Is this a bonafide thriller/mystery book from King? He's gotten my attention. His writing in this one is on point, full of quips and great imagery.
"Some cases are like idle computers; they go to sleep."
And it's flowing at a good pace so far. Bill Hodges is totally my type of character. King has already got me invested in the story and the people.
"Hodges has read there are wells in Iceland so deep you can drop a stone down them and never hear the splash. He thinks some human souls are like that."
Hodges is flawed, but full of piss and vinegar:
"His last thought before he goes under is of how Mr. Mercedes' poison-pen letter finished up. Mr. Mercedes wants him to commit suicide. Hodges wonders what he would think if he knew he had given this particular ex-Knight of the Badge and Gun a reason to live, instead."