Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers Wake up genius The genius is John Rothstein an iconic author who created a famous character Jimmy Gold but who hasn t published a book for decades Morris Bellamy is livid not just because Rothste

  • Title: Finders Keepers
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9781501100123
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wake up, genius The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn t published a book for decades Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes,Wake up, genius The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn t published a book for decades Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one Gold novel.Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever deranged and vengeful Morris when he s released from prison after thirty five years.

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    1. Before we begin, I feel I need to state a few things. Over the course of the next few months you will see reviews from people who thought this book was "just okay". You will see reviews from people who are only reading it so that they will be able to hate-review it and they want a clean conscience, so they will finish it even though the experience will be on par with stomach swelling and labor pains when not pregnant. Then you will read fan reviews wherein this is touted as the mostest bestest t [...]

    2. Shit don't mean shit.That's a "famous quote" by the author John Rothstein, who penned the Jimmy Gold books. Rothstein pretty much didn't give two craps about his fans whining about only three Gold books being released. Rothstein didn't give many craps at all about much of anything. Until he is awakened by Morris Bellamy and his gang of accomplices. Morris was introduced to Jimmy Gold's character by a well-meaning teacher who told him.You and Jimmy Gold will get along. He's a sarcastic, self-hati [...]

    3. The good news is that it isn’t as bad as Mr. Mercedes, and that there’s actually a halfway decent plot lurking in here. The bad news is that this makes it more clear than ever that Stephen King does horror a helluva lot better than he does crime thrillers.The story starts out with an acclaimed author named John Rothstein who pulled a J.D. Salinger and hasn’t published anything in decades. Morris Bellamy is a huge fan of Rothstein’s most famous creation, a disaffected rebel without a caus [...]

    4. FANTASTIC!!!!! A STRONG FIVE STARS!!!!!It took me 2 years to return to this series. I was lukewarm about “Mr. Mercedes”.t bad but not FANTASTIC But.I kept wanting to return to this series after hearing little bits and pieces of ‘positive’ — STRONGER THAN POSITIVE — comments about book #2 and book #3. I thought this was a TERRIFIC Stephen King ‘mystery’.t a die hard thriller - not paranormal- ( a little gore)- but mostly WONDERFUL CREATIVE STORYTELLING( totally interesting: ABOUT [...]

    5. Here's my review of the first book: Mr. MercedesI wasn't expecting to be completely amazed by this. Yes, King is my favorite author, but I know his strong point is Horror, and not Crime. The most important thing that I learned after reading this latest novel of his was that Stephen King can write anything he fucking wants. While I was satisfied with Mr. Mercedes, it's a different game when it comes to Finders Keepers. FK exceeded my expectations. This is an amazing novel, add that to the list of [...]

    6. This review originally appeared in the Irish Independent, June 7, 2015: On the surface, the mystery and horror genres have never entirely been on speaking terms with each other. Mystery's roots lie in rationalism, or the belief that reality is essentially logical, and truth intellectual: consider Sherlock Holmes using his powers of deduction to solve crimes, or Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot exercising his "little grey cells" to identify a murderer. Horror - along with supernatural fiction, it [...]

    7. Sigh. This almost got two stars. Almost. I mean, I liked it. There are things to like, but it's so far underachieving for King, so sub-par of his talent and storytelling capabilities that it made me cringe in parts and left me embarrassed for the guy. The last third of the book with Hodges and Holly and Jerome running around trying to solve a mystery like an after-school special mixed with an episode of Scooby-Doo was just paaainful. Nothing about any of that was worthy of King for me. I know Mr [...]

    8. Did anyone else notice the little smiley used as the dot after Mr. on the front of the book? I have had this book for a couple of months and been reading on it for a few days and finally noticed it. I thought something spilled on my book and was trying to rub it off until I figured it out! Lol, I thought it was cool, the smiley, not thinking something spilled on my book! I enjoyed this book with the new and old characters. I thought it was well written and all of the characters were nicely playe [...]

