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  • ISBN 0843955848
  • ISBN13 978-0843955842
  • Language English
  • Author Stephen King
  • Publisher Dorchester Publishing Co.; 1st edition (October 4, 2005)
  • Formats doc lrf doc docx
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1411 kb
  • Size Fb2 1607 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 158

A rookie newspaperwoman learns the true meaning of mystery when she investigates a twenty-five-year-old unsolved and very strange case involving a dead man found on an island off the coast of Maine. Original.

The Colorado Kid is a mystery novel by American writer Stephen King, published by the Hard Case Crime imprint in 2005.

The Colorado Kid is a mystery novel by American writer Stephen King, published by the Hard Case Crime imprint in 2005. King's next novel for Hard Case Crime was Joyland, which was published in June 2013.

Raves for the Work of Stephen King! Excellent, psychologically texture. tephen King is so widely . tephen King is so widely acknowledged as America’s master of paranormal terrors that you can forget his real genius. Mr. King makes palpable the longing and regret that arise out of calamity, and deftly renders the kindness and pettiness that can mark small-town life. The Wall Street Journal. The author is not only immensely popular but immensely talented, a modern-day counterpart to Twain, Hawthorne, Dickens.

The Colorado Kid is the 52nd book published by Stephen King; it was his 43rd novel, and the 37th under his own name. The book was released by Hard Case Crime on 4 October 2005. The Colorado Kid and Cycle of the Werewolf are the only 2 Stephen King novel's to be published in paperback once. The news staff of The Weekly Islander host Mr. Hanratty of the Boston Globe for lunch at the Grey Gull before Hanratty leaves for Boston.

The Colorado Kid book. On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead . I decided to take a chance with this one too.

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. As I read this enjoyable page-turner, The Colorado Kid, some sixteen years after opening my first Stephen King book, it occurred to me that King might just be the wisest fiction writer ever to live. His recent work includes The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). Who else delivers so many small, unexpected grains of wisdom in his books?

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The page for the Novel The Colorado Ki. When Stephanie asks if they've ever come across a real unexplained mystery in the fifty years they'd been publishing the paper, they tell her the story of The Colorado Kid. Is something missing from this page? More Covers & Posters: There are no additional images for this Novel. You appear to be using Internet Explorer 7 or earlier. Please consider updating your browser at Microsoft's site, or trying a different browser such as Firefox, Opera or Chrome.

Kid began as a blurb petition. Stephen King – Colorado Kid Audiobook. Charles Ardai established his Hard Case Crime imprint to reprint lost hardboiled books and modern audio books that fit this mould. Five weeks later, King’s literary agent called and informed him that King would not be supplying him with a blurb, he would be writing him a book.

Stephen King has written dozens of bestselling books including The Shining, The Stand, and The Green Mile. In The Colorado Kid King brings to mind the Rolling Stones lyrics, You can’t always get what you want. Film adaptations of his work include "Misery" and "Stand By Me". In 2003, King received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. But sometimes you get what you need.

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As I read this enjoyable page-turner, The Colorado Kid, some sixteen years after opening my first Stephen King book, it occurred to me that King might just be the wisest fiction writer ever to live. Who else delivers so many small, unexpected grains of wisdom in his books? Who else could work so many life lessons into the otherwise limiting genres for which he is best known? And yet King does just that, and he does it every time, The Colorado Kid no exception. I won't point out what I'm talking about, but if anyone who has ever read Stephen King truly stops to think about it, the fact comes clear.

