The district attorney, Bill Samuels, urges Anderson to break Maitland's alibi in order to make this an open-and-shut case. REALLY good stuff here....BAFFLING stuff....CREEPY crawling chilling stuff.....and most of all....Stephen KING excellence in storytelling stuff! I don’t want to make it sound like it’s a terrible book or anything, it’s certainly not. How can a man be in two places at once and does DNA lie? Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. This is classic King at his best. But, oh, dear Lord it was not. Couldn't ask for anything better from the King! - - BUT..BUT..BUT.....if you plan on reading the Bill Hodges trilogy, do so first....if not, you're good to go! As someone else already said people can receive ARC's however because Goodreads allows reviews before release, people tend to rate the book regardless. It was predictable and nothing new. Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. Has it been a while since you've explored the mystery and thriller genre? From description alone, The Outsider sounds as though it could be King by numbers. The last time I was this enthralled with one of his books was. I stayed up later at night than I should have because the book was engaging and interesting. Dally also brings them the news that Cherry Valance is now being a spy for the greasers, and helping them out against the Socs. ), HBO’s Lovecraft Country: Episode Recaps and Guide. At this point though, I was very glad I was listening to it on audiobook instead of just reading it, since I could multitask while working my way through to the conclusion of the book. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. - Stephen King. It seemed to me to be a little like John Grisham wrote the first half and then handed it off to Stephen King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. You could see The Outsider as King’s take on fake news, moving it from the political realm to something more personal. So bad and unimaginative. Detective Anderson, following the group, also heads to Texas. The town is rocked by the brutal violation and murder of 11-year-old Frank Peterson, and everyone wants justice to be served swiftly once the perpetrator is caught. Stephen King … his novels are as strong as ever. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. So how does he surprise his readers and draw new ones in? Thanks, Tizz! In The Outsider, an unspeakable crime takes place involving the murder and violation of a small boy. When a boy’s body is discovered, murdered and sexually assaulted, many of the witnesses and evidence point to Terry Maitland. Are you sure you want to remove #bookConfirmation# There is an intriguing political undercurrent throughout: from mentions of the Black Lives Matter movement to the shadowy presence of Donald Trump, evoked by a crowd wearing Make America Great Again hats and baying for Terry’s blood. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. And last year’s Sleeping Beauties, written with his son Owen, was a more literary endeavour than his books usually are. I haven’t read it yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Outsider (2018) is a horror novel by the American author Stephen King. The characters summarize all the evidence and what’s going on routinely enough so that even if you stop paying attention for a minute, you’ll soon be caught up. As tensions ris… A school group is there, apparently on some kind of outing, and little kids are trapped inside. When set side by side, it’s clear that The Outsider is no masterpiece like King’s older works, but it was still a great pop novel. serves up a juicy tale that plays at the forefront of our current phobias, setting a police procedural among the creepiest depths of the supernatural.If you’re a little squeamish about worms, you’re really not going to like them after accompanying King through his latest bit of mayhem. At first, I thought, hmmmmm.....something so different from the KING this time around, but then after a disgustingly heinous murder of a young boy....and the arrest of an important, well respected man....came a shocker. In this part of the book, it proceeds along so purposefully that I marveled to myself that I really should have been reading Stephen King novels all along. Anderson and others around him seek to explain this, but things go horribly wrong during the arraignment and Maitland’s innocence is now a footnote to a larger issue. , In June 2018, it was announced that Media Rights Capital had optioned the novel to be produced as a 10-part miniseries with Richard Price scripting, and executive producers Jack Bender and Marty Bowen. So great to read a new Stephen King Novel, alas I was so into it that I read it too fast. Hey! A well-researched, finely tuned crime-cum-legal case novel forms a good chunk of the book, as Detective Anderson and the state prosecutor amass their evidence. The 40 Most Popular Mysteries of the Past Five Years. Pony runs out of the house and returns to the lot to find Johnny. May 28th 2018 Have you read this book or will you be reading it? BUT, as someone who doesn't know what they don't know about the Bill Hodges series, this book absolutely stands on its own two feet. It definitely started better than it ended though - the last quarter of the book was progressively less captivating. GREAT READ! Maybe one day I will pick one up. HBO is adapting The Outsider as a limited series, planned for 2020.  The book cover was first revealed on January 18, 2018. 'It's pretty murderous': Owen King on writing an apocalyptic shocker with his father Stephen. Save yourself and don’t even start this one. In the meantime, eager reporters harass Maitland's wife, Marcy and their two daughters, Sarah and Grace.. Another King-knock-it-out-of-the-park book. A confounding investigation. what was supposedly the big reveal came a third of the way in. I’m glad he’s dead, and I didn’t need constant references to how awesome she thought he was. To see more 2020 Book Adaptations in the works, see the list of 2020 Books to Film Adaptations.