One of the things I enjoy most about Stephen King’s books is how he gives seemingly superhuman abilities to those we label disabled, handicapped, or challenged.
There is Susannah in the Dark Tower Series — who, despite losing her legs becomes a Gunslinger; Duddits in Dreamcatcher — who is mentally retarded but has an amazing telepathic gift; and Tom Cullen in the Stand — who, is also mentally retarded but becomes a very successful spy for the Free Zone.
In Cycle of the Werewolf, we meet Marty Coslaw, an 11 year old boy who gets around by using either leg braces or a wheelchair. After defending himself against the werewolf, he figures out who is terrorizing his town and smokes them out.
The illustrations in the book are very well done. I liked how they filled in the little details of the story.
Here is an updated list of books I will be reading for the 2013 Catch Up Reading Challenge:
Wizard & Glass: The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King Wolves of the Calla: The Dark Tower V by Stephen King The Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI by Stephen King The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII by Stephen King
- The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Carrie by Stephen King Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King Joyland by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013) The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore