J-Dubs Review of Later by Stephen King ~ 9/3/21

My no spoilers Goodreads Review: Storytelling at its most entertaining. Took me away as fiction does yet written in a relatable homey style. Don’t we always say “later” thinking I’ll get to it eventually. I know I do. Only in hindsight.

A few of SK’s verse quotes and my notes follow:

“Grits ain’t groceries and revenge don’t pay the bills” I’m not sure why I wrote this one down. I just liked the words I guess. Kiss my grits Flo. Lol.

“He kept moving west, like some fucked up brain dead pioneer” This paint a vivid image. Like the old Oregon Trail video game. Graphic scene actually.

“E and E – English and European literature. I once made the mistake of calling it lit and he corrected me, saying that was either for lights or being drunk” The character who said this is who I originally wanted to be growing up … a professor.

“I tell you what, the worst part of growing up is how it shuts you up” Damn if those aren’t the truest words you’ve ever read. As I got older, I became even more introverted, quiet, not always in a good way either. Experiencing growing pains shut me right the hell up.

“We change, and we don’t. I can’t explain it. It’s a mystery.” I’m reminded of the adage the more things change, the more they stay the same. Yeah Buddy.

And I gave it a recommended read. The number of stars is irrelevant. Read it if you have time.

As always more to come.

4 thoughts on “J-Dubs Review of Later by Stephen King ~ 9/3/21

  1. I have read it, I LOVED it and it got the maximum stars available on Goodreads. If you enjoyed “Later”, you’d probably really like “Joyland”, if you haven’t read that one by King. Excellent story telling is King’s forte. Thank goodness he stopped paying attention to being so commercial. And he’s one huge example to me of what people mean when they say ‘less words, more story’ or something to that effect. Neither “Later” nor “Joyland” are mega-monster novels like his possible worst one “Tommyknockers’ or one of those. 🙂

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    1. I LOVED Joyland. Read it right when it came out! Colorado Kid is next, since it is another Hard Case published book. Agree on all points about mega-monster. Tommyknockers was his worst imo too. His short stories as some of his best. Think Shawshank Redemption.

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