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The Outsider
The Outsider | Stephen King
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andrew61
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For fathers day I received 'If it bleeds' but saw it carried on the story from this bk so being a completist had to go to this one 1st +was pleased to revisit Holly gibney from the Mr Mercedes books, a great character.
The initial crime is disturbing and I'd avoid if violence to children in novels causes distress. The bk itself however is unsettling with a doppelganger idea + at times I was definitely checking that the door was locked, scary ⬇️

andrew61 I did have an image prepared until my wife posted in family chat her 2nd encounter with a spider that puts IT to shame. Having not believed her last week I have to escort him out when I get home with a stern warning and I'm hoping Mr King can keep him at bay until then. 3mo
Ruthiella That spider! 🕷 😱 3mo
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ErinSueMreads
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Couldn't have picked a better spot this morning

Mynameisacolour What a view! 4mo
AmyG A ski resort? Beautiful view. 4mo
TrishB Great view 😁 4mo
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ErinSueMreads Alas, not vail @amyg I would be hunting you up to say hi!! Nope we are in red river nm 4mo
AmyG Ha! 😘 4mo
PhyllisH Nice view😀 4mo
Smrloomis Beautiful! 4mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I am sitting here with a much less picturesque view, but wearing the same pants! 🤣😍 4mo
NikkiM5 Beautiful 😍 4mo
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katcalvin
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Well it‘s a classic Stephen King so you know it‘s good. Not scary at all but a fascinating interpretation of an old Mexican urban legend.

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Nik_reads
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Another brilliant book by Stephen King! I picked this one up because I love the character Holly Gibney and she did not disappoint. Among the sadness and anger toward terrible evil I also laughed a little in some parts. I love books that can create a gamut of emotions. On a side note I‘ve been listening to Kings books (Mr. Mercedes and this one) on audio and I have to say Will Patton is an outstanding narrator.

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Maike
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The ending was a bit anticlimactic but overall so gooooood.

julesG Anticlimactic because you read If It Bleeds? 5mo
Maike @julesG no, because the big showdown was a bit too easy. If It Bleeds spoiled the mystery itself, but that didn‘t bother me too much. 5mo
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Maike
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Today‘s reading comes with a view.

BookishMarginalia Gorgeous! 5mo
julesG 🙈🙈🙈 I need vitamine sea!!!! 5mo
Nute Lovely! 5mo
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ErinSueMreads
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I finally got the harvest job where I get to read 😍😍😍😍😍😍 thanks @Pageturner1 did you know thus is set in oklahoma?????

Pageturner1 Well I did not know that. That looks like a good place to read. And I thought my small flower bed was a lot of work. 😁 5mo
ErinSueMreads Hahahaha yeah we are cutting about 200 acres tonight. 6000 or so total. Yep! Very cool. I'm sitting in an Oklahoma pasture cutting oklahoma wheat reading an oklahoma book 😍 @Pageturner1 5mo
Pageturner1 😮WOW! That‘s funny how that worked out. Hope the book is good. I haven‘t read Stephen King. ☹️ I am kinda afraid to, he is scary. Seen his movies but I know the books are scarier. 5mo
ErinSueMreads I felt like the movies are scarier but I'm not very good at thinking up scary stuff on my own 🤣🤣🤣 and so far it's very good! @Pageturner1 5mo
jb72 @Pageturner1 I‘ve read a few of his books. I didn‘t find them super scary or anything like that. Salem‘s Lot was good, and it actually gave me a nightmare. 5mo
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ErinSueMreads
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Harvest has been miserable. I've been working 15 and 16 hours days at the local grain elevator and keeping up with our cows calving while Bae fixes the combine every time it breaks down. We are both exhausted. So I didn't get a chance to open my #llss package from @Pageturner1 yesterday! It is so amazing! Thank you! I love the local touches and you got my two favorite authors!

@rsteve388 and @bookgoil you picked such a good match for me!

Moonprismpower Oooh I really liked The Outsider. 5mo
Pageturner1 So glad you liked it!! Sorry you‘ve been working so hard. Hopefully soon you can relax and read. 😊 5mo
Chrissyreadit Hi! We received your sign up for the Poetry swap but it did not include your email and address. Could you please email the info to social@bookhippie.com 5mo
Bookgoil Ooo Gaiman! Look at all those fun goodies, hope you get some rest soon! 5mo
ErinSueMreads Oh noooo! Yep I'll send it over right now @Chrissyreadit 5mo
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alecia3dixie
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Another great book to this series! This has been the best series I've ever read so far! The characters are so well explained and I feel like I know them. Holly was still my favorite but Ralph was growing on me! Reminds me so much of Bill though. This book was soo good and just kept me interested the entire time! I physically read this one and I was flying threw it! 5 stars!

