The Bottom Line: Although not officially a part of King’s Mr. Mercedes series, there’s enough left of the original trilogy’s magic here for one more good story. King’s marriage of the police procedural and horror genres pays off once again. In The Outsider, a small town is rocked when a longtime little league baseball coach is […]
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Newly updated! The reigning master of suspense is the author of more than 50 books and audiobooks, all of which have been international bestsellers. Carrie. It. Pet Cemetery. Misery. Thinner. All instant classics, and yet King’s craft seems to sweeten with age, with King still churning out some of his best work in recent years. […]
The Bottom Line: Almost every egg King lays is made of pure gold, but not this one (see where this book ranks in our list of Stephen King’s Best Audiobooks). Still, that shouldn’t deter King fans from devouring every page. Sleeping Beauties, a collaboration between King and his son, Owen, is unlike any other Stephen […]
The Bottom Line: If you’ve read the first two books in King’s Bill Hodges trilogy, you can’t possibly miss the finale. If you haven’t read them, shame on you (see our reviews for those books here and here). In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, […]
The Bottom Line: The master of horror returns to his core genre with great success. In my view, many of Stephen King’s greatest books over the past two decades have not in fact been in the horror genre, but rather his crime fiction. In The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, a collection of short stories, King goes […]
The Bottom Line: A more-than worthy follow-up to King’s Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers is an intense, addictive and even touching morality tale. Those who fell in love with Retired Detective Bill Hodges in King’s previous outing will do so all over again. Finders Keepers begins with the tragic story of John Rothstein, an iconic author […]
The Bottom Line: Not to be missed, this potboiler masquerades as a coming-of-age novel until its grand climax delivers one of the most satisfying and unsettling Stephen King finishes ever. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1476770387″ cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] Perhaps one of the luxuries of being a perennial best seller is the ability to shed […]
The bottom line: In Mr. Mercedes, King has created one of the most unexpected, original and despicable villains in modern literature. And yes, it’s “literature.” The razor-sharp craftsmanship evident n the psychological war between the Mr. Mercedes and the man he dismisses as “the fat ex-cop” is beyond brilliant. Just when we were sure that King couldn’t […]
Full Dark, No Stars, is the title of Stephen King’s forthcoming supernatural thriller. Check out the book trailer now.
With apocalypse thrillers all the rage at the box office over the past few years (2012, anyone?), it’s easy to forget how many great books are devoted to a modern-day Revelations. Check out our top picks and weigh in with your own.