The Journals of Eleanor Druse

Posted: January 26, 2004
Category: Books
The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident is a journal written by Eleanor Druse, a character from King's Kingdom Hospital. She then sent it to King who helped her get it published. At leased hat is what they want us to believe. Mrs. Druse is a fictional character from the upcoming TV series Kingdom Hospital by King. Who really wrote the book is a well-guarded secret that not many people know about…

In the journal Mrs. Druse speaks about the things that happened to her at the hospital Kingdom Hospital in Lewiston, Maine. She is called to the hospital by her son (who works there) because a friend of here, Madelene Kruger, who has tried to kill herself, is asking for her. When she arrives at her friend's room she finds her dead, she has succeeded with a second suicide attempt. This is the start of a series of events that all leads back to when Mrs. Druse and Madelene where young girls and admitted to the hospital. Something happened to them then and some who was there with them hasn't gotten her peace yet. Now it's up to Mrs. Druse to find out what and who…

The journal is an introduction to the TV series, Kingdom Hospital, that will premier on ABC on March 3. We don't get all the answers by reading the book but my guess is that we will once the series start airing? The journal is a background to the TV series and only at the end it ties into the series itself.

We get introduced to a lot of the characters that will later appear in the series. We get to read about Mrs. Druse and her son off course but also the obnoxious Dr. Stegman and a lot of other characters. So you better make sure you read it before you see the TV series. I guess you could read it after but it's intended to be read before…it kind of kicks the series off.

Also, there's the issue of who actually wrote the book. Did King himself write it himself or has someone else written it? When I read it I get a feeling that it's written by an old lady, just like Mrs. Druse…but as you know that doesn't have to be the case. It's the feeling you get though and that's what the author wanted to accomplish when he/she wrote it. So, no matter who wrote it, it feels like it's written by Mrs. Druse and who knows, maybe she is really out there…good old Mrs. Druse…

Anyhow, the book is well written and it was a really nice read. The only problem I have with it is that I want more. I want to know what happens after the journal ends. My hope is that I will after I have seen the series though but as you all know, waiting is never any fun.

Lilja's final words about The Journals of Eleanor Druse:

Whether The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident is written by King, Mrs. Druse or anyone else really doesn't matter. If you're a King fan and if you plan to watch the TV series you should get a copy and read it, it's as simple as that!

Oh, and check out the title on the cover, it glow in the dark…

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