The Colorado Kid is yet another "post-retirement" release from Maine's favorite son. In its fast-moving two-hundred pages the facts of a beguilingly unsolved (there's a hint there for you) mystery is told to an interning journalist (hey, from Cincinnati, no less) by two veteran newsmen, one in his nineties, the other a mere slip of a boy of sixty-five. The story concerns the discovery a generation back, in April 1980, of an unknown and for a time unidentifiable man found dead on a local beach. The body appears to have fallen victim to natural causes, and yet yields no identification, only a handful of clues that set off more questions than answers. The tale---not a story!---of who this man was, where he was from, and why against all logic he came to be alone on a beach in Maine, as well as how he met his most unusual death, is explored by the two old journalists and the intern, and for those learned in the Zen maxim about "the tale being journey sufficient in itself; the end unneeded" The Colorado Kid should be a pleasing read. For others...
Ok, I am seeing a lot of people unhappy with the ending of this novella. These are the people that need closure. That cannot come up with a satisfactory explanation on their own, or (gasp) consider that there may not be an explanation which is what King is trying to tell you.

Rather than focusing on the great story, unique and loveable characters, many people are upset that someone isn't telling them where the Easter egg is hidden. I want to ask these people - If, (and I mean If) King had decided to tell you the ending, I want you to think (and I mean think) - Would he have written the same story? Or would he have changed the facts around to conform to that ending? What you are asking for is an entirely different story. The whole point of this story was to do exactly what King did. If you don't like the ending, that fine, but don't complain about the book - there is a difference.

If you are watching an amazing movie, and the power goes off in the last 3 minutes, would you complain about the movie because you don't know what happened? Absolutely would complain about life, and that is what King has made us do with this short, yet clever tale. We have learned that sometimes we have to complain at life.

Read this book if you are a true mystery fan, for an alternative perspective. Skip it if you are the type to peek at Christmas presents.

5 stars for another brave book from the man who taught me fear.

Sadaron above the Gods
If your looking for a mystery fr mystery's sake then this book does the job.
If you want it wrapped in a pretty bow then you will be disappointed.
If you watched Haven and expected this to enlighten you..Then you will really be disappointed.
Pick your category above and choose with care.
I bought because I am a fan of the Haven television series that was based on this book and I wanted to get to the roots of the show. That said, the TV series is VERY loosely based on this book. A good, simple read true to Stephen King's style.
The Rollers of Vildar
This is not a Stephen King horror story. It is not a murder mystery. I'm not sure what it is. It is singularly unsatisfying. We're not even sure a crime was committed. The only thing "solved was the Kid's identity. If you're reading this hoping to get some insight into the TV series "Haven", it's a waste of your time.
Steamy Ibis
If you're looking for clues to help you better understand the TV series Haven, as I was, you won't find them here. But put Audrey Parker aside for a while and read this story with a clean slate, and you'll be glad you did.
As other reviews have mentioned, the ending is no ending, however King never tries to disguise that the resolution may be unsatisfactory; his newspapermen warn their young protégé of that multiple times. Read this for the beauty of the mystery, the flawless writing and the hour you'll spend in creative thought after you've finished it. If you can be about the journey and not the destination, you'll really enjoy this story.
I got this book hoping it would give me some more the back-story to Haven (SyFy show based on book). Well it really didn't help me much there and it wasn't the best story. But I still did enjoy reading it. The only thing I wish was that there might have been a bit more of hints to why the Colorado Kid was in Maine, or even some more theories on why by the characters. I guess that was just left more to the reader though, which is fine by me.
So if you want to get this hoping it will give more info for Haven, you probably won't learn anything of use. If you are looking for a mystery with a solution, you also out of luck. But if you want a shorter mystery story that could leave you thinking of the possibilities, this should be good for you.
I read The Colorado Kid after tearing through Joyland, hoping this 'hard case crime' was as good as the more recent second entry by King under that label. It wasn't, but was a fine distraction. There is no resolution, no real ties to the SyFy show "Haven" that claims to be based on this story, and it is very short. Still, it is enjoyable. The fact that the mystery of the unsolved death is relayed through a dialogue between two charming old newspaper men and their young intern makes the story far more endearing and fun to read about than if it was relayed in simple narrative form. There are also just enough clues and weird facts about the mysterious dead man to keep the reader guessing as to the truth long after the story is over.