The Outsider

@CRK109 (14465)
United States
June 2, 2018 2:06am CST
My librarian and I were emailing back and forth last week. I was having depression problems and, God bless her, she decided to make me laugh. Our emails were quite jolly and then I got back to the question of books. I knew that a new Stephen King novel was out and I wanted to be on the list to get one as soon as she could get one to me. She shocked me by saying it was coming to me on Friday. Well, it took a few days before I could start it, and I'm almost finished with it now. And I can say that he's done it again. This is a little more "whodunnit" thriller than horror, and I'm really enjoying it. Of course, his personal sense of humor goes a long way at keeping me glued. The murders are not pretty, and since they are the murders of children, they aren't pleasant to think about. But figuring out who killed them is the key and he seems to have mastered this as he's mastered everything else. Sometimes the man amazes me. My niece looked at the book while she was here. It's 560 pages, and the book seems to weigh a ton. But it's very easy reading. What really made me want to read this particular book was when I saw Stephen King interviewed on Stephen Colbert's show. Colbert was, as always, hysterically funny with the book and King, of course, couldn't give anything away so he was cryptic. Came right through the TV and grabbed me, darn him! lol Once I finish this one, I have more than enough to choose from to keep my brain occupied. Almost makes me wish for some bad weather! Almost. lol Claudia image from pixabay
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@TRBRocks420 (75592)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Jun
Enjoy the books.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
2 Jun
Well, I don't know about the rest yet, but I sure am enjoying this one! I will do my best with the rest of the bunch!
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• India
2 Jun
Books make good companion. Enjoy time with books
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@Jessabuma (20738)
• Baguio, Philippines
2 Jun
Hehe!!! Seems you really love reading books.. Have a great weekend!
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun
I'm glad it's got your attention and you're enjoying the book. There's only one Stephen King book I want to get my hands on. The rest I will leave alone. I'm not into his genre. The name of the book is called About Writing. A good resource for people who write.
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Jun
I own that book, Valerie, and it's an excellent read. I used to enjoy his books years ago but try to stay away these days. I like whodunits if they aren't gory.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun
@MarshaMusselman I'm glad it's an excellent read. Yeah, I just have this thing about liking to sleep at night.
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Jun
@just4him and they can affect our minds adversely when we least expect it to especially when we're stressed out.
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Jun
If you ever need a good laugh you might want to look through Uncle Joe's post as he's a hoot. Glad to see you're still here a bit. I've been here quite a bit this week and a little less but more than before in May. How that last section isn't too confusing.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
3 Jun
I used to read Uncle Joe all the time and I suddenly lost touch with him. I have to go find him again. Thanks for the reminder!
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@paigea (21982)
• Canada
2 Jun
I have never read any of his books. I will have to try one. Maybe this one as you say it us not si much horror.
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@LadyDuck (152375)
• Switzerland
2 Jun
There is a new book by Stephen King out? How is it that I did not receive the email reminder? I have to check immediately.
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@JudyEv (121372)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jun
I've only read King's 'how to write' book which I really enjoyed. I'm not a fan of horror and sci-fi type stories so I think I'll give him a miss.
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@marlina (72758)
• Canada
2 Jun
Please, no bad weather. You can still read when it is nice outside! @CRK109
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@PatZAnthony (12573)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
4 Jun
It's nice that you and the librarian are connected, especially if it is someone making you laugh. Happy reading!
@Courtlynn (64412)
• United States
2 Jun
I'm glad the Librarian was able to help you during the hard time, and also that you got the book and enjoyed it!
@jstory07 (66126)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Jun
He is a good writer and I always enjoy reading his books.