Sunday, 27 July 2014

Review: Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King


Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King



Title: Mr. Mercedes
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 448
Genre: Fiction; mystery/thriller
Publisher: Scribner (Simon & Schuster)
Pub. Date: June 3, 2014


Stephen King has been my all time favorite author, and remains so today. Mr. Mercedes is a multi-level story, combining mystery, crime, romance and psychology into one epic novel. You go inside the mind of the killer and follow along on this crazy journey that could end in an epic, bloody catastrophe.You’ll gasp, you’ll cry a little, you’ll hold ur breath, and then you’ll gasp some more as the story envelops you right until the very last sentence. Amazing work from an amazing mind! As usual, never disappoints u.

I'll be blunt when a writer or any profession for that matter has been around for over 35-40 years, their work gets a little sleazy,though there are always expections to rule like Clint Eastwood and James Patterson and John Grisham 

Mr. Mercedes, starts off with a psychopathic killer driving his car through a mass of people waiting in line for a job fair, murdering several and hurting others. He manages to escape and his case essentially becomes cold. The owner of the car whom he stole it from then kills herself, presumably from the guilt of leaving her car accessible.

Retired Detective Hodges then enters the story; he's experiencing a newly retired life which feels pointless until he is drawn into this case, basically by Mr. Mercedes himself, and decides to try to find the killer on his own. In the meantime, Mr. Mercedes has plans for more evil, so the retired detective's search for him becomes a race to save thousands of people.

Mr.Mercedes is his first book in this trilogy. The second book comes in 2015. And of course i recommend this book to all Stephen King fans. Hope you enjoy reading this book as much as i did.

Happy Reading !!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King


"Waiting on" Wednesday : Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by "Breaking the Spine" that spotlights the upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication is "Mr.Mercedes" by Stephan King. I so "cant-wait-to-read".


Goodreads Review:

Publication Date: June 3rd 2014 

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the perp; and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedyBrady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Bradys next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

What's your "waiting on" pick? 

Happy reading !!



Sunday, 19 January 2014

Review: Sycamore Row by John Grisham




Goodreads Review:

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. 
The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

My Thoughts: 

M a die hard fan of John Grisham. How could he do this to his fans? How could he disappoint us sooo much? This book was so slow and boring unlike others. This is a sequel to his best selling novel, "Time to Kill".  I didnt understand why did he had to go back in 80's? How many of us had phones and cars back then? Anyways, Ending was powerful, I was completely hooked.But if u ask me what happen in between? I'd barely remember. It was too long n too detailed. Chapters which lead to the final chapters was tedious. There was nuthing in between that prepares u to the trail chapters. 

In short, First quarter of the book gets u hooked up, middle chapters let u down n lost, Final chapter put to back together and makes sense. I wont recommend this book to any person whose not a fan of John Grisham. But JG fans can get away with few glitches, like I was. 

M so badly waiting for sumthing that gets me hooked up from Cover Page to the Last page. Suggestions are more than welcome. Till then, taking a turn from Fiction to Non-Fiction. 

Happy Reading !!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Education




Education is like the depth of an ocean,
when we swim in it, we will never drown.


Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Empty Envelope by Ron Roy




Goodreads Review: 

Dink keeps getting envelopes in the mail addressed to "D. Duncan." But the letters inside all start with "Dear Doris" and don't make any sense! Josh and Ruth Rose think someone's playing a trick on Dink. But Dink is sure there's more to it than that, especially after Doris herself shows up and demands her letters!

My Thoughts:

Very very very easy read. Actually I read this book to my 6 year old this evening. He got this book from his school library for me to read it to him as a bed-time story. 

A to Z Mysteries Series: Early mystery series for kids, very popular with kids, because of the variation in the stories, and the uniformity of the characters. Mystery lovers must read. 


Happy Reading !!