Finders Keepers

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Stephen King: Finders Keepers (Hardcover, 2015, Thorndike Press, Thorndike Pr)

Hardcover, 635 pages

Published June 3, 2015 by Thorndike Press, Thorndike Pr.

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4 stars (8 reviews)

Overview: Wake up, genius. So announces deranged fan Morris Bellamy to iconic author John Rothstein, who once created the famous character Jimmy Gold and hasn't released anything since. Morris is livid, not just because his favorite writer has stopped publishing, but because Jimmy Gold ended up as a sellout. Morris kills his idol and empties his safe of cash, but the real haul is a collection of notebooks containing John Rothstein's unpublished work - including at least one more Jimmy Gold novel. Morris hides everything away before being locked up for another horrific crime. But upon Morris's release thirty-five years later, he's about to discover that teenager Pete Saubers has already found the stolen treasure-and no one but former police detective Bill Hodges, along with his trusted associates Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson, stands in the way of his vengeance.

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Book 2 in the Bill Hodges trilogy

4 stars

I wasn't getting on with the most recent Murderbot novella so instead I picked this up. For me, reading King is just comforting. There's only a hint of horror in this book but it intrigued me. The rest was a personal crime novel. The Saubers family is hit with the aftermath of the events in Mr. Mercedes, facing poverty. But then 13 year old Pete finds a trunk in the grounds by his home, full of money and notebooks full of writing, giving him the opportunity to secretly help his family. But then the real owner of the trunk is released from jail and Pete's nightmare begins...

This novel didn't actually have that much Bill Hodges in it. PoVs were mostly split between Pete, Bill, and the villain Morris Bellamy.

It was pretty good. I really hope that the final book returns to Brad as villain because he was far …

Review of 'Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

First things first. I bought this on a whim to listen to in the car. I have not read Stephen King for years but was a huge fan back in my teens. I didn't realise this was part two of a trilogy (? More?) when I bought it and I haven't read [b:Mr. Mercedes|18775247|Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)|Stephen King||26680281]. However this book could easily stand alone so that's OK. All and any references to the earlier book were clearly explained and felt natural, just as historical references, and made it simple enough to piece together the other story. This story was well told and the plot skipped along nicely. I usually hate books that flip between times or people but Stephen manages this seamlessly and it was enhanced by having a great reader for the audio book (thanks Will) who had great expression and different voices for each of …

Review of 'Carnets noirs' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

вислухав французьку аудіоверсію «чорних зошитів» стівена кінґа. що сказати — це, без сумнівів, не найкращий твір автора, але король трилерів ще у добрій формі й здатен розповісти історію на ніч так, щоби неможливо було одірваться, не закривши останньої сторінки (або ж не дослухавши останньої фрази в моєму випадку). згодом зважаєш на плоскуваті діалоги наприкінці, на не завжди доречний фірмовий «підпис» кінґа у вигляді дрібки паранормального тощо… але поки книжка відкрита — ти у владі оповідача! за це і люблю кінґа попри все. тож якщо ви вже прочитали, або ще не дочекалися сильніших його речей (11/22/63 для прикладу) — беріться до серії біла ходжеса («чорні зошити» є друга частина серії).

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