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Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
WINNER OF THE 2015 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL #1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses (The Washington Post).The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded. The case goes unsolved and ex-cop Bill Hodges is out of hope when he gets a letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedess wheels Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time hes going big, with an attack that would take down thousandsunless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfields diabolical plans. Stephen King takes off on a nerve-shredding, pulse-pounding race against time (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) with this acclaimed #1 bestselling thriller.
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WJCintron
Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King
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I was tagged on IG by @book.n.films to post a favorite read with no caption.
😃🙌 Tagging my friend @bthegood 💃✨🌊

This is such a difficult challenge for me! 🥹 The ones who really know me, know I talk too much.
I need to shut up 🤐🥲
Did I just fail this challenge?! I mean… I didn‘t talk about the book! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂🤣
I really need to shut up! 🤐😭😭😭

#nocaptionchallenge

bthegood omg - thanks for the tag and I love your posts - never stop “talking“ - it's never too much 😅 1mo
WJCintron @bthegood 🥹🤣😂🙏🙌 You‘re the best!!! ❤️🤗 1mo
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kelseycoleburke
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Bit of a dark interpretation maybe, but the only one I could think of! (Might say something about me 😶) #icecreamday #julyjam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Sounds riveting 😳🍦🩸 5mo
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TieDyeDude
Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King
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Holly Gibney. She really escalated the Bill Hodges trilogy, and even got her own spin-off. Strong supporting characters are only an issue if the main character is weak.

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Good one! Thanks for playing! 6mo
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Jovy
Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Late to the party, and kicking myself for not reading this sooner! This is not your classic SK horror, but contains all the elements that only King can come up with - fast paced, heart-stopping action and unforgettable characters. Will Patton narrating is the icing on the cake!

WJCintron I LOVED this one! Haven't read the others, though. 8mo
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JenReadsAlot
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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peaknit Oh shoot I keep forgetting the festive tag🤦🏼‍♀️ nice picture! 12mo
StayCurious good choices 12mo
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JenlovesJT47
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I don‘t know why I waited so long to start the Bill Hodges trilogy. But I started this book this morning and had devoured it by this afternoon. The shortish chapters made the pages breeze by and I really couldn‘t put it down. Stressful and will keep you on the edge of your seat! The ending was very solid. All ready to dive into book 2 tonight! 5⭐️

#StephenKing
#horror
#thriller

KathyWheeler All loved all 3 books in this series. I remember putting this one down for a day because I was so afraid that the little girl was going to get blown up at the concert and I couldn‘t read that. I forced myself to read past that though. 14mo
JenlovesJT47 @KathyWheeler I was worried for her but I thought I remembered her being in his short story collection from last year, one about Holly Gibney. Janey killed me though! 😭 Even though I saw it coming, when I finished that chapter I had to put it down for a few minutes and I cried. SK is the best at writing people because they all seem so real. I‘m about to jump into book 2! 🤗🤓 14mo
KathyWheeler @JenlovesJT47 Yes, that got to me too. 14mo
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Mtnwitch2012
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book. I devoured it in a number of days. It wouldn‘t have taken me so long except I do have my motherly duties lol. I can‘t wait to start the rest of the series. Stephen King can be a hit or a miss with me but I‘ve learned the books really are always better then the movies or tv series.

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Nik_reads
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Great book! Loved how it gave points of view from both sides.

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alecia3dixie
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Wow I really liked this one!! It is right up there with The Stand, I can't choose which one is my favorite, but maybe will be able to decide after I finish the series!! Because WOW I really liked it!! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and the group of people in this book were seriously perfect. Also the audiobook was AMAZING. 5 stars!!

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 loved it but really it's 25 golden shining stars for Will Patton's narration. I would love for him to be with me everywhere I go to read signs, menus, labels....anything. Just read to me!

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Addison_Reads
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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#MayCharacters #Murders @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Brady is a serial killer a bit different than most. Love this trilogy!

Tattooedteacher Agreed! Loved this trilogy as well! ❤️ 2y
Eggs I‘ve read a lot of King but not these. Sounds good 👌🏼📚👏🏻 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Still loving Will Patton's amazing performance of this book! Basically walking around with a big grin on my face - he's so good!!

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Whalien99
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
Mehso-so

I DON'T KNOW IF I LOVED THIS OR RATED THIS 4 STARS BC I WAS SIMPING FOR STEPHEN KING

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Still enjoying this audiobook read by Will Patton very much! Getting a lot of walking done because of it. This cardinal was there on my way up the trail and was still there on my way back. 💗

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 2y
tpixie 🔴🟥 ♥️ 2y
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Nute Wonderful moment on your walk!📷 I really like Will Patton‘s voice and mannerisms as an actor. I don‘t really listen to audiobooks, but if I did, I bet that I would enjoy him as a narrator🙂 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Nute oh boy I am certain you would!! I pretty much walk around with a big smile on my face. He could read a phone book tomr 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Nute to me...is what I wanted to type. 😁 2y
bibliobliss Will Patton is a great narrator 2y
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CuriousG
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 36

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Mccall0113
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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My 6 year old has a cold and ear ache. So she is cuddled up with my Stephen king blanket! It‘s cold and rainy here for her spring break.

