From: Duane Spurlock (
Date: 12 Nov 2005

I read THE COLORADO KID this past weekend. I'm sure it will sell bunches of copies, about which I'm pleased for Hard Case Crime books, but I wish this outing for the imprint by King had been a bit tighter story. I'm not really bothered by the ending, but King doesn't seem to be at his best form in this one, I'm sorry to say.

On the up side, I saw at a Super WalMart a freestanding dump in the aisle (near the book section), half of which held various King titles published by Signet, the other half of which held copies of THE COLORADO KID.

- Duane Spurlock

--- Kevin Burton Smith
<> wrote:

> Vicki wrote:
> > Why does everyone always want to guess who the
> murderer is? I've never
> > understood the fun in that. Do people read only to
> see if they can be
> > right and pat
> > themselves on the back? Surprise endings generally
> ruin most novels and
> > stories, in my opinion. The writer is so concerned
> with plotting, in
> > order to make
> > his ending work, that he skimps on character
> development and human
> > psychology
> > and emotion, what literature is all about, as
> opposed to a cheap
> > thrill that
> > you can't enjoy a second time because you know the
> ending.
> So read THE COLORADO KID... Stephen King seems to be
> asking the same
> questions.
> Nobody knows the ending because.... there isn't one.
> Kevin

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