I understand, after reading THE COLORADO KID, why so many people on here posted negative reviews. I understand, because just like t...more
So it's interesting that King should write a hardboiled crime story with, as his characters tell us over and over again, no story to it. "...more
So I was equally amazed when I head that one of my favorite authors was going to be writing a novel for the se...more
In typical King fashion, he grounds his story with interesting but believable, hometown characters that could easily be the people next door. However, I had a hard time believing that Stepha...more
Stephen King's entry in the Hard Case series of modern noir thrillers is neither a noir nor a thriller. Instead, it is a cozy little puzzle with no thrills and no sense of danger. The real mystery is that it was ever published. Of course, even that is not a real mystery. A writer of King's stature is popular enough to get virtually anything published, as...more
I recently finished King's Joyland, especially written for this series of mystery books, and I had this one on hand. By the way, there is nothing anywhere in this book that resembles the lurid cover.
I thought that this book was even worse than Cujo, if that is possible.
In the first sentence of his Afterword, King states, "You'll either love this or hate it."
Story (and there are no spoilers, as nothing happens):
There are four people at lunch at a small island off the coast of Main...more
King can get terribly meta and, at it's core, this is a story about the nature of stories. It's a thoughtful meditation on how stories come to be and how the way we tell them births them.
Absolutely nothing happens in this book. King draws you in using the simpl...more
Stephen King'i Pinuccia'nın etkinliği sayesinde nihayet okuyabildim. Gözüme ilk olarak nispeten daha normal konusu olabileceğini düşündüğüm Colorado Kid ile başladım ve sanırım ağır bir romana denk geldim. Nasıl ağır anlatayım.
Yazar kitapta aydınlatılmamış bir cinayeti iki yaşlı gazetecinin ağzından bizlere anlatıyor. Biz de genç çaylak Stephani gibi oturup ikiliyi dinliyoruz ve adamın başına neler gelmiş olabileceğini çözmeye çalışıyoruz. İki gazeteci sizi düş...more
I preface this by saying that, while I like several of King's books, I'm really not a fan. However, I certainly admire him and appreciate what he's done to make horror fiction accessible.
Now for this book.
I read it because I watch "Haven," even though I knew there were few similarities. The book tells the story of the two publishers of a small-town Maine newspaper, telling the story of a famous local unsolved death to an intern who will soon be a permanent employee.
There is no solution to the my...more
When a man is found dead on the beach of an island off the coast of Maine it is quickly classified as a case of accidental death. Only some minor local interest is raised when it turns out that the victim had no identification whatsoever on his body. Vince Teague
and Dave Bowie, two reporters from The Weekly Islander, do all that is within the power of a local newspaper to find out the true identity of that mysterious guy, but without much luck. Years later a missing...more
We learn very early on that this is a mystery, and what this novella really is, is the story of this mystery being told to (what is arguably) the book's...more
This isn't a "Stephen King Book" even though Stephen King wrote it, and that's a problem for mass popularity. Imagine Agatha Christe trying to write a "Jane Austen" or Robert Heinlein trying to do "Terry Pratchett." Just the fact that I can name an author and you know what sort of book I mean shows how typecast authors can become. So with Stephen King. If...more
This mystery is sort of the idea of this book itself. An actual mystery that, like most of life, you can't explain. This is not a Sherlock Holmes locked-room mystery, nor is it an Agatha...more
The subject of the book itself, the Colorado Kid mystery, is fascinating....more
So...anyway...I was looking for this book and couldn't find it, but I noticed The Colorado Kid sitting there and I was drawn to it because one o...more
This is rather a talky book in which two elderly newspapermen (the only characters who are holdovers to the TV series) tell a young woman colleague...something. They don't actually tell her a story because, as they keep telling her, there is no story in what they're telling...more
I hate stories without endings. At least in novels. Yet, I’ve happily read and enjoyed not only this book but also The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective, which is also based on a true story, and which also does not give a satisfying ending. However, I love the Afterw...more
The Colorado Kid is a quick-read mystery, nothing more and nothing less. Don't expect the supernatural; don't expect the in-depth characterization contained in King's longer works. If you read the author's afterword, you'll discover that this book delivers exactly what King wanted it...more
Nunca me preocupé por la longitud de la novela (escasas 150 páginas) ya que King puede entregar verdaderas maravillas en pocas páginas, pero una vez llegado a más de la mitad de la historia, uno va perdiendo esperanzas de que esté realmente frente a una historia más del señor Horror.
La historia, en pocas líneas, nos pone frente a dos ancianos regentes de un pequeño diario en una isla quienes cuentan a una periodista interna...more
The Colorado Kid concerns the discovery of a body on the beach of a small island community and the unravelling of its mysterious origins. The story itself is rather uncomplicated, in fact, the narrators mention several times throughout that it's not rea...more
Main characters from the show are not even mentioned in the book, the storytellers here are cute pair of newspaper reporters: Vince & Dave.
Not seeing anything cute about them? Well, you gotta know them to love them. :D
When I fini...more
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...more