Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread
The Gingerbread Girl is a book by Stephen King that I've been wanting to read for over a year now. The only problem was that I could never find it! Apparently it is only available on audio.
After downloading it to my ipod, I noticed that it was only around 2 hours long. I thought this would be perfect to listen to during a long walk on the trail. I say walk and not run because I'm not sure I could run while listening to a book. I feel like I wouldn't be able to concentrate. So a walk it was. I strapped on my hydration belt and packed a Clif bar and planned to do an hour walk up the trail and an hour walk back down!
I don't usually read too much about book summaries because I like to be surprised at what happens so I will try not to give too much away.
The story's main character is a lady named Em. She starts running after the death of her baby. She would run up and down the driveway, then the end of the lane, and then to the corner store, and then a few miles at a time. The running (among other issues) became a point of contention between her and her husband so she just "ran away". She takes some time for herself while staying at her father's Conch shack along the beach. On the same island are the McMansions of the very rich. While on a run, she sees something that she probably shouldn't have which takes the story in a whole new direction. It is a Stephen King story so of course it is graphic and thrilling but I have to say the character Em is not very clever. But then again, if she did things sensibly then there really wouldn't be much of a story now would there?
I do have to say that I did enjoy the story and in the end I ended up walking a little more than 7 miles as I listened to it. I purchased this book from Audible.com and still have the file saved on my computer. If there is a way to share these files I'd be happy to send it to you if you want to listen to it too. -M