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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 Mercedes’s wheels… Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he’s going big, with an attack that would take down thousands—unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield’s 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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Kappadeemom
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Just finished this one. Didn‘t love it but didn‘t hate it either. Please don‘t throw stones at me, but I think King is a bit over rated. #meh 🤷‍♀️

CoverToCoverGirl It‘s the only on of his that I‘ve ever read and I felt the same way about it. I finished it but I won‘t be reading the remaining two in the trilogy. 2w
Kappadeemom @CoverToCoverGirl I agree. They are too long to be just okay. 2w
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Unbra1717
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Brady is one complex villain ,his relationship with his mom often borders on disturbing. Holy is another character that is well developed and like able. Hodges to me is probably the least relatable character. Overall it is one of King‘s better books and worth reading.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2w
Unbra1717 Thank you , much appreciate it. 2w
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bookishbitch
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

I know a lot of people loved this but it was just ok for me. I did love the narrator though. And I will probably check out the next book in the series eventually. (The building in the background was my middle school. The left side, not shown, is where the town library is now. Taking over where grades 4 and 5 were plus the cafeteria.)

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Kappadeemom
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Reading from my balcony #palmtreesandhammocks

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Scarlett_ohara
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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#MayReads : I didn't read very many books this month because I read "The Way the Crow Flies" which took me quite a long time to finish. It's a complex, unusual read, but a bit boring at times.
My favorite reads this month were "The Tenth Circle" (of course!), "Little Fires Everywhere" and "Mr Mercedes".

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

I enjoyed this in the end but early in I wasn't so sure.

The 'voice' of the characters felt a bit off to me. But as the book his on the tension builds and it becomes very page turning by the end.

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Red.Reads
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latepaul
Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King

Picked this up again after a break of a few days. Had to spend a good forty minutes reminding myself of what has happened so far.

*sigh*

But let's not make this about my rubbish memory.

I'm enjoying this book. But different to other Stephen King books I've read. Which is only a few really. Quite like that so far it's a mystery.

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 1mo
SW-T Happy reading 😊 1mo
JohannaRose Welcome to Litsy! 😊📚 1mo
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SidWilliams
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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bookishbitch
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Thanks to my local library I can "read" in the car. I like this narrator so far.

JoScho I love this trilogy! 1mo
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Kappadeemom
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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This has been on my Kindle for a while, so I am trying to clean out my old TBR and will read this next

CoverToCoverGirl It‘s disturbing! 2mo
Bookladylinda So good!!! 2mo
JoScho I loved this trilogy! 2mo
JenReadsAlot So good! 2mo
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BookBoggart
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Trying to read and had to stop cause my main squeeze needed attention. 😂 Solid filtered snoot pic! 😊❤🐶
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#oliveoil #purple #squares #interruptions #doggo #dogsoflitsy

julesG Looooove the hair colour! 2mo
BookBoggart @julesG thank you so much! 😊❤ 2mo
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rohit-sawant
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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"I have to tell you how much fun it was. (I'm being honest here.) When I "put the pedal to the metal" and drove poor Mrs. Olivia Trelawney's Mercedes at that crowd of people, I had the biggest "hard-on" of my life! And was my heart beating 200 a minute? "Hope to tell ya!""

You'd want to stay off the streets when the super creepy Brady Hartsfield is #BehindTheWheel (Featured in Atomic Blonde)
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Nice pic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Cinfhen 🙌🏻❤️ 2mo
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batsy 😥😥 2mo
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 2mo
Reggie I need to read this trilogy. Man, summer goals. 2mo
gradcat Have you been following the television show? Season 1 was fantastic!! 📖 📺❤️ 2mo
readordierachel The soundtrack in Atomic Blonde was soooo good! 2mo
Readergrrl @readordierachel I agree! Love the soundtrack to Atomic Blonde! I play it on road trips, house cleaning, cooking.... 💜💜💜 2mo
readordierachel @Readergrrl High five! I'm gonna have to do some cooking/cleaning to it this weekend 😃 2mo
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Heidissa
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Not even mad about this mid April snow. Great excuse to spend the day reading!

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JillR
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Reading slump averted! 😅 Stephen King rarely lets me down - I loved this. Page turningly good storytelling and enough on-the-edge-of-your-seat drama to nearly make me miss my stop on the way to work this morning. Now to decide whether to carry on or choose something different...

