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The Eyes of the Dragon de Stephen King

The Eyes of the Dragon (original: 1987; edição: 1988)

de Stephen King (Autor)

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In the kingdom of Delain, a young prince must struggle against powerful forces to gain his rightful inheritance.
Título:The Eyes of the Dragon
Autores:Stephen King (Autor)
Informação:Time Warner Paperbacks (1988), Edition: New Edition, 432 pages
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Written for his young daughter and it shows. Amazing flexibility as a writer to be able to try out this genre with some success. ( )
  brakketh | Nov 30, 2021 |
  TORTOSAGUARDIA | Sep 28, 2021 |
3.5⭐️ ( )
  deannachapman | Sep 15, 2021 |
I haven't, in the rereading of King's work, read his collaboration with Peter Straub as yet. I'm saving [b:The Talisman|59219|The Talisman (The Talisman, #1)|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1170530286l/59219._SX50_.jpg|3324421] and [b:Black House|10607|Black House (The Talisman, #2)|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1388263466l/10607._SX50_.jpg|1738813], along with the Dark Tower series until the end.

I consider The Talisman to be his first misstep, the first time I read something by him and was disappointed, but I'd put it down to the perenially disappointing Peter Straub (yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, I know, he's good blah blah blah. I do not like his stuff. Get over it.)

But with this book, King officially produced his first solo stinker. King is a very versatile writer, and he can write horror, thrillers, mysteries, coming of age stories...he's good in so many areas. But when he turns his hand to either SF or Fantasy, I'm sorry, but he simply stinks. The things that save the Dark Tower series (and believe me, there are times when it stinks too), is that, while it's essentially fantasy, he throws everything in that pot. Westerns? Sure. Horror? Yep. SF? Definitely. Comics? Why not? Harry Potter? What the hell, it takes all kindsa critters to make Farmer Brown's fritters, right?

So, ugh. Eyes of the Dragon. This was likely more of a chore the second time through, because I knew there was really no payoff. The first time, at least I could anticipate something (please God, anything) happening.

King trots out every damn fantasy cliche here. The befuddled ineffective king. The good king that is prevented from ruling. The pathetic king ruled by someone else. Prison towers. Unendingly loyal subjects. And even a half-assed dragon.

Remember when King wrote two books side-by-side, [b:Desperation|10584|Desperation|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1395764566l/10584._SY75_.jpg|14015] and [b:The Regulators|10596|The Regulators|Richard Bachman|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1554402378l/10596._SY75_.jpg|955346], one under his own name, one under the Bachman tag? They had some passing similarities, but they were also remarkably different in tone, story, and quality? Yeah, I feel like this is the same thing.

Stick with me here for a moment. So, remember King's excellent Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption novella from [b:Different Seasons|39662|Different Seasons|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1329662611l/39662._SY75_.jpg|2248680]? Of course you do.

So, to me, it feels like King borrowed some Dark Tower names, stuck them on Shawshank Redemption characters, then moved the story to a fantasy setting, so now, instead of Andy Dufresne taking years to escape Shawshank, you've got Peter the Good taking years to escape the Needle. But with none of the engaging prose, characterization, or heart.

Even Flagg, a character he's had fun with in a few books up to now, and who actually starts out fairly creepy in the start of this story, turns into a drooling, raving idiot by the end. And he, like everyone else in the story, has no motivation whatsoever. Peter is good because he's good. Thomas is ineffectual because, well, dad didn't love him enough. Flagg is a mustache-twirling Snidely Whiplash type here.

Yeah, this book deserves to be buried deep and forgotten, perhaps surviving only as a footnote about a not-very-good curiousity, oddly connected to his Dark Tower series.

Like I said. A stinker.

His next one would be [b:The Tommyknockers|17660|The Tommyknockers|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1394210331l/17660._SY75_.jpg|150226], but we'll deal with that particular stinking pile when we get there, won't we? ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
Started on a Kindle and finished with an Audiobook.


Very interesting book and it was great to see Flagg mentioned outside of the Dark Tower series (again). It seems like this happened before the stand? Either way it was great to read a book by King that was a little bit different than his other stuff - in a way of a fairytale.

Highly recommend - I really enjoyed the read and the characters seemed very real. ( )
  jhavens12 | Sep 1, 2021 |
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This story is for my great friend Ben Straub, and for my daughter, Naomi King.
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Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a King with two sons.
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Perhaps it was luck that saved him, or fate, or those gods he prayed to; I'll not take a stand on the matter.
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