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The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

The Colorado Kid (edition 2005)

by Stephen King

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Title:The Colorado Kid
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Dorchester Publishing (2005), Edition: First Edition, Paperback
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The Colorado kid by Stephen King

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Mild, if you consider Stephen King's usual work. It's a nice mystery with some unsolvable twists. It reminds us that these things happen all the time in real life. People go missing and nobody knows what happened, or why. ( )
  Schlyne | Nov 12, 2015 |
Colorado Kid is a short and enjoyable story about mysteries and how they feed people's fantasies. It got me hooked, read it cover to cover in a very short period of time. ( )
  pablosuau | May 27, 2015 |
Beautifully mocked up like an old pulp novel. There's even a cardboard advert inside. And little details too, like the spot of ink on the first page of chapter 17 and the mistake with the title header on page 159.

Unfortunately these are the best thing about the book. It's the same basic format as From a Buick 8, though mercifully shorter, with the story of a mystery being told by oldies to a young person. The mystery itself seems inspired by the Taman Shud case, though King doesn't acknowledge this in the afterword. I think I read somewhere that the solution is contained in one of the Dark Tower novels. If this is correct then there may be only a supernatural explanation for his presence on the beach. Not that this is an entirely awful novel. Frankly, I just like the sound of King's voice. ( )
  Lukerik | May 13, 2015 |
It's a Stephen King short story. Well written. Another mystery. I can't say anymore than that with out giving away the ending. ( )
  stevealtier | Apr 30, 2015 |
This is a book that isn't so much about solving a crime, but the mystery of the crime - it sets you up, tells you a story, describes the local characters and location -but what actually happened to the Colorado Kid, well, that isn't really what this book is about.

Vince and Dave are newspaper men, writing the local rag. Stephanie is an intern, helping out for the summer. When a reporter from a big city repoter comes down looking for unsolved stories, she learns a lot about what a story is about, along with transitioning from outsider to a local. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Apr 18, 2015 |
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With admiration, for Dan J. Marlowe, author of The Name of the Game is Death: Hardest of the hardboiled.
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After deciding he would get nothing of interest from the two old men who comprised the entire staff of The Weekly Islander, the feature writer from the Boston Globe took a look at his watch, remarked that he could just make the one-thirty ferry back to the mainland if he hurried, thanked them for their time, dropped some money on the tablecloth, weighted it down with the salt shaker so the stiffish onshore breeze wouldn't blow it away, and hurried down the stone steps from The Grey Gull's patio dining area toward Bay Street and the little town below.
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The third-person narrative concerns the investigation of the body of an unidentified man found on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. Lacking any identification or obvious clues, the case reaches nothing but repeated dead-ends. Well over a year later the man is identified, but all further important questions remain unanswered. The two-man staff of the island newspaper maintain a longstanding fascination with the case, and twenty-five years later use the mysterious tale to ply the friendship and test the investigative mettle of a postgrad intern rookie reporter.
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On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues.

But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?

No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself...

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On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it's more than a year before the man is identified.… (more)

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