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Rapid Reviews: October 2020

Rapid Reviews are a way for me to give a quick summary of why I did or didn’t like something, without feeling the need to go into all of the nitty gritty about it that my full reviews and articles do.  Continue reading Rapid Reviews: October 2020

The Outsider by Stephen King (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
561 pages

ISBN:
9781501180989 

 

When an 11-year-old boy is horrifically murdered, all of the evidence points to the small town’s Little League coach, Terry Maitland.

It is only after Terry is publicly arrested that strong evidence is discovered that also proves his innocence.

With solid evidence indicating that Maitland both is and isn’t the murderer, it is up to a small group of officials and concerned citizens to uncover the truth — no matter how bizarre it may seem.

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Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
718 [including Authors’ Note]

Format:
Hardcover

ISBN:
978-1-473-66519-4

 

The women of the world are falling asleep and not waking up. Instead they grow a cocoon and fly into a zombie-like rage, killing anyone who tries to remove the wrapping.

There is one woman though who can awaken after sleep. It falls to the men of Dooling, West Virginia to work out what answers this Evie Black may hold to awaken their sleeping beauties.

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1922 (2017)

Review by CJ

1922

Director:
Zak Hilditch

Starring:
Thomas Jane, Dylan Schmid, Molly Parker

Other notable appearances:
Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James

Running time:
101 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Mist, Pet Sematary, The Invitation, A Good Marriage

 

Wilfred James (Jane) is a proud farmer who loves his son (Schmid) but has come to hate his wife, Arlette (Parker). Wilfred’s hate burns stronger when Arlette decides to sell the neighbouring land her father left her and take their son to live in the city. Wilfred’s fatherly instincts run as deep as a well and he will stop at nothing to keep his son.

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