Hey guy! So sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, computer is still broken, so I am using this dinosaur of a computer. I know this isn’t a great excuse, but I am incredibly uninspired by this machine.
Anyway, I picked up one of the books from my Stephen King collection recently, The Regulators. I was extremely excited about this book, did it live up to my expectations? Let’s find out!
From the bestselling author of Thinner comes the harrowing story of a magically gifted child in the grip of the darkest evil. Seth Garon, a young boy whose supernatural powers are just awakening, finds himself in a world where absolutely terrifying things are not locked in the imagination but are free to come true.
Rated R (Violence, Gore, and some Sex) : 466 Pages
- This book was a great example of a claustrophobic story done well. Everything takes place on one suburban street, but really in a couple houses. It was super cramped.
- A monster story? Yes! I love monster stories when they’re done well. They’re my favorite horror stories.
- It had a pretty unique concept. Of course I’m not gonna spoil it for you. But it is like nothing I’ve ever read before.
- The monster had a cool backstory. Learning about his was my favorite part of the whole book.
The Bad :
- I didn’t find this book super interesting. I never felt like I couldn’t put this book down, in fact I wanted to put it down more often than not.
- There were WAY too many characters. This is a common issue in king’s work but I don’t think it has ever bothered me as, in his books, before now.
- I was never scared or nervous for the characters. They were dying left and right, but I was never really affected by it.
- Characters – 3/5 (Too many of them)
- Plot – 3/5 (Not super interesting)
- Writing – 4/5 (Very descriptive. Felt like I was there)
- Uniqueness -3.5/5 ( Different than usual possession/monster story.)
Overall I rate this 3.4 Dream Floaters out of 5
Have you read this book? What did you think about it? I’d love to know!