I wandered into Books at Park Place , https://goo.gl/maps/SDtrHbakFJtvpsm68, in South Pasadena on Saturday, a new independent bookseller with a friendly atmosphere. The gentlemen behind the desk seemed to be the owner and offered suggestions without being obsequious. I was moved to support this nice small business and paid more than Amazon price for the Stephen King memoir, On Writing.
Stephen Kings knows how to grab your interest from the beginning of his novels and does the same with this biography that is also used as a college textbook. He opens with a comparison of Mary Karr’s memoir, that he describes as “a panorama of unbroken memory”, with his own which he describes as “a fogged out landscape where occasional memories appear like isolated trees”. I’m looking forward to reading his history for pleasure and studying his writing style to improve my own.