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