3 Sentence Review: Later

  1. The first ending of Later, a pretty good “I-see-dead-people” ghost story by Stephen King, was satisfying.
  2. The second ending of this easy to read genre mash-up was expected.
  3. The third ending was disconcerting, gratuitous, and unnecessary.

Full Title : Later
Author: Stephen King
Book Blurb: “Only the dead have no secrets.”
Genre: Psychic Thriller

Brief Synopsis: Jamie Conklin is an average kid with a special ability that he keeps mostly to himself. His single mom is aware, but is she really? Kind of hard to believe, you know? When hard times hit, his talent comes in particularly handy, making her, and others who witness, into believers–but there’re unknown risks to using this gift. The dead can’t lie, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be conduits for the other side.

3 Sentence Reviews are a quick and easy read, right to the point, no spoilers. Just three sentences about what resonated with me upon completion of a novel. They are always only MY OPINION, and I invite quick and easy rebuttals. Have you read Later? What resonated with YOU?

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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