Sunday, October 4, 2015

Finders Keepers

 
From Goodreads:
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes

“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.
 
From Me:
I was prepared to be let down.  I didn't want to get my expectations too high, and while I still prefer when Stephen King does horror (although I hate that label too), I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this.
I won this audio version (CD's) in a give-away this past June from Armchair BEA.  We finally got around to listening to it on a long car trip to Washington. When we got back from our trip, we had one CD left (Out of 12), so the next weekend, we took a nice long drive and finished our book.
The Handyman liked it very much---this crime suspense novel of SK.
I'm giving it 3 stars.

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I bought this right after it came out because I liked Mr. Mercedes so much. Of course, it's lingering on my shelves.

Tina said...

Stephen King scares me, ever since Pet Cemetary. Ok, there is a story there. An embarrassing story actually. Il can usually read scary books but that one, Pet Cemetery had me freaked out, I guess. 3 in the morning I had to get up and use the facilities. Ok, I had to pee....and I had just finished that novel and you know what, I actually woke Doug up to walk with me to the bathroom!
That's pretty bad.