Free Read [Spirituality Book] ☆ Finders Keepers: A Novel - by Stephen King Ò


  • Title: Finders Keepers: A Novel
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9781501190360
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback

  • Now an ATT Audience Original SeriesA masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes much too far the 1 New York Times bestseller about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King introduced in Mr Mercedes Wake up, genius So announces deranged fan Morris Bellamy tNow an ATT Audience Original SeriesA masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes much too far the 1 New York Times bestseller about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King introduced in Mr Mercedes 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kills his idol and empties his safe of cash, but the real haul is a collection of notebooks containing John Rothstein s unpublished workcluding at least one Jimmy Gold novel Morris hides everything away before being locked up for another horrific crime But upon Morris s release thirty five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 Not since Misery has Stephen King played with the notion of a reader and murderous obsession, in this 1 acclaimed bestseller filled with nail biting suspense that s the hallmark of his best work Publishers Weekly.
    Stephen King
    Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.


    Commentaires:

    Edward Lorn
    Before we begin, I feel I need to state a few things. Over the course of the next few months you will see reviews from people who thought this book was "just okay". You will see reviews from people who are only reading it so that they will be able to hate-review it and they want a clean conscience, so they will finish it even though the experience will be on par with stomach swelling and labor pains when not pregnant. Then you will read fan reviews wherein this is touted as the mostest bestest t [...]

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Shit don't mean shit.That's a "famous quote" by the author John Rothstein, who penned the Jimmy Gold books. Rothstein pretty much didn't give two craps about his fans whining about only three Gold books being released. Rothstein didn't give many craps at all about much of anything. Until he is awakened by Morris Bellamy and his gang of accomplices. Morris was introduced to Jimmy Gold's character by a well-meaning teacher who told him.You and Jimmy Gold will get along. He's a sarcastic, self-hati [...]

    Kemper
    The good news is that it isn’t as bad as Mr. Mercedes, and that there’s actually a halfway decent plot lurking in here. The bad news is that this makes it more clear than ever that Stephen King does horror a helluva lot better than he does crime thrillers.The story starts out with an acclaimed author named John Rothstein who pulled a J.D. Salinger and hasn’t published anything in decades. Morris Bellamy is a huge fan of Rothstein’s most famous creation, a disaffected rebel without a caus [...]

    Elyse
    FANTASTIC!!!!! A STRONG FIVE STARS!!!!!It took me 2 years to return to this series. I was lukewarm about “Mr. Mercedes”.t bad but not FANTASTIC But.I kept wanting to return to this series after hearing little bits and pieces of ‘positive’ — STRONGER THAN POSITIVE — comments about book #2 and book #3. I thought this was a TERRIFIC Stephen King ‘mystery’.t a die hard thriller - not paranormal- ( a little gore)- but mostly WONDERFUL CREATIVE STORYTELLING( totally interesting: ABOUT [...]

    *TANYA*
    Yeah!! Fantastic book!!! Ugh, and that cliffhanger???!! Yup, I'm obsessed. "Shit don't mean shit!" Lol.

    Karin Slaughter
    It's Stephen King. Read it.

    Will M.
    Here's my review of the first book: Mr. MercedesI wasn't expecting to be completely amazed by this. Yes, King is my favorite author, but I know his strong point is Horror, and not Crime. The most important thing that I learned after reading this latest novel of his was that Stephen King can write anything he fucking wants. While I was satisfied with Mr. Mercedes, it's a different game when it comes to Finders Keepers. FK exceeded my expectations. This is an amazing novel, add that to the list of [...]

    John Connolly
    This review originally appeared in the Irish Independent, June 7, 2015: On the surface, the mystery and horror genres have never entirely been on speaking terms with each other. Mystery's roots lie in rationalism, or the belief that reality is essentially logical, and truth intellectual: consider Sherlock Holmes using his powers of deduction to solve crimes, or Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot exercising his "little grey cells" to identify a murderer. Horror - along with supernatural fiction, it [...]

    Trudi
    Sigh. This almost got two stars. Almost. I mean, I liked it. There are things to like, but it's so far underachieving for King, so sub-par of his talent and storytelling capabilities that it made me cringe in parts and left me embarrassed for the guy. The last third of the book with Hodges and Holly and Jerome running around trying to solve a mystery like an after-school special mixed with an episode of Scooby-Doo was just paaainful. Nothing about any of that was worthy of King for me. I know Mr [...]

    Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Did anyone else notice the little smiley used as the dot after Mr. on the front of the book? I have had this book for a couple of months and been reading on it for a few days and finally noticed it. I thought something spilled on my book and was trying to rub it off until I figured it out! Lol, I thought it was cool, the smiley, not thinking something spilled on my book! I enjoyed this book with the new and old characters. I thought it was well written and all of the characters were nicely playe [...]

    Carol
    The Hook - No daily walk would be complete without an audio book to listen to. Finders Keepers and its fine narration by Will Patton. Patton differentiates between characters, young, old, male or female with out missing a beat. The Line - ”You know what kid? It’s guys like you who give reading a bad name.” The Sinker - The first line of a review is often much like the first line of a book. What one has to say sets the tone and the promise. I don’t know where to begin but I know I want yo [...]

    Justin
    I started typing out a review of the book, and I might get back to doing that, but not yet. First, a few things that annoyed me with this book followed by stuff I really enjoyed. 1. What's up with old man Hodges always hanging around people that could be his grandchildren? His story at the beginning of Mr. Mercedes was so pitiful, but now he's like the cool old guy that the kids hang out with because he buys them beer. I still have issues with his friendship with Jerome. And Holly is a really an [...]

    Christy
    Seems like its been awhile since I read this book, but since I just updated the other two in the series, I thought I needed to add my thoughts on this one. *****I feel a need to add (after reading some reviews), that although King often uses writers, I agree with Rick Urban who said 'they are variations on a theme' composers do. And that is a perfect picture of King through the years--a gigantic composer, creating his own universe--and as far as this being a "redone Misery, I feel that perhaps t [...]

    James Thane
    With the second novel in the Bill Hodges trilogy, Stephen King returns to an exploration of the sometimes obsessive ties that bind authors and readers together, a topic that he explored so chillingly nearly thirty years earlier in Misery. In this case a writer named John Rothstein has retired to the seclusion of an isolated home in the country after creating a fabulous character named Jimmy Gold who appealed particularly to large numbers of young men who were trying to find their way in the worl [...]

    Andrew Smith
    I'm a relatively new convert to the story telling skills of SK. But I'm a long standing reader of crime fiction, so Stephen King’s foray into this genre with Mr Mercedes was a welcome surprise. And I loved it.This is the second book (a trilogy is promised) featuring retired detective Bill Hodges, though until his appearance half way through the story you’d be hard pressed to believe it. There are, however, enough elements carried over from the previous book to provide continuity – it’s a [...]

    Lindsey Rey
    [4.5 Stars]I loved this even more than the first. Completely engrossing!

    Jonathan Janz
    Have I mentioned how much I'd love to meet Stephen King? See, he changed my life. Without him, I wouldn't be a reader, a writer, or an English/Creative Writing teacher. And he also rescued my self-esteem when I was fourteen years old and convinced me I wasn't an idiot. So, yeah, he's sort of special to me. But since this is a book review, here are the the things I'm noticing about King lately (and keep in mind that his older books--'SALEM'S LOT, THE DEAD ZONE, and THE STAND, to name just a few-- [...]

    Bradley
    If anything, the second book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy is better, but not because Bill doesn't show up until much later in the tale. Indeed, I loved it because the characters were extremely vivid and interesting and more than practically any other King novel, I felt the avalanche of events pile up beautifully.It's like Misery in that we've got obsessions gone really awry, but it goes a bit further, not limiting us to a closed bedroom, but over thirty-five years, several kinds of obsessed fans, [...]

    Carol
    FINDERS KEEPERS is the second book in the Stephen King MR. MERCEDES trilogy that begins with a trip back to 1978 and a terrifying home invasion by whacko killer Morris Bellamy, then fast forwards to 2010 with a story of buried treasure and a family in need, eventually leading back to retired Police Detective Hodges (and cohorts) and a connection to MM.But, where is Brady Hartsfield, the perpetrator of the City Center massacre that started this whole nightmare??? Remember what happened to him at [...]

    Lyn
    Back in the 90s I was in the Coast Guard and we made a big drug bust out at sea, a TON of cocaine. 2,000 pounds. While the stash was aboard we took pictures of the stack of bails, posed with it, etc. We joked about grabbing some and selling it. What a joke that was. How could a bunch of Coast Guard guys, most of us only a few years removed from suburban schools and boot camp, move any of that product? So what if it was worth millions, there would be no feasible way to even try.A character in Ste [...]

