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Finderlohn by Stephen King
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Finderlohn (edition 2015)

by Stephen King (Author), Bernhard Kleinschmidt (Translator)

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2,3901453,992 (3.98)1 / 119
Member:SirThomas
Title:Finderlohn
Authors:Stephen King (Author)
Other authors:Bernhard Kleinschmidt (Translator)
Info:Heyne Verlag (2015), 544 Seiten
Collections:@GästeZi, Your library
Rating:****
Tags:stephen king, Gelesen in 2015, Gelesen in 2016

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Finders Keepers by Stephen King

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    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (sturlington, Anonymous user)
    sturlington: Finders Keepers is the sequel to Mr. Mercedes
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An interestedly woven tale introducing a pair of characters who occupy us a long while before Bill Hodges comes on the scene, and we get caught up on what he's been doing since Mr. Mercedes. King explores alternate sides of the überfan coin with Morris Bellamy and Peter Saubers, who years-apart become enthralled with the works of a Salinger-Updike hybrid, John Rothstein. Bellamy murders Rothstein and steals and hides notebooks filled with unpublished writings including two new novels featuring Rothstein's Holden Caulfield-esque protagonist, last seen as an advertising executive/sellout in published works. Morris never gets to read the new tales before going to prison on another charge. Pete finds them as well as stolen cash and uses the bucks to help his family, impacted by the Mercedes massacre of Mr. Mercedes. He also becomes immersed in the extended fate of Rothstein's hero. It's when he attempts to profit from the notebooks that things go awry, and the book builds to a complicated and compelling conclusion that requires Hodges and his team of Holly and Jerome. Above all this offers a look at how King uses the novel form and length to weave and layer narrative. It's different from Mr. Mercedes and yet a great continuation of the saga.

ADDENDUM: King's a stated admirer of John D. MacDonald's "The End of the Night," and the spirit of that tale of spree killers is kind of present in this book in a way. It's interesting to see hints of the "spark" in this work. ( )
  SidWilliams | Jun 13, 2019 |
LOVED this book. The pacing was great, never too slow for me. The characterizations were awesome. Morris the thief, and Pete, the boy who finds his stash. This book mentions events that occurred in Mr. Mercedes, so its best to read that before this one. It's not a horror novel, but still produced a lot of anxiety in me while reading. I'm excited to read the final book in the trilogy, End of Watch. ( )
  readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
SWEDISH REVIEW

Jag läste Mr. Mercedes när den släpptes härom året och det var en av få Stephen King böcker som jag inte tyckte så mycket om så jag var lite oroad att jag inte skulle tycka om Den som Finner. Men tursamt nog så var uppföljaren helt klart bättre. Även om det till stor del inte kändes som om detta var en Bill Hodges bok då det dröjer ett bra tag tills Bill, Jerome och Holly kommer med i handlingen.

Det här med ett fan som är besatt av en författare är inget nytt för Stephen King, hans bok Lida tar upp samma tema. Och, låt oss säga att en besviken fan speciellt med psykiska problem kan vara besvärlig för en författare. Morris Bellamy tillhör den skaran vilket John Rothstein för erfara. Morris är ingen lyckad människa och precis som Brady i första boken så känns han väldigt patetisk faktiskt. Båda verkar ha mamma problem förövrigt. En tragisk människa som det hela tiden går fel för.

Men trots att jag gillade boken så var jag inte överförtjust i handlingen. Dock, fann jag Bill, Jerome och Holly mer intressanta i denna bok än i Mr. Mercedes. Samt handlingen var mer intressant i denna bok och de korta styckerna med Brady var intressant nog det jag gillade bäst. Det är lite konstigt då jag aldrig fann Brady speciellt intressant som skurk i första boken.

Som sagt, inte Kings bästa, men helt klart läsvärd och jag gillar hur Bradys berättelse börjar bli mer intressant. Jag ser fram emot att läsa den sista boken i trilogin!

Tack till Albert Bonners Förlag för recensionsexemplaret!

ENGLSIH REVIEW

I read Mercedes when it was released and it was one of few King books that I just didn't like very much. So, I was a bit worried that I would not find Finders Keepers, the sequel, any good as well. Luckily, it turned out that the story in this book was more to my taste.

The obsessed with an author theme isn't new for Stephen King. His book Misery addresses the same thing. And, a disappointed fan, especially with psychic problems, can be a bit troublesome for an author. And, Morris Bellamy belongs to that group which John Rothstein unfortunately learned. Morris Bellamy is not a successful person and just like Brady from the first book does he feel a bit pathetic. Both seems to have some mother issues by the way. Morris is just a tragic character and everything just goes wrong for him.

I did like this book better. However, I did not love it. But, I liked Bill, Jerome, and Holly better in this book than in Mr. Mercedes and I found the story much better. And, the short parts with Brady in this book was interesting enough the best. Which is odd since I never liked Brady especially much as a villain in the first book.

So, this is not one of Stephen King's best book. But, it's definitely worth reading and I like that the storyline concerning Brady is starting to get interesting. Looking forward to reading the last book in the trilogy.

Thanks to Albert Bonners Förlag for the review copy! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
Opinion:
Finders keepers was a very interesting experience for me .This book was funny at times, heartbreaking at other times and heart stopping at sometimes.I am more of a scare movie that a scare book person.This book was a really good book to maybe get me into reading more scare books .I also did enjoy as I was reading it it didn't seem like a lot of reading but at the same time it was.I think its safe to say I like the way Stephen King writes.I also think its say to say I found one of my new top five authors.I liked reading this book that much.

Summary:
This book starts off in a place you wouldn't expect it. The old man having a very nice dream .He was also in for a very big surprise.He thought he could outsmart them .He almost did too but in the end they were smarter.Little did he know that this was just the first surprise of many.That they would get harder as the surprises came. Action,Fear and a little love how much better can a book can that this one . ( )
  jayleenS.b4 | May 16, 2019 |
The plot for this was a bit better than Mr. Mercedes. I wish I could stop reading them. But no. I can't.

I'm glad that the tech stuff was kept at a minimum. Still in love with Holly.

Annoyed that King makes his characters speak as if their language development dropped out of the sky from the 1950s. Gee whiz Mr. King, nobody has fucking talked like that since the early 60s!

Great villain. Loved the ode to over-the-top fan-boy/girl behavior. ( )
  authenticjoy | Mar 29, 2019 |
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"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life." Joseph Campbell
"Shit don't mean shit." Jimmy Gold
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Thinking of John D. MacDonald
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"Wake up, genius."
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For readers, one of life’s most electrifying discoveries is that they are readers—not just capable of doing it (which Morris already knew), but in love with it. Hopelessly. Head over heels. The first book that does that is never forgotten, and each page seems to bring a fresh revelation, one that burns and exalts: Yes! That’s how it is! Yes! I saw that, too! And, of course, That’s what I think! That’s what I FEEL!
A good novelist does not lead his characters, he follows them. A good novelist does not create events, he watches them happen and then writes down what he sees.
No. I was going to say his work changed my life, but that’s not right. I don’t think a teenager has much of a life to change. I just turned eighteen last month. I guess what I mean is his work changed my heart.
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"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 famously beloved 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 non-conformist Jimmy Gold 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 in a high-security prison for a different crime. Decades later, a young teen named Pete Saubers, whose father was injured in the Mr. Mercedes killings, finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family whom Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more-deranged and vengeful Morris when he is released from prison after thirty-five years - and wants his money and his notebooks back.
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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 thirty-five years" --… (more)

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