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495 pages, Hardcover
First published November 3, 2015
MILE 81 - 4 Stars - No "paratroops from hell" for 10 year old Pete, but there is a "hell" of an adventure at an abandoned rest stop. Scary, Creepy and 'Sticky' little sci-fi story with a monster in disguise.
PREMIUM HARMONY - 2 Stars - The need for a purple kickball leads to two deaths. (wish King would have skipped the second one) Dark Humor.
BATMAN AND ROBIN HAVE AN ALTERCATION - 4 Stars - The sadness of dementia and road rage, but a memorable Halloween. Way to go Pop!
THE DUNE - 4 Stars - The last will and testament of Harvey L. Beecher....hehehe. You do not want to be the recipient of the mysterious tale told here.
BAD LITTLE KID - 5 Stars - A convicted child killer finally confesses the whole truth to his unsuspecting lawyer. Creepy and Deadly like Pennywise all the way to the Twisty end. (My favorite)
A DEATH - 3 Stars - (re-read) A murder out west....A missing cowboy hat....A missing silver dollar, and....A 'crappy' ending!
A BONE CHURCH - 2 Stars - Weird piece of poetry....didn't get it.
MORALITY - 3 Stars - (re-read) Would you commit a major sin for $200k? Chad and Nora do......with consequences.
AFTERLIFE - 4 Stars - Would you do it all again?......You bet your ass! (with a few changes)
Ur - 4 Stars - Deadly headlines and a mysterious "pink" Kindle. "All things serve the tower." (need to get back to Roland!)
HERMAN WOUK IS STILL ALIVE - 3 Stars - Two friends...a fun trip...worry...drinking...despair...speeding...Very Dark!
UNDER THE WEATHER - 4 Stars - The dream....The stink....Oh No!
BLOCKADE BILLY - 5 Stars - (re-read) Fun time at the "old" ballpark if you like revenge, murder, and the blade. "Baseball is a good thing. Always was, always will be."
MISTER YUMMY - 3 Stars - Reliving life at Lakeview....premonitions, memories and an antique watch.
TOMMY - 2 Stars - Remembering the 1960's.
THE LITTLE GREEN GOD OF AGONY - 4 Stars - The mega rich....a plane crash....painful rehab, AND........ the extermination. Ewwww......Creepy!
THAT BUS IS ANOTHER WORLD - 3 Stars - When things go wrong. A man, a woman, a scarf, and a knife......Holy Crap!
OBITS - 4 Stars - The lethal power of the written word!
DRUNKEN FIREWORKS - 5 Stars - (re-read) We're in the money!!! A fireworks competition between colorful neighbors across the lake turns combative. Super Funny! (so much better than the audio IMHO)
SUMMER THUNDER - 5 Stars - So sad....No hope....Goodbye....The End!
AND FINALLY.......to answer your question Mr. King, YES! It is certainly cool to still be here! Great Stories!
“I don’t want to ride in no funeral hack,” Trusdale said. “That’s bad luck.”The prosecutor and the judge are the same man, and the townspeople build the gallows to hang Jim while the trial is still going on. Only the sheriff begins to doubt Jim's guilt . . .
“You got bad luck all over,” one of the men said. “You’re painted in it. Get in.”
"I was mostly interested in the sheriff’s progression from a presumption of guilt to a reluctant belief in Trusdale’s innocence. Whether Jim Trusdale actually did kill Rebecca Cline was less interesting to me than Barclay’s change of mind."