Reading Group 1 Book Review – March 23 – ‘Later’ by Stephen King

Later by [Stephen King]The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.

Group Reviews:

I felt this book was more suitable for teenagers and young adults. Not much substance to the story.

I have read the book and enjoyed the read…I liked his style of writing, the use of first person and from the perspective of a young child to adult was an interesting way of telling a story..  The story too, was unusual.   For some reason when the tale  is two thirds through, maybe more,  it starts to lose its edge for me somehow, perhaps because so much happens all at once.  But I’m thinking he must have it had or film in mind because visually it would be pumping up the volume.  Can just hear the music building in the  background as they drive through the trees towards the lone house, tension building etc….   Then the scenario in the house and visuals depicting ghostly figures. ……


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