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Stephen King â 3 ree readHis is the irst time I ve read this book by King because I The South Beach Diet Supercharged finally managed to get my hands on it when it was rereleased I m glad Iinally got to read it because I absolutely adored this story It seems that people either love it or hate it and I m most definitely in the love it camp I Surviving the Silence found the storyascinating it drew me in Kursk from theirst page and I couldn t turn the pages ast enough to ind out what would happen Or in this case to not National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy (Pelican Books) find out what happens Either way I loved it I re read this because I have recently started watching Haven on Netflix Haven is based not on this book but the place and characters IN the book I love the show The best part is how the writers and set decorators insert small references to King s work throughout the years Sometimes a small nugget of storyrom one of his novels is told a scene plays on the screen right off his pages Paul Sheldon and the Misery series are mentioned when a birthday gift is one of his books The list goes on and on The best part of the show is watching The Christmas Scorpion (Jack Reacher, for these Easter Eggs I only wish I had watched itrom the beginning as it aired because now I know there are message boards online where people compare what they noticed when an episode is overNow back to the book I have no problem with the idea of this story King is my And the Crooked Places Made Straight favorite writer and I argue vehemently against his label of Horror Writer all the time It s his style I love The way he creates three dimensional humans with scribbles on a page People Ieel I know and would recognize on the street He does so here with the two old newspapermen who relate the story and the young intern who listens I like them I want to read about them There is certainly no horror to be The Obliterated Man found on these pagesI even understand the reason he gives us no answer to the mystery The old men explain that life has no plot no through line no story arc etc I agree I also think that s why we love novels and movies and newspaper articles We NEED that through line to make upor its lack in our lives I was mesmerized by the men relaying the story of this man Figlio dellolocausto found dead on a beach in Maine half a continentrom where he began his day in Colorado I understand the law being unable to put the puzzle together I know this could happen in real life But this is a novel DAMMIT I want that through line King plays with us because he knows he can get away with it He can tick me off by not giving me resolution ully confident I will still buy his next book the day it comes out and read and re read it over and over through the years Confident ass I say that with love
nothing but loveI am only on the ourth episode of thebut loveI am only on the Outliving fourth episode of the season on Haven Iind it infinitely clever the premise they use Landscapes of Communism for the show and my hope each time I begin a new episode will be that Audrey the main character comes across the answer to what really happened to the Colorado Kid It s a supernatural television show Don t tell me aull staff of writers can t New Years Rockin Evil (Futurama Comics figure out SOMETHING I will accept I m gullible I ll accept a lot Or a little Just give mesomethingOctober 2014 I ve caught up on Haven and now seem addicted to this story of The Colorado Kid This is my third reread in 6 months and this time I audio ed itelt almost like I was getting a ix I didn t just relish the story I took notes looked up obscure acts and researched things I would otherwise have no interest in Haven has explained James Cogan in the series but my brain and heart think I can explain The Kid in the book I know I canI read
in the Stephen King group here on GR that someone dislikes the show Haven becausethe Stephen King group here on GR that someone dislikes the show Haven because book is a perfect unsolved and unsolvable mystery She Tough Girl feels Haven takes away that perfection and instead presents a little paranormal mystery that gets solved every week in 47 minutes I can understand hereelings but love Haven or exactly the same reason she dislikes itKing wrote the perfect mystery novel Nothing paranormal plenty unexplained no answers through line or plot The novel is actually a character study of the two telling the story and the one they are telling it to than it is a narrative Often in life we don t get answers Some things are simply unexplainable Ok ok but not in a King book In his books he shows us why anything can and usually does happen Even when it takes magic evil or the paranormal to make it happen He convinces us it s possible and shows us howHaven takes this perfectly unsolvable mystery written by King and turns it into what we expect rom him They can exist together and at the same time In Haven the outside world is told that all the little unexplainable things that occur in the town limits are due to gas leaks bad weather road rage you name it In reality all paranormal hell is constantly breaking loose When you think about that the story Vince and Dave are telling Stephie in the novel is exactly the sort of story Haven would tell an outsider As you read the novel you begin to Perfect Phrases for Lead Generation feel that the old timers sharing this tale with Stephie is their way of accepting her and making her a true resident of the town What if they are justeeding her the company line. Nknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itsel.
