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NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 29 Aug 2014
I probably use that word far too much.....but in this case it's completely justified. Having recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Heart Shaped Box I thought I would give Joe Hill another read and so pleased I did. I think that this book is much more in keeping with Stephen Kings work....think Talisman in particular....and at times it is difficult not to compare the two authors, unlike Heart Shaped Box which Joe made his own, but this isn't a criticism. It is still full of amazing characters, and contains a lot of dark humour, especially from the 2 villains of the story. Give it a go....if you love Stephen Kings works then you will be sure to enjoy this one.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly excellent, 24 July 2014
I am surprised and pleased to say that...after much trepidation, and reluctance.....I have given Joe Hills book a go and award it 5 stars. I was expecting a bit of a Stephen King clone and wrongly assumed his venture into writing was down to nepotism...not that there is anything wrong with that. What I wasn't expecting was such an original story with believable characters and a totally gripping read. Having read everything Stephen King I have to say that Joe Hill has inherited his Fathers talent but has a style all if his own. Well done, great read and I shall be following him and hope he is as prolific as his Dad.
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down, 15 July 2014
I was a little apprehensive that the subject matter was not going to be the Stephen King that I have come to expect and enjoyed for many years...Wrong! While not his usual sort of story that this was actually a totally captivating read and I cannot remember the last time I literally couldn't put a book down. I won't spoil the story by revealing too much but as usual it is full of wonderful characters including the deranged Mr Mercedes himself who really steals the show!
Give it a go, it's not just Stephen King fans who will love this but anyone who likes a good...... very good thriller.
Highly recommended.

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