Mr Mercedes

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  1. barrett1987

    barrett1987 Well-Known Member

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    Bought today, read first few chapters. Surprised its written in present tense.
    Enjoying it though.
     
  2. biodroid

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    Going to wait for the $20 kindle edition to come down before I buy it. A bit ridiculous I think.
     
  3. barrett1987

    barrett1987 Well-Known Member

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    I'm 40% in. The MC is boring me. The bad guy is interesting but the more i learn the less interesting and the more cliche he becomes. Infact...all of the characters are lacking real depth. which is a bit crazy for a King book.
     
  4. biodroid

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    Not a good sign, he has always said he likes police procedurals, I thought with his skill he would pull it off.
     
  5. barrett1987

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    Overall - Did not like. Present tense, cliche characters and a whodunit without the who. or the why.
     
  6. biodroid

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    Isnt it turning into a trilogy?
     
  7. Michael Colton

    Michael Colton Well-Known Member

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    It has been a long time since I have read a King novel, though I grew up reading them. I was thinking about going back to him with this one, but apparently not? I think I will just wait for his next one. I have not read one of his since . . . Insomnia, I think. Which I loved dearly.
     
  8. BigBadBob141

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    I really enjoyed this one, it would be nice to see more with the same characters!
    I rate also "Insomnia" pretty high as well, stayed up all night reading it (LOL).
     
  9. barrett1987

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    A sequel is coming soon
     
  10. BigBadBob141

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    My wish is granted!!!!!!!
    There are two sequels to "Mr Mercedes", "Finders Keepers" & "End Of Watch".
    Both very good, it's best to read them in order.
     
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    I'm a sucker for all things Stephen King, and I am generally very forgiving of his not-so-good endings, stupidly long novels and recycled ideas, but I can't say I liked this one at all.

    Is Finders Keepers any better?
     
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