End of Watch
You are getting all five stars.
Former Detective Hodges in now partners with Holly in a firm called "Finders Keepers"..the ...more
To the surprise of some, I was a huge fan of Mr. Mercedes. The book was fresh, a nice change of direction, and it showed King's love for the craft. Trying something so different so late in life must have been scary fun. Finders Keepers was pretty good, too, but I thought it occasionally missed the mark. With End of Watch, I feel the ser ...more
My whole heart swells just thinking about it. I have a huge crush on Bill Hodges and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
He was real to me and I was in love. I felt what he felt. I wanted him to succeed. I was on his side the whole way through.
I also really enjoyed Holly. She added a lot for me, even though I know overall she can be a bit of a divisive character.
The plot of this, the final novel in the trilogy, was ...more
Uncle Stevie tried his hand at doing a straight up crime thriller with Mr. Mercedes, but I found it to be a painful slog of poor plotting, uneven pacing, and a main character who came across ...more
It’s OVER .... and I’m a little sad!!! I’m going to miss Bill Hodges - and Holly - and Jerome...and Pete... even pretty gray eyes, Izzy.
“FINDING KEEPERS” was my VERY FAVORITE......the STRONGEST 5 stars - ( for me) ...
But this last one had an interesting ZAPPING-game mystery plot - with a very heartfelt underline love shadow following every page. Business is as usual with THE KING.... and NOT ALWAYS!!
Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers ‘could’ possibly be read ...more
BOOK 3 begins with a flashback of the horrendous Mercedes rundown of innocents standing in line at a job fair (no spoiler here) and flows right into retired Detective Hodges obsession with the creepy evil maniac, Brady Wilson Hartsfi...more
I'm going to try and make this review as quick and painless as possible -- if you liked this book you're not going to want to hear me bellyache about it, and if you didn't like this book, you already feel you've wasted enough of your precious reading time on this series and are just ready to move the fuck on (and hope King is too).
Things started out sort of optimistic for me with Mr. Mercedes -- I didn't hate it; in fact, some parts of it I really enjoyed. Even so, for me it was missing somethi ...more
Retired Detective Bill Hodges and his sidekick Holly find themselves investigating a recent spree of suicides. But all of the dead are connected by a common thread: each of them had been in previous contact with Brady Hartsfield, the notorious Mercedes Killer.
Reviewing this book brings up an internal debate about how one should rate a book using the standard star system. If a book is given a 5 star rating by myself, ...more
Last time we we saw Mr Mercedes he was a semi catatonic Zombie right? Surely this is not ...more
Well, we have come to the end of the road, or the "End of Watch." I enjoyed this trilogy and love all of the books but I loved different books in the trilogy for different reasons. The first because - HELLO - some maniac has done went whack a do and ran over a bunch of people in a Mercedes. The second book I liked because of the connections to people in the first book. And we come to the last book . . . I actually thought is was sad at the end, but for once -->I DID NOT CRY! Anyway, I thought it ...more
This book is more of a sequel to Mr. Mercedes than the 3rd book in series. I think you could skip Finders Keepers and not miss a thing. But, I don't recommend that as the second book of the series was my favorite!
I like Holly and Bill - they were a great team, and not conventional in any way. In the last two books Jerome felt forced in when he was there. Brady was a good, despicable bad guy. Love to hate him, am I right ...more
Update: after finishing Finders Keepers, I'm even more excited for this! The ending with Brady leaves me wondering... Wonder ...more
Brady Hartsfield isn't hurting anybody these days. And Dr. Felix Babineau doesn't bite. Truths? Believe what you will. Thought fish, eye-traps, seeds of suggestion, telekinesis, the big payback. Where do they come from and how do they fit in here?
Brady, the Mercedes killer, is safely ensconced in a center for those with Traumatic Brain Injury. Five years have passed since he pulled his murderous shenanigans in Mr. Mercedes. Ready to find out just what ...more
I can’t wait to see Holly Gibney again in The Outsid ...more
End of Watch. Yes, I’m afraid it is. It’s over. Huge Sigh. To think it took me years to get through this series. If only I’d listened to the audiobooks sooner (thank you to the phenomenal Will Patton for the listening experience!)
Detective Kermit Bill Hodges. I adore you. It is that simple. Kind, caring, hardworking, determined. Your friendship with Holly Gibney was pure kismet.
So here we are, with ‘Zappits’ wreaking havoc all ov ...more
Beginning with Mr. Mercedes, about a psychopathic asshole named Brady Hartsfield who drives into a crowd of job seekers at a civic event, and detouring into a literary collectors’ nightmare in Finders Keepers, and then delivering the coup de grace with this excellent return visit with Brady who has kicked his evil into overdrive.
Reminiscent of Messiah, Gore Vidal’s 1954 love letter to suicide, King b ...more
I criticized the lack of Hodges in the previous book, so I'm incredibly happy he and the other main characters of the series played a bigger role again. This is how it should be!
The story itself was suspenseful and just very interesting?! L ...more
Having said all that I did like the this book very much. It certainly tied up all loose ends and I loved the roles played by Hodges and Holly. King could have written a whole series based on the exp ...more
Mind you, it wasn't the plot or the supernatural element that I loved, although the development and the execution were interesting, very Shocker-like.
Instead, I liked the characters. If you don't like the characters, you won't like these books. Bill, the Ret-Det, and Holly, his Lisbeth Salander partner make up the bulk of this one, making a full circle back to the first book and firmly ca ...more
3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars!
There's one major thing that I liked about each one of the books in this series.
The action and chase at the end of each book was page turning! I was flipping the pages and ignoring the clock as it ticked down to midnight! Each book has that type of reaction and it was a fun and binge worthy time.
In all three books, there's a common theme with Bill Hodges and his nemesis, Mr. Mercedes. I'm not going to go too much into the p ...more
60% in and I am zappit-ing this one. I did read the final pages to learn the inevitable fate of Hodges.
Although I enjoyed the first two in the series, I'm turning off my e-reader with no reader rewards from this one. I'm just thankful it didn't hypnotize me into finishing. End of watch and reading. :-/ ...more
“Look at the fish. Tap the pink ones. Come on, Billy-boy, tap those pink fish!”
Make sure you get all the pinkies! That’s all the fun!
This was a BR with The one with great tats and The one with purple hair. Unfortunately, it went completely awry. Craig finished way too quickly and poor Orient was taken down by RL! Better luck next time, fellow Sladists? I hope so.
Mr. Mercedes was my initiation to the great master that is Stephen King. It was the first thing I ever read from him.
Yes, I read ...more
This is the third book in Stephen King's "Bill Hodges Trilogy."
This review contains information about the first two books in the trilogy. So if you haven't read them yet you might want to stop reading now.
In the first book, Mr. Mercedes, a sociopath named Brady Hartsfield drives a Mercedes into a crowd, causing numerous deaths and injuries.
Retired detective Bill Hodges makes it his mission to nab the culprit and puts together a sort of ragtag team to do the job.
This includ ...more
Bill, Jerome, Holly. Characters that will stay with me, fully formed, believable. Characters i can get behind, not perfect, but battered, worn and then bashed about in true Stephen King style, the more they bruise the more you root.
Really enjoyed this book, and fab to see the SK trait of the unexplainable make an appearance.
I feel End of Watch has given me the closure I'm going to need to get throug ...more
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