Hearts in Atlantis

Good Kindle Hearts in Atlantis the best work Five interconnected sequential narratives set in the years from to Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties and each is haunted by the Vietn

Good Kindle Hearts in Atlantis the best work Five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999 Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War.Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation Images from that war and theFive interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999 Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War.Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation Images from that war and the protests against it had flooded America s living rooms for a decade Hearts in Atlantis, King s newest fiction, is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999 Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War In Part One, Low Men in Yellow Coats, eleven year old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protestd confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no than the thinly disguised cry of the beast In Blind Willie and Why We re in Vietnam, two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow and as haunted as their own lives And in Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling, this remarkable book s denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart s desire may await him Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Stephen King s new book will take some readers to a place they have never beend others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.. A viral Kindle Hearts in Atlantis No one has ever written the joys of boyhood better than Stephen King. That's not what people talk about when they talk about him, but it's true. It's a subject that needs to be written about entirely without pretense and absolutely free of language too large for ball games and playing in the mud. Between this one, The Body, and It, the good reader will find himself transported into the actual moments of young pleasure, before girls take over and ruin the perfect freedom of true youth. Not that girls are bad, of course, just that something breaks at the moment when boys become aware of them and it never comes all the way back. Often, I wonder about how much of a man's life is spent trying to dance between the moment before and the excitement that comes after the discovery of girls. This small gap is the space that King covers in several of his books and all of them are delightful and thrilling in the way that only a carnival can be to a young boy. Moments of the supernatural and plot aside, it's this subject that draws me to the book.For reasons I can't fully explain, I've read the first 200 pages of this one half a dozen times over the years but never finished it. I've purchased the audiobook twice (by accident) and bought the paperback two or three times (lost copies). I've decided to finish it this time because it's been hanging there, a desire that's been unfulfilled and dangling over me for years. Somehow, I need to be free of it, or at least have passed the experience into the history of my reading pleasures. So here I go.William Hurt was a good choice for the audiobook. There's something about his voice that's trance-like and lulls you right in. I'm glad I've decided to finally and fully experience the book in just this way.King himself read the the next two stories in the book. Some reviewers suggested that the other stories were boring, but that wasn't my feel at all. I quite enjoyed them, especially the title story. I can see, however, that someone whose only reason for reading King is action/horror excitement may not find much of value in a book that's mostly composed of nostalgia and a look back at the turning points that shaped us as people. It's not exactly the stuff of horror lore. If you're that sort, you might want to shuffle on and find another book because this one is far too delicate and filled with entirely too much longing for the adventure seeking reader.Hurt returned for the final story. By now, the crossover between all the stories and characters was wrapped up tight and everywhere. It seemed almost like a novel with shifting perspectives over the years. Depending on your point of view, the interconnections could come across as overly-coincidental or just a tidy way of letting us know where things ended up with various people we'd come to know in their youth. I prefer the latter. Actually, I loved touching in on people years later, finding out how they'd turned out without the direct story of it ever really being the point of the story itself.The plain fact is that this book got to me far more than it should have. It was a beautiful novel shaped like short stories and made of youth lost and memory unwound. Maybe it took me so long to actually read it because I needed the years between to lose more and more of my past into the old fireplace of time. Maybe I needed to remember only enough to know how much I'd lost and how beautiful so much of it had been. Maybe it's a book that can only be understood when your life has made the same sorts of strange turns and you look back, wondering, lost, wistful.
Hearts in Atlantis Sep , As it is, Hearts in Atlantis remains a wonderful film It s the kind of film where the scenes in the present are filmed in gloomy blue and grey tones, and all the flashbacks get a golden sepia treatment Sure it s been done before, but rarely have the effects been of such a shattering beauty. Hearts in Atlantis Hearts in Atlantis Rotten Tomatoes Sep , Hearts in Atlantis, however, was a decent adaptation The book is a spin off of the Dark Tower series, but is a decent stand alone book I read it Hearts In Atlantis King, Stephen Aug , In HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, King mesmerizes readers with fiction deeply rooted in the Sixties, and explores through four defining decades the haunting legacy of the Vietnam War As the characters in HEARTS IN ATLANTIS are tested in every way, King probes and unlocks the secrets of his generation for us all. Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King Sep , Hearts in Atlantis is quite an unusual book is that it is comprised of interlinking stories technically novellas and short stories that contain the same recurring characters and take place chronologically The stories refer to events that take place in the s, primarily the Vietnam war. Watch Hearts in Atlantis Prime Video Hearts in Atlantis . h min X Ray PG During the Vietnam war, a brilliant but fatherless boy and his mother, whose lives are forever changed by a mysterious man who enlists the aid of the young boy to save his life.

  1. Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

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  1. No one has ever written the joys of boyhood better than Stephen King That s not what people talk about when they talk about him, but it s true It s a subject that needs to be written about entirely without pretense and absolutely free of language too large for ball games and playing in the mud Between this one, The Body, and It, the good reader will find himself transported into the actual moments of young pleasure, before girls take over and ruin the perfect freedom of true youth Not that girls [...]




