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Finders Keepers: A Novel

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A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.

"Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. 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 more 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-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he's released from prison after 35 years.

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life - for good, for bad, forever.

©2015 Stephen King (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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"Narrator Will Patton takes the best Stephen King novel in years and turns it into an audio masterpiece.... Listeners may double check to see how many narrators are performing this work. But it's just Patton, and he's more than enough." (AudioFile)

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    BikerJoe 07.07.2015
    BikerJoe 07.07.2015 Bei Audible seit 2014

    I love a good story, even more so, if it is artfully told.

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    "Obsessive Readers and Multiple Murder"

    It is a great story, no doubt and Stephen King is a great story teller and he is probably unable to write a really bad story, but regardless of that, some parts of the book rubbed me the wrong way.
    1. A lot of authors are tempted to talk about writing and the complex relationship between readers and authors. There is a lot of it in this book and I am not sure, whether this is something I want to read about lengthily.
    2. John Rothstein, a fictitious author and murder victim is a central figure in this story. I cannot help it, but somehow Stephen King seems to refer to Salinger and his "The Catcher in the Rye", when he talks about John Rothstein and his Jimmy Gold books, but I don't get the message (if there is one).
    3. Finders Keepers is a kind of sequel to "Mercedes" and we meet again with Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson. Unfortunately these characters appear very static in this story, no development, no conflicts, all warm coziness. The appearance of these 3 feels somehow wrong anyway. It is not their story and they don't belong there.
    4. Why bring Brady Harstfeld, the heartless villain of "Mercedes" into this story? There is no real context and this short appearance at the end of the book with its psychic twist is out of place.

    The book consists of 3 main parts:
    Part 1: John Rothstein, the famous author of the Jimmy Gold Trilogy, who did not write another book in decades, gets murdered and robbed by Morris Bellamy and his friends. Morris is obsessed with the Jimmy Gold novels and does not forgive the author the ending of the series. He hides the booty, 20000 US$ and hundred plus notebooks of unpublished writings of Rothstein.
    Part 2: Pete Saubers, a young boy finds the treasure and uses the money to help his family through the recession of 2008/2009. Miraculously he lives in the same house, where Morris grew up, even more astonishing, he is a Jimmy Gold fan as well. The real trouble starts for Pete, when he tries to sell the notebooks to pay for his sister's college.
    Part 3: Enter Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson to save poor Pete.

    Of course, the story telling is first class and for the most part the book is a real page turner. Pete's character, his relationship to his sister and parents is drawn with such detail and accuracy, it is a real pleasure to read, His anguish is touchable and you feel the tension physically. It is a good book after all.

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    CJJB NRW, Germany 30.01.2016
    CJJB NRW, Germany 30.01.2016
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    "Great read!"

    This is definitely a keeper. Great story, as we know and love from King. The mystery - instead of the horror - is what made me love the first book and he's not disappointed with the second. Good, good stuff.

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    Ben 19.06.2015
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    "Fantastic"

    The second instalment was even better than the first. I am looking forward to what comes next.

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