Our book club pick for March 📚 I‘ve only read 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and I enjoyed it, just too me awhile to read. Was excited this was the winner because I wanted to read more books by him and I don‘t feel overwhelmed by this one.
21/150 I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I don't consider myself a big King fan, especially his huge doorstop books that weight more than a newborn infant. I did find this "I see dead people" story very entertaining. I'm glad it was suitably creepy without being too gory, which turns me off most horror books. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐?
This is a pick with one major issue - loved 99% of this, last 1% was a bummer. The twist at the end had no purpose and added nothing to the story - So I didn't want to pan it, it was more than a so-so, but still.... why didn't he end with “I didn't ask anymore questions after he said yes“ -
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My final book of 2021 & what a great one to end the year on! I highly recommend avoiding detailed reviews & spoilers of this one & going in as blind as possible. Loved it!
I have an appointment & then I'm picking up groceries. After I'm done with my errands I will be starting my final book of the year. Since 2019 either my final book of the year, or my inaugural book, has been a King. It's one of my new favorite traditions.
My April pick for #12BooksOf2021 hosted by @Andrew65
Woot! I'm caught up (it's the 4th Day of Christmas!). I love King, he's my favorite author and I'm glad I got to pick him for this- although it was a close call because I really did love Brat by Andrew McCarthy. But Later felt like classic King, and I just loved it.
I am a life-long Stephen King fan and his books are my comfort food. This one checked all the boxes for me - creepy, engaging, and great characterization. No one writes kids like SK can. I hope he comes back and revisit Jaime Conklin in future books.
Later is one of King‘s shorter works but reflects the true essence of any King story and definitely leaves its reader feeling unsettled more than once!
Jamie is a child with a secret: he can see dead people… but this is not just another imitation of The Sixth Sense. Jamie‘s mom, who learns of his ability, Is the one who tells him it is best kept as a secret.
Listened to the audiobook - the narrator did an A+ job which added to the creepiness!
Jamie has seen dead people since he was a child. He has told his mother and it is their secret, until it isn‘t. That‘s when the trouble starts. The audio is well done! Quick pace. Holds your interest.
I know the Litsy community loves Stephen King, so when someone posted about this shorter than usual book, I decided to give it a try. Not fond of the ending, but the story was a thrill ride, and perfect for the season! #blameitonlitsy
This is my first Sk book & I loved it! While it is very reminiscent of The Sixth Sense...this was actually better. Jamie Conklin is looking back on his childhood to a time where he had to face his demons. He can see the dead and some of them have a score to settle...and maybe a few of the living do, too. Other than that weird little bit of info he learned about himself at the very end...ack😝...this was a top-notch story.
His books had a lot to do with shaping me as a reader & he‘s still one my very favorites, so a few times each year, I have to read some King. This was my most recent read to scratch that SK itch, & it was great. Really feels like classic King, with ghosts and gore and coming-of-age, all squeezed in to a shorter than usual package. Loved all of the little nuggets that felt like they were for longtime King readers. Audio is excellent.
I listened to this audiobook without knowing a lot about the storyline. It‘s a ghost story essentially with a couple twists and some gore thrown in. I loved the main character and the style it was written as he talked directly to the reader. The narrator of the audiobook did an amazing job. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3.5/5 - I loved the fact that this was shorter with a more direct style of writing than most of what I‘ve read by King. I enjoyed the story but I think the surprise twist at the end missed the mark to the point of almost ruining the book for me. Also, King still overuses foreshadowing to a ridiculous degree. Overall, it was pretty fun up until the end though!
1. Every once in a while I will, and it makes me very pleased with myself.
2. Currently the Armand Gamache series.
3. I love a wedding disaster in a non-romance book.
4. I‘m grateful for the Bloody Scotland 2021 program (programme) being announced today. Stephen King will be taking part, which is no big deal to me but may be of interest to others.
I thought this was a pretty decent book not my favourite that he's done. Of his more recent works, I liked the Outsider and the Institute better. There was one description that made me queasy and reminded me of old Stephen King, he's still got it! I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was top notch.
I really enjoyed this crime novel by Stephen King. Just the right amount of shock and gore for me . The narrator told his story in a way that kept me enthralled and ready for the next twist .
7-5-21: My 72nd finished book of 2021! I didn‘t love this one the way I love so many other King books. Jamie and his mother are struggling to make ends meet through the world of publishing. Jamie has an ability and when something happens to someone close to his mom, Jamie must use his ability to help his mom out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣7️⃣2️⃣
I purchased this a while back and... well it has been sitting there, begging me to pick up. I am still a little woozy and just having a really bad week. So maybe some Stephen King will help that :)
That and plan to get sushi later if my nausea subsides.