The Outsider (DOWNLOAD)


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

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The Outsider Summary Ä 9 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 Summary Ä 9 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. There was one rock hard fact as unassailable as gravity a man could not be in two places at the same time Stephen King amazes me Here he has managed to turn a 300 page story into a 560 page story by leading us on a long winded wild goose chase while waffling on about almost everything but somehow though it seems hard to fathom I could not put this cracktastic shit downIf you are thinking about reading this because you like mysteries and thrillers and have seen this in the latest mysterythriller bestsellers don t bother It s not really for someone who s looking for old fashioned mysteries But if you re a fan of King s slow meticulously detailed climb to the creepy good stuff lots of characterization that probably wasn t needed and 200 pages that could have been cut but are compelling anyway step this way It sounds like I m being negative but King is just his own brand He drags things out he goes on and on about minor plot points and yet he manages to keep literally millions of readers hooked on his every word I would wake up in the middle of the night to feed my baby and find myself reaching for this book and suinting at it in the darkness And then not being able to sleep afterThe Outsider sets up a scenario that immediately piued my interest an horrific crime against a child warning for graphic sexual violence evidence all pointing to one man said man has an airtight alibi putting him hours away when the crime was committed So what s the deal here Is Terry Maitland an innocent man being accused of a terrible crime Or has he constructed a perfect alibi for himself And if so why did he leave so much evidence pointing to himI love how King taps into the minds of everyday people and families He creates horror stories out of the mundane out of small town people living small town lives and out of uestions we ve probably all wondered about is there life after death What if you could go back in time And in this case what if all the evidence of a crime points to someone who couldn t possibly have done it What if you were accused of a crime you didn t commitI want to stress again that this is a Stephen King book and not your average thriller so be prepared for some straddling of the line between our world and the supernatural Also a character from the Mr Mercedes trilogy pops up here which I wasn t expecting I never even finished the first book of that series but I didn t need to know those stories for this book to make senseLike most King stories I had a whole lot of fun reading this I mean I say fun but I lost a lot of sleep over the creepy shadow man King sure knows how to craft a perfectly skin crawlingly eerie scene shuddersBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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The Outsider Summary Ä 9 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. SIGH Many people are going to love this book Probably most of them will love it for all or at least some of the reasons that I did not And that s OK If you want to read reviews praising this book there are already many of them out there you may enjoy Mine will not be one of them This is apparently going to be Episode 4 of my review series that is slowly but surely becoming Maybe Stephen King Should Have Retired at 65 Definitely with spoilers and curse words and ranty bits Reader beware Stephen King has always had peaks and valleys in his career You can t please all of the people all of the time For instance Cujo is one that doesn t really work for me because the stream of consciousness style doesn t fit the narrative or story But the STORY is still compelling and interesting if you can look past the writing of it But to me the last 6 7 years worth of King s output has ranged from good with some lame aspects to Yawn with a side of OH OKAY to WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS GARBAGE AND WHY DID EVEN A SINGLE DAMN TREE HAVE TO DIE FOR IT His last really good book was 112263 written in 2011 Since then all of his stories AND the way they are written feel the same Stagnant Boring Recycled and reused The characters aren t interesting and ever increasingly they all seem to be the same person They all talk the same They all act the same The villains are the same And they are boring The writing style something that King used to experiment with has become so predictable that I literally wait for the events that I know will come For instance In this book there are lots of witness interviews pertaining to the crime We have a range of people from a 9 year old girl and her mom to a mid 30s I m guessing Ex con ex addict are you ever really an ex at that though bouncer excuse me Security Specialist or whatever to a elderly man and an elderly woman to a Native American woman cab driver And every single one of them sound exactly the same Not just the content but the WAY OF SPEAKING The way of being so attentively helpful as to come across as almost cringeingly servile Am I doing it right I m not in trouble am I Like a bunch of dogs expecting their master to kick them and doing everything they can to BE A GOOD DOGALL of them Even the kid Exactly the sameOr another for instance Inevitably there will be introductions between characters and regardless of how many times these people interact it ALWAYS starts out formally and then one of them will instruct the other to Call me Bill or whatever their name is repeat 3 or 4 times over a few chapters and then FINALLY we can move on once everyone is on the same page about Bill being Bill At least until we shift perspectives to another character then we have to go through that ALL OVER AGAIN New Character Is New and doesn t know Bill So of course they will address him formally as Mr LastName until Bill makes the appropriate bureaucratic reuest for New Character to adopt a casual acuaintance first name basis signed presented to the appropriate department in triplicate and gotten the submission receipt as well as their parking validated THEN New Character can address Bill as Bill Even in the most intense scenes injured and pinned down by a gunman we have characters literally saying things like And since we re pinned down by a lunatic with a rifle why don t you just go ahead and call me name BECAUSE REALLY Is this REALLY the time to worry about what someone CALLS YOU BUT WAIT Because the ENDLESS DISCUSSION about the nature of the big baddie and the fact that he has multiple identities for lack of a better word whenever speaking of him one must use ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OF THE THINGS THAT ANYONE HAS EVER CALLED HIM just so everyone but the reader MOST OF ALL is on the same page as to who is being referred to LEST WE BE CONFUSED 20% of this book is probably spent on discussing what to call other characters So Fucking Boring Speaking of the big baddie and things being boring as fuck This latest one was defeated with a few impotence jibes and a weighted sock I wish I was joking When I started this review I was fairly confident that I would be giving this book a decent 3 star rating But the I think about it the I don t see that happening It COULD have gone that way for me I mean there are some really