Stephen King. Colorado Kid. Roman. Colorado Kid · Leseprobe. Taschenbuch. € 8,99 [D] inkl. MwSt. € 9,30 [A] | CHF 12,90 * (* empf. VK-Preis). Colorado Kid: Roman | King, Stephen, Fischer, Andrea | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. The Colorado Kid ist Stephen Kings Beitrag zu der in den USA beliebten Krimireihe Hard Case Crime und Kings erster Roman nach der Dunkler-Turm-Reihe.
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Stephen King Colorado Kid From the Flap VideoBook Review #171 - The Colorado Kid by Stephen King The Robin Hood Auf Deutsch Characters: Dave Bowie — The year-old managing editor of The Weekly Islander, the small newspaper servicing the island of Moose-Lookit. It was something different to enjoy. You would have called him a god, almost, except for those unfortunate buck teeth, which he has since had fixed. He convinces us it's possible and shows us Star Wars Zeichen.
Der Stephen King Colorado Kid spielt Stephen King Colorado Kid Oktober 1988 in Derry, das bedeutet. - SuchformularDas Buch auf VLB-TIX.
No, you feel like you are involved in the conversation, you feel like you are sitting right there with them, part of something important, part of the group.
As a character, Stephanie is likeable and inquisitive but where King really shines is with the duo of Dave and Vince who are an absolute joy to read about.
They are congenial old timers, affable, charming and friendly grandfathers, a duo who have great affection for each other and who share light-hearted banter.
They are two people who have known each other for years, who are comfortable around each other and getting to spend some time with them was warming to the soul.
One issue that I can see people having with The Colorado Kid is the ending and the lack of a full resolution to the mystery.
The ending is ambiguous with certain questions remaining unanswered and part of the mystery unsolved. Not every story is the same, not all endings are tied up nicely and presented with a bow in a neat package.
In the world, unexplained and unsolved mysteries abound and it is the mystery, not the resolution that draws you in, that keeps you coming back looking for answers.
As a species, we are curious by nature and the ending leaves the reader to contemplate, to muse on, to ponder, to think for themselves, it is very cleverly done and I liked it I read The Colorado Kid in less than a day and like the characters in the book I whiled away my own pleasant sunny afternoon lost in the mystery of the Kid.
The book itself is around pages in length, only a short read but it a captivating story that is full of spirit, a little gem of a thought-provoking book.
Even average Stephen King is worth reading. I'd call The Colorado Kid , a short novel almost a novella a notch above average, maybe 3. It's not really a "hard-boiled" mystery, though, and I don't know why it's labeled as such.
That sultry dame on the cover is pretty misleading; the story is actually an unsolved murder being related to a young reporter working on a small tourist island newspaper in Maine by two old-timers who've been living there and reporting for the paper since forever.
There are two stories here; one is the human interaction between the old-timers and their young protege as they discuss fine nuances of human behavior wrapped in small mysteries, everything from why they didn't leave a tip on the table for a hard-working waitress to why they don't tell the big city reporter working on a series for a Boston paper about any of the real mysteries they know about, and stick to old unsolved ones everyone knows about like the mysterious coast lights and the poisoned church picnic.
King has always been good at inserting little bits of human mystery like this into his stories. The second story, the one The Colorado Kid is really about, is that of a man from Colorado who was found dead on this Maine island back in As the two journalists tell the tale, more and more odd details surface, and as they try to work through answers to each one, the case becomes stranger and stranger.
The thing is, The Colorado Kid is actually a bit of a meta-story, and appreciating it requires knowing a little bit about Stephen King.
Like the fact that in recent years he's been connecting all of his fiction loosely together in a self-referential manner.
Consider a supernatural thriller with inhuman creatures, magic, aliens, or whatever, operating in secret. Imagine the collateral damage these stories leave lying around: dead bodies, burned down buildings, unexplained holes in the ground.
What happens when "mundanes" come across the aftermath of such incidents? They have no idea about parallel dimensions or battles between good and evil, they just know there's a dead body lying here and they have no idea how it got there or how he died.
They try to piece together the clues, but there are holes in any story they come up with, because even if they are open-minded enough to consider the paranormal, they can't know the whole truth.
This story is kind of like getting a peek at a mystery like that. If you take it at face value, it's just an odd tale about an unsolved death. If you think about all the other King you've read, you say, "Damn, some shit went down here, and these people just have no clue Sep 27, Jim rated it did not like it Shelves: 3hard-case-crime , 1paper , 2fiction , mystery-thriller.
