Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Finders Keepers
by Stephen King

Finders Keepers is the second book in Stephen King’s Bill Hodges Trilogy. I was pleased because it does touch a bit on the first book in the series, Mr. Mercedes, yet it’s not absolutely necessary that the reader have that book under their belt before approaching this one. Finders Keepers could easily stand alone.
Something that really stood out, for me, in this story is the concept of Faithful Readers being so attached to their favorite authors and the characters they create… sometimes, those Faithful Readers have a bit of difficulty (or, perhaps, a LOT of difficulty) recognizing the difference between fact and fiction, where those favorite characters are concerned. I think most people who are avid readers do this to some extent; but this story really explores the idea of a person, or people, becoming so obsessed with a character in a story that they’ll stop at nothing to find out what happens next! In a way, the idea is similar to King’s earlier novel, Misery. Yet, it is so vastly different in the way the story unfolds. In keeping with typical King form, this novel definitely contains graphic violence.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Misery by Stephen King, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis or Room by Emma Donaghue.] [ official Finders Keepers page on the official Stephen King web site ]

Recommended by Tracy T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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