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cariashley
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I always enjoy Stephen King, and Will Patton is just the best narrator. I hadn‘t realized that Holly Gibney from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy would pop up in this one! Great audiobook even if the ending was a little so-so.

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Breadjit
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This book combines a plausible fear of false conviction with the supernatural. I really enjoyed some of the characters in this book. I also really enjoyed the reappearance of one of these characters in another of his books.
The storyline felt a bit stretched in places but overall I enjoyed it.

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books_and_tea
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New belated birthday gift! Yay! Hope you all have a great weekend😊☺️📚!

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Tanoi
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Currently been reading 'The Outsider'. DAMN Stephen King never fails to impress by his writing.

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EadieB Great quote! 12mo
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Settings
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Typical King - nice concept, large cast of characters, nicely rambley... disappointing ending lol

Characters from the Bill Hodges trilogy show up and it's possible the ending to that one is spoiled. Unfortunately I own that trilogy but haven't got to it yet - don't understand why this one is not properly marked as a series book.

KendallHershey Lmao like for real, what is with his endings?! 12mo
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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

Somewhere between a pick and a so so. King builds tension and a community of monsters fighters exceptionally well. But he didn‘t seem to know what to do with the monster in this one.

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BookishTrish
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Rainy night must read one more chapter...

CoveredInRust The best motto 💜💜💜 12mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Panpan

Ugh, I loved the first 60% of this book and then...what the frack was that ending? I stuck with it because I was invested by that point, but it felt contrived. I was really hoping for a more creative wrap to the story than what King did. 🤨

What are your thoughts?

BarbaraBB Same as yours! 12mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Happy Tuesday! I just got done teaching, and now I'm going to curl up and read until I have to go to office hours this evening.

Sorry if this is old news, but I found out how to keep your Overdrive loan past the due date! Just putting the Kindle in airplane mode didn't work for me because the book self-destructed. You also need to leave the book open and your Kindle on without opening other apps. I ran out of time, so this was a lifesaver. 🤓📚

Augustdana 🤯🤯thanks for the tip! I‘ve had some success with my kobo turning off the wifi, but it doesn‘t always work and I haven‘t cracked the code 100% yet. 13mo
Scochrane26 Good info 13mo
AnansiGirl I haven‘t mastered any tricks yet. I‘ve tried downloading ebook/ audiobook, both shutting off WiFi and turning on airplane mode and my book still gets yanked away. 🎣 12mo
Rachel.Rencher @AnansiGirl So far this is working! I'm 2 days past the due date and going strong. Leaving the Kindle on and never closing out of the book seems to do it. 12mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Update: marathon read is going well. I got sidetracked when I realized my Overdrive loan was due back tomorrow and I didn't have enough time to finish the book. I ended up ordering it from ThriftBooks along with a few others. 😉📚

Winston is happy that the fire is lit and we're all cuddled up together. How is your Sunday?

AmyG He is so cute. 13mo
CaffeineAndCandy sᴏ ᴄᴜᴛᴇ 13mo
Scochrane26 Winston is so cute. 13mo
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Kappadeemom Aww I‘ve missed seeing Winston!❤️ 13mo
Leftcoastzen Awww!🐶 13mo
TheLibrarian Such a cutie! I‘ve always wanted to name a pet Winston. One day! 13mo
TheRiehlDeal 🐶😍That face! Corgis are the cutest and are my dream dog if dogs weren‘t so expensive. 13mo
Rachel.Rencher @TheRiehlDeal Aww! Now that he's no longer a puppy, his expenses have gone way down. I know what you mean, though. 💕 13mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 😍😍Please tell Winston that I love him! 13mo
Rachel.Rencher @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I did! He showed me his belly and started wiggling, so I think that means "ditto" ? 13mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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I woke up to SNOW this morning! 😱

Who else feels so much cozier when it's snowing outside? I have a book, a fresh cup of coffee, and I'm ready to snuggle up and marathon read. 🤓📚

LiteraryinLawrence Snow? That‘s so exciting! 13mo
MrT Such a good recent SK novel. Really liked it! Enjoy! 13mo
Megabooks 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 13mo
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Suet624 Vermont is strangely in the 70‘s today. 13mo
Texreader We all go crazy when there‘s snow, it happens so rarely. We run out, no matter the time of day and play until it quickly melts away. 13mo
TheRiehlDeal @Suet624 Same here in NY 13mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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How was everyone's Halloween? Lucas and I just had a quiet night in.

