I am sorry to follow up with another Stephen King book review so quickly but I have a huge backlog of books I need to review and this is one of them.
Colorado Kid is one of Stephen King’s crime books and also happens to be a novella. I like both the his books with a crime strain and also his shorter books. I was so excited to read this one as it had been sitting on my kindle for ages.
This story follows Stephanie who is currently interning at a small paper and she is talking to the two owners/editors. They begin to tell her a story about how a man was found washed up on the beach and noone had any idea where he had come from or how he got there. Some deduction at the time meant that they discovered the man’s name but how he got there was still a total mystery.
I liked this. It had a noiresque feel to it, which I can really connect to. It does not finish all wrapped up like a number of crime books and that made me like it even more. This includes some of the slight glimpses into the future that Stephen King does so well and again (like in The Cycle of the Werewolf) he manages to scale his descriptive work back. This has encouraged me to discover more of these titles and I think the next stop for me is Joyland!
Format: As always for me Kindle
Approx Pages: 184
Goodreads Rating : 3.18 ( I gave this a 4)
********EROTICA REVIEW ********************
As you guys all know I LOVE Steph Sweeney’s erotica my reviews are here and here.
I was really excited when I saw this £0.77 teaser on Amazon, as you can imagine it is part of a full book and mixes erotica, fantasy and possible thriller all in one. Melissa discovers that her husband has been cheating on her with an 18 year old girl and after they enjoy a number of threesomes she decides to look through his stuff to find evidence of other girls and that’s when she finds the card for your favourite girl inc and decides to take a trip down to the basement under the jewellery store and that’s where she discovers flora..
I can’t do a full review as I haven’t read the whole book, but what I’ve read so far i have enjoyed. It has been quite a strange story but that has added to the erotica giving it a different dimension, I only want to know where the rest is now!
Cythia always wanted better in life so to be left with like Jimmy was always going to be a disappointed, two children later and she doesn’t love them either. Infact, the only person (apart from herself) who she has ever looked was Johnny P her sister’s husband. She will do anything to get what she wants….
This book was great, very gritty as always with Martina Cole but again very well written. This book explored all of the different characters fully and the story was told by a number of different view points. There was a lot of bad language throughout the book and some of the scenes were quite gruesome… but I love gruesome!
There was a lot of death and even mental illness was written about giving this book a different depth to the previous ones. I would love to read something light hearted by the author though as I think it would be a great read.
As with all Martina Cole I can’t not give it a highscore it was brilliant:
Ok so lats night I starting writing my first ever short story, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while and the success of this blog has given me the final push to do it. This means I won’t have quite as much time for reading so the book reviews won’t be coming back as quickly as they have been.
When I’ve finished I’ll be releasing sections on it on here. As this is my first time please be kind…
After writing a review on this author a couple of days ago I decided to read another one of her books and that’s what led me to Fallen. This an ‘Agent Will Trent’ book who is one of her commonly used characters and starts with his partner Faith coming home from work to find her baby locked in the shed and her mother missing.
The house is covered in blood and she finds two young men in the upstairs bedroom she ends up killing both of them. This book revolves around the investigation into the kidnap and also Will’s romantic interest in a doctor name Sara.
Sara is a widow living on her own and has been obsessed with Will since the year before where they met on a case, but he is married. His marriage is not without problem.
The plot is really strong in this book and although I believe it’s from a series this is perfect on it’s own this had made me determined to read more of her work.
There were parts of the story that I think could be improved for instance I would love to find out more about Faith’s brother Zeke who has quite an interesting character but is hardly mentioned I would also love to know some background on Will’s boss Amanda. She is shown as quite a hard character and I would love to see a softer side to her.
I would rate this book 4/5.