No need to make a fuss about it: my favorite Stephen King book is Danse Macabre, with On Writing coming second. I’ve read also a nice share of King’s fiction, but I always found his essays a lot more interesting.
On the other hand, I was quite curious to read The Colorado Kid, for two main reasons:
- First, it was published by Hard Case Crime, and I am sort of a Hard Case Crime cultist.
- Second, everybody seemed to hate it, in particular those that style themselves as King’s fans.
With such credentials, I said to myself, it had to be good.
And so, having received a copy as a gift for Christmas, I spent two evenings reading it. And here’s a few thoughts.