I bought this blindly because I love King’s books and then discovered that the UK publishers weren’t printing it here because the story has a lot to do with Vietnam and they thought that a UK audience wouldn’t be interested. This kind of put me off reading it myself.
I’m very glad I have eventually got around to reading it because it’s an excellent story about a man who is totally damaged by his experiences in Vietnam but most of the story is about his later life in which he rescues abused women and children and the plot zooms in on his very last rescue. I’m glad to say that even the parts of the book set in Vietnam are captivating. A great read.
Read on November 26, 2005
Purchased on 24th August 2004.