  2. Edit Much apologizes for bumping this review, but I was a tad bit off on some of those dates I m dismayed by some of you so called, Stephen King experts for failing to point that out Tsk, tsk _Now, before you go casting aspersions on this review, please note that I m not a big fan of these short story collections, and I only read this for the Dark Tower tie ins, which the first story delivered in spades.In Wolves of the Calla, Father Callahan shared some of his story with our ka tet Part of whic [...]


  3. 5 For trying, and succeeding in a new concept Individual stories interconnected by a string.I loved this book This is, by far, one of Kings deepest books delving into the time period, one of tension and fear and the humanity of the characterseir coming of age, their trials, their sanity, and even deaths It is far than a collection of short stories, as there is a continuation of characters throughout the book in some way in each story I m not saying that this is like a novel, it s a book with a [...]


  4. This is nowhere near being one of Kings scariest books, but it may possibly be one of the deepest novels he has written Being a child of the 60 s, having grown up in the Vietnam era, this book really hit home for me But it wasn t just because of the war itself This was a look into the hearts of man and woman.Interestingly enough, I started out in the first story being entertained in the fantasy of a tale that not only took me back to a time of my childhood but was also connected to King s Dark T [...]



  5. I really felt like this is one of King s best collections The film version of HEARTS IN ATLANTIS was also excellent A great group of narrativesis is one of my favorite King books.


  6. So This is not one of my favorite King books The first time I ever read it, I did so without realizing that it was a collection of inter related short stories, and not having read The Dark Tower series though, Ted wouldn t have made an appearance in that series way back when anyway, so , but either way it didn t really do much for me On subsequent reads, the confusion regarding the format is not there, but the stories just don t really grab me like I want them to, and how I m used to King s stor [...]


  7. Hearts can break Yes, hearts can break Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don t Hearts in Atlantis is quite an unusual book is that it is comprised of 5 interlinking stories technically 2 novellas and 3 short stories that contain the same recurring characters and take place chronologically The stories refer to events that take place in the 1960s, primarily the Vietnam war I also feel like this will be quite hard to review without spoiling, so bear with me Low M [...]


  8. itavo vrijeme sam pisao da je ovo zbirka novela , ali sad , nakon to sam zavr io ovu predivnu knjigu , mijenjam mi ljenje i ka em da je ovo roman Roman koji genijalno funkcioni e sa tim novelama i koji je zaokru uju kao cjelinu.Ne znam sta bi mogao napisati , da bi bilo dostojno ovom djelu Prva pri a Genijalna Druga pa onako , ali pa e u cjelokupnu pri u.Tre a Genijalna etvrta Genijalna sa odli nom scenom jedne vizije Jest da je ni sam nisam najbolje razumio , ali odli no djeluje Peta Zaokru uje [...]


  9. I definitely enjoyed this collection of stories on my second read through but Hearts in Atlantis still remains on the bottom of the list of King story collections for me I just don t find myself wowed by these like I normally do with his work and found them a bit too slow paced But I don t want it to sound like I hated this collection because I really didn t I was able to appreciate these stories much this time around because when I first read Hearts in Atlantis, I hadn t read the Dark Tower s [...]


  10. HEARTS IN ATLANTIS is one of Stephen King s critically acclaimed novels Perhaps critics missed the genre references in the opening story But they are correct to herald it I was moved by the story and its characters.As I stated earlier, I can t stand to listen to hippies wax nostalgic about the 60s I ve read enough and studied enough and examined the decade without romantic attachment I m much happier to have grown up in the 1980s and Reagan s America.However, King does not romanticize Each of h [...]


  11. 4.5 estrellas.Corazones en la Atl ntida es esa clase de obra que cuando la termin s, result s una persona diferente a la que eras cuando la empezaste Los corazones pueden romperse Si, los corazones pueden romperse A veces pienso que ser a mejor si muri ramos cuando lo hacen, pero no lo hacemos.Este es uno de los libros de King que m s me gustaron Las cinco historias presentes en esta novela me parecieron grandiosas Todas tocan temas delicados, terror ficos y hasta tienen una alta dosis de drama [...]


  12. King s last book of the 90 s is probably the best surprise of my King reading project this far This book is a display of enchanting storytelling, so good that long passages of little happening and small inconsistencies or lacking explanations simply do not matter at all The first and longest story is a brilliant one about small town kids, echoing Ray Bradbury, Dan Simmons Summer of Night and Kings own It, The Body and numerous others of course A perfect blend of kids real, imagined and unusual p [...]


  13. No one would claim that King is Shakespear That being said, SK has crafted stories like The Body and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in such a way that to dismiss the people within them or describe them as simply characters is somehow lacking The outer novella in HEARTS IN ATLANTIS was like that for me Low Men in Yellow Coats although referential to King s SF Gunslinger series is easily a stand alone Bobby and Ted are drawn so expertly, so deftly, that as I read this book, I felt as t [...]



