August book haul #2

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Because of me finding a job I thought it was the right thing to treat myself to some books. Last Friday I signed my contract and tomorrow night I’ll have my first worknight. I’m looking forward to it, but I’m also kinda nervous. Anyway, down below you can find the books I treated myself with!


NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”
 
Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
(Goodreads)

Ever since the July box of the Nocturnal Reader’s Box, which included a bike licence plate inspired by NOS4A2, I have been wanting to read this book. The owners of NRB even recommended me buying it as soon as I could, so I did! Looking forward to reading it!


Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again.

Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
(Goodreads)

I see this book every time I visit a bookshop, so I thought it was about time I bought it. Confession: even while writing this blogpost, I don’t exactly know what it’s about. I have this habit of not fully reading a summary before reading a book. If it speaks to me through the cover, the quick scan of the blurb, the reviews, and the title I’m just going to give it a go! And really, it’s a King book, so as a Constant Reader I just have to read it someday, right?

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