Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mile 81

When I first picked up Mile 81 from the Kindle store I knew it was going to be short being that it was listed as a Kindle Single.  I expected it and yet I was still a bit disappointed with it.

Upon completing the book my wish is that it would have been an extra 20-40 pages longer so that I could get more of a feel for it.

The mystery car, evil entity, whatever it truly was could have been fleshed out more.  Has it done this before? Will it do it again?  Where did it come from and where did it vanish to?  There could be so much more there and who knows, maybe in the future there will be.  I would definitely like to read more about it.

Also, I would have liked if the ending was a bit more drawn out.  It was just sort of "Well, I have nothing else so let me try this" and blammo - it works.
I would have preferred if there was a lead up to how the car was dispatched.  Maybe some sort of happening to give the hero an AH-HA moment before he took care of business.

Either way, much like most everything else Stephen King that I have read I did enjoy it, I just feel that he has a lot of other short stories that are much better than this effort.


  1. Also, according my my "dashboard" I am already following Very Josie :)
    At the top left of your page I clicked "Follow" then clicked "Follow publicly as grrouchie"
    If there is something else I must do to get it to show on your blog that I'm following you lemme know

  2. Josie, After scouring the internet - I have been informed that Mile 81 is approx 17,000 words - so I guess that's considered a short story/novella or whatever. So, maybe it was longer than I remember and I just breezed through it.

  3. btw time to update your bloglist with a really awesome blog fromboston ma.

  4. i have a kindle fire. think i'll spend the weekend trying to load books onto it.

  5. I wish I had a good answer, Kindle for some reason does not give you that kind of information.
    It gives you "location" but I don't know how that breaks down to pages.
    Giving me pages would be AWESOME. If I get bored tonight I'll flip through it and count the actual pages for you.

    What Kindle did you end up getting. I'm falling in love with mine :)

  6. I haven't read it yet. Just how short was it? Oooo and I got a kindle fire for christmas! too bad I am don't know how to use it. :(