Later By Stephen King Ebook Download
“Part detective tale, part thriller…touching and genuine.” —The New York Times
#1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand-new novel about the secrets we keep buried and the cost of unearthing them.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
SOMETIMES GROWING UP
MEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS
The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.
LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King’s classic novel It, LATER is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.
A very quick read with many callbacks to King’s earlier work.
He just keeps getting better and better. His ubiquity means nothing. He is really a master, plain and simple. No one writes about childhood, family, friendship, and love like Stephen King.
A fun read in the narrative of a Holden Caulfield . At times I thought Steven King was imitating JD ‘s narrative for a fun exploration of alternative writing styles. Really enjoyed the book
A very easy read - which is a credit to King and his writing. I expected a little more from the story and it seemed to end fairly suddenly. Not sure what, exactly, more I expected, but enjoyable nonetheless.
I’m an avid reader of many things, and King is my favorite author. That said, I am not a “He can’t do anything wrong” sort of guy. Lisey’s Story is an example of a book I couldn’t even finish... but then there are the good, the great and the masterpieces. I found this to be a truly strong outing. I’ve read King nearly my entire life. I’m 52 now, and Steven is older. I wish he could live forever... but I’d settle for as long as I do. King’s voice is my favorite one to hear in my head. Thanks for the fun book, champ. I may not be able to call you back from the deadlights when you’re gone, but I suppose revisiting your prose will suffice.
A soft horror story narrated by boy as he grows from a child to a young man. An interesting twist on the human desire to communicate with the dead.
Another great story from one of our greatest writers. I love his books.
Enjoyed this book.
I really enjoyed this but it was such a quick read I found myself wishing it were longer LoL. I also enjoyed that it was a bit different than the usual S. King books.
Thank you for another hard-to-put-down, keep me awake for just another hour, superlative story. My only fear now is I have to find another...
“Wow! I didn’t see that coming!” is what I thought in the end! Later is right right right! What a great read
Short and sweet. Genuinely chilling at times. A surprising appearance of ... something! And a touching ending.
I loved everything about this book. It had the classic feel of It, The Shining and other iconic Stephen King novels. This grabbed you, and steadily reeled you in right up to the amazing end, and even there was a surprise or two. I loved this one and whether you're a Stephen King fan, or are just discovering him for the first time, you owe it to yourself to dive into this one. Don't until, Later. Seeya, Champ!!
I had no idea what this book would be about- just bought it because I felt like reading, and because I’ve been reading King since the 80’s. Loved it
I read this in a day. It flowed like water and I could not put it down. I kept wanting to read smart lines out loud. No wasted pages in this Stephen King magic carpet ride!
Awful. I’m mean, just awful. There was no story, just rambling. Waste of money and time I will never see again. What happened to you Stephen?
So good! Horrific twists and King turns to the very end. I love SK!!!
A quick story, can’t help thinking it was told before, even though he goes out of his way to distance it from the Shyamalan movie
Once again, King fails to disappoint. I have read all of his books. This is classic King: Just enough reality to draw you in, and just enough scary to plausibly keep you there...
Paid 9.99 for book but could only read 4 chapters...could not go farther and it says finished!
This was the first book that I couldn’t stop reading since reading The Institute. This is why I love Stephen King, he writes stories that I can’t put down. The ending is shocked me with humor and it had nothing to do with ghost.
A bit different but true SK fashion. The end minded of just ended though...
Stephen King never fails to pull the reader in and to keep his or her attention throughout the stories he weaves. “Later” does not disappoint in this (or any) respect. King manages to conflate a coming of age story with his usual blend of horror and humor and manages to convey his tale convincingly through the eyes of a boy who becomes a teenager and eventually an adult, with the prose using echoing the developmental stages of a maturing child. All in all, this is an excellent read.
Another gem from Mr. King. His writing just keeps getting better and better. He creates worlds you never want to leave.
Stephen King is a writer that can turn an ordinary reader into a voyeur. He just pulls you into the story.
I’ve read all of the Stephen King novels, and many of them twice. This book seems like it was written by somebody else! I found three typos in the story goes nowhere. It is boring and horrible do not read it.
His character development is so amazing. He drew me in within the first pages by the picture he painted of this boy and his mother. There were quite a few hooks in the first chapter that drew me right in as well. For Stephen King I am often drawn to his likable characters but sometimes the plot takes a turn that I can’t go with and he loses my interest. This is true of his more recent stuff but not in this case. The plot, characters, and writing were all top notch! In my opinion his best work since 11/22/63!
It is now in the top 5 of my favorite Stephen King novels. Fingers crossed that this will become a series. A homicide detective that talks to the dead has endless possibilities
Usually Mr King’s draw me right in, they are page turners I can’t put down. The number of pages in this book I would usually devour within 2 days. This took me a week. It was easy to put down, hard to pick back up. Boring, dull.
Great book , wish it was longer
In my opinion, his best in years.