    9. The Hook - No daily walk would be complete without an audio book to listen to. Finders Keepers and its fine narration by Will Patton. Patton differentiates between characters, young, old, male or female with out missing a beat. The Line - ”You know what kid? It’s guys like you who give reading a bad name.” The Sinker - The first line of a review is often much like the first line of a book. What one has to say sets the tone and the promise. I don’t know where to begin but I know I want yo [...]

    10. I started typing out a review of the book, and I might get back to doing that, but not yet. First, a few things that annoyed me with this book followed by stuff I really enjoyed. 1. What's up with old man Hodges always hanging around people that could be his grandchildren? His story at the beginning of Mr. Mercedes was so pitiful, but now he's like the cool old guy that the kids hang out with because he buys them beer. I still have issues with his friendship with Jerome. And Holly is a really an [...]

    11. Seems like its been awhile since I read this book, but since I just updated the other two in the series, I thought I needed to add my thoughts on this one. *****I feel a need to add (after reading some reviews), that although King often uses writers, I agree with Rick Urban who said 'they are variations on a theme' composers do. And that is a perfect picture of King through the years--a gigantic composer, creating his own universe--and as far as this being a "redone Misery, I feel that perhaps t [...]

    12. With the second novel in the Bill Hodges trilogy, Stephen King returns to an exploration of the sometimes obsessive ties that bind authors and readers together, a topic that he explored so chillingly nearly thirty years earlier in Misery. In this case a writer named John Rothstein has retired to the seclusion of an isolated home in the country after creating a fabulous character named Jimmy Gold who appealed particularly to large numbers of young men who were trying to find their way in the worl [...]

    13. I'm a relatively new convert to the story telling skills of SK. But I'm a long standing reader of crime fiction, so Stephen King’s foray into this genre with Mr Mercedes was a welcome surprise. And I loved it.This is the second book (a trilogy is promised) featuring retired detective Bill Hodges, though until his appearance half way through the story you’d be hard pressed to believe it. There are, however, enough elements carried over from the previous book to provide continuity – it’s a [...]

    14. Have I mentioned how much I'd love to meet Stephen King? See, he changed my life. Without him, I wouldn't be a reader, a writer, or an English/Creative Writing teacher. And he also rescued my self-esteem when I was fourteen years old and convinced me I wasn't an idiot. So, yeah, he's sort of special to me. But since this is a book review, here are the the things I'm noticing about King lately (and keep in mind that his older books--'SALEM'S LOT, THE DEAD ZONE, and THE STAND, to name just a few-- [...]

    15. If anything, the second book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy is better, but not because Bill doesn't show up until much later in the tale. Indeed, I loved it because the characters were extremely vivid and interesting and more than practically any other King novel, I felt the avalanche of events pile up beautifully.It's like Misery in that we've got obsessions gone really awry, but it goes a bit further, not limiting us to a closed bedroom, but over thirty-five years, several kinds of obsessed fans, [...]

    16. FINDERS KEEPERS is the second book in the Stephen King MR. MERCEDES trilogy that begins with a trip back to 1978 and a terrifying home invasion by whacko killer Morris Bellamy, then fast forwards to 2010 with a story of buried treasure and a family in need, eventually leading back to retired Police Detective Hodges (and cohorts) and a connection to MM.But, where is Brady Hartsfield, the perpetrator of the City Center massacre that started this whole nightmare??? Remember what happened to him at [...]

    17. Back in the 90s I was in the Coast Guard and we made a big drug bust out at sea, a TON of cocaine. 2,000 pounds. While the stash was aboard we took pictures of the stack of bails, posed with it, etc. We joked about grabbing some and selling it. What a joke that was. How could a bunch of Coast Guard guys, most of us only a few years removed from suburban schools and boot camp, move any of that product? So what if it was worth millions, there would be no feasible way to even try.A character in Ste [...]

