The Outsider [Pdf New]


  • Paperback
  • 576
  • The Outsider
  • Stephen King
  • English
  • 02 August 2018
  • 9781501181009

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The Outsider characters ↠ 104 Evil has many facesmaybe even yours in this #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King An eleven year old boy’s violated corpse is discovered in a town park Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens Terry Maitland Little. I ve been reading Uncle Stevie for about 35 years now and there s been plenty of peaks and valleys in my fandom This time out he found a whole new way to disappoint meA young boy has been brutally murdered and all the clues point directly at Terry Maitland This is shocking because Terry is a happily married family man and all around good guy whose coaching of youth sports has made him one of the most popular and respected people in town and there s never been the slightest hint of any kind of criminal behavior from him However with both forensic evidence and multiple witnesses there is no doubt that Terry abducted and killed this child so Detective Ralph Anderson has him arrested in the most public and humiliating way possibleThe problem is that there was so much evidence pointing at Terry that Ralph didn t bother nailing down his whereabouts when the crime was committed and Terry has an iron clad alibi that makes it impossible for him to be the murderer Yet for every piece of evidence that shows that Terry couldn t have killed the boy there s another eually damning one that positively shows that he must have done it How could a man be in two places at onceThe infuriating thing about this book is that the first half had a lot of promise King seems to have been inspired by the Harlan Coben style of thrillers whose hooks generally revolve around circumstances that seem impossible In fact Uncle Stevie even acknowledges this by actually having Coben himself be a plot point in the book And this works for a while as King builds up the scenario with an intriguing mix of clues and witnesses that both absolutely prove that Terry must be the murderer while also making it utterly impossible for him to have done itThere s a huge problem with that though When Harlan Coben writes his books the resolutions are based in reality not the paranormal So for each one he has to come up with a plot that leaves you scratching your head and then provide a solution to it that s satisfying What Uncle Stevie did here is to create the puzzle part which he adds layer after layer to it but then he essentially just says Oh yeah It was a supernatural monster And now here s a completely different book about trying to catch it You can certainly do a story that mixes police investigations with the unexplained The X Files is the obvious example of this but that series would generally show us the weird stuff in the opening scene every week then they would try to unravel it for the rest of the episode We all knew going in that the supernatural and aliens were on the table so there s no point in spending time to make the viewer think there might be a non fantastic answer even if Scully usually tried her best to find it Since this is a Stephen King novel with a red eyed monster on the cover a reader should know from the start that something spooky is in the mix Yet he gives us absolutely nothing about that angle for the first half of the book He plays it straight like he s writing a regular crime thriller and he put in so much time and effort on it that he actually managed to make me forget at times that the ultimate answer would probably be a ghoul of some kind So it s like he s teasing us that there is some kind of Sherlock Holmes style solution to this puzzle and I found it incredibly unsatisfying when the supernatural stuff showed up to explain it allThe extra sad thing is that Uncle Stevie has done this plot before and he did it better there The Dark Half has a main character who is suspected of murder there s physical evidence showing he did it and it s only an airtight alibi that saves his ass Yet in that book we know from the jump what s going on so it all flows together naturally and it s just one piece of a larger story rather than half a novel spent developing a mystery that is essentially not a mystery at all when you remember that you re reading Stephen KingThe second issue I had with this is that this is linked to the Mr Mercedes trilogy I didn t care for those books and if I d have known that this had anything to do with them I wouldn t have read it I thought that series was done so to have a character from them show up at the half way point here as a surprise and then play a major role in the proceedings felt like false advertising Another irritating aspect is that And this has spoilers for End of Watch view spoiler I found Bill Hodges in those books to be a reckless jackass who did nothing except get innocent people killed before he finally died himself But the goddamn hero worship of him by Holly here made me nuts He was a shitty detective and nothing special as a person I m glad he s dead and I didn t need constant references to how awesome she thought he was hide spoiler

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The Outsider characters ↠ 104 League coach English teacher husband and father of two girls Detective Ralph Anderson whose son Maitland once coached orders a uick and very public arrest Maitland has an alibi but Anderson and the district attorney soon have DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses Their case seems. The Outsider was MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2018 The premise will continue to haunt me for all of timeAlthough I find it close to impossible to review King s workI wanted to at least share a few of my prominent thoughts regarding this novelFirstly I really enjoyed the topics explored in this book Particularly the idea that the court of public opinion can often be unforgiving than any court of lawI also enjoyed how King showed various vignettes of a whole host of characters in the town where our drama unfolds He described so well how the main event affected the various people like a stone tossed in a pond ripples were created spreading out and enveloping many lives I loved this It reminded me a bit of the narrative structure in one of my favorite King works Needful ThingsAnd of course most of all I loved my second favorite character from The Bill Hodges trilogy making an appearance I knew it was going to happen and I waited and waited and waited and thenReunited and it feels so goodThe supernatural elements were also fantastic There were classic King scenes that gave me absolute chills and left me wanting to leave the light on all nightI would definitely recommend reading The Bill Hodges trilogy first If you do and you don t like it this may not be the book for you Maybe I don t know I m on the fence I think for people who are huge fans of that trilogy it makes this book extra specialI suppose you could read this on its own I just can t attest to what your experience will be For me half the thrill was getting a character I thought I would never see again back in my lifeI know I will end up reading this again someday I love to reread King books Most likely if I do read it again I will read the entire BH trilogy with this one added on the end

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The Outsider characters ↠ 104 IroncladAs the investigation expands and horrifying details begin to emerge King’s story kicks into high gear generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy but is he wearing another face When the answer comes it will shock you as only Stephen King c. 35 375This started off really good but it slowed down towards the end I was happy there was some connection to the Bill Hodges series which I liked a lot and recommend you read first since there are some spoilers here but I was overall underwhelmedRecommend it but it s not for everyone


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    The Outsider [Pdf New] The Outsider was MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2018 The premise will continue to haunt me for all of timeAlthough I find it close to impossible to review King's workI wanted to at least share a few of my prominent thoughts regarding this novelFirstly I really enjoyed the topics explored in this book Particularly the idea that the court of public opinion can often be unforgiving than any court of lawI also enjoyed how King showed various vi

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    The Outsider [Pdf New] Stephen King ✓ 4 characters characters Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen King 35? 375?This started off really good but it slowed down towards the end I was happy there was some connection to the Bill Hodges series which I liked a lot and recommend you read first since there are some spoilers here but I was overall underwhelmedRecommend it but it's not for everyone

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    Read The Outsider Stephen King ✓ 4 characters The Outsider [Pdf New] I loved the first half of this book so much I hardly knew what to do with myself I just wanted to be reading every minute of the day Don't get me wrong the second half was good it just didn't impress me uite as muchI'm not going to rehash the plot because today only one week from the release date there are already hundreds of reviews that do

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