BethM She‘s pretty well camouflaged! 2y
DinoMom Hope she feels better soon. My little guy had a cold last week and passed it along to me. 🤧🤒 2y
Smrloomis Ugh hope it goes away soon! 2y
Ruthiella Poor little thing! Hope she feels better soon! 😊 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t take the language anymore. I couldn‘t tell you how many times the n-word was used. I get the character is a racist but seriously come on. Then the thing with the mother no thank you.

CoverToCoverGirl This was my first and last King. He can write very well but he certainly goes places that are controversial and uncomfortable... I‘m with you about the mother thing too! So I decided no more King for me. I did finish it just to be able to say I gave him a try. 2y
OrangeMooseReads @CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve read several King books and they were decent. He does like to push the envelope for sure. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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How many times can Stephen King reference his other books in this one?

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ElleSkel
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Thanks to @Hestapleton and #slumpathon I managed to get a good amount of reading done despite it being a very busy few days!
#Booked2021
#LitsyAtoZ

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Reggie
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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1. Any kind of demon. There is a book called The Demonologist that chronicles Ed and Lorraine Warren‘s real life work and the last half of it freaked me out. They‘re the couple from The Conjuring movies.

2. I want to say Poltergeist but it also could have been any of those really bad ones that they used to show on USA Up All Night.

3. I keep telling myself I‘m gonna start the trilogy but never have.

#spookysaturday

TrishB It‘s a great trilogy 👍🏻 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Really great trilogy if you're into crime/thrillers, I'd say it's a read-oncer though. Thanks for playing along! 💫 2y
readordierachel Up All Night! Haven't thought about that in forever 2y
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vivastory I haven't thought of Up All Night in ages! 2y
vivastory This is def a “tell-me-your-Gen-without-saying-your-age-comment“ 😂@readordierachel 2y
Reggie @vivastory @readordierachel Lol, we‘re getting older. One of my favorite movies I remember from it was Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowlarama. 2y
ReadingEnvy Oh my gosh I once went out to dinner with a college friend and his parents and he forgot (?) To warn me in advance that their true passion was casting out demons. 2y
Reggie @ReadingEnvy Lol, wow, that must have been quite an experience. 2y
CBee I remember Poltergeist being the first one that really scared the s*** out of me. I hid under a blanket 😂😂 2y
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Victoriahoperose
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I generally always enjoy Stephen King‘s books and this one is no different. This was such a crazy story, but so good. I was literally on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading this one. I wasn‘t sure if I would like it, but now I know I have to get the rest of the series because this book is just stuck in my head and I have to know what happens after it ended. I highly recommend this one if you like horror!

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Valebecerrat
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
Pickpick

Stephen king never seems to disappoint!

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BooksCoffeeNurse
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I couldn‘t think of a book character that reminds me of myself, but Bill Hodges is pretty cool. 🙃 1. My favorite sport is football, and my favorite team is the Cleveland Browns! 🏈🐶🧡🤎 2. I‘m grateful for my job, even though it can be challenging at times. ❤️🩺💉 #thankfulthursday

Cosmos_Moon Ooo! Cleveland 🤩 I used to coach track with Odell Beckham Jr.‘s mom and he was in high school where I was coaching and subbing. So cool to see him go through high school and college to get where he is 🥰 I hope he is feeling better soon and the team isn‘t infected! 2y
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Juzupis
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three unlikely and winning heroes try to stop a crazy killer from blowing up thousands. #stephenking

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Addison_Reads
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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#3Books I've recommended to others multiple times.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 📚😊📚 2y
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thereadingowlvina
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I loved everything about this book! It was suspenseful and the plot was great!

