The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
I was very excited to get my hands on this little novel seeing that I loved the Dark Tower books and was sad to leave that rich, confusing, multi-dimensional universe.
Although the story was sweet, it didn’t blow my hair back. In fact, it reminded me very much of a dreamy type of fairytale (which, of course, it is).
I did like the fact that it was set in the older world of Roland’s youth, and that the modern and mythical was once again so cleverly mixed, but I couldn’t help missing Roland, Eddy, Susannah and Jake – especially after I was lead to believe that the story would be about them.
It turns out the story is a fable/fairytale Roland tells the rest of his Ka-tet when they bunk down during a storm for one of their famous palavers.
The story was cute – with lots of fantasy elements and warnings etc, but cute isn’t really King’s best writing style.
I recently read a collection of short stories by him, Full Dark, No Stars, which reminded me very vividly why he is regarded as the master of suspense.
Stephen King is a genius. And although The Wind Through the Keyhole is not the best example of his work, it was certainly better than a kick in the teeth.
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