Colorado Kid, The
  Fan submitted reviews of Colorado Kid, The (Novel):
Posted By: Widdershins - January 14th, 2013 3:17:20 am EST

This was a tight little novel, well-written and interesting. However, the best thing about the book is the mystery it presents. I can only think of one possible explanation though....Still, Moose-Lookit deserves one more look. Perhaps King will let us visit there again someday.

Posted By: Balmydrizzle - December 1st, 2012 8:04:20 am EST

I just saw Fan review post of "Anita" and she say it all of what I felt about being a fan of King. I think Anita she herself has essence to be a great writer cause she knows tell people's mind with valuable words.

Posted By: Anita - October 22nd, 2012 1:04:21 pm EDT

I have been a fan of Stephen King for decades. He builds believable people, with flaws, that make mistakes, that are human, even when they aren't. He builds these wonderful, terrible, startling places & people, the events happen organicly. You don't have to suspend reality - they ARE real. And what happens makes you look outside to see if it has changed. In a way it has, because you look at the world with new eyes.

Posted By: Pomzie - June 3rd, 2012 2:20:36 pm EDT

I love novels and appreciate avenues that make them easily available

Posted By: Phoenixten - March 15th, 2012 8:16:41 pm EDT

I can never get those words down below right!

Posted By: Frank - February 4th, 2012 9:47:57 pm EST

What a great short story and a quick and easy read! Just what I needed after finishing (the first) seven installments of The Dark Tower. Great story, and the ending wasn't a surprise to me at all...the fact that the mystery is still that...a mystery :-) Mr. King, please keep doing what you so very well....tell a wonderful story, and keeping us all entertained! Thank you so much!

Posted By: Gina745 - January 27th, 2012 3:20:17 am EST

I agree with your final authors note about the book. It exceeded what I expected. An exceptional story told by a master storyteller. I do hope Mr.King never lays down his gift.

Posted By: LANShark - December 4th, 2011 7:38:24 pm EST

Read this book because I'm a fan of the Syfy channel's series "Haven". The book was ok, but pretty unsatisfying in its lack of a conclusion. In light of the fact that it only had 2 characters and one location in common with the series, reading it really was a waste of my time. The book had as much in common with the television series as it does with a Red Lobster commercial.

Posted By: Brian - November 9th, 2011 6:48:52 pm EST has it - not cheap though. If you have any kind of mobile device that can run the Kindle app, that may be your best bet; read it in electronic form.

Posted By: VK - October 29th, 2011 1:03:42 pm EDT

Since Haven came out, this novel could really use a re-release. Not all of us have kindle's but prefer actual books.

Posted By: Jonathan - October 11th, 2011 8:18:19 am EDT

I am a disabled Vet from OIF froms wounds I recieved in combat. I am really trying to get back into reading since I had a Traumatic Brain Injury it has really been a challenge. Please re release the Colorado Kid I have tried to find this book since I saw the Sci-Fi series Haven, I would love to read this book, I just can't seem to find it at a reasonable price. Thank you for your time Mr. King and Thank you for your contributions to literature. Jonathan

Posted By: Kingfanforever - September 15th, 2011 9:59:46 am EDT

To my fellow constant readers who can't find the book -- The Colorado Kid can be found in Kindle version on Amazon.

Posted By: Anonymous - September 15th, 2011 5:59:05 am EDT

PLEASE we want to buy the novel The Colorado Kid but its nowhere to be found WHY WHY

Posted By: Mr Mur - September 12th, 2011 11:07:53 am EDT

I read this book when it came out from hard case crime. I really enjoyed it, as a matter of fact it is only the second Stephen king book I've read the other being the green mile, Mr King you should write more mysteries.

Posted By: Masonmom - September 9th, 2011 10:49:35 pm EDT

check your local library. thats where i found one

Posted By: Anonymous - September 5th, 2011 9:57:31 am EDT

I agree with Lizzyb02. We in Brazil want to read the book but not found for sale,,,

Posted By: Whitebear - September 4th, 2011 1:34:23 pm EDT

Check Amazon....there are lots of these for sale on there.

Posted By: Pam - September 2nd, 2011 9:49:02 pm EDT

I have been looking every where for a copy of the Colorado Kid by steven king. My husband loves the tv series Haven. Our 12 year anniversary is coming up and I would love to get him this book. I have all of your books you have wrote and seen all your movies. Can you please help me find this book.