Rating: 5⭐

𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3471921095?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

#billhodgestrilogy

swishandflick Great pic! 2y
thereadingowlvina @swishandflick Oh thank you so much! 🙂 2y
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bohemian_yogini
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Mistermandolin A great read. King‘s critics seem always so keen to criticise his style but he doesn‘t put a foot wrong here. And have you ever read an author more gifted at making his readers empathise with the characters they‘re meant to care about? He does that throughout this novel. A great pick. Thanks! 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Bill Hodges, a 60-something, fat, ex-cop...no thank you 🤮🤢

OrangeMooseReads Last fiction or none? Finished book or current? Cause that could be good or bad Lol 2y
Rachel.Rencher @OrangeMooseReads Good question 🤔 I did last finished fiction book. I'm currently reading a non-fiction travel book which would lead to a 70 something, fat, ex-lawyer, world traveler to be my baby daddy. Either way, yuck. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon The book I just finished did not really have a male lead. So, like in real life, I am not meant to have a baby. Or...Hmmm 2y
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ravenlee Hmmm...I‘m reading the third book in the Lunar Chronicles, which has several leading characters, none of whom would thrill me. Gonna go with no thanks here. 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Rachel.Rencher uhhh it would be Will from ‘A Subtle Knife‘ he‘s like 14 😬 nonfiction would be a not great pro baseball play in the 1930s who is a member of the Black Legion (much like the KKK). Neither is a good choice 2y
Johanna414 Charles, the Sexy werewolf from Patricia Briggs‘ Fair Game? I suppose I could handle that... 😂😂😂 2y
Endowarrior21 Rowan Whitethorn from Empire of Storms 2y
mariaku21 Ooh Rhys from my current read Marrying Mr.Winterbourne! I could figure out being a mom 😂 2y
Texreader Haha haha!! Julius Caesar! 😂 2y
rjsthumbelina Lol. Last book I finished was Dear Sweet Pea, and both the male main characters are gay... 2y
Rachel.Rencher @MaleficentBookDragon I'm not either 😜 @OrangeMooseReads Hard pass, especially on a 14 y.o. 😅 @Johanna414 there we go! 2y
Copwithabook Jaime from Outlander!!!! 🤤 2y
Scochrane26 Achilles 2y
Oldschool_millenial @Copwithabook Dang you, lucky...! *Splutters incoherently* 2y
Oldschool_millenial Errr.... Physically impossible as far as I know... 2y
Emilymdxn Trevor Noah, I can live with that haha! 2y
Outofcontroltbr @Oldschool_millenial same. I‘m reading blood of elves. 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I can live with Harry Potter 😂 2y
GingerAntics Ugh. I‘m with @Clare-Dragonfly, Harry‘s been a busy boy. Trevor Noah wouldn‘t be a bad choice either. (edited) 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I'm using Lucas as a footrest while I start my new book. 🤓 It's crazy stormy out right now, so the next few days will be perfect reading weather.

vivastory I hope you love the Bill Hodges books! 3y
Rachel.Rencher @vivastory Is this a series?! 😲 3y
vivastory There's three 3y
vivastory Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. But I think they're excellent 3y
MrT Great story, thoroughly enjoyed this one! 3y
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Breanne1
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Completely devoured this book and so excited to learn more about Holly‘s origins. Going to spend the day outside reading as much as I can.

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007BookMan
Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King
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Just about to start the Mr Mercedes trilogy. Can‘t go wrong with King. Well, you can sometimes 😂

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KristenDuck
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Imagine a Mercedes unexpectedly plowing into a crowd of people, killing eight. Why would somebody do such a thing?

After receiving a letter from the alleged killer, Bill Hodges, a retired cop, is determined to solve this case with the help of his close friend Jerome. But will they get to Mr. Mercedes before he strikes again?

Excellent characters, and if you listen to the audiobook, a great narrator!

JoScho Love this trilogy! 3y
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JoScho
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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My latest pop is the King of Horror. Of course I had to get the B&N exclusive with the blood and ax.
#funkopop

BiblioLitten 😍 3y
Leftcoastzen Nice!Loved the series. 3y
KathyWheeler I love it! 3y
ladym30 Great pop! 3y
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RamsFan1963
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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1. I keep a few, the rest I take to the used book store. The ones they don't want end up going to Goodwill.
2. I'm usually reading 2 or 3 books at once, so no set time, I read as the mood strikes me.
3. Tagged. There was nothing wrong with the audiobook, I just have to accept that I don't care for fiction in that format.

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗🌺💗! Yes, the ones that don‘t sell at used bookstore go right down the road to GW 😊 3y
Reagan I have not had good luck with audiobook fiction. Not for me! 3y
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RamsFan1963
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Bailedbailed

This is definitely a case of "it's not you, it's me". I just can't get into the story even though I enjoy Will Patton's narration. I enjoy non-fiction on audio but I struggle with fiction.

Reviewsbylola I liked this one but I agree, I can only do NF on audio too. 3y
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Jari-chan
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Really, how does Mr King do that? How can he still get me hooked from the first sentence to the last? After so many books he wrote? I admire him for that. I really do.

Cathythoughts I loved this tv series !!!! So good 3y
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WhiskeyMistress
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I‘ve been reading much more slowly recently, because I‘ve been crazy busy, but I blew through this book at top speed.
King has always been my favorite author, and for whatever reason I never read the Bill Hodges books.
This book was a fast paced, pull no punches, thrill ride. Not classic King horror, but still scary. The climactic scene had me holding my breath.

