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Finders Keepers Discussion *SPOILERS*

Discussion in 'Finders Keepers' started by AchtungBaby, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. chester brooks

    chester brooks Well-Known Member

    Can't stop thinking about Brady and what will happen next will he finally get revenge? And this power to turn stuff off and possibly make that nurse kill herself. He didn't seem to be faking to me. Or was he? Except that smile he seem like a legit veggie
  2. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    The shooter down in Charleston, SC looks a great deal like how I envision Brady. About the right age with that crazed and angry look in his eyes.
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  3. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    I haven't read the book, but on the subject of the supernatural powers at the end -- as Chester Brooks intimated (at least, I think this is what that member meant), I myself think it could be a red herring. Maybe the guy thinks he has the power, but doesn't. Unless everyone is saying there is no way to interpret it like that. If that is the case, then yes, I think King may have made a mistake here. But, for some reason, I can't see him thinking this was a good idea for this particular series, so it's hard for me to believe this was meant to be real.
  4. dlh

    dlh New Member

    I've just finished reading this evening (I'm in the UK) and really enjoyed the book. I found it to be a slow burner but the build up and back story was interesting. I think the hint/teaser at some kind of telekinetic powers is great - back to basics!

    There is one part of the story that bothers me and I may have missed something as I have a bad habit of speed reading when I get excited...

    After, in the Trunk section, Pete tells Bill that his story was authenticated using the photocopies and scraps of the notebooks that survived the fire. Why didn't he just use the 6 notebooks he stashed in his closet?

    More than happy to be corrected on this as I'm too tired to start rereading.

    Thanks very much, in anticipation
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I wasn't a'tall disappointed by the book....I found the crow on the phone line hilarious and if I have a quibble, it's this....the whole "Morris makes good in prison" scenario smelled suspiciously like Andy Dufresne-pre sewer trip.....
  6. chester brooks

    chester brooks Well-Known Member

    Which part? The first one disturbed my gf. The thing with bradys mom. I hope we don't see no more of that next time around
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  7. chester brooks

    chester brooks Well-Known Member

    Lol i didn't know u have to click spoiler. No wonder some people's messages don't make sense to me.
    Good point. What the f. Where is the editor!? Let's blame him/her.
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  8. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I sincerely hope not, but maybe.
  9. chester brooks

    chester brooks Well-Known Member

    Lol. Dat dere sho is a crazuh theory ski mawh. You goan flip yo head if dat happens in dis final book. I sho can't wait.
  10. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I'll go with you on both Mercedes novels being better than Revival but IMO Doctor Sleep is LIGHT YEARS ahead of all 3 of them. Not even close. But of course that is one of my favorite books of SK so there's that. To each their own.
  11. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I just finished Finders Keepers about 10 minutes ago. I mentioned in another thread about a week ago that I was 2/3 of the way through and it was some tough sledding for me at that point. For whatever reason I had trouble getting into it. It wasn't boring but at the same time, not engrossing or something I felt need to hurry through and find out what happens at the end. The last SK books I remember that white hot desire to finish were Joyland and Dr. Sleep. All the books since I found enjoyable but they haven't really knocked my socks off.

    That said, the final 1/3 of the book improved greatly. I did end up finishing it in two lengthy reading binges (One last night and one this morning), so I guess it finally roped me in after all. I found the last section to be exciting and interesting. Thinking about it now, I realize that I read the same amount of pages since last night that it took me 2 weeks to get through before so I would definitely say it got me going.

    Overall, a pretty good book. I would put it in the neighborhood of Mr. Mercedes although slightly lower. Somewhere in the middle of the pack overall. Also, I really liked the way it ended and it made me more interested in the 3rd installment of the series and where it might be headed. I'm not going to lie...at about the halfway point of Finders Keepers I thought about a 3rd book and had to sigh at the thought of another one when not much was happening in the story at the time. However after finishing the book, I am more optimistic.
  12. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. Dr. Sleep is probably in my bottom 5. Just goes to show you how SK moves us all in different ways.
  13. ChicagoMolly

    ChicagoMolly Member

    I like it as a book to read, very much; just not as a SK book to read. I thought it was a little "phoned in". I wonder : Am I the only person who thinks the last three books or so don't even sound like SK? It has even crossed my mind that he didn't write them. That's not an accusation, just saying that's how much of a difference I see. His style sure has changed. ( I love him. I've been reading his stuff since 1976. I am not trying to be insulting in anyway, it's just an observation)
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  14. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I'm not sure if this has already been brought up as I was avoiding the Finders Keepers messages earlier but... did anybody else think that Stephen was shaking the 'eff you' stick when it came to describing the Mercedes?
    He made a big deal out of it having a back seat during...
    the race to get to Pete's house
    ... I laughed out loud actually, as I could picture him typing with one hand and pulling the universal salute with the other--after all of the crap about the car in the first book. :biggrin2:

    Did he say anything to you about this, Moderator?
  15. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    No, didn't say anything to me. They've owned several Mercedes vehicles over the years, though, so would guess that he likes them well enough to keep buying them. :smile2:
  16. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    :laugh: I was (mostly) joking...
  17. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    I'm listening to the book on audio (a slow process since I listen in the car and have a 2-mile daily commute). Realized that the rumored terms of Rothstein's will were fulfilled in the long run!
  18. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I'll have to re-read this book. I assumed that, at the end of the book, Brady moved the picture quickly when Bill wasn't looking, but I've read other readers reference the supernatural as well.
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  19. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    I just finished "Finders Keepers" yesterday. It's one of my new favorites, which is crazy because I was in no hurry to read it.
    The first time I read "Mr. Mercedes", I just thought it was okay (not crazy about Holly and I can't figure out why), so I didn't pre-order "Finders Keepers" like I usually do with SK's new releases.
    Last week, I reread "Mr. Mercedes" and liked it better than the first time, so I bought "Finders Keepers". I felt like the latter flowed so well and it was hard to put down.
    You know the feeling when you want to know how it ends, but you don't want to finish it too quickly.
    Now I'm dying for "End of Watch" even though the title leads me to believe I'm going to shed some tears.
  20. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud What's wrong with Idris?

    I finished it a few days ago. I really liked it.

    I'm curious as to how much the fact I haven't read Mr. Mercedes yet detracted from the experience.

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