  14. A Side Read with the Non Crunchies.3.5 Stars This collection of novellas and short stories all intertwine into one lump story that I ll refer to as The Vietnam Story SK was extremely anti Vietnam War and it shows in these stories Overall I gave the collection 3 1 2 stars A few of the stories I loved and the rest were just okay I did find it depressing and angry but also thought provoking SK is a great storyteller and I felt as though I was immersed into the 60s during all of the turmoil and the [...]


  15. Outstanding Low Men in Yellow Coats 5 5 I loved Bobby and Teds relationship Hearts in Atlantis 3 5I was less keen on Peter and co.Blind Willie 2 5Didn t care much for this at all Willie was a low character as a teen in the first tale so why would be be any better as an adult I guess.Why we were in Vietnam 2 5I enjoyed learning about how what the no longer kids got up to in nam but the ending was too weird Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling 4 5Bobby and Carol Brought tears to my eyes I m such a [...]


  16. Little did I know what kind of Pandora s box I opened by reading this novel I came upon it by accident In 2003 I accompanied a nephew of mine then 9 years old on a chess tournament because his father didn t have time So I got stuck for a few days in the small very small town called Wurmannsquick in Lower Bavaria with nothing to do while the kids were playing chess which lasted pretty much all day I went to the local supermarket, which was like a minimarket, to see if I could find something wort [...]


  17. The first story, Low Men in Yellow Coats at 250 pages, about half the book , contains some of King s finest writing, with sensitive portrayals of children of course , but also women Liz Garfield, the mother of the central character, Bobby, not a particularly likable person, is also a complicated one A single working mother, struggling to make ends meet, while at the same time dealing with extreme sexism in her workplace and her own anger issues, is to my mind one of King s greatest fictional cre [...]


  18. Not a bad book.Five stories loosely tied together that cover thirty nine years 1960 1999 Very little supernatural elements with the exception of the first story Low Men In Yellow Coats which is part of King s Dark Tower universe Hearts in Atlantis is of a look at King s generation the babyboomers sixties and how they haven t lived up to the expectations that they had for themselves and what others had for them Of course which generation can say that it has Hearts is a dramatic bittersweet book [...]


  19. What can I say about this novel First and foremost I would say that this is not what we know as the typical Stephen King novel The book is 4 inter related stories that deal with the 60 s and the Vietnam war Outside of the Dark Tower tie in and the Low Men in Yellow Coats, the emphasis here isn t on the supernatual Instead, they focus on the very natural cruelty of humanity While not altogether necessary, I found that my experience of this book was further enriched by reading Golding s Lord of th [...]


  20. As a Stephen King fan, I am surprised to be writing a review like this on one of his books I am dissapointed in this King novel The first story in the book was good Low Men in Yellow Coats had a decent amount of plot to get me into the book It was a very wise decision either on Mr King s part or the Publishers part to put that at the beginning of the book It was enough to capture me as a reader into reading further on.I would give that story alone about a 3 Hearts in Atlantis is about 620 pages [...]


  21. I read this in 2013, but it s been on my mind a lot lately This book is very special I placed it on my favorites list today It s a collection of stories, and the themes seem to be the mystery of how life changes as you get older, how experiences change us and make us into who we become A film adaption was made It s superb The film made me cry It s based on the first short story, which is also a tie in with the Dark Tower series An old man meets a boy and they become friends The old man is one of [...]


  22. King is the master of horror The first story hinted at great horror while including enough realism to ring true emotionally These interlinked stories deal with the loss of innocence that comes from leaving childhood behind using the Vietnam War as a backdrop This is not a horror story but a gripping tale that displays a deep need for healing within our nation because of our relationship to war violence.


  23. 3.5 Stars My final book finished in 2017 in what was my best reading year ever I had actually never heard of Hearts in Atlantis before seeing a fairly beat up copy at the thrift store, but I m on a Stephen King kick so I grabbed it and was, of course, pleasantly surprised I will say the first section of the novel was my favourite by far, but I was still completely engrossed and devoured this book in two days.



  24. This is one of King s books you love or hate because it s not typical King, per say There s no Pennywise type demon, no haunted mansion, no devil in an antique shop Nevertheless, a lot of critics tend to agree some of King s best work is the stuff least influenced by the supernatural I agree One of my favorite novellas he s written is The Body nothing but four kids going on a journey of self discovery.Anyway, Hearts is an engaging tale about the baby boomer generation, propagating the view that [...]


  25. This has been on my to read list for a long time Why read it now I have no idea I randomly had the urge to one night, so I yielded to that desire and started in I really need to do that often Screw schedules and series and this is what I ll read next promises Random choices are fun I think 50% of my enjoyment while reading for this came from reading what I felt like reading when I felt like reading it with no pressure to finish it The other 50% came from the stories themselves I liked the way t [...]


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