Hearts in Atlantis
  Fan submitted reviews of Hearts in Atlantis (Story Collection):
Posted By: Trav021812 - November 21st, 2012 3:18:34 pm EST

A Top 5 favorite. I have a friend that told me 'Hearts' was nothing but a story about kids playing cards in the 60's. I'd always considered him a smart person. Now that I'v read the book myself, I'm not only reconsidering my thoughts on his intellect, but on our friendship all together. Hearts In Atlantis is beautiful. An absolutly beautiful novel. I live in awe of you Uncle Stevie. Thanks again.

Posted By: April - July 31st, 2012 11:01:43 am EDT

You know you're a good writer when other writers finish your book and find themselves without words to express the depth of meaning and beauty with which they have just been blessed. Thank you Mr. King for hiding so much truth within your fiction.

Posted By: Kelli - July 2nd, 2012 2:54:29 pm EDT

I am a too young to remember the time, but the writing took me back to it anyway. I could feel nostalgia that I had never even experienced. Bobby's life made my heart so heavy.

Posted By: Minty - March 6th, 2012 11:33:01 pm EST

i was actually born in the same year this book came out.

Posted By: Vampyyric - November 22nd, 2011 5:13:58 pm EST

Each story infused beautifully with the next without pause or stutter. I, like most middle aged people at some time, look back upon a childhood or a distant past and wonder. The way Stephen does this makes it all so believable. A subtle hint of supernatural in the first story leads the way to the very real horrors of Vietnam and a society trying to live through it. Once again brilliant, simply brilliant.

Posted By: Anonymous - September 24th, 2011 3:28:21 am EDT

What an amazing, well structure book! Immensely Hard to put down once reading and one of my all time favourites after Full Dark, No Stars! Keep up the Good work, King!

Posted By: CrimsonPortugal - May 11th, 2011 5:24:32 pm EDT

Another book that is just top King. Masterly mixing the supernatural with the dilemas of an entire generation, Hearts in Atlantis delivers a solid collection that feels just like an entire novel instead of a novella and short story collection: It has a beginning and it concludes in a marvelous way, an ending that makes you feel in your heart everything every character experienced. 10/10

Posted By: Aareen WTF - March 13th, 2011 3:49:53 pm EDT

I love the story I've just finished it, also i watched the movie but i din't like it, Antony Hopkins as Ted Brautigan was good, but the other actors were horrible, the directors did not catch the spirit of the characters ....but i would read more instead of watching the movies...great story

Posted By: Cj - July 20th, 2010 7:35:15 pm EDT
This book is by far one of my favorites. I tried out playing hearts because of this book. I will be going to college as a freshman next month and I hope to have some good memories come of it.
Posted By: Anohip - March 20th, 2010 4:13:31 am EDT
To me it seems this whole book is telling the story of Carol through the eyes of everyone but her. All of the stories refer to her and you learn something about her in each of them.
Posted By: Jello_Heartplayer_Snark - February 24th, 2010 9:43:07 pm EST
Gotta love this story. One of the best yet to me so far, but I have already read Carrie and 'Salems Lot, and The Shining... Those were pretty good too, but this one Rocks!
Posted By: Hearts-addict - February 15th, 2010 8:54:07 am EST
this is definitely king's best book ever. 60's was definitely the best era ever and king just nails it. after reading it ,i am playing hearts all the time, trying to shoot the moon every time and simply cant stop playing it. hope i dont flunk out
Posted By: Sunsetgrill - November 25th, 2009 9:46:11 am EST
My all time favortie King book. Having grown up in Beverly, MA, (the town right next to Danvers, where Bobby moves), the strong connection I felt with this novel was complete at the end of the first story. The last mile's locale was extremely familier to me and I knew of the exact locations throughout the book. Hearts could have very well been based not-so-loosely on my past and some people in it (minus the aliens). For me, the connection in rather uncanny.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 23rd, 2009 4:53:02 pm EDT
Thank you. btw: I didn't expect that you are so good ... sir.
Posted By: Ellie - August 6th, 2009 7:53:20 am EDT
I have been reading Stephen King since Salem's Lot was first published. My favorites are Insomnia the Sun Dog. Until I read Low Men in Yellow Coats. I loved the whole thing but especially Bobby Garfield. I am trying to find our what else he appears in right now is why I am on the site.
Posted By: Michael - August 1st, 2009 3:40:02 pm EDT
I love this book with a passion so far every book I've read that is intertwined with the Dark Tower series is great. This book showed me that nothing ever ends up like you want it to in life and that I shouldn't always include people from my child hood into my future.
Posted By: Joey - July 28th, 2009 9:17:59 am EDT
AMAZING! This is definitely my favorite SK novel. It has so much heart, and yes, I mean both heart as in the love and heart as in the card game. Plus, the characters are absolutely marvelous; Bobby, Carol, John, Ted and Pete are fabulous. You really get attached to the characters. Especially Carol, she was my favorite. "This is just information." 5/5 (I wish I could give more)
Posted By: Dillon - May 18th, 2009 10:37:11 pm EDT
i loved this book it was my first stepehn king book, i like Carol and i just got done reading, Diffrent seasons and now im reading christine
Posted By: Steve - May 8th, 2009 2:13:02 pm EDT
I read this first in 2001. It is the first book I ever read that evoked such strong emotions in me. I remember that as soon as I had finished it, I wanted to tell Stephen King how great a book I thought it is. I have read it once again since and will no doubt get back to it sometime later. I agree with Kev J, it's my favorite S.K. book.
Posted By: Bobby - February 19th, 2009 9:42:53 am EST
Hearts in Atlantis is my favourite S.K book. What a great writer.
Posted By: Kev J - January 7th, 2009 2:47:00 pm EST
Hearts in Atlantis is by far my favorite Stephen King work. King's mixing of supernatural evil and the real threat of the Vietnam War is what creates what I believe is his greatest achievement.
Posted By: JK - December 6th, 2008 11:54:14 am EST
It is in fact five short stories told over a period of about 40 years, connected by characters who appear or who are referenced throughout the collection...other than some supernatural elements that occasionally surface, this is largely a non-horror work that makes a powerful statement about the Vietnam War...my favourite part is the second story, "Hearts in Atlantis", which tells an often funny and insightful tale about college life and falling in love.
Posted By: Rebe's - December 4th, 2008 9:42:38 pm EST
i was a little thrown off by the description of this as a story collection, when i read it years ago it seemed like one book broken into four timeframes.
Posted By: John Sullivan - November 29th, 2008 9:43:43 pm EST
I have not read this book but MY name is in fact John Sullivan.
Posted By: Lea - November 14th, 2008 9:43:55 pm EST
I am very confused, it says this is a story collection but I have just had a look at my copy of the book and read your synopsis and it seems like one whole story. Please confirm. Regards Lea,
Posted By: Anonymous - August 31st, 2008 4:53:59 pm EDT
An absolute favorite of mine. I have read it...put it away for a couple of years...reread it, put it away for another couple of years...and now my older teens are reading it! Great book...Great characters, great depth!


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