The Colorado Kid

The Colorado Kid

eBook - 2005
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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...
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2005
ISBN: 9780743292764
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Call Number: eBook


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Jun 05, 2019

This novel was a great mystery from Stephen King and the basis of the TV series Haven. I enjoyed the regional dialogue, the suspenseful plot and a 'surprise' ending. In the same Hard Crime series, I highly recommend Stephen King's Joyland-both novels were amazing.

Feb 12, 2015

What a good interesting little novella via Stephen King. It's about a 20 years mystery. I liked the way the story goes, but it seems to me that it some what skips a little bit here and there, but I liked the book (it might be just me on that). In the "Afterword" Stephen King talks about how he came across in writing the "The Colorado Kid" and the mystery in the book and in life ("I'm really not interested in the solution but in the mystery. Because it was the mystery that kept bringing me back to the story, day after day."). I guess it's the mysteries that keeps us on the edge of our seats and on our toes and we keep coming back for more. At times we have to be careful when it comes to mysteries because it can get us in trouble and sometimes it can help us out let alone someone else out in their time of need. I guess mysteries are like curiosity (Curiosity killed the cat). There are mysteries that aren't meant to be solved and there are mysteries that are meant to be solved and mysteries that cannot be solved and mysteries that can be solved.

This book some how reminds me of "Joyland" via Stephen King.

May 18, 2013

Story seemed geared towards what it was suppose to be geared towards and that's old time Hard Case novels. Short and sweet with a plot that is overly and I believe intentionally predictable. I enjoyed it because on some level I like elements of cheese when given in a proper serving.

Nov 15, 2010

If you are looking for answers on the TV program Haven...not to be found here. Not one of my favs when it comes to S. King

Sep 04, 2010

An interesting little novella from Stephen King. You learn all the details of a 20 year old death, but there is very little resolution...sometimes there are no answers. Which was King's point all along.


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