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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.

(spoiler show)

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 2018-06-17 14:35
The Outsider - 34%
The Outsider - Stephen King

AAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH

 

He did it again. Sometimes I really hate Stephen King as much as I love him. 

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review 2018-06-16 01:48
Death of an Outsider by M. C. Beaton (audiobook)
Death of an Outsider - M.C. Beaton,Shaun Grindell

Series: Hamish Macbeth #3

 

This one was read by a different but equally competent narrator. I'm rating this a little bit higher because although Hamish has some messed up ideas about marriage (this is the 80s not the 50s as far as I know), this had a line that greatly amused me and sparked discussion about lobsters and whether they'd actually eat a corpse.

 

Otherwise I don't have much to say; Hamish has to deal with another murder while subbing in for another policeman on vacation.

 

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text 2018-06-13 18:58
Reading progress update: I've listened 181 out of 294 minutes.
Death of an Outsider - M.C. Beaton,Shaun Grindell

"She was drinking sherry from the bottle, like a harlot."

 

That's got to be one of the best lines in the book.

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text 2018-06-13 00:43
Reading progress update: I've listened 148 out of 294 minutes.
Death of an Outsider - M.C. Beaton,Shaun Grindell

A murder victim eaten by...lobsters?!

 

(Presumably tossed into the tank after death.)

 

Would lobsters eat a person if he or she were tossed into their tank?? That just sounds too weird to be possible.

 

(Apparently lobsters eat crabs, clams, mussels, and sometimes other lobsters.)

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