I started and put down this book three or four times. The first 30 pages or so did not grab me, and I wasn't sure if this was a book I was going to like - if I even made it that far to the end. But I'm glad I gave it one more chance. Once I got over the initial hump, I couldn't put the book down! It turned into a fast paced thriller that leaves you anxious to see what was going to happen next. It was incredibly different from anything else I have ever read. I ended up enjoying it very much and plan to read other books by this author. However, my expectations are very high after reading this one...
Stephen White has always been one of my favorite authors, but he outdid himself with this one! It is different from his other books, but still one of his best! It is very thought provoking and the kind of book that is impossible to put down cause you just never know what will happen next!
stephen white just cant write a bad book.this one was awesome as are all of his.i have never been disappointed by this author.he is one of the best in the thriller genre and i recommend all of his books highly!!
Don't let the title put you off - this is typical Stephen White all the way. It is a great read, a real page turner - one you won't be able to easeily put down until the surprise at the end. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves mysteries
(from the inside cover) "What if you could choose when to die?"
This question was what drew me in to reading this quirky, thrilling book. The first person narrative by someone only known to us as "The Man" is disturbing and paranoid. Very psychological book.
Unlike any other of White's works I've read!! I was a little disappointed with how slow the first 300 pages were. I had a hard time connecting with this one. It picked up eventually but was not what I've come to expect from Stephen White. Although the 'views' of my home Colorado - were breathtaking!!
After about a third of the way through, I wanted to kill the main character myself! What an unlikeable guy. If you want Dr. Gregory, you won't find him here.....he makes only a few cameos. I was really hoping for a better story.
Be prepared to set some time aside when you start this one because you won't be able to put it down. I've always enjoyed Stephen White's books, but with this one he's set the bar extremely high. Very original, thought provoking plot that will stay with you long after you finish it. "Kill Me" will definitely make my top 10 list this year.
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I read a lot of mystery/suspense novels, and I can't remember any that truly caught my interest *and* left me with a lasting impression and new philosophical point to consider. After all, I read this type of book as kind of an escape from Important Thoughts, and I didn't expect this book to prompt any soul-searching, but I read it quite some time ago and still think about it occasionally.
When life gets tense for one reason or another, I sometimes remind myself to "keep both skis on the same side of the tree."
(from the inside cover)
What if you could choose when to die? But once you decide, you cant change your mind. Ever. No matter what.
Welcome to the next step in the evolution of suspense fiction. 'Kill Me' is a brilliantly conceived roller-coaster ride that zeros in on some of the most provocative issues of our time-- the human yearning for connection, and the choices we make about who we live, and how we die.
Relentlessly paced and intelligent, 'Kill Me' brings Alan Gregory face-to-face with the most challenging case of his career. A man walks into Dr. Gregory's practice playing a game of cat and mouse, slowly revealing a progression of deadly secrets while trying to influence how the game will end. 'Kill Me' delivers on all the promise of White's earlier work and then raises the bar in an unforgettably inventive tale of survival and mortality.
This is the book you wont be able to put down; but more the point, this is the book that wont go away after you have raced to the last page.
Actually a better read than I anticipated. Of course, it helps that he talks about Ridgway, Colorado -- I live 10 miles from this beautiful town. I was hoping for more of a detective type book but it was still a very good read!
Kill Me by Stephen White is the 14th book in the Dr. Alan Gregory series. This story is told from a different person's point of view. Dr. Gregory is just an other character in the book. I found this book hard to get into. At the end, I did like the book. But this book did not grab my attention like the first 13 in the series did.
Am reading the entire series of Alan Gregory and this one blew me away. Wasn't too thrilled that the patient was telling the story instead of Dr Gregory but the ending blew it away for me. Would love to see this one in a movie. Think the plot is great and the tunnel portion would make great action scenes and the ending would bring the hankies out.
(10 CDs) This book is about the "if"s in life as compared to the "when"s. I really liked it. Never read any of Stephen White's books before, but now that I have listened to this one, I will try another. Very Thought Provoking. Hope you like it.
The main character, after seeing the effects of traumatic injury and illness on a friend and his brother, decides to pay out multi-millions of dollars to a company which arranges to murder the payee once an agreed upon point of physical or mental degradation has occurred. The problem (of course) is that when our guy actually does "need" their services, he's not ready to "go"!
White's usual protagonist, Alan Gregory, is a minor character here and does very little "sleuthing". Until the end, the reader knows much more about what's going on than Dr. G. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as his previous novels, especially as I didn't find the main character all that sympathetic.
This is a brillant and riveting book. It grabs your attention immediately, gives you a thrilling ride and doesn't release you until the very last page. You never know what's going to happen next. A great thought provoking thriller. This is the first book I've read from this author and I will positively read more of them. I highly recommend this book.
Stephen White may seem a little slow, reading at first, but hang in there. He sets you up for a thrilling, suspenseful ride, full of sharp turns! I'm working my way thru his Alan Gregory series and recommend you do the same!
Once I finished the first disc I was a bit disillusioned but I found the rest of this audio book was everything I had hoped for. Great mystery that offered many personal insights into death and life as a choice. Highly recommend this to everyone that loves a mystery and a thriller.
In Kill Me an unnamed narrator makes the biggest mistake of his life, which, ironically, is the decision to end his life. After a near-death epiphany on a dangerous ski slope, the narrator confides to a friend that if he is ever seriously injured or sick he hopes that someone will put him out of his misery. The friend goes him one better and introduces him to a secret group of killers known as the Death Angels. For a one-million-dollar retainer, the Death Angels will kill you and make it look like an accident. When the narrator discovers he only has months to live, he contacts the Death Angels, but, too late, he realizes he's made a mistake. Now the narrator has to outwit trained mercenaries who will stop at nothing to accomplish what he foolishly paid them to do.