Finders Keepers by Stephen King is hot, hot, hot! It’s at the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list and on our shelf (Collection: Browsing Collection, Books; Call Number: PS3561.I483 F56 2015b) ready to be checked out. This suspense/horror novel is a sequel to Mr. Mercedes, which is checked our from here, but you can borrow using UW Request.
Finders Keepers is a novel about literature. Many years ago a reclusive author (think J.D. Salinger) who created a famous, iconic character in his work, but hadn’t written about him in decades, is attacked by a rabid fan. Among the belongings stolen are dozens of notebooks containing an unpublished novel or two. Fast forward to the more recent past when a child discovers the notebooks, which were buried by the thief, who is about to be released from prison. It’s pure King.
This novel is likely too creepy for me, the genre gives me nightmares, but if you’re one of the millions of King fans, or a suspense aficionado ready to try something new, this one’s for you. Especially good for fans of books like Misery according to Elizabeth Masterson in the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.
Reading Mr. Mercedes first is not necessary, but would prepare you for the other two volumes of the trilogy. I recommend reading this one on a bright sunny summer day.