Hearts in Atlantis
Although it is difficult to believe, the Sixties are not fictional: THEY ACTUALLY HAPPENED. No matter the format, Stephen King's work is spellbinding because the author himself is spellbound. The first hugely popular writer of the TV generation, King published his first novel, Carrie, in 1974,... show more
Although it is difficult to believe, the Sixties are not fictional: THEY ACTUALLY HAPPENED. No matter the format, Stephen King's work is spellbinding because the author himself is spellbound. The first hugely popular writer of the TV generation, King published his first novel, Carrie, in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam. Images from that war -- and protests against it -- had flooded America's living rooms for nearly ten years. In Hearts in Altantis, King mesmerizes readers with fiction deeply rooted in the Sixties, and explores -- through four defining decades -- the haunting legacy of the Vietmnam War. As the characters in Hearts in Atlantis are tested in every way, King probes and unlocks the secrets of his generation for us all. Full of danger, full of suspense, and most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been able to leave completely.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 1st 2000
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
Damned tearjerker. To paraphrase Bobby's mom "life is unfair". And boy, do I have mixed feelings about her character. Most of my screaming-at-the-page moments came thanks to her. Anyway, the first story ripped my heart out, and I loved it. The second was a mix. Kinda' like the characters, their a...
★★★★★Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen KingHearts in Atlantis by Stephen King was a great book, in my opinion. It contains 5 short stories, from different period in Bobby's life. The first is Low Men in Yellow Coats. In this one we learn Bobby's dad died young, of a heart attack, and loved to gamble. An...
So... This is not one of my favorite King books. The first time I ever read it, I did so without realizing that it was a collection of inter-related short stories, and not having read The Dark Tower series (though, Ted wouldn't have made an appearance in that series way back when anyway, so...), but...
No one has ever written the joys of boyhood better than Stephen King. That's not what people talk about when they talk about him, but it's true. It's a subject that needs to be written about entirely without pretense and absolutely free of language too large for ball games and playing in the mud. ...
Hearts in Atlantis is a series of 5 short stories that interconnect to make one long story. It’s the first time I’ve read a book set out in this format. While I liked the formatting, I sort of had a love/hate relationship with the book. There were some stories that I enjoyed like Bobby’s and Blind ...