I interviewed the author of The Writing Family of Stephen King not too many days ago, and had a thoroughly enjoyable time doing so. I'm always happy to chat about King, and when I can do so with someone who clearly has the zeal Patrick McAleer has, it is cause for a bit of celebration here at the offices of The Truth Inside The Lie.
At that time, I'd not read the very book that prompted me to seek McAleer out and try to land a interview, mainly on account of how I didn't own a copy. That has since been remedied, so as an overdue postscript, I thought I'd chime in with a brief review of the book.
First off, let me dispel any tension that might be building up by answering the question "Bryant, did you enjoy The Writing Family of Stephen King?" Yes; yes, I did. I read it in two nights, which is fairly speedy for me; I tend toward slowness as a reader. Anytime I read a book quickly, it means I've enjoyed it. I bought my copy of the book via Amazon, and it came in the same shipment with the second season of Game of Thrones, which I'd purchased on Blu-ray. The urge to sit down and spend three or four hours in Westeros is quite strong, so the mere fact that I instead opted to spend my free time those two nights reading this book tells you much about my level of enjoyment.