Quite the Tale!
Billy Summers is gripping, entertaining, somewhat surprising, and yet, somewhat predictable.
What I loved:
The character of Billy. Brilliant, sweet, kind, and as honest as he can be, given his career choice.
Alice Maxwell. What a surprise she turned out to be.
The friendship that developed between Billy & Alice.
The nod to The Shining. The Overlook Hotel will never be forgotten.
What I didn’t love:
The War Stories. I get that the point of this was to explain Billy’s background but given everything going on in the world and in my life personally, I found these passages to be wholly depressing and I felt that they just made the story drag on and on.
On the whole, I enjoyed Billy Summers quite a bit and even though it won’t make it into my list of favorite Stephen King books, I loved the character-driven plot and adored Billy, Alice and Bucky too. If you’re a fan of Stephen King I’m sure this one will be a winner for you as well!