I got an email this morning that Amazon is going to give me $5 toward e-books as long as I read on my Kindle 5 times in the next two weeks. Uhm, easiest $5 ever! I downloaded The Outsider today to read. I heard it's a good one. 🤓

RachelAmphlett It‘s so riveting - enjoy! 13mo
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JenlovesJT47
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It‘s books like this one that remind me why Stephen King is my favorite author. As prolific a writer he is, they can‘t all be home runs — but that does not apply here. I was intrigued from start to finish, and thoroughly creeped out. I don‘t want to give away spoilers but unlike some of SK‘s books, this one has a very solid ending. Highly recommended! 5⭐️

#Scarathlon2020
#TeamSlaughter
#StephenKing

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Eggs
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Officially creeped out 😱😱
Creepy good, great characters, and engaging voices on the audio
#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville

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JenlovesJT47
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This book is killing me but I can‘t put it down! I see I‘m not going to get much else done until I finish it. Has anyone watched the show?

#StephenKing

audraelizabeth I did and loved it 13mo
Soubhiville I did and liked it, except I thought the end was disappointing. (Honestly that‘s often my take on King‘s endings though.) 13mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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If you're into crime, thriller novels with supernatural elements then you should absolutely love this.

Not read a King book in a while so it was very enjoyable to read this one for the first time, it's written so well like all of his novels and it was a pleasant surprise to come across a character from something else King wrote (love it when he does that)

It was quite predictable but it's still a Pick! 💫

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An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively listenable stories...

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Bianca
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Not sure how I feel about this book yet. I want to find out what's really going on, but I also don't care for reading about cops of any kind. I have so many other spooky/creepy and Halloweenie books to get to. What did y'all think of it?

Last night, watched the first episode of Monsterland on Hulu. +5 points to #TeamHarkness for #Scarathlon2020.

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TheNeverendingTBR
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1.) They change to that wonderful looking copper colour that I just love to photograph, Autumn photography is my favourite! 🍂

2.) The Outsider by Stephen King, Alien Intrusion by Gary Bates, Horus Rising by Dan Abnett. It's constantly changing! 🤷‍♂️

3.) Shepherd's pie. Pea & mint soup. Any slow cooker foodstuffs. ✅

Thanks for the tag @Annie1215 💫

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

LeahBergen Shepherd‘s pie. 👌🏼 14mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ✨☺️🍂 14mo
veritysalter Shepherd‘s Pie! One of my faves too, so comforting. 14mo
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Pageturner1 @TheNeverendingTBR what is your recipe for Shepherds Pie? My family loves it. I am not sure I really make it the right way, but they eat it up. 14mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Pageturner1 basically ground beef with mash potatoes on top then threw in the oven 😝 14mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Pageturner1 I've never actually made it before 😌 14mo
Pageturner1 lol that‘s basically what i do 14mo
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Luulit
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An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively listenable stories.

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens...

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GatheringBooks
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Day 15: #3Books #ThatHaveBeenMadeIntoATVSeries - these are three adaptations I truly loved this year - even better than the books, I felt, in some respects - especially Little Fires Everywhere.

OriginalCyn620 Great choices! 1y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Time for some spooky shit! 👀

jessinikkip This in on my TBR and I'm trying so HARD to wait until October for it since a readathon prompt is a SK novel 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @jessinikkip Ugh. Waiting can be so hard some times. I feel your pain. I wanna watch the show in October so I'ma try and get through it this month (it's a side book). 😊 1y
ElizaMarie I really really enjoyed this one! They did a great job on he show too! @Jessinikkip you are gonna love it! 1y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Listened to this one and Will Patton makes it shine! 1y
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BBowling
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This was an engrossing page turner for the first half, then bogged down in the middle as the slog of trying to connect many threads. In the middle, I began counting pages until the ending. The last quarter was especially tedious. That said, it wasn‘t a miserable read, it just felt uneven and tiring at the worst points.

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ElizaMarie
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I loved this book when I read it a while back. But have been meaning to watch the show. Tonight‘s the night (#VirtualDate with Hubby)

Kimberlone My bf and I really liked this show (we had previously listened to the audiobook together). I hope you enjoy! 1y
ElizaMarie @Kimberlone so far (only one episode in) but I love it! 1y
Kimberlone Cynthia Erivo as Holly is so great...she‘s my favorite character from the book 1y
ElizaMarie @Kimberlone She wasn't what I had pictured in my head. I pictured more of a mousy librarian with tossed hair and vests. But... So far I love her! She is perfect! I love hen I am surprised by casting! Anyway I am loving it! WE stayed up too late watching it but.. we will be back at it today! 1y
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Lindsayywong
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Ah! I really really liked this one!! I haven‘t read a Stephen King book since high school and it was fantastic! Such a unique concept with lots of mystery. I really like how everything came together in the end. Overall great read and now I get to watch the show 😄

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magicalshelves
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Mehso-so

This started off really good but then it slowed to almost a crawl and had a very lackluster ending. The monster reveal was so short and it was defeated so easily that I didn‘t find it creepy at all. 🤷🏻‍♀️

BarbaraBB I agree. I was so disappointed in this one. 1y
magicalshelves @BarbaraBB I‘m hoping the HBO series is better. I plan to get to it eventually. 1y
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Macnjen
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Audiobook. Pretty good narration though I don't like the staccato style voice of one of the characters; it's very distracting. Another creepy story that gives you the willies at night, Stephen King keeps you listening to find out “who done it“ even though it seems obvious. I loved his older stuff but keep on keeping on with him as a loyal reader!

