JDubs Review of “The Outsider” by Stephen King

I’m not gonna take a picture of the cover of the book because it was a Kindle. Boo! I’m not downloading a picture either because I’m quickly using up too much space in my WP media.

I can hear you… that’s not why you’re here… you want the review. No spoilers.

This is the same formula that has worked before and will probably continue to work again. The story is a different version of the same if that makes any sense. The formula goes back multiple decades. You would think eventually we’d catch on. But no … many like me are constant readers.

In short, this is about good versus evil. Kind of cops and robbers. Holly of “Finders Keepers” makes re-appearance. I am very empathetic to her character. The supernatural sci-fi-ish ending is on a lesser scale than most of his novels. Everyday flaws of human life juxtaposed against some force that we can only imagine. Do boogeymen exist? Yes! And in real life science explains most. In Mr. King’s work, there is no explanation.

Overall I would say four out of five stars ✨. A recommended read. If you happen to do so, let me know what you think. I’d love to have a virtual book club on this one.

As always more to come.


For the first time in forever I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning reading.  Not that the book is the greatest I’ve ever read but the story was engaging enough.  Though part of me just needed the distraction … to escape.  I was on a mission that failed.

My dreams were influenced by what I read and when I woke, I could not tell fantasy from non-fiction.  Was the most surreal feeling.  Ugh I hate this.  Ugh I blame the weather. Or the quesadillas.  Dinner last night was not my friend.

I’m struggling with that again.  I’m confused by all the info.  Talk about your overload. To Keto or not to Keto that is the question. Among all others.  I’m hurting, lost, and falling back to bad patterns. Just tell me what to do and I will do it.  This figuring out what’s right for me is for the birds.  I need a meal plan and a sustainable lifestyle chain.

As always more to come.

For 3/17/19 ~ “Book of Love”

#SLS is kicking off this wonderful St. Patrick’s Day week. Jim continues being our host with the most. Nice post for us to ping back to this week. Loved the “roll call”.

At the risk of duplicates or triplicates, I went with the first song that came to mind. “Book of Love” written by three members of the Monotones: Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick.


To join in follow this link https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/spring-break/