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LT's Theory of Pets

LT's Theory of Pets

Auteur

Stephen King

Eerste Uitgave

2001

Uitgave

2001

Uitgeverij

Simon & Schuster Audio

Vorm

audiobook

Taal

Engels

Duur

1 uur

Gelezen

2002-05-11

Score

6/10

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A rare live Stephen King recording! Stephen King delivers a haunting, heartfelt performance as he shares a story about the bonds between husbands, wives and pets. LT has a theory about pets, particularly his Siamese cat. It had been their cat not just his cat, but that was until he came home one day to a note on the fridge. His wife had left him. The cat stayed behind... Recorded live at London's Royal Festival Hall, LT's Theory of Pets demonstrates yet again that Stephen King is a master storyteller. Running time: approx. 1 hour.

Bespreking

Nice story, but not worth the money

A pet is just about the worst sort of present one can give anyone. And a dog named Frank is exactly what L.T. gets from his wife Lulubelle for their first wedding anniversary. It does not take long for L.T. to realise that the dog actually hates him: puking in your slippers can hardly be called a token of affection. One year later L.T. decides to return the favour by buying his wife a cute little kitten called Lucy. But when Lulubelle starts to call the cat "Screwlucy", it is clear that no love affair is developing between cat and owner. After a while it turns out that there is only one happy couple left: Frank and Lucy.

L.T.'s Theory of Pets is the live registration a short story that was read at London's Royal Festival Hall by Stephen King himself. The story starts off at a light-hearted tone and has some quite hilarious moment. The audience is clearly enjoying the spicy humour of the author. But King would not be King if there was not a lugubrious twist at the end. Actually, this story was quite enjoyable. But the real question remains: is it worth the money? Certainly if you know that it was recently published together with 13 other stories in the collection Everything's Eventual. I would say: no, just buy the collection. Die-hard fans are entitled, of course, to ignore this good advice. ;-)