The idea, that life doesn't have the pat answers of a story, is OK. The 3 characters are OK, but he took way too many words to say it.
His repetitive, bland descriptions do not dig me deeper into the world he is painting, they just bore me to tears.
I was hoping for something different, more like his old style, out of a book by this publisher. Didn't get it.
If you haven't read it, don't bother. It's a waste of or so pages should have been under Oct 24, Alexandra rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in , mystery , own-on-audible , avail-on-kindle.
Just a few thoughts here about this book It was well done and the narrator did a good job. The cover pic has absolutely zero to do with the story and implies to me a story of a certain flavor and genre which this story do Just a few thoughts here about this book The cover pic has absolutely zero to do with the story and implies to me a story of a certain flavor and genre which this story does not meet.
This is not a detective noir story. There's no sultry redhead. There's no hardboiled detective. Neither the characters or the tale they tell are set in the 30's or 40's.
While there is nothing wrong with this cover as a cover, there is a lot wrong with it for this book since it may mislead people into reading it or not reading it assuming it's a different kind of story than it actually is.
Instead it's a story set in a small town with two long time residents who also run the town paper. These men have a conversation with a new resident newspaper intern about a mystery and possibly unsolved murder that occurred in the town's past.
As has been mentioned in other reviews this story presents a mystery without a resolution. I knew that going in, thankfully, so I wasn't annoyed by it as I would have been if I hadn't expected that.
Not only is there no resolution to the mystery, but there aren't really any likely plausibilities presented for what really happened.
We get to wonder. We get to think. We get to come up with our own ideas. What we don't get is to know or any real answers.
I picked this up because a TV series I've been enjoying, the SciFi Channel's "Haven", states it's based on this story. For others who may be taking a look for that same reason you'll probably want to know that this story has about zero to do with the plot of the TV show.
It has two characters in common, and the name of a restaurant. That's it. That being said I did enjoy this story.
I think the writing is King outdoing himself. It's better writing than King usually is when at his best. Perhaps because of the short format, the story is tighter and more concise than King usually is.
Perhaps also because this is basically a character study, a conversation between three people, two of whom have a fascinating "real life" mystery to tell.
And characters are something King does very well. The enjoyment for this one comes from the characters, the way we get a feel for their personalities as the telling of the mystery unfolds, and the interesting mystery itself.
This one is about the journey, rather than the destination, and I'm glad I took the diversion. But I could not help but love it. The Colorado Kid is a story about mystery itself - well, unsolved mystery.
I generally believe that unsolved mystery stays with you far longer than the solved mystery. Once you get closure, you almost instantly stop thinking about it.
Even though this book was quite short, it still impacted me quite a bit. I loved the three main characters, and I loved the 'story' - even though that even the characters stated that there is not much story in The Colorado Kid.
And even though I loved this book, I believe that King was right - people will either strongly hate or strongly love this book - there will be no in-between.
That being said, I would still recommend it - it's a book that can be read in one sitting, and there is a chance that you will be in that group of people who loved every second of reading it.
Like the other Stephen King 'short' releases this was just ok. Worth reading because it's the main man but not spectacular. May 04, Jessica Westwood rated it really liked it.
I liked it. It was a mystery that remains a mystery. It was nothing more and nothing less then what the story set out to be. It's a way that King is able to show that not everything in real life has answers and not all loose ends get tied up.
I mean, this is pretty much more accurate to how life turns out isn't it? It was a perfect little, quick read, which is just what I wanted.
It was something different to enjoy. If you go into this with a great novel expectation I imagine you will not enjoy i I liked it.
If you go into this with a great novel expectation I imagine you will not enjoy it and see it as a waste of time.
Instead maybe go into it as a little bit of a downtime quick and fun read and you may find enjoyment without the risks of those high expectations sabotaging the simple things in life.
We always want to reach for the lights in the sky, and we always want to know where the Colorado Kid the world is full of Colorado Kids came from.
Wanting might be better than knowing. A mystery with no solutions. Nothing much happened in this book, but something about the story was so endearing.
I think it might have been the characters and their relationships with each other. In this short book there are only three characters; Dave, Vince, and Stephanie.
All three of these characters have such a profound and deep connection to each other, with Dave and Vince being lifelong friends and Stephanie being somewhat of an adoptive member of the gang.
This story being told through a storytelling format was real Nothing much happened in this book, but something about the story was so endearing.
