Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
What’s it about?
So this is my first foray into reading a Stephen King novel. I now see what all the fuss it about. This novel features and ex-cop, Bill Hodges, who is slowly drawn back into an old case involving “Mr. Mercedes”.
What did it make me think about?
This is another book that does not require too much thinking. It is a totally plot driven, suspense filled, nail-biting, thriller. It did make me wonder- what took me so long to try Stephen King?
Should I read it?
I would pick this up if you were in the mood to read a page-turner. Be prepared to stay up way too late reading this book. It is hard to put down.
“Suicide proves guilt. He remembers Lieutenant Morrissey saying that, but Hodges himself has always had his doubts, and lately those doubts have been stronger than ever. What he knows now is that guilt isn’t the only reason people commit suicide.
Sometimes you can just get bored with afternoon T.V.”
What is your favorite Stephen King book? What should I pick up next?
8 1/2 stars
If you liked this, try-
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beuckes
In the Woods by Tana French
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edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!