It’s time for a twitter wrap from our favourite eccentric genius, Stephen King!
Over to you Stephano…
I am going to order that novel, EENY MEENIE.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 8, 2015
For more about Eeny Meeny click here
Dennis Lehane’s WORLD GONE BY is the best gangster novel since THE GODFATHER. Terrific story, shattering conclusion. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 29, 2015
For more about World Gone By click here
A great film noir line in the new Joseph Finder novel, THE FIXER: “She had a body harder than Chinese arithmetic.”
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 19, 2015
For more about The Fixer click here
GAME OF THRONES finale: that was…was…let me just say it was not what I expected. 🙁 — Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 15, 2015
When writing narrative prose, you must never start a paragraph with the phrase “Little did I know.” I’m not much on “Meanwhile,” either.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 15, 2015
How about a story about a movie so funny people literally laugh themselves to death? I’d read that. In fact, I should probably write that. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 12, 2015
by Stephen King
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far – a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr Mercedes.
‘Wake up, genius.’ So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.
Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Sauberg finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.
Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life – for good, for bad, forever.
About the Contributor
Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.
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