interesting themes that COULD have been explored and built upon and fleshed out like the nature of humans to disassociate themselves from people different from them regardless of how long they ve known the person based on any accusation of being different The tendency of fear mainly the fear of POTENTIAL for harm or danger to cause the ranks to close the accused to be shunned if not attacked or killed simply on the basis of accusation and fear The breakdown of rule of law could have been explored Mob mentality The easy corruption of friendly minds to fearful foe who feels entirely and completely justified in acting decisively in what they would call self defense or frontier justice or just plain vengeance despite everything they know about the person otherwise It would have improved this story GREATLY in my opinion had any of these themes been explored in any real way It s mentioned touched upon and used as a convenient plot conveyor belt But that s all A device to move the story from point A to point B In truth this story feels hollow King s last 6 7 years worth of books have felt this way to me in varying degrees The ideas are there in these books but the substance is not Except Mr Mercedes That book was just absolute fucking shit from the first word and nobody will ever convince me otherwise As such I just need to get this out of my system FUCK THIS BOOK not only for crossing over into the Mr Mercedes AKA ABSOLUTE SHIT series AND recapping it all for me multiple times AS THOUGH I WASN T ALREADY PRETENDING IT DOESN T EXIST BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO FUCKING READ IT AND DO NOT CARE ONE DAMN BIT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS but for ALSO USING THE WHOLE SECOND FUCKING HALF OF THE OUTSIDER TO REMIND ME OF WHY THE FUCK I HATED THAT BOOK SO DAMN MUCH From the fat shaming to the casual sexism to the regular backhanded compliments tossed Holly s way that she s EVER SO GRATEFUL FOR but also modestly embarrassed by and so much I am reminded of all the things I hated in that book Now generously presented in this one YAYAnd lest you review reader if you re still with me at this point of my ragerant think that I m just carrying a grudge against Mr Mercedes well okay you d be right But ALSO here I m not being unfair to The Outsider because I m still feeling some kind of way aboutthat fucking shitty OTHER book because we have ALL of the stereotypical King traits that now irk me so much when I see them in this one too Fat shaming of Bill Hodges When Alec learns he s dead he automatically assumes it was due to his weight which was a WHOPPING 30 pounds overweight HA HA IN YOUR FACE THOUGH ALEC It was cancer Fuck you and your assumptions Fat shaming others The poor murder victim s mother was described as being 50 pounds overweight with fat arms and considerable stomach and literally died covered in lasagna Remember those middle fingers from above Just carry one with you as we go along and apply as needed This situation seems like a good time to do so I honestly wonder what Stephen King thinks of people in the 300 or 400lb range Because from the way that he writes about weight it s like he expects for anyone who weighs than 200 lbs to just drop dead immediately when the scale tips over from the 199 to the 200 Yes Stephen There are fat people and it s generally unhealthy I GUARANTEE YOU WE KNOW IT For fuck s sake STOP FUCKING WRITING CRUEL AND HUMILIATING SHIT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT INTO YOUR BOOKS YOU ABSOLUTE DICK That said let s move on to the casual sexism Should be fun Remember Sleeping Beauties and how totally WOKE Stephen King was Yeah Me either And yeah I went to Bad Punville Sue meThis book contains all of the old stand bys Women as domestic fairies complete with all of the caretaking that you d expect OH you re having people over No sense ORDERING FOOD I ll MAKE something That s what the wimmin is good for SammitchesSure we see a man cook but he does it badly Always breaks the egg yolks Tsk You failure Sure we see a man go to the grocery store with a list from his wife And her coupons which the man is chided by another man about Hope you didn t forget them The ol ball and chain will have your head if you forgot that 20 cent off coupon for Charmin That s her HOUSE MONEY Don t fuck with it We see women clutching their husbands when they are frightened OH SAVE ME YOU BIG HUNK OF MONSTER KILLER We see ONE token female police officer conveniently pregnant to the point of bursting so she never needs to actually be in the story at all We see man after man after man AMAZED at the mere competence of a woman And we see that woman reject and downplay their grudging acknowledgement of her Because everything she knows she learned from a man even how to liveFuck off with that noise This book Ugh Still not as bad as Absolute Shit though not for lack of trying The only thing it was missing was Mr Jive Talkin Jerome I don t know if I would have made it through had he been in the book too honestly I might have set my fucking kindle on fireI really had hoped that this book was going to be a return to great characters great storytelling great STORY But it wasn t anywhere close to those things As a police proceduralthriller it was lame Never once did I feel concerned about what would happen or who it would happen to The title gives it away that the main suspect is innocent right from the start I knew he would have to die though I figured that it would be in a sort of I M THE REAL ME SHOOT HIM situation That would have been exciting than what we got As a police proceduralthriller compared to Absolute Shit It s better But marginally I can t think of anything that I liked other than the potential of the story And considering that this is from a man I ve been reading since I was a kid that just doesn t cut it for me Too bad This really could have been somethingEdit to add this which I commented on my friend Kemper s review and then decided screw it I m tacking it on to mine Here we go I took a shitton of rage notes on my kindle about the technology in this book feeling like it was written by someone completely out of touch but then forgot to include any of them in my review because it was like 2 am and I was too pissed off to even care LOL But seriously in 2018 Holly uses MAPUEST Seriously No the fuck she doesn t She uses Google Maps like everyone else Also Trivago which is a meta aggregation site that searches all of the major online booking companies for you finds the best deals and then links you to where the deal is from so you can book it This is literally my industry King would have us believe that Holly is savvy enough to use TRIVAGO for her search rather than just using a search engine to find the restaurant and then what the hotels are around it but then just call the hotel directly to book So many issues with this Trivago has a very basic search You enter the city and your dates That s it then you can narrow down by amenities star rating neighborhood She d have a hard time finding the SPECIFIC hotel she wanted on their site But my main issue is that Holly has social anxiety which means SHE WOULDN T CALL ANYONE if she could avoid it She d book that shit online AND Why bother using a aggregation site like that if you re just going to call the hotel directly You no get good rate that way You get good rate booking online deals Ugh it was like this was written by a 70 year old or something


