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Mile 81 by Stephen King
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Sep 01, 2011

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bookshelves: horror, novellas
Read from September 01 to 04, 2011

The King loves his cars :) I preferred his story "Trucks" from the Night Shift collection over Mile 81 but this is a decent Stephen King tale that fellow Constant Readers will enjoy.

Mile 81 will make you think twice of station wagons with muddy-covered windows and car doors that creak open. No spoilers but the ending was underwhelming and seemed a bit rushed. The best parts for me were King's signature characterization skills (man, he's good!) and King's cleverly scattered horror humor.

The sample chapters for 11/22/63 make me wish November was here already!
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message 2: by Erik (new)

Erik Gustafson just 3? I am thinking of picking this up after I get caught up on my reading list but it sounds like one of his stories in Dark, No Stars

Todd Russell Yeah, compared to the other horror vehicle tales he's written, it ranks toward the bottom. It's not a bad story (3 stars means I liked it), it's more a case of being spoiled by better stories he's written with similar subject matter.

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