Posted By: Lizzyb02 - September 2nd, 2011 11:23:40 am EDT

Ok, so I love the show "Haven", and I want to read the book. I am that type of person. Problem is: THIS BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT. Now, why would you go and make a show based off a book by one of America's favorite authors that is out of print? My advice to Mr. King, his publisher, who ever needs to take care of this: REPRINT THIS BOOK! I have all Stephen King's books, with the exception of this one. Why? I don't know, I just never saw it in a store to buy it. Thank you!!

Posted By: Jenny Bug - August 13th, 2011 9:01:17 pm EDT

K,,,,,I LOVE the tv show 'Haven' and have become obsessed with finding a copy of 'The Colorado Kid'. No where to be found in my area.

Posted By: Rickm - August 13th, 2011 5:23:50 pm EDT

Stephen King cheated me, stole my money and wasted my time. The Colorado Kid was the worst piece of crap I've ever read. Save your money on this one, you'd get more satisfaction paging through the phone book.

Posted By: Birdman - August 10th, 2011 11:00:54 am EDT

i want to find prices on novels

Posted By: Anonymous - August 10th, 2011 3:32:29 am EDT

showcase tv even made a off set of this book called "Haven" its based off the book and has vince and his bro as the newpapers new for the haven herald. if you liked this book watch the show :)

Posted By: Lena - February 20th, 2011 2:11:24 pm EST

I don't care what anyone else says about this book. It was completely awesome! I was so inspired that it gave me the urge to move to Maine. I would love to buy a loft or apartment and smell that sea air everyday, look out upon some cove on a foggy morning and to feel a since of peace and wonder come over me. With a new since of adventure facing me everyday.

Posted By: Cyrus Yo - December 27th, 2010 1:15:07 pm EST

And here I thought I owned every SK book ever published. Glad to at least see I'm not the only person who had never even heard of this one. BTW, I'm reading Full Dark, No Stars right now...the King keeps on getting better as time goes by, in my humble opinion.

