The good people at Buzzy Mag have published another review I wrote for them. The review is for Stephen King's new novel, Mr. Mercedes. The first two paragraphs and a link to the review are below. Check it out and feel free to share it:
Retirement is going to kill us all. Or at least there seems to be a strong correlation between retiring and then dying at some point afterward. For some, retirement means taking away the purpose and reason of their life. Once that’s gone they start looking for a reason to die. But there are still things out there lingering in pre-retirement lives. Things that can cause one to come out of retirement, give a new reason for living, or begin killing again.
On a foggy morning hundreds of people stood in line outside of a jobs fair. Times were hard for this town and these people needed whatever they could get. As they pressed in close to fight off the elements, a large Mercedes came barreling through the middle of them, killing some and crippling others. The driver was never found. Months later, one of the best detectives the city had, Bill Hodges, is sitting in his living room trying to enjoy his retirement. His father’s gun keeps calling out to him but before he can answer, a letter from the Mercedes killer falls through the mail slot. The Mercedes Killer was one of the few cases Hodges couldn’t close before leaving the force. Hodges all of a sudden found a reason to go on. And the killer has found new reasons to kill. (more...)