Friday 5 May 2017

COOKIE JAR by Stephen King

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've been meaning to read this story for months, but kept forgetting. Today I decided it was time to finally read it, and I'm glad I did.

When young Dale visits his 90-year-old great-grandfather Rhett for a school assignment, the two connect on a level that reaches past the many years between them. Rhett shares a very personal story about the weird life and death of his strange mother, as well as the fictional place she imagined. Plus the miraculous cookie jar that never runs out of cookies...

Stephen King sure can tell a story. Not only was this interesting and full of wonder, but the sights and smell were vivid. There's so much emotion packed into this short story: sadness, happiness, the horror of war, the emotional scars of loss, and the mental ones war imprints on those on the frontline.

This is quite a tale! It's beautifully written, filled me with sadness, but ultimately made me crave a cookie. LOL.

But seriously, this is a great story that leaves you wondering long past the last word...

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