pages
2011, Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547548104

Who is Harris Burdick? In his intro, Lemony Snicket tells us that Burdick dropped off fourteen beautiful illustrations, each with their own title and caption, to a stranger, promising he’d return with more illustrations and stories to match. But he never returned, and so fourteen writers have done their best to put a story behind each picture (or perhaps, as Snicket theorizes, these fourteen were contacted by Burdick in secret and given the stories to match, or had them hidden in their homes for safe-keeping).

This book was recommended to me by my friend Mel, but even if she hadn’t pointed it out, the list of authors would have drawn me in.

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Book Review

Book Review: The Stand

The Stand
By Stephen King

My Edition:
Paperback, 1,439 pages (the uncut edition!)
1990, Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780307743688

From the back of the book: When a man  escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99% of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge – Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence.

Where to I begin? I first read this book back in high school (before I started keeping track of what books I read, so I’m really not sure when it was) and I remember that I really enjoyed it.

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