UR by Stephen King

Rating: 3 Stars
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
File size: 189 KB
ISBN-10: 149935617X
ISBN-13: 978-1499356175
Pages: 61

I just finished reading UR by Stephen King. I’m glad this was a short read and not a full-length novel. It dragged on, unlike most of Stephen King’s books. It only piqued my attention with references to the Paradox Laws and the Dark Tower series.

Wesley Smith, the main character, purchases a Kindle. When it arrives, it is pink. From it he downloads what he believes are unpublished books by renowned authors, but which turn out to come from parallel worlds.

Wesley uses the UR functions to determine the outcome of a sports event couched by his girlfriend, and discovers a tragic outcome. Torn between saving her or breaking the Paradox Laws, Wesley’s decision leads to the crux of the story.

If you are a follower of Stephen King, UR will disappoint. If you are new to his writing, give him another chance. He is a better writer than this.