The World Is Insane. You Only Have To Watch The News To Know It

(Gwendy's Button Box) Gwendy Peterson is an interesting character in King’s pantheon. The Gwendy trilogy is a collaboration between King and author Richard Chizmar, with both men contributing to the first and third installments and Chizmar writing the second installment solo. So that’s odd to start with. I have the second Gwendy on my list … Continue reading The World Is Insane. You Only Have To Watch The News To Know It

Payback Is A Bitch And The Bitch Is Back

(End of Watch) In End of Watch, we return to the villain from the first part of the trilogy, Brady Hartsfield. Kind of, anyway. It’s definitely him, but in this installment of the series, he’s not just a murderous dick; he’s… psychic? Able to astral project? He has some kind of mental magic powers, anyway, … Continue reading Payback Is A Bitch And The Bitch Is Back

I Think Different. And I Can Think Different If I Want To

(Finders Keepers) You know, I didn’t really remember that the middle of this series didn’t really have much to do with Brady Hartsfield, AKA Mr. Mercedes. Or that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson — the heroes of the previous story and of the trilogy — didn’t even come into it until late in … Continue reading I Think Different. And I Can Think Different If I Want To

That’s All History Is, After All: Scar Tissue

(Mr. Mercedes) To me, Mr. Mercedes feels like the mark of a new era in King's books. That sounds grander than I actually mean it to, but I don’t know how else to put it. It differs from what came before, though, in some ways that seem important. Mr. Mercedes (taken alone — this is … Continue reading That’s All History Is, After All: Scar Tissue