Are we spending so much time plugged-in that we are no longer ourselves and now perceive the world differently? Author Laurence Scott posits that digital technology has shaped a fourth dimension. We inhabit it, become it. The big question is: What does this mean? But just as one click online leads to a series
In the final volume of the Bill Hodges trilogy, the timeline briefly veers back to the opening scene of Mr. Mercedes. This time, a few minutes after the scene which opens the series. (Then it returns to a contemporary setting, a few years after Finders Keepers.) Scribner - S&S,
A detective haunted by past cases left unresolved or unhappily resolved? This offers a terrific launching pad for storytelling. Pocket Books - S&S, 2016 Particularly when the detective is no longer in an official capacity and has more time on his hands to ruminate and regret. "There’s not a
How many times have I fallen for this trick? A Stephen King novel opens with a vividly sketched scene, of ordinary and likeable people going about the business of their everyday lives, when disaster strikes, and someone dies. Gallery Books - S&S, 2016 Mr. Mercedes is no different.
When I was in the tenth grade, nothing about technology intimidated me. I signed up for classes in high school which taught binary and how to write simple programs, and my first full-time job was working with a woman who could program in COBOL. Goose Lane Editions, 2015