I did not realize that the sequel to Mr. Mercedes was out, so I had to go to Barnes and Noble today.
If you missed my review of Mr. Mercedes, you can catch it here: https://booksandopinions.com/2015/01/17/mr-mercedes-stephen-king/
Have you started buying your summer reading books?
I absolutely had to buy “From a Buick 8”. It is my favorite Stephen King book, hands down. I have taken it out from the library so many times it is ridiculous, and I finally bought it! I dare you to read this book and tell me you did not love it!
I also got another book by Mr. King, which I have never heard of. It is pretty small, and I am betting that I can get it read in a day. Any takers? A 9 year old girl gets lost in the woods with nothing but her walkman (yes, dated). Are you familiar with Tom Gordon? Me either. I will be reading this on Sunday.
And then as I love shopping the bargain shelves, and this is where I find my favorite books, I found this little history book, which I will be reading right away. I love history anything and everything, and I cannot wait to tell you what is in this book!
From a Buick 8 is good. I read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordan years ago and loved it. I find it reminiscent of his book Gerald’s Game. Simple, deep and thrilling.
Thanks for sharing Courtney. I am excited to read some of his older writings that I somehow have managed to miss so far.
I can’t wait to hear about Stupid American History!
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is a brilliant read — probably one of his best. Courtney is right, it is reminiscent of Gerald’s Game; to me, it was something like Gerald’s Game meets IT or Christine. I guess you can say it’s classic King.
Now you’ve got me wanting to pick up some King and dive in. I haven’t read him in a while, and I think it’s time I picked up some of these books and had a go.
I already started it; I couldn’t wait until this weekend! Thanks for sharing!