It is always such a treat when your favorite writer publishes a new book.
Me, I pace around, almost like an expectant father in the delivery room, anxiously waiting.
And via the magic of technology, the book appears on my Tablet the next day, ready for me to savor, whenever I am ready.
Now, of course, my favorite writer is Stephen King…Captain Obvious strikes again, right?
And we are still fortunate to be receiving the gifts of The Master’s books on a fairly regular basis.
All in all, not bad.
So we are, for all intents and purposes, getting a new Stephen King book, set in the same universe, with some familiar characters, as well as plenty of new characters. This may not have King’s name on the by-line, but it is set in his expansive universe and has the feel of his books, but is not a book, but an anthology TV series instead…
Well, how can we go wrong with that?
And not only is it set in the King universe, but is titled Castle Rock, King’s other notorious town, the one that probably advertises that its main attraction is the fact that it is not inhabited by a trans-dimensional demon doing a poor impersonation of a clown.
Again, how is this a bad thing?
I have watched one episode of Castle Rock so far, and I can tell you that this is not a bad thing. Far from it, in fact.
So, come with me to Castle Rock, where we break down and analyze the first episode, titled Severance.
And, as always: