Rachael Tamayo

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Book Review: The Outsider by Stephen King

(PSST.. Please forgive me but Victoria’s Secret has been put on hold for now. She will be back.)

It took me quite a while to read this book, and by read I mean listen to it on Audible while I fold laundry and drive home from work. The audio version was outstanding, the voice of Will Patton really made the whole thing. If you know me, then you know that I feel like if there were a writing god, Stephen King would be it. Reading this book got me past my own desperate writers block (as often happens when we sit down and read something amazing.) and plunged me into the dark depths so that I could pick up my proverbial pen, once more.

King plunges us once again into darkness right off the bat. A sick and twisted crime that makes you grimace when you read it, but you still turn the page. A man arrested for the crime, did he do it? And page by page, a slow hell breaks loose and you just can’t stop reading. It’s classic Stephen King with a great modern day aspect that I loved. Not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. I enjoyed this book. His characters are simply amazing, real and deep and human. Flawed, imperfect and sometimes unlikable. I loved how human they all are, people you might actually meet. Not the perfect fairy tale creatures you see in characters in so many books. The characters carry this book through to the end. This book is a long one, but worth the time.

Highly recommend, if you love dark thrillers pick this one up.