Catch Up Reading Challenge – Review 9

Cycle of the Werewolf“Later, no one will be able to say where the sound came from; it was everywhere and nowhere . . . Others hear it as well. One of them is a boy in a wheelchair”

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:

  1. Wizard & Glass: The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King
  2. Wolves of the Calla: The Dark Tower V by Stephen King
  3. The Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI by Stephen King
  4. The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII by Stephen King
  5. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
  6. Carrie by Stephen King
  7. Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
  8. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
  9. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  10. Joyland by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
  11. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
  12. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

About Paul H-C

Just an avid reader in the little town of Bangor, Maine (Yes, that Bangor...home of Stephen King). When I'm not reading and drinking coffee, I sell cell phones by the sea shore.
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