WhatWouldJaneDo This was a great trilogy! Mr. Mercedes was my favorite, my mom read them out of order and she liked Finders Keepers best. 2mo
Cinfhen Great!!! 2mo
rohit-sawant Glad to hear you enjoyed this! The trilogy is fantastic! 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto My BF is reading this currently. He just finished book 2 and he‘s forcefully pushing it into my hands. 2mo
JillR Thanks @rohit-sawant @cinfhen ! @Ashley_Nicoletto @WhatWouldJaneDo my husband recommended these books to me as he enjoyed them so much, Finders Keepers was his fave... 2mo
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rohit-sawant
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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One of SK's memorable villains, the demented Mr. Mercedes, Brady Hartsfield is a bona fide #creep. Also a victim of his alcoholic mother's #taintedlove. The role of Deborah Hartsfield could easily have been a generic creepy affair, but Kelly Lynch doesn't get enough credit for really imbuing it with substance, especially in the Deb-centric episode penned by Dennis Lehane. Love how King's characters often inspire empathy despite their depravity.

Mdargusch Nice! I think king has creeps in so many of his books! 2mo
Reviewsbylola One of the King books that I really liked! 2mo
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JillR I‘m reading this right now! 2mo
emilyhaldi Wow so many King books so little time! 😅 2mo
Suet624 Yes to your last line. He‘s so good at it. 2mo
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JillR
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Feel a reading slump coming on, trying to avert it with Stephen King 🤞

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krissylovesbooks75
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Stephen King has been my favorite author since I was 12 years old and read Carrie. This was perfect King, but also a little off his usual path with the retired detective Hodges trying to catch "the one that got away." Loved it! Can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy. #StephenKing

JoScho I loved this trilogy! 3mo
krissylovesbooks75 I can't wait to read the next two! 3mo
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krissylovesbooks75
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With my impending surgery and weeks of radiation coming quickly, I decided to make a TBR cart (thanks to seeing so many other people doing it) so that I'll have books right next to me when I'm stuck on bed rest. This should last me...for a little while, anyway 🤷‍♀️😂

BlameJennyJane I hope your surgery goes well, along with the subsequent radiation. You certainly have a beautiful TBR to come home to! 😻 3mo
Kaye Wishing you a speedy recovery. Those books should keep your mind occupied at least. 3mo
AmyG Wishing you a surgery that goes exactly as planned....and a quick speedy recovery. Great books! 3mo
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Slajaunie I hope everything goes well!! 3mo
Aims42 Prayers for you during your recovery!! 💕 3mo
Chelsea.Poole That cart! Looks like you've got some excellent titles 🤩 3mo
krissylovesbooks75 Thank you so much for all the kind comments! All the positivity keeps me going 😊 3mo
CouronneDhiver All the best - keep us updated 🙏🏽❤️ 3mo
Eggs Hope all goes well 💗💗💗 I‘m a radiation and chemo survivor 3mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts and hugs! 3mo
CarolynM Hope it all goes well🤗 Looks like you've got some good reading there❤️ 3mo
Simona All the best and quick recovery❣️ 3mo
krissylovesbooks75 You guys are the best! 😊 3mo
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Alix14
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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“Every religion lies. Every moral precept is a delusion. Even the stars are a mirage. The truth is darkness, and the only thing that matters is making a statement before one enters it. Cutting the skin of the world and leaving a scar. That‘s all history is, after all: scar tissue.”

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taylorlynn
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I'm halfway through this book, and I'm really enjoying it so far. After I finish reading this book, I'm going to read Under the Dome, and then take a break from Stephen King books for awhile and catch up on other books I've been wanting to read.

Reviewsbylola I found this one enjoyable too and I‘ve been meaning to read UtD. 4mo
taylorlynn I'm pretty excited to read Under the Dome, even though its pretty long. But a lot people tell me it's one of their favorites by Stephen King. 4mo
Buechersuechtling I am really no Stephen King fan because I‘m such a chicken. 😱 But I watched the “The Dome” TV adaptation when it was broadcasted – and yes, that‘s a book by Stephen King I would read without hesitation. 4mo
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Schmieds
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I loved the darkness of this book and the mind of Mr. Mercedes. Bill and Holly are each so relatable and entertaining. The TV adaptation did not disappoint.

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Francesca8
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Hi everyone! I got this on loan from the library. I‘ve watched the series and loved it but wondering how the book compares? I‘m usually one to read the book before seeing the film!

