Here is but one of the many reasons that I love Stephen King as an author-who else would think to write a horror story about the Kindle, for the Kindle? OK, I suppose it could seem a little gimmicky, but it works!
But not only does the new Kindle let you download titles from alternate realities, it also lets you check out the New York Times, and the local news. Difference is, with the local news, instead of getting alternate versions, you get the future of the reality you live in. And what Wesley sees in his future is too terrible to contemplate.
This is King at his short story/novella best. He sets the scene, develops a character seamlessly, and moves you right along. I was so intrigued by the whole idea of the Ur alternates. Of course, anyone familiar with King's Dark Tower series knows that the Ur references the various levels of the Tower, and I was not surprised when the low men showed up to punish Wes for his paradox infraction. But you don't have to have read the 3600+ Dark Tower books to appreciate and enjoy UR.
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