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review 2018-06-20 22:31
The Outsider ★★★★☆
The Outsider - Stephen King

The best and worst of SK: Great characters to invest in, author violating your trust and investment in those characters, awful events fantastically described, wildly uneven pacing, strangely dissatisfying ending. Subtract a star for placing at least part of the events in some bizarre version of Texas where entirely distinct geographic regions are mishmashed together in a way that is completely unrecognizable. Add a star for

bringing back Holly from the Mr Mercedes trilogy.

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Add another star for an outstanding performance by Will Patton.

 

Audiobook, purchased via Audible.

 

Previous Updates:

6/3/18 – 2%

 

6/3/18 – 17% (pause)

 

6/17/18 – 34%

 

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text 2018-06-15 19:47
End of Watch - Finished!
End of Watch: A Novel - Stephen King,Simon & Schuster Audio,Will Patton

Maybe even better this time than it was on the first reading. Now I can take The Outsider off pause, and start from the beginning. 

 

Original review here. I was re-reading the Bill Hodges trilogy before I go on with The Outsider, since there is supposed to be at least one character making a reappearance. 

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text 2018-06-13 12:35
Finders Keepers - Finished!
Finders Keepers: A Novel - Stephen King

Still loved this one, too. On to End of Watch!

 

Original review here. I'm re-reading the Bill Hodges trilogy before I go on with The Outsider, since there is supposed to be at least one character making a reappearance. 

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text 2018-06-12 14:58
Finders Keepers - 70%
Finders Keepers: A Novel - Stephen King

Holly goes to the telephone, reaches for it, then pulls her hand back. For almost a minute, she just stands there, gnawing her lips. She’s not used to taking the initiative in things. Maybe she should call Bill first, and ask him if it’s okay? “Bill doesn’t think the notebook’s important, though,” she tells her living room. “I think different. And I can think different if I want to.”

 

Woohoo! Go, Holly, git em!

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review 2017-10-23 14:13
Burnt Offerings ★★★★☆
Burnt Offerings: Valancourt 20th Century Classics - Robert Marasco,R.C. Bray

Wonderfully creepy vintage horror that is so perfectly 1970's that it's almost funny. What happens when a bored housewife who fills her time with cleaning and decorating and shopping for stuff gets together with a hungry old mansion that needs to be revitalized? Ohhh yesss, she can clean and organize and decorate to her her heart's content. And does she mind a little sacrifice to have the beautiful home and perfectly set table of her dreams? After all, Mother does so much for us. She provides it all. 

 

Audiobook via Audible. RC Bray's performance was okay, but he tends to have a sort of deadpan tone of voice that can become dull and droning at times. 

 

Previous Updates:

10/21/17 2%

10/21/17 24%

10/22/17 49%

10/22/17 76%

 

 

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