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Steve announces trilogy on Twitter account

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by Moderator, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Guest

    Awesome! Really like Hodges,being of a certain age and mindset,was kinda like looking in the mirror..
  2. ScottColbert

    ScottColbert Active Member

    Trilogy, eh? These may be the first two books of his I pass on.
  3. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Amanda Plummer!!!! YES!!!!!!!
  4. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    It happens, not all things are for all people.... I haven't read it yet, as amazon is being unusually slow with this delivery, but the reviews I've read have been either Extremely positive or extremely negative..... Mostly positive, but the people who hate it, seem to really hate it....
  5. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    I started to not like it because, to me at least, it was too Koontz-ish. But then I started paying attention to the writing that I that makes it a King and I began to appreciate it a lot more. And so far I'm really enjoying it.

    But I also can't read anything that's not King. I feel like it would be disrespectful to my favorite author. Heck, I'll even read about baseball because of him. Ick.

    And I'm glad I do because I always find something in what he writes to like.
  6. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Too Koontz=ish? Show me where the supernaturally gifted Golden Retreiver is....:lol:
  7. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    I'm down with a trilogy assuming we get more
    Brady the bad guy, spoilering in that he lives at the end
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  8. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    Sorry, sorry!! 80's/90's Koontz. Back when I liked his style!!
  9. McGinnisNC

    McGinnisNC Member

    Honestly, I posted on another thread about how I didn't find this book an "epic" but a very solid read. Maybe two more installments will push it over the edge into something fantastic. The entire time I was reading it, I thought, finally, a good character (Hodges) who is just an all around stand-up kind of guy.

    I'm sure King will completely destroy that though.
  10. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    You leave Trixie outta this! :grr: All writing matters aside-you gotta love a guy who has donated MILLIONS of dollars to animal charities! =D He's no SK-but seems to be a good-hearted bloke!
  11. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Let's all remember Mr. Mercedes is a june release, therefore a "beach read." It's supposed to be a fun thrill ride. The more "serious" releases are left for later in the year. I trust Revival will be the more "classic King." With a hot commodity like SK, It's all about the marketing.
  12. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    Have yet to get or read Mr Mercedes but just to know that it's a first instalment of a trilogy is great, great ...GREAT! :eagerness:

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I'll alert his psychotherapist...

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...as long as Odell becomes a Golden Retriever, the next installment takes place on an "abandoned" military base and Hodges is saddled with the ghost of Elvis....
  15. McGinnisNC

    McGinnisNC Member

    Jokes on you, I know you were being facetious but I would read the heck out of that...
  16. I posted a question on a thread I'm afraid to read for fear of spoilers :baffle: Sadly, its not the dumbest thing I've done this week lol
    arista, FlakeNoir, blunthead and 7 others like this.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...so would I, just to see what Unca Steve would do with Koontz's stock in trade....
  18. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    I think that if people are serious King fans, they can see the King in Mr. Mercedes pretty easily. I'm actually enjoying the change of pace! I'm tearing through it.

    (Please don't get upset if you are a "serious King fan" and don't like Mr. Mercedes. I'm just saying it's there if you look for it.)
  19. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    :) Crowe would be perfect, too--Chubby him up (like he was in Body of Proof), put some grey in his hair... He's got that world-weariness down, and him
    taking out the punks that were trying to rob the 10 year old
    would be totally believable.
  20. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I personally love when Stephen changes things up, experiments, tries something new. It's all about growth and I want him to continue to enjoy his work so I can enjoy it with him. As I wrote to him in a fan letter many years ago, he is the Madonna of the publishing world. Minus the pointy boob cones. He has always been on the forefront of storytelling in all aspects and I so admire that.

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