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So good.

It’s been a long damn time since I could say that a Stephen King book got me.

This one? Did. You’d do a lot worse than to read this. It’s not your standard horror novel. I’d more chalk it up to fantastical fiction? But it was Completely Amazing, and I can see why hardcore King fans were mixed bag about it. If anyone else had written it, I bet the reviews would have been better simply because this is a different class of book.

The Decemberists.

So, I just opened up The Hazards of Love. It’s ripped, it’s played. So far, my favorite song is uhh, The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All), though Marty was dead on that The Rake Song is great.

I had entered into a marriage
In the summer of my twenty-first year
And the bells rang for our wedding
Only now do I remember it clear
Alright, alright, alright
No more a rake and no more a bachelor
I was wedded and it whetted my thirst
Until her womb start spilling out babies
Only then did I reckon my curse
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright
First came Isaiah with his crinkled little fingers
Then came Charlotte and that wretched girl Dawn
Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery
Mercifully taking her mother along
Alright, alright, alright
What can one do when one is widower
Shamefully saddled with three little pests
All that I wanted was the freedom of a new life
So my burden I began to divest
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright
Charlotte I buried after feeding her foxglove
Dawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath
Isaiah fought but was easily bested
Burned his body for incurring my wrath
Alright, alright, alright
And that’s how I came your humble narrator
To be living so easy and free
Expect you think that I should be haunted
But it never really bothers me
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

*****

Nice guy.