Amberdfoy Wait, there‘s a show?! What network or whatever? How can I watch it? 5mo
Francesca8 Yep! It‘s amazing! As far as I know it was only broadcast in Ireland and the USA. But I‘m sure you can stream somewhere. I loved it and it stars my fave actor Brendan Gleeson 😁 5mo
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SiriuslyWeasley
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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It has been a mad week. This is how I'm doing Friday evening. Pub & grub, the very rare tipple...Black & Tan...yum!

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brandybear22
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Thoughts about how terribly in/appropriate this book is for a 13 year old?

She‘s getting into mystery and has been wanting to read Stephen King, and vetoed all of my suggestions. This seemed pretty straightforward detective murder mystery, but 🤷‍♂️. I just don‘t think I want her reading the bizarre and twisted sex and disturbing rape scenes encountered in some of King‘s work.

IamIamIam As posted on my review, I'll do some thinking about what I can recall of King but do explore other authors like Koontz or Richard Matheson, whose short stories were adapted into many Twilight Zone episodes. However, my favorite King book is 5mo
brandybear22 @IamIamIam Thank you, I‘ll look at these other authors. I‘m not sure what her specific desire to read King is, although in Maine he is referenced every 10 minutes, so that could be a factor. I don‘t want to censor book access exactly, but I don‘t want her to run into themes she is isn‘t ready for, I vetoed a lot, for example, she really wanted to read 5mo
IamIamIam @brandybear22 I totally get it. We've told our kids, who are 7 and 10, that there are only 2 books in the house that they're not allowed to read until they're adults and that's American Psycho and Ladies Night! Lol, but there are adult situations in King books that I remember just not getting. I read Gerald's Game when it came out so early high school? 😳 lol, Matheson's short stories are phenomenal and this is a favorite! 5mo
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Bookgirl
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

I ended up finishing this. It‘s just not what I was expecting. I equate Stephen King with horror and this is, while horrific, a crime novel. I did like Hodges but I really felt that the relationships between the characters were unrealistic. Dialogue was also an issue for me, as were certain historical notes - for example how many teenagers today are aware of party lines on telephones in the past and would reference this? 🤷🏼‍♀️ #xmastree #puremi

Caroline2 Yep I was underwhelmed by this one too! 6mo
Bookgirl @Caroline2 It‘s always interesting when people really love a book that I feel is problematic. Makes me feel like I‘m being too picky! 6mo
Stacypatrice Mackinaw Island ❤️ Haven‘t been there in over 20 years 😊 6mo
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Bookgirl
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Help please Littens. Just at the beginning of this but I‘m finding Brady and his mom icky and not sure I want to keep reading. Should I stick it out? I like Hodges. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

Reagan-reads Yes, but it stays icky for a while. So worth it though. (edited) 6mo
JoScho The icky comes and goes but I loved this trilogy. 6mo
Bookgirl @Reagan-reads @JoScho Ok thanks! I‘m a little apprehensive but I‘ll try a bit more anyway! 6mo
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JoScho
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I read some good books in November. Here are a few of my faves. #bestofnov #fallintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
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BookishRedhead
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Slow in places but I guess it's the lead up.
Loved that IT reference

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inmegslibrary
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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“Never tell a lie when you can tell the truth. The truth isn‘t always the safest course, but mostly it is.”

Linda_Bloodworth_Author Such a great book! He's my favourite alive author. 5mo
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TieDyeDude
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I couldn't get into Will Patton's narration of The Raven Boys, but he is excellent with Mr. Mercedes! It is interesting listening to this after having just heard one of the original "hard-boiled" detective novels, The Glass Key. Looking forward to continuing King's series

JoScho I just finished this trilogy last week in audio and loved it! 7mo
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Larkken
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Only one disaster putting together the brine for the turkey while #audiocooking... Gross. moving on to the next book.

