Now 'Mr Mercedes,' the psychopath who perpetrated the crime, has made contact. Bill should pass on what he knows. But...
Also worth mentioning is Jerome - another main character - who just so happens to be black. Diversity rocks.
There's also - alongside references to King's own books - a reference to Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box, which did my fangirling heart good to see.
This is a Stephen King book: if you want rainbows, bunnies, and unicorns, find another author. There's everything here from incest and bombs to child murder and suicidal thoughts. Bunnies and unicorns it ain't.
There's also a fair amount of violence and gore. And swearing.
There's instances of the 'n' word, even though we're not supposed to be on the side of the guy who uses it, it's still not OK.
And Jerome himself plays-up to racial stereotypes, but in a fooling-around teenage-idiot kind of way. Still, written by a white author... it's awkward.
I really enjoyed it - and loved that the depth King always gives to his characters was present here.
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