    18. e consequences for you will be unpleasant in the extreme.Words to the wise from Morris Bellamy. He is not a handsome man. Indeed, with his poofy red hair, pale skin, and absurdly red lips he sounds positively clownish. There is nothing funny about his slavish devotion to the first two books in renowned author John Rothstein's Jimmy Gold trilogy, nor his seething resentment of what the author did to his beloved Jimmy Gold in the third book. He didn't kill him off, he made his renegade hero into ( [...]

    19. Finders Keepers is the second book of the Mr Mercedes trilogy and also the name of the private detective agency formed by Bill Hodges and his new assistant Holly Gibney. Along with Jerome Robinson, all responsible for catching the killer Mr Mercedes, they agree to investigate a new case from a most unlikely origin in the schoolgirl pal of Jerome's little sister. The opening chapter starts over 30 years ago and ends with an alarming bang. Morris Bellamy and two accomplices set out to rob author [...]

    20. Unlike a lot of King's fans, I loved Mr. Mercedes. Having gotten that out of the way, this would have been a five star read for me if King had not made it part of the Hodges trilogy. I don't think Hodges, Holly or Jerome were needed for this story at all. Not only were they not needed, they were almost a distraction. King seemed to be reaching to include them.Morris and Pete were terrific characters. Their entwining stories alone would have been more than enough. I'm ok with Pete's dad having be [...]

    21. A good sequel to Mr. Mercedes (and a better book, in my opinion). I love when the characters are avid readers/writers (see Misery). Even when they kill their favorite author because he didn’t end a series as they wanted to.

    22. 4.5 stars rounded up.Another superb read. What a fantastic series.d another *brief* and/or well edited story. I really don't want to spoil the story for future readers but the links to the previous story are cleverly done as well as setting us up for the final instalment.King has created another completely insane individual counterbalanced by the endearing and quirky team that work with Hodges: Jerome and Holly. Hodges himself is an admirable central character, flawed not perfect, doing his best [...]

    23. Booky love, love for books, book madness. It’s up there as two book lovers are at the center in the sequel of Mr. Mercedess. But that’s where their similarities end. At first I was a bit confused as characters I became to love from book one (view spoiler)[started appearing only almost at the middle of the book (hide spoiler)]. Was it a disadvantage? Not at all, I could pay more attention to new characters and dive into the new angle of the plot, talked over in Mr. Mercedess. The narrative is [...]

    24. Well, this is Misery Meets Finders Keepers Meets Mr. Mercedes. Some have expressed disappointment in believing that Stephen King just recycled the wacked-out reader/fan idea once again as in Misery. This was completely different in my opinion. In Misery we have the battle of wills in a different light. The two main characters are like two sole Samurai warriors battling in a rainstorm. In Finders Keepers we have literary minds squaring off in a confrontation that is landscaped with attempted inte [...]

    25. I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a satisfying follow up to Mr. Mercedes, which I loved. I listened to the audio of both stories and personally think it’s the way to go with these books! The narrator truly makes these stories come alive with his intonations and seamless transitions between the multiple and diverse characters’ voices, combining these two talents into a masterpiece. I liked the clever way both stories were connected, each having their own unique themes and plots, s [...]

    26. Stephen King at his marvellous best again! The suspense is superb as he jumps from one character to another and delays each climactic event to the point where you want to flick forward a few pages just to get some relief from the stress. Only you mustn't because that would spoil the whole effect. The book opens with the car scene from Mr. Mercedes and then we are taken into the life of one of the victims from that day and his family. Bill Hodges turns up about half way through this book and then [...]

    27. When I first read Mr.Mercedes I was a little underwhelmed. I wasn’t nearly as pissed about it as Becky but I think she had a lot of valid points. When our favorite authors let us down it’s hard not to feel personally offended. While it wasn’t my favorite- it certainly wasn’t my least favorite. I’m looking at you, Colorado Kid!! With that being said, I wasn’t in any hurry to pick up the next one in the series. The characters didn’t really resonate with me…at least not to the level [...]

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