Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.
In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive 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?
Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Arthur Conan Doyle’s complete works – four novels and five collections of short stories – has been brought to life by Stephen Fry, a lifelong fan of Doyle’s detective fiction, in this The Definitive Collection. In addition, Stephen has written and narrated nine insightful, intimate and deeply personal introductions to each title. Part 5: The Hound of the Baskervilles Perhaps the most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse – and it is up to Holmes and Watson to solve the mystery of the legend.
December 8, 2018 – Finished Reading
Read as single issues: The Flash 34-38
December 8, 2018 – Finished Reading
Read as single issues: Superman 27-32
The Kents’ family road trip takes some strange and unexpected turns that will reveal a foreboding threat reaching out to touch their lives; you can bet that they’re going to need a vacation after their vacation! But when Parallax takes over Superman’s body, it’s up to Sinestro to save the day. Plus, Lois takes an interview with the assassin Deathstroke and he has his sights set on Superman! Collects SUPERMAN 27-32.
November 6, 2018 – Finished Reading
Read as single issues: Dark Nights: Metal 1-6.
October 24, 2018 – Finished Reading
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.
If they are awakened, and the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.
Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?
Finished reading: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King, ISBN: 9781473665194
Sherlock Holmes is back on the case in these sparkling short stories, in which we learn about Holmes’ early days as a sleuth, encounter a seemingly murderous widow and meet the great detective’s brother, Mycroft, for the first time. And, in ‘The Final Problem’, Holmes comes face-to-face with his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, in a battle of wits that could kill them both.
September 27, 2018 – Started Reading
October 5, 2018 – Finished Reading
My rating: ★★★
It’s a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! Barry Allen’s personal life is in shambles, his new Negative-Flash powers aren’t working properly, and someone has been tampering with evidence at the Central City Police Department. The Flash is not having a good day, and it’s going to get worse when he comes face to face with Bloodwork, a terrifying new villain with secret ties to Barry Allen.