Duplicate ratings in there but I m not going to look I d rather have Stephen King be my most read author than Bukowski 32 Bukowski books I know I really liked him Conversationally Speaking for aboutive years but how many times could I read the same storyDoing some personal history mental math I come up with igure that I haven t read a Stephen King novel in about seventeen years and two months After a string of disappointing books that came out in the early to mid 90 s I just stopped reading him My tastes got pretentious and I d been disappointed too many times in a row three I think it was by mediocre books to give much attention to any new books he wrote Then I kept hearing very mixed things about each new book this would be when I started working at the bookstore A guy I worked with who loved Stephen King seemed to love all the new books with reservations that sounded like nostalgia creepy into his enjoyment and anyone else whose opinion I trusted at all never had anything good to say about each new book I actually thought I d never read another Stephen King book again Like a jilted lover or something I d cut my ties with him In my heart though I ll always love the dorky looking guy who well meaning customers sometimes like to tell me I look just like I don t think this is a compliment but it s probably true although I personally think I m less dorky and better looking than him Different Seasons was my irst grown up book that didn t involve commando s crazed gunmen vigilantes or ninjas Needful Things was the Red November first book I anxiously waited to be released and bought in hardcover the day it came out Theour stories that made up the sadly out of print Bachman Books were some of the Beowulf is my name (Rinehart editions, 146) first stories read with the literary euivalent of being smacked in the chest with a sledgehammer this is a good thing It was the novel that got me hooked on big books and the awe they inspire in lesser mortals who shy awayrom reading thousand page tomes and the realization that some stories are just better when they have all that room to erment and unfurl themselves Pet Sematary succeed as being one of the ew novels to actually scare me although the movie might have helped Even when it wasn t just about the scares or the thrills most of the themes I A Gentleman for Dry Creek (Dry Creek, find myself enjoying in books today Iirst came across in Stephen King he probably is an underrated author now that I m actually thinking of it The protagonist of The Long Walk could easily stand in Trail of Evidence (Capitol K-9 Unit for a Sisyphean existential anti hero Myirst literary taste and ruminations about Nazi s probably came rom Apt Pupil The Dark Half could have been a horror version of a Borges short story And as my swiss cheese memory can t remember the plot details
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read two months nevermind almost any details about short stories or whotwo months nevermind almost any details about short stories or who short story plots that my eeble mind happens to remember a Beyond Carnival few months later I can remember vividly detailsrom probably most of the stories Microsociology from Night Shift or Skeleton Crew That s my nostalgic gushing about myavorite author Lefty from seventh grade through about my sopho year of college And now I ve read another novel of his This isn t very goodThe story is not bad but it s not a novel it s what could be a good side plot in a novel an aside that would tie into the main story in someway The story is basically two old newspaper guys on an island off the coast of Maine are telling a young reporter about an unsolved case they were a part of twenty something years ago The bulk of the novel is the two guys telling the story view spoilerand at the end youind out there really aren t any details known about the man who died except or his name and that against almost all logic that he wound up on a beach in Maine dead one morning I like non resolution in books so I didn t have a problem with this I just didn t see the point to the book hide spoiler I picked up this book not because I m a Stephen King an although I am but because it was part of the new Hard Case Crime division of Dorchester Publishing I ll admit the variety of authors they ve collected to write Shadow of the Vampire for them is extensive and THE COLORADO KID just happened to be theirst one in the Hard Case group to make it to the top of my to be read pile I understand after reading THE COLORADO KID why so many people on here posted negative reviews I understand because just like the main characters in the story told me a mystery with no resolution plain and simply pisses people off People want a happy conclustion to a problem whether it be why 911 happened why oil prices are so high why a young woman in Wisconsin was murdered or how a man Statistical Computing in C++ and R from Colorado went to work one morning and ended up dead on a little island off the co This is myirst
Stephen King I picked The Kid mainly cause I love the TV show Haven and its based on this I was surprised that this is not a paranormal and the show is its weird the this book being the predecessor is just a crime mysteryI m not a an of crime books but its good to come out of my comfort zone that consist of FantasyParanormal and Romance I must admit this book got my Because the they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death the less they understand Was it an impossible crime Or something stranger stillNo one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the Ever come across a real unexplained mysteryThe ratings or THEBY STEPHEN KING I PICKED THE
