** Minor spoilers up ahead **
Genre: Horror, Occult Fiction, Thriller, Suspense
My Overall Rating: ⭐⭐ 1/2
If it bleeds, it leads. That’s because the stories people are most interested in are bad news stories.
I’m so glad I buddy read this one! Otherwise, I would’ve been more disappointed with this story than I was. I kept waiting for ‘the moment’, but there never really was one. Sorry..but the rest of the book doesn’t get any better either!
I did enjoy the relationship between Craig & Mr. Harrigan, along with the creepy texts, which is why I gave this one a 3.
Life With Chuck
The ending of this one was my only favourite part, and wish the story were lead with this idea instead of an apocalyptic one.
It was just weird and didn’t quite mesh well for me.
If It Bleeds
I LOVED The Outsider and this was my most anticipated story! Unfortunately, it was mostly underwhelming and slow at first. Very much like the show..slow and boring.
About halfway through it picked up and I was enjoying revisiting the idea of an Outsider.
I liked Holly Gibney more in this story, even though I have a love/hate relationship with her. So if you already don’t like her, you’ll hate this story cause it’s all about Holly here.
This story had a lot of potential with missed opportunities in my opinion.
I kept thinking it was going to be a pandemic story and trying to see where he was going with the whole flu thing. But it never really went anywhere.
I’m not a fan of rats, so the scritch scratching of a rat at the door in the middle of a stormy night, in a cabin, in the woods was creepy and cringeworthy for me.
There was a small unexpected twist, but that was about as good as the story got.
What I wanted to see was Drew go a little Jack Torrance while he was out in the cabin alone. Instead, not much happened and I just wanted to be done already.
Overall, this was probably my most disappointing King book I’ve read and own so far.
Have you read it? What did you think?