This story being told through a storytelling format was really interesting, and it made for a really quick read. But it also showcased the characters and their personalities.
The mystery wasn't overly complex, despite it being an unsolved one, but it kept you interested enough to want to know the theories that Dave and Vince have about it despite having pondered it for 25 years.
I wouldn't consider this one of King's best, but you can definitely see how much he cared about these characters as he was writing them, and I think I grew to care about them just as much.
This was a fun little read, definitely very forgettable in terms of plot, but the characters are what give it its substance.
Jul 23, Nick Iuppa rated it really liked it. When I was a kid of about seven or eight, there was a question my sister and I started asking each other every Christmastime.
The question is simply this. In his Afterward to the Hard Case Crime Novel, he almost When I was a kid of about seven or eight, there was a question my sister and I started asking each other every Christmastime.
King of course goes one step further in the Colorado Kid. This one is easy to solve. A very nice young woman Stephanie McCann who has a young man who probably wants to marry her very soon, has come to a little island off the coast of Maine to do an internship with a small local newspaper.
Vince Teague, the year-old guy running the paper and his year-old partner, Dave Bowie, both like her and are considering offering her a full time job maybe even more than that at the paper.
But before they do they want to see if she really has a sense and a passion for newspaper work and reporting. She is. We live our whole lives with the uncertainty of where we came from and where we are going, no matter how solid our religious belief system or the lack thereof.
That still is not enough for you? Here goes: James Cogan left his wife and suburban home and little son and went to his job at an ad agency in Denver.
At around noon he left the building to get lunch and instead slipped into a limo he had hired to take him to Stapleton International airport.
There he got onto a private plane and flew to Bangor Maine. He gave the boatman a cup of tea on the crossing. By then he had ditched his suit coat and his wallet and donned a yellow jacket.
From then on no one saw him or knew where he was, but the next morning he turned up dead, propped up against a dumpster on the beach.
He had choked to death on a piece of steak… a midnight snack. There was a pack of cigarettes on the nearby sand but only one cigarette was gone.
The stamp on the bottom of the cigarette pack was from Colorado and this allowed the newspaper guys to trace his identity back to Colorado and find his wife.
Oh, and the change in his pocket included seventeen dollars, some US change, and a Russian ten-ruble coin.
Oh, and there is a possibility that a muscle relaxant added to the steak that he was eating could have caused him to choke to death… which would have made the death murder not accidental.
What I got was a chubby redhead with a lot of freckles. You want to solve the puzzle? She walked over for a closer look.
In the very bottom corner was a yellowed snippet from the Boston Globe. It simply read, Prominent Russian ballerina Elena Miskaya was found dead in her hotel room last night… apparent cause of death, choking on a small mouthful of chicken Kiev.
Miskaya had been touring the US recently as part of an advertising campaign for the Moscow ballet. She was the wife of noted Russian chemist Vladimir Miskaya.
Okay, the KGB-spy ending would have been better, but harder to explain. King himself said that there will be no middle ground for this book.
People will either hate it or love it. Well, M. King, put me in the love camp. I guess you can have a story without a throughline , it makes for a true mystery and it definitely worked for me.
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Stephanie McCann has been working for them as an intern. 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.
The World's Best-Selling Novelist is Back. With an All-New Investigation into the Unknown. On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead.
The Colorado Kid ist Stephen Kings Beitrag zu der in den USA beliebten Krimireihe Hard Case Crime und Kings erster Roman nach der Dunkler-Turm-Reihe.
Der Kurzroman Seiten im Original erzählt von einem ungelösten Kriminalfall in den er Jahren im US-Bundesstaat Maine.
Die betagten Redakteure Dave Bowie und Vince Teague berichten der neuen Journalistin Stephanie McCann von dem Todesopfer, dem man wegen seiner Herkunft den Spitznamen Colorado Kid gab.
Das englische Originalhörbuch wird von Jeffrey DeMunn gelesen, der bereits Duddits adaptierte und in einer Reihe von King-Verfilmungen mitwirkte.
The novel was originally published in , and served as a loose basis for Haven , the Syfy series which aired from to Last month King published Elevation , a new novella.
King and Hard Case Crime, the imprint behind the new edition, have exclusively shared with EW the new cover for The Colorado Kid , painted by Paul Mann, as well as a pair of eye-catching interiors.
One note: The first of the illustrations below is by actress Kate Kelton, who starred in the third and fourth seasons of Haven.
The other by is by Mark Edward Geyer.