MissAimz_55 This is one of my favorites! It‘s what changed my mind on Stephen king. Loved this trilogy 3y
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BoleyBooks
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #stephenking #booklove

EagleReader 🤓 2y
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Jari-chan
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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A Coke with BB8 on and a Stephen King to read - there sure are worse ways to start a day 😁❤️

TheEllieMo BB8 ❤️ 3y
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GatheringBooks
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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#QuotsyNov19 Day 3: #Smart
I truly loved this series. Shows how Stephen King just keeps getting better with age.

HerDarkHuntress1 It‘s 10 at night and I‘m stressing cuz my words are going over for my quote And I‘m about to miss day two and your already on day three! 😱😱😱 lol I am so behind! 3y
GatheringBooks @HerDarkHuntress1 hahaha i usually try to post one day early if i can. 💕 no stress, tho. these prompts are fun. it gives me a structure on what to post each day. 💕🧚🏼‍♀️📚📚📚 3y
HerDarkHuntress1 I totally posted 30 min into the 4th for the third day! 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

The ending redeemed. The part at the venue is often priceless and I now perfectly understand how so many reviewers have a crush on Holly – I now do, too.

But before, I often thought that the pieces of the plot are copied from various thriller stories. There were many elements in the plot where I thought of other books and films I saw. Plus: The two “sidekicks” are mostly stereotypes.

That‘s why my rating is only scarce “Pick”, more a “So-So”.

Erofan I haven't read this book (yet), but watched TV series (1 and 2 season). And I also have a deja vu ("I've seen it somewhere or read somewhere?!") 3y
Buechersuechtling @Erofan Before I informed myself about the book before/while listening to it I didn‘t even know there is a TV adaptation. I think because it here Germany was broadcasted on a streaming programme/pay TV station I don‘t own. 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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That was yummy.

Porridge with red currants, a teaspoon of nuts and one of Nutella.

My significant other also liked it although he is not much into sweets and chocolate.

And, guess what, the audiobook is gripping again. 🎧 So I‘m sure we‘ll continue listening. Since it‘s darkening again, there‘s not much more to do. 😉

Jari-chan That sounds and looks like yummy! 3y
Buechersuechtling @Jari-chan Oh yes, it was. 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Time for the final mp3-CD of this – together with my significant other – while I head to the kitchen to prepare something that is supposed to be a combination of “(late) lunch and (early) dinner”. 🥣
👉🏼 Oats, joghurt and fruits. 🤤

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Buechersuechtling
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Oh. So Mr. King also knows how to (unspectacularly, almost silently) remove characters from the story that I root for.

I‘m still a bit biased of the plot. I like it, no question, but it also feels a bit slowly at times. I like that King takes time to put background on his characters, on the one hand. On the other hand much of it doesn‘t serve the plot. Sigh.

And: Will there be a motive for the villain❓ (Serious question.)

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Buechersuechtling
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Happy Halloween 🎃 to all who go hunting.

Folks, we can‘t believe it‼️ We did have “trick-or-treaters”. So we didn‘t get the candy in vain, yesterday. 😅

Me and my significant other cooked together (vegetable Bolognese) and are still listening to our cooking-entertainment. I like it. At first I thought it was lengthy and Bill weird but it balanced quickly and now I like it.

(And yepp, dinner was _delicious_. 😋)

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Buechersuechtling
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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An item on loan from my colleague. I said that I don‘t read Stephen King‘s books (anymore) because I am such a chicken and can‘t stand horror books after I, at 7 or 8 years, watched “Pet Sematary” and was as scared by this for weeks as I was by King‘s “It” and its clown Pennywise 🤡.

My colleague promised this would be more of a mystery-story. Let‘s see. So far I like it. King knows how to draw characters one can imagine with just few words.

ElizaMarie I really liked this series. Your colleague was right, its not a “typical“ Stephen King type of novel. Its mystery and its a great one! I love the detective in this one! 3y
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Ajessgirl
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Pickpick

I love Bill Hodges as a character, and am excited to read the next installment. I loved his team of misfits, and seeing each of them grow, and their relationship with one another. The perspective of the killer was a bit much for me (too vulgar / disturbing), but I understand it's Stephen King.

vivastory Love this series so much. Just FYI one of the characters is in The Outsider, but I recommend reading Bill Hodges trilogy first 3y
Ajessgirl @vivastory Thanks so much for the tip!! 3y
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RavenNight
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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He never fails to make me feel Halloween-y!

#halloween #halloweenreads #horror #thriller

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Ka.Ni.Ka
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Weekend is all set😍😍