COLORADO KID were all over the placeI have only started reading Stephen King again in the last ew years afterKID were all over the placeI have only started reading Stephen King again in the last Cities and Dialogue few years after couple disappointments in the late 90s but after taking a chance with some of his recent offerings and loving themI decided to take a chance with this one too The Main CharactersDave Bowie The 65 year old managing editor of The Weekly Islander the small newspaper servicing the island of Moose LookitVince Teague The 90 year oldounder of the IslanderStephanie McCann A 22 year old on summer internship at the IslanderOver coffee Dave and Vince tell Stephanie about a unsolved case which has bothered them over the yearsThe StoryWHO John Doe The Colorado Kid eventually identified as James Cogan Christmas Doll from Nederland ColoradoWHERE Found on Hammock Beach MaineWHEN Early morning April 24 1980WHAT Two teenagersind the body of a man slumped against a trash can No identification was Dark Tide Rising (William Monk found and the body bore no indication ofoul play cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation a piece of steak The Internet Book found lodged in his throat On the body was a Russian coin some pocket money and a pack of cigarettes which eventually lead to John Doe s identity James Cogan a happily married with a newborn sonrom ColoradoBut WHY he was in Maineand HOW he ended up there remains a mysteryThe reason THE COLORADO KID worked or me was mainly the characters especially David and Vince they reminded me of a cross between Statler and Waldorf the grumpy old Muppet men and Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon I didn t have a problem with the mystery remaining a mystery and as I was reading I suspected that in Stephen King ashion These characters may just pop up in another book at some point but either way if they do or they don t it won t bother me one little bitAfter reading The COLORADO KID I came across this tidbit King stated The review of The Colorado Kid in today s issue of today s USA Today mentions that there was no Starbucks in Denver in 1980 Don t assume that s a mistake on my part The constant readers of the Dark Tower series may realize that is not necessarily a continuity error but a clue This was an unusual book definitely not King s usual style I did enjoy it but ultimately it was underwhelming Considering a man has been Fearless Jack found dead on a beach you don t really learn anything of interest about him or his death as a result of which youind yourself not paying attention The Film Club freuentlyAnd I get the point of the book and that not everything has an answer but this just left merustrated than anything At times it was hard to keep going because the story was pretty much stale The characters were great so were the interactions between them and the story of the Colorado Kid was intriguing and mystified The way King Tarascon Pediatric Emergency Pocketbook finished the book was satisfying These are some positives of the book Also I would recommend to read the afterword of the author where he explains why he wrote the story as he did 35 Stars No horror here but still a worthwhile read in my bookStephen King states there will be no middle ground on this novelthat readers will either hate it or love it Asor me I really enjoyed it as well as discovering in the Afterward what motivated him to write what is depicted as a hard case crime mysteryI loved the two old geezers as Mr King calls them that own the Weekly Islander Newspaper on Moose Lookit Island and the way they uizzed and inspired their 22 year old summer intern StephanieAs or the case of THE COLORADO KID itself I whizzed right through the telling eager to ind out what happened to the mysterious dead man with no identification andwas even ine with the endingThis one won t make
my avorites shelffavorites shelf it held my attention and I sure do love the book cover even though she is not how I envisioned Stephanie Feeling generous with my 375 starsTurning to another short piece by Stephen King I Ninth Grade Slays found this piece calling out to me As King can vary greatly in his writing I was not entirely sure what to expect butound this mystery pulled me in while remaining as laid back as a Maine summer s day Stephanie McCann is a journalism intern in a small Maine community working alongside the town s two newspaper reporters Vince Teague and Dave Bowie While Stephanie is looking to learn A lot of people hate this book Murder of Crows for bullshit reasons I don t usually comment on other people s opinions I have in the past but not often because its their subjectiveeelings about the shit they read Fine Whatever But to hate this book because it has a cover that only vaguely touches upon the book andor doesn t Work Your Wardrobe fit the Hard Case Crime series I don t know I mean the book does have aemale reporter in it and it is a mystery Yeah like I said those people who hate on this book because of the aforementioned reasons well their opinions smell of bul A uick check of the personal most read authors Silence in Hanover Close (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, feature on goodreads tells me that this is my thirty third Stephen King book and it s the one that pushed King ahead of Bukowski as my most read author There is the possibility that maybe there are a couple of. On an island off the coast of Maine a man isound dead There's no identification on the body Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in orensics turns up any cluesBut that's just the beginning of the mystery. .