    Zoeytron
    e consequences for you will be unpleasant in the extreme.Words to the wise from Morris Bellamy. He is not a handsome man. Indeed, with his poofy red hair, pale skin, and absurdly red lips he sounds positively clownish. There is nothing funny about his slavish devotion to the first two books in renowned author John Rothstein's Jimmy Gold trilogy, nor his seething resentment of what the author did to his beloved Jimmy Gold in the third book. He didn't kill him off, he made his renegade hero into ( [...]

    Paul Nelson
    Finders Keepers is the second book of the Mr Mercedes trilogy and also the name of the private detective agency formed by Bill Hodges and his new assistant Holly Gibney. Along with Jerome Robinson, all responsible for catching the killer Mr Mercedes, they agree to investigate a new case from a most unlikely origin in the schoolgirl pal of Jerome's little sister. The opening chapter starts over 30 years ago and ends with an alarming bang. Morris Bellamy and two accomplices set out to rob author [...]

    Kandice
    Unlike a lot of King's fans, I loved Mr. Mercedes. Having gotten that out of the way, this would have been a five star read for me if King had not made it part of the Hodges trilogy. I don't think Hodges, Holly or Jerome were needed for this story at all. Not only were they not needed, they were almost a distraction. King seemed to be reaching to include them.Morris and Pete were terrific characters. Their entwining stories alone would have been more than enough. I'm ok with Pete's dad having be [...]

    Elizabeth Sagan
    A good sequel to Mr. Mercedes (and a better book, in my opinion). I love when the characters are avid readers/writers (see Misery). Even when they kill their favorite author because he didn’t end a series as they wanted to.

    Emma
    4.5 stars rounded up.Another superb read. What a fantastic series.d another *brief* and/or well edited story. I really don't want to spoil the story for future readers but the links to the previous story are cleverly done as well as setting us up for the final instalment.King has created another completely insane individual counterbalanced by the endearing and quirky team that work with Hodges: Jerome and Holly. Hodges himself is an admirable central character, flawed not perfect, doing his best [...]

    Orient
    Booky love, love for books, book madness. It’s up there as two book lovers are at the center in the sequel of Mr. Mercedess. But that’s where their similarities end. At first I was a bit confused as characters I became to love from book one (view spoiler)[started appearing only almost at the middle of the book (hide spoiler)]. Was it a disadvantage? Not at all, I could pay more attention to new characters and dive into the new angle of the plot, talked over in Mr. Mercedess. The narrative is [...]

    Linda
    Well, this is Misery Meets Finders Keepers Meets Mr. Mercedes. Some have expressed disappointment in believing that Stephen King just recycled the wacked-out reader/fan idea once again as in Misery. This was completely different in my opinion. In Misery we have the battle of wills in a different light. The two main characters are like two sole Samurai warriors battling in a rainstorm. In Finders Keepers we have literary minds squaring off in a confrontation that is landscaped with attempted inte [...]

    ❀Julie
    I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a satisfying follow up to Mr. Mercedes, which I loved. I listened to the audio of both stories and personally think it’s the way to go with these books! The narrator truly makes these stories come alive with his intonations and seamless transitions between the multiple and diverse characters’ voices, combining these two talents into a masterpiece. I liked the clever way both stories were connected, each having their own unique themes and plots, s [...]

    Phrynne
    Stephen King at his marvellous best again! The suspense is superb as he jumps from one character to another and delays each climactic event to the point where you want to flick forward a few pages just to get some relief from the stress. Only you mustn't because that would spoil the whole effect. The book opens with the car scene from Mr. Mercedes and then we are taken into the life of one of the victims from that day and his family. Bill Hodges turns up about half way through this book and then [...]

    Stepheny
    When I first read Mr.Mercedes I was a little underwhelmed. I wasn’t nearly as pissed about it as Becky but I think she had a lot of valid points. When our favorite authors let us down it’s hard not to feel personally offended. While it wasn’t my favorite- it certainly wasn’t my least favorite. I’m looking at you, Colorado Kid!! With that being said, I wasn’t in any hurry to pick up the next one in the series. The characters didn’t really resonate with me…at least not to the level [...]

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