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    Stephen King ´ 9 Summary The Outsider (DOWNLOAD) 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

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    review The Outsider Stephen King ´ 9 Summary The Outsider (DOWNLOAD) There was one rock hard fact as unassailable as gravity a man could not be in two places at the same time Stephen King amazes me Here he has managed to turn a 300 page story into a 560 page story by leading us on a long winded wild goose chase while waffling on about almost everything but somehow though it seems hard to fathom I could not put this cracktastic shit downIf you are thinking about reading this because you like mysteri

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    Summary Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Stephen King Stephen King ´ 9 Summary review The Outsider King has done it again The last time I was this enthralled with one of his books was Finders Keepers While I do read a lot i

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    The Outsider (DOWNLOAD) Reality is thin ice but most people skate on it their whole lives and never fall through until the very endAn eleven year old's body is found in a park following a brutal murder Eyewitness accounts and fingerprint evidence point to the popular Little League coach and teacher Terry Maitland But Terry also has an alibi for

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    review The Outsider The Outsider (DOWNLOAD) Lately I've been wondering if I'm not compatible with Stephen King's newer novels I've really enjoyed working through his backlist and I am here for all the 80's90's old school horror and sci fi but the newer brand of SK and I just haven't clicked I was sorely disappointed in Sleeping Beauties last year so I was hesitant to pick up The Outsider immediately After waiting a few months and giving the hype time to die down I

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    review The Outsider The Outsider (DOWNLOAD) The Outsider by Stephen King is a 2018 Scribner publication Classic uintessential King An eleven year old boy is found brutally murdered and strong evidence points to Little League coach Terry Maitland Detective Ralph Anderson is part

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    The Outsider (DOWNLOAD) 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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    The Outsider (DOWNLOAD) 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 hundr

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