Saturday 5 November 2005

The Colorado Kid

Well, out of the pile of books I purchased the other day, this was the shortest AND a Stephen King mystery! So I decided to pick it up last night and kept reading and reading until I got to page 147. The only reason I stopped is because I was tired and wanted to stay focused without losing any of the thread. Anyway, first thing this morning I picked it up and finished it.

What a fascinating tale. I know some people might feel cheated after reading this intriguing mystery but I loved it. Very good book with all the trademark King, including the nature of the mystery. The interaction between the two old guys - Dave and Vince - and the young Stephanie is a great dymanic. He gives you just enough info to feel like you actually know them.

This book gets two thumbs up from me (since there are only 2, I think you get how much I liked it!) A great little read which'll no doubt return to my mind (as it did with the characters) even years down the track. That's the beauty of Stephen King, he's got this outstanding talent of hooking you into his tales so quick and deep, that you're powered on by the urge of wanting to know how it all turns out.

His afterword was really cool too! Here's a great quote from it:

"I write to find out what I think, and what I found out writing The Colorado Kid was that maybe- I just say maybe- it's the beauty of the mystery that allows us to live sane as we pilot our fragile bodies through this demolition-derby world."

Ayuh! :)


Anonymous said...

That is a pretty cool quote, Y. :)

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Yeah, it is! ;) He's certainly got a way with words!

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