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Mehso-so

Finally finished. It took so long to read this just because it just didn't hold my attention. By the time my interest was piqued and I felt a rush of thrill, the thrill was gone. It just felt like there was too much of not much going on. I think the concept of the book was interesting, but there just wasn't enough interaction with the "outsider." The book is about him, and what he's done, but he's rarely featured. I give it a "meh"??‍♀️ rating.

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TinaFaa
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I have been trudging along with this book for, I can't even remember how long, but I stuck to it and have now hit pay dirt! True, it took getting over halfway through to pique my interest, but man, it's piqued to hyperdrive! I had plans for today.......but they might need to be rescheduled. 🤔📖📚

Mistermandolin I‘ve yet to read this and I‘ve heard some good things but can I ask: is the ending a let-down? 1y
TinaFaa I haven't finished it yet, but I'll let you know 1y
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cajunsyd
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My first Stephen King novel in a while. Hopefully it will deliver as his books usually do!

JoScho That drink looks delicious 🍹 1y
cajunsyd @JoScho it was! First drink out since COVID-19. A white sangria, very refreshing! 1y
Mistermandolin Great pick. For what it‘s worth, I thought the opening chapters ranked alongside the best of anything he‘s written - and that‘s saying something. Alas, he doesn‘t quite sustain the opening promise, but this is head and shoulders above most of the competition. 1y
cajunsyd @Mistermandolin I am engrossed in the story thus far, very good! 1y
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NikkiKey94
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This was my first read from Stephen King and I loved it! I will certainly be reading more of his novels! Now that I‘ve finished reading the book I can watch the series on HBO! I am excited to see how the show compares to the book, even though the book will definitely be better! 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

Mistermandolin Loved this: particularly the opening scenes. Time hasn‘t mellowed King. Still at the top of his game after all these years. Prolific too. It took me four years and ten months to complete my first novel. King would have trotted out half a dozen in that time. Great pick! 1y
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TinaFaa
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Just starting this. This will be only the second book I've read from Stephen King....I know, it's probably a sin not to have read more. So, with a belly full of Chinese takeout, it's time to tuck in and start what I'm sure will be a masterpiece. 🤓🔎🕵️‍♂️📖

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michellelav
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This is the first King book I've finished! I really enjoyed this audiobook and the narrator was fantastic. This book was dark and creepy which is to he expected from Stephen King 😊 I loved the detective feel to it. I was hooked from the start ❤ I recommend this one if you are into dark thrillers!

Powered_By_Plants I started watching the tv series but never got around to finishing it. Definitely need to abandon and read the book. 2y
michellelav @Powered_By_Plants the book was amazing! I was debating the show once I have unlimited internet again 😊 2y
Powered_By_Plants @michellelav The episodes I watched were great! It will be an awesome series enjoy! I‘m desperate to get a SK under my belt too 😄 thanks for the review ☺️ 2y
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michellelav
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I'm currently hanging laundry while Sir Edward Long Tail watches me and waits for love. We are by the wood stove so hes also takings in the heat ❤ I'm listening to The outsider by Stephen King 😊

Thanks @MallenNC for the tag! I now tag @Jemmygem 💕

#Whatareyoudoing #litsyfun #litsycats

Leftcoastzen 😻 2y
MallenNC What a pretty cat! 2y
michellelav @MallenNC Thank you! He's a weirdo but the friendliest cat! ❤😻 2y
Ladygodiva7 I love his name!! 2y
michellelav @Ladygodiva7 Thanks! We got him just before he turned one and he was already named! I wish I could take credit 😊 2y
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emmanugent
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Kept me on the edge of my seat, I loved it

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Ingrid725
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So good I love love this book!!! It‘s going into my Favorite pile!!!

Bookwormjillk I really liked that one too 2y
Ingrid725 I see so many bad reviews about it and I don‘t understand why!!! 2y
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KatieDid927
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I read this honker in two (socially distanced) days. I have some criticisms but overall a solid and enjoyable horror thriller. Not his best, but still sufficiently spooky.

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SiriuslyWeasley
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Happy World Book Day! I'll accept any excuse to dedicate even more time to reading. ? I was a "Book Giver" for a couple of years, and it was a fantastic experience.

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Brooke_H
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Excellent classic King. Really good supernatural detective-style story. Quarantine book #14.