Very interesting review of NOS4A2 by Pop Matters. They liked the book, called it Hill's "most complete and fully realized novel yet." The more interesting part is the references and links to his father, Stephen King's works, including the Dark Tower worlds. Some SPOILERS HERE.
There’s a dog that belongs to one of the characters that’s a St. Bernard. (Shades of Cujo.) There’s an evil car at the centre of the story. (Shades of Christine.) There’s a character with a major stammering problem. (Shades of William Denbrough from It.) Colorado is a major setting. (Shades of The Shining.) Children are in peril. (Shades of It, again.) A character is named Tabitha. (Novelist Tabitha King is Joe Hill’s mother.) And on it would seemingly go until, about mid-way through the book, Hill starts to hit us on the head that, yes, he is the son of King.
He does this by mentioning the fictional setting of Derry, Maine, which pops up in a number of King’s books, but most notably in It, by name, along with a name check by Hill of Pennywise from said novel, too. Mid-World from King’s The Dark Tower series is mentioned; again, by name. There is also a reference to the True Knot, which is a tie-in to a Stephen King novel that hasn’t even been released yet, Doctor Sleep. (It’s coming this fall.)
I'm looking forward to reading NOS4A2. Buy it on Amazon HERE.
Read the rest of the review HERE.