Can't really decide what I think of this series. So far, it's a pretty good retired cop thriller, if formulaic, but that was pretty unexpected from Stephen King. Any one else read this series? Right now it feels like a 2-book lead up to a more traditionally Stephen King paranormal horror story.

sprainedbrain I adored this series... especially on audio. ❤️ 7mo
Larkken @sprainedbrain good to know! I am enjoying book two, and maybe more than bk one 👍 7mo
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JoScho
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Oh I love these characters! Bill, Jerome, and Holly are great. Mr. Mercedes was a wonderful villain and I have already started book two in the series.

madamereadsalot1 I love this series! Holly will forever remain one of my favorite book characters! 7mo
TNbookworm Love this series! Holly is the bomb, I ❤her! 7mo
JoScho @madamereadsalot1 @TNbookworm yes! I am reading Finders Keepers and the girls were dancing and wanted Holly do dance. Bill asked her if she did and she said “homegirl doesn‘t dance” 😂 7mo
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Lel2403
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@kaysworld1 thank you so much for the lovely parcel and your sweet note. I haven‘t read either of the Stephen King books so that‘s perfect. I‘m about to have some surgery, radiotherapy and then more chemo, so this will help keep me occupied. Thank you again. Hi hope you enjoy my ‘swap‘ too. Oh and Bez loves the toys he‘s running around now with one.

@DoonTheGoon thank you for arranging this great swap. #readthemoviesswap

kaysworld1 Yer I love your box I was just waiting till you got yours, I stalked your the list and Goodreads to make sure I got the right books. ♥️ 7mo
DoonTheGoon Hooray! 🍿🎬🎥 7mo
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Amberdfoy
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This is what my Sunday is all about. Planning and reading. I‘m about half way through this book and enjoying it thoroughly. What are you all reading?

rather_be_reading cute planner 🤩 5mo
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nrheckel
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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How DARE you

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rohit-sawant
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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1. Mr. Mercedes
2. L. M. Montgomery, Richard Matheson, Arthur Machen
3. Misery, Master of None
4. Mangoes
#ManicMonday
#LetterM
@JoScho

JoScho Master of None! Love Aziz! 9mo
rohit-sawant @JoScho It's such a brilliantly put together and relevant show! 8mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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I don't think I've done any of these and now feel the urge to play catch up! #ManicMonday @JoScho

📚 Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
📖 Erin Morgenstern
🎬 Mystic Pizza
🔪 Milkshakes

JoScho All awesome answers! 9mo
RadicalReader @MidnightBookGirl what‘s your favorite flavor of milkshake ? 9mo
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bookaholic1
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book greatly, soon to read #2 of the series

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laytonwoman3rd
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Catching up with #riotgrams. King tries his hand at a detective novel...my #current read.

lycomayflower What?! Who are you and what have you done with my mother? 9mo
laytonwoman3rd I read King sometimes. And it's a DETECTIVE novel. 9mo
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MoBee
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I‘ve decided that is will be my next read, should be able to finish The Historian today

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ElizaMarie
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Pickpick

I listened to this one. I found it was great. Lots of twists and great to “meet” Holly whom I met when reading the Outsiders ;)

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YouReadMyEyes
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Back to the King 👑

Keeping the #scream theme alive with the first novel in this trilogy. I‘m excited; I hear good things.

#screamathon #holdmethrillmekissmekillme #stephenking #kingofhorror #mrmercedes

SexyCajun I absolutely loved all three books! 9mo
TNbookworm Great series of books, loved them! 9mo
Callemarie Please watch the series. So good 9mo
YouReadMyEyes @Callemarie Oh wow, I had no idea there‘s a tv series! 9mo
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morteana
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Finished #MrMercedes today and I think it‘s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Wildly inaccurate in many places, but entertaining and twisted!
#amreading #bookstagram #bookreview #billhodges #stephenking #audiobook

Linsy Great pic! 📷 9mo
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Bibliotini
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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A rainy day spent reading on my porch. Sweet dreams are made of this.

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neggers
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Starting a new book is always exciting 😍 #Litsy #newtheme #stephenking

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Allydanielle88
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Day 2 #24B4Monday ended on 7:34 and I've finished 2 books so far for this readathon. Kings Cage and Troublemaker. Close to finishing Mr. Mercedes. @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Good going. Are you enjoying Mr Mercedes? 10mo
Allydanielle88 @Andrew65 yes! I really enjoyed this book and as soon as I finished it, I requested the second book in the series 10mo
Andrew65 @Allydanielle88 Thanks, I own it and obviously need to get to it. (edited) 10mo
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vivastory
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😂😂

Leftcoastzen I loved reading that series.❤️ 10mo
2BR02B This was me while watching Under the Dome. I could not get past the fact that the badass hitman guy wanted everyone to call him Barbie. 😆 10mo
vivastory @2BR02B I haven't watched Under the Dome yet, but that's hilarious. 😂 10mo
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