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Since his first novel was published in 1974, Stephen King has stretched the boundaries of the storyteller as a writer who constantly redefines his readers' experience by working in various genres and formats . Whether in an epic horror novel, like THE … see full wiki

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review by . March 30, 2009
I haven't read too much of Stephen King's stuff. It's not that I have anything against him, it's just that I haven't had much of a chance to. For the record, the only actual books of his I've read are "Misery" and "The Stand". Now I can add the novella "UR" to that list, and what an interesting story it is! The first major work to be published exclusively on the Kindle.    The story concerns a college professor who orders a Kindle and gets a pink one (how much do you want to …
review by . March 01, 2009
I'll start out by saying that I am not a big Stephen King fan; I find his shorter works better than the longer ones. Given that, I think Ur was just about the right length and don't see that it would benefit from being stretched or padded out.    King takes a popular SF theme - ordinary person acquires a device that gives access to alternate realities - and reworks it with a (pink!) Kindle in the starring role. Like others, I thought that the early part of the story read too …
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