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Finished it today. It's an enjoyable read, but breaks no new ground for King. It feels somewhat similar to everything from Dreamcatcher to The Tommyknockers to Cell.
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And King liked the story so much, he wrote a sequel....Finders Keepers. It follows the detective and his associates from the first book, so it's like U.S. Marshalls was to The Fugitive.

Once again, nothing groundbreaking, but a good, solid story.
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yeah...i agree, no new ground broken but apparently King thinks so.
at least it seems he feels it's a departure for him. i've heard (or read) him
comment a couple of times that it was different for him writing
this type of detective story which seems weird to me but hey, he
had a new experience writing these two (and it seems there's to
be a third featuring Bill Hodges) so good for him.
that's not an easy feat (to have a new experience writing) when you're as practiced as he is at what he does. 8)
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Finally read it. Think y'all said it...nothing new. Not bad, but not great. Typical Stephen King.

Didn't know there was a sequel...will check it out if I ever see it, won't go out of my way though.

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I've enjoyed the detective books as a whole.
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