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rank and comment on eow

Discussion in 'End of Watch' started by chief4db, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    The first 2 books were great. They were for the most part detective novels. But eow is definitely sk writing a detective novel. I'm on page 186 and this reads more like traditional sk. Definitely has that feel to it that the other 2 didnt. Not at all saying the other 2 were not good. Loved em both. But just my opinion this one has the teeth of the type of scary that comes with a sk novel.

    Ranking, ofcourse not done yet with eow but right now looking like eow, mr. Mercedes then fk.
     
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  2. I also liked End of Watch the best, then Mr Mercedes, then Finders Keepers :)
     
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  3. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    I liked Finders Keepers best, followed by Mr. Mercedes, then EOW. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed all three books very much, but I had higher expectations for EOW.
     
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  4. just curious... did you like Morris Bellamy more so than Brady Hartsfield?
     
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  5. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    I hadn't thought of that before...as villains, I really liked both, maybe Brady a bit more. "End of Watch" didn't flow as well as the others, in my opinion.
     
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  6. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I can't rank anything as rank or tasty because EOW is still in my "to read" pile....
     
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  7. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    The story telling in finders keepers was the best of the three but for all around score it comes in 3rd.
     
  8. Winter

    Winter Well-Known Member

    I was really disappointed with Mr Mercedes...the lack of "traditional sk" I guess and so am hesitant to try these other detective stories...let us know what you think when you're done

     
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  9. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    I loved them, Winter. Steve is really great at pacing a thriller. It's okay by me that there is nothing supernatural. The trilogy doesn't need it.
     
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  10. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    I love them all equally. I found all three to be thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. I'm terrible when it comes to choosing favourites because I feel like I'm saying that the others were no good, which simply isn't true. I can say that I found EoW to be the most emotional (for obvious reasons) followed closely by MM (for obvious reasons). Other than that, I enjoyed them all equally.
     
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  11. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I loved all three. Brady is one of my favorite bad guys. Morris is kind of equal in a different way if that makes sense.Eow is such a perfect ending. I like reading something a little different from SK.
     
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  12. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    1. End Of Watch
    2. Finders Keepers
    3. Mr. Mercedes

    I thought the series got better with each book.
     
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  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I'm about 3/4 through EOW and I have to say I like it better thus far than FK, but about equal with MM.....
     
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  14. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    They were all pretty good. Pretty, pretty good.
     
  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I finished EOW last night and keep my rating as above....
     
  16. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I found myself rushing and skipping, to get to the end.

    Then I was thinking the ending it was between 'The Shining' and 'Fallen' movie with Denzel Washington. But, that was just me.

    Liked it more than MM.

    I didn't read Finders Keepers, but found that I did not have to. I got what was going on since then.
     
  17. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I thought I might need to read Finders Keepers first, so it's good to hear that you can read EOW without reading the middle book - thanks!
     
  18. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    You probably should. I just didn't.
     
  19. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I'm curious as I have often been about the...the process of writing. Almost finished. Curious about the telling. For instance, mid to late in the story the reader gets some backstory on what Brady has been doing, how he arrived at where the reader finds him. I wondered if those sections could be used as evidence the story was not plotted out? Could those sections have been presented earlier and would that have made a difference? The other thing I wondered about, you know how you're reading along and you get to the ole cliffhanger? Camera fades to black and we pick up with another character. I wonder if King, or any writer who also does this, I wonder if they lean back in their chair or if they keep plugging away on that scene...maybe insert a little note. (Stop here, the rest comes later.) Would a writer be able to do that? Third story in the trilogy. Not much for ranking things. They all stand alone. And together now. (How do OCD people arrange their books on a kindle?) :)
     
  20. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    1. Finders Keepers
    2. End Of Watch
    3. Mr. Mercedes
     

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