Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Colorado Kid

Colorado Kid
By Stephen King
Dorchester Pub., 2005. 184 pgs. Mystery

Two old newspaper men running a small weekly newspaper on a tiny island off the coast of Maine tell their young intern of a true, unsolved mystery. This is the account of the Colorado Kid whose body was found under unexplained and mysterious circumstances.

This is Stephen King’s really short tribute to the classic mystery. I picked it up because it is the basis of a SyFy series titled “Haven”. However, other than a similar setting and a couple identifiable characters, it doesn’t really shed much light on the unfolding drama, so I was a little disappointed. Still, if you know anyone who would like a taste of King’s writing style without his trademark horror, violence, or language, this novella is a perfect recommendation.


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