Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, 437 pages

This book is less horror than some of King’s other work. There are still some parts that I think are pretty horrible but overall the book reads more like a suspense or thriller than a true horror novel. However, king is a very good writer and the story is still great. Bill Hodges, a retired detective, is bothered by some of the cases that he was unable to solve before his retirement. The one that bothers him the most is the Mercedes Killer, the person that stole a Mercedes and ran down several people waiting in line for a job fair, killing eight and injuring several others. Now someone has contacted him, claiming to be the Mercedes Killer and Hodges believes it. Instead of turning it over to the police right away, Hodges decides to do some investigating on his own, which could lead to disastrous consequences. A worthy addition to King’s body of work, most fans will love it and people that like mystery or suspense typr novels might also enjoy it.


  1. I'm really excited to read this book. More so than most of the other recent King books, probably because of the more detective-story style I've heard so much about.

    Also: my kids refer to this as the "Raining Tomato Juice Book."