Posted By: Anonymous - November 27th, 2010 6:01:29 pm EST


Posted By: Jackie - October 8th, 2010 8:31:52 am EDT
If you have an eReader such as a Kobo, Sony or even a Kindle you can purchase The Colorado Kid as an eBook at for only $4.99
Posted By: Chucky7910 - October 7th, 2010 4:54:50 pm EDT
you have to get it from ebay. If you look for it on amazon some people are charging upwards of 100 bucks!!! On ebay you could get it for around 15 bucks or so depending on how high the bidding goes. The book is completely out of print and the company who was printing it apparently doesn't have a way to print anymore according to their website. They're apparently looking for a new printing company.
Posted By: Monika - October 2nd, 2010 1:10:16 am EDT
I've been watching Haven as well and wondering HOW I can get my hands on a copy of the book. I purchased the audiobook, but the reader's voice, or maybe it's the way he voices the characters in story, is VERY distracting. I'm still not sure what the story's about!
Posted By: Anonymous - September 19th, 2010 5:40:21 pm EDT
I would love to have a copy of this book, it has been pulled from the Barnes & Nobles here in Co, hoping you will put it back on publication
Posted By: Amerc - September 16th, 2010 6:12:31 pm EDT
i watch haven and i've read the colorado kid yet i fail to see how the two are related besides the newspaper men.
Posted By: Jacki - September 14th, 2010 5:10:47 pm EDT
I have also been watching Haven and would like to read The Colorado Kid. Looking for a copy. Please put back into publication. Thank you!
Posted By: Defwish - September 12th, 2010 11:08:43 am EDT
Try E-bay worldwide, plenty to choose from.
Posted By: Ollie - September 11th, 2010 3:00:48 pm EDT
I have to read this book, but I tend to loose interest in thing that bore me. This will be an interesting read won't it.
Posted By: Seth - August 31st, 2010 9:34:18 pm EDT
Just finished the book. As usual Stephen King books are fast reads. Very well done but the TV show is very loosely based on the book. If you are expecting "weird" stuff, then this is the wrong book. This story is not like the usual Stephen King fare.
Posted By: Debbie - August 17th, 2010 12:28:31 pm EDT
i would really like to get a copy of the book, im watching haven and would like to learn more on colorado kid.
Posted By: Pat - August 13th, 2010 9:59:31 pm EDT
I am an avid reader and i have never heard of this book i have every book of stephenho w kings and i wanted to inquire as how to gert this book
Posted By: Greg - August 3rd, 2010 3:21:30 pm EDT
I would love to get my hands on this one.....please put it back in publication again......
Posted By: Valcory - August 3rd, 2010 2:02:29 am EDT
I've just started watching haven and I have just figued that it come your book called colorado kid and I have called the place where I buy my books and they tell me that it isn't in print anymore so please could please send out to be printed I have enjoyed your books so much. thank you for listening to me. sharon stdenis
Posted By: Nancy - July 20th, 2010 2:38:58 pm EDT
You can get the book at Barnes & Noble.
Posted By: Nancy Morgan - July 20th, 2010 2:30:07 pm EDT
I would also like a copy of The Colorado Kid. How can I get one?
Posted By: Anonymous - July 18th, 2010 2:30:11 pm EDT
I just finished this story- I think he used the one cigerette to start the fire. I would want to know if the people killed in the fire had any Russin ties
Posted By: Dvyne34 - July 10th, 2010 9:47:18 am EDT the Colorado Kid was published in 2005 right after he finished the Towers last book, which I am pouring over now.......I suggest go to the nearest bookstore and order it.....that's what I'm gonna do.....=)
Posted By: Morticia89 - July 8th, 2010 10:01:26 pm EDT
.pdf version would be terrific. I could then put it on my e-reader. :)
Posted By: Gar - June 14th, 2010 10:42:03 pm EDT
I agree with a lot of other people here. I thought that I had read everything of his, but all of a sudden this book comes out of nowhere? I have never heard of this book!!!
Posted By: Lizz - June 14th, 2010 4:20:26 pm EDT
my mother and i have been big time fans for about 30 yrs now and we both would love 2 know how we can get a copy of this book weve never seen it before?
Posted By: Jonesy - April 27th, 2010 10:40:09 am EDT
This novel was blur in world's visions but accomodated in our heart - let luv begin among this.
Posted By: Parrly - December 7th, 2009 3:44:27 pm EST
I am very upset that I have not heard of this book before now. I have been a Stephen King collector since Pet Sematary. How can I get a copy?
Posted By: Punkyitz - October 14th, 2009 12:35:40 am EDT
I saw this at the Library awhile ago. Really good story.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 28th, 2009 8:44:18 pm EDT
I hadn't ever heard of this book. I thought I had all of his books. Glad I'm not the only one just now learning about it. I was looking for an eBook to take on my plane flight and came across this.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 13th, 2009 6:27:03 pm EDT
I've never heard of this one either, and I'm a collector, as well...what, were all the collectors kept out of the loop on this one? Just asking...
Posted By: Lady_demonyita - April 10th, 2009 11:00:22 am EDT
I was a bit surprised by the appearance of this book... I collect but I'm sure this is one hard to find... Hope I can find one here in the Philippines...
Posted By: Buuke - March 26th, 2009 1:00:05 am EDT
Glad that I'm not the only collector to be surprised by the apearance of this book
Posted By: Charlie - March 8th, 2009 5:37:18 pm EDT
I have all the published books by SK.... Didn't have this one.... Found it on Not, in my opinion, the best SK.... But, if you're a collector.....
Posted By: Gage - January 8th, 2009 9:00:57 pm EST
Well as you can tell by my name, I was pretty much raised on Stephen King novels... that contributed to my love for Stephen King novels. I have almost every one of his books and just can't get enough; but I don't have this one and can't find anywhere. I would really love to get it, but how do I?
Posted By: Anonymous - January 1st, 2009 11:17:50 am EST
Sorry, poor book. I do not like this book. Excuse me.
Posted By: Cindy - November 6th, 2008 10:54:11 pm EST
How do I get this? I own just about every movie and book. I must add the last few things I am missing. Please give info for this and the other things not in stores. Thank You, Cindy
Posted By: Nora - August 28th, 2008 10:28:40 am EDT
This story reminds me so much of Dorothy Sayers' Have his Carcase, especially the Russian coin and the body being found by the sea. Only in this case, the murderer got away with it. The characters refer to Agatha Christie and other mystery writers. Too bad they never seem to have read Sayers.
Posted By: Jeff - August 21st, 2008 5:18:42 pm EDT
Loved the book, but was wondering why on page 159 at the top it says "Grifter's Game" instead of "The Colorado Kid"?
Posted By: Jason - July 24th, 2008 8:59:45 pm EDT
This just ain't getting the attention it deserves. It's pretty subtle. But man, still waters run deep as the cliche goes. He just keeps getting better at making you believe the impossible. And here he does it in condensed form. Ya got your seaside Maine town. Your old Maine codgers. Your quickly sketched but memorable images. You got a story within a story. And holy crap what a mind-bending teleporting/Twilight Zoning whammy is embedded in the center. Three thumbs up.


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