Book Reviews of Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9780743436212
ISBN-10: 0743436210
Publication Date: 9/1/2001
Pages: 688
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 197 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Impressive, a wonderful story of courage,faith,and hope. It is engaging and difficult to put down
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Wow, what a great book. Long but worth the read.
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King takes on the '60s'..although it is difficult to believe, the Sixties are not fictional: They actually happened.
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This book is not one of my favorites by King and some of it is hard to get through but it is an okay read.
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5 interlinked stories. "Hearts in Atlantis" is about college kids in the 60s who play the cardgame hearts instead of study while the Vietnam War rages in the background. My favorite, "Low Men in Yellow Coats", is about a boy who befriends an old man who seems to be on the lookout constantly. The story is tied to the Dark Tower, where we see Ted Braudigan, again, showing up towards the end of the Dark Tower saga.
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Awesome book....the sixties in a fashion that fit the day.
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great stories, brand new book
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Can't put down a great summer read!
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I loved the book it was way better than the movie.
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Probably one of my favorite Stephen King novels. I highly recommend it.
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better than the movie
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This is wonderful fiction Kings take on the sixties including Vietnam is scarily accurate
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It had its moments.
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I picked this up at a garage sale, but have never been able to read it. It has a sticker on the front, but other than that is in great condition.
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WOW! terriffic
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"This is wonderful fiction...King's take on the '60s--including the effects of Vietnam--is scarily accurate. Engaging...King's gift of storytelling is rich"
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This book is a very very good read. Extrememly close to the movie. I could not put this book down. It is a real page turner. You can picture Anthony Hopkins perfectly in this story.
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I didn't care for this one, but maybe you will.
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One of King's better novels. Set in the 60's, a tale full of suspense. A very good story.
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Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis
Review by C. Dennis Moore
Made of four short stories, plus an opening novella (although at 254 pages, I think it's safe to call "Low Men in Yellow Coats" a novel), Hearts covers the years 1960 to 1999 with interconnected narratives, spotlighting different characters whose stories all go back to the summer of 1960. Everything these characters do in the following decades can be traced back to that summer when Bobby Garfield wanted a new bike more than anything else, when Sully-John won his free week at Camp Winnie, and Carol Gerber was beaten with a baseball bat by three boys in the park. And not one story in here is a horror story.
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This is my least favorite Stephen King book. This book has several completely different stories with common characters in each story. To me, it was very disjointed and distracting because it didn't flow smoothly as a single story.

I loved the first story about the kid and Ted. It was a great story in itself and then it ended abruptly. I kept wondering what happened to the kid. I kept waiting for him to show up again. The next story about a teenager playing cards at college was a great story too and it also ended abruptly. The remainder of the book was what seemed like separate epilogues of all the minor characters.

In last ten pages we finally find out what happened to the kid and one of the other characters from the first story. At least there was a bit of closure to that story.

I would say that if you have another choice of reading Stephen King books, choose any other one before this one.
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Didn't finish this either, but from what I read it was good.
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Really enjoyable read.
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Nobody out-King's Stephen King. This is a wonderful view of the 1960's including the effects of vietnam on the average guy and oru culture in general told by a master story teller.
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What can I say? Classic Stephen King in every way. This is one of his psychological horror tales.
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This book hasn't even been opened. I got a second one as a duplicate gift.