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Finn
Finn
Finn
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Finn

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Meet Finn. From all appearances he’s just a regular Irish kid, living in an Irish city, but he’s exceptional in one way: He’s wildly unlucky. He was dropped at birth and nearly ripped in two by a lightning strike. Never mind the cherry bomb that blew off one of his toes when he was five or that fall from the monkey bars at age seven that left him with a broken arm. His grandmother promises his fortunes will change, that God owes him, but what are the chances of that when the author of his fate is legendary storyteller Stephen King, the undisputed master of the macabre, eerie, and plain terrifying?

King sets the scene: Finn is nineteen, walking home alone at night after necking with his girlfriend. He’s exhilarated and aching with what it means to be young and alive. Then bam: Another kid who’s dressed suspiciously like him, who, in fact, looks a lot like him, runs smack into him. This is weird enough, but moments later, while he’s still rubbing a scraped elbow, a van pulls up and two men jump out and grab him. A hood is thrown over his head, there’s a needle in his arm, and he’s out. He wakes in a cell, the captive of men who think he’s got answers to give them about a briefcase full of plans, about blueprints and some bomb factory, and they are willing to go to great—and painful—lengths to get what they want from him. It’s got to be a case of mistaken identity, or is something far more sinister going on? And far more absurd?

As the young man tries to save his skin, he travels through existential and psychological crises that are a signature of King’s stories. No one knows monsters—imagines monsters—like the creator of It, The Outsider, Pet Sematary, and countless other mind-bending and timeless bestsellers, but in Finn he targets a peculiarly twenty-first-century monster: men so consumed by spy and war games that they twist reality to suit their purposes. As darkly funny as it is deeply unsettling, this latest story from King pokes some serious fun at “the luck of the Irish”—or in fact counting on any kind of luck when the machinations of a few bullies and madmen can so easily and tragically upend the lives of the innocent.

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Humorous and chilling…

King’s taut psychological short story about the kidnapping and torture of an innocent young man is at once darkly humorous and utterly chilling. “Finn” is a cutting commentary on the dangerous consequences of toxic masculinity, conspiracy theories, and the glorification of spy games.

SpracheEnglish
HerausgeberScribd Originals
Erscheinungsdatum25. Mai 2022
ISBN9781094444963
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Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    A short story that kept my attention. I liked Finn as the main character. An unlucky fellow who it seemed like his luck was about to run out. This was a short read but a good one.

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  • Bewertung: 2 von 5 Sternen
    2/5
    Well, this is the first Stephen King book I have read. I... don't know. But I like how it made me feel confused- if Finn was really alive or what. Is that the twist tho? An open-ended ending? I think I need to read some reviews or explanations about this story in the internet cause I didn't get it.
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    ;Finn is one of Stephen King's short stories that he had finished.
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    Very Good. A novella well worth the thirty odd pages it's printed on.
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    Entertaining. Left me thinking about the book for several days after reading.
  • Bewertung: 2 von 5 Sternen
    2/5
    Did not understand it, was thinking of some twist or revelation in the end.
  • Bewertung: 3 von 5 Sternen
    3/5
    The book itself is a quick read but the story is twisted but it was written by Stephen King so it was expected.
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    As all short novels I keeps you wondering at the end. I love that about these stories of him. This one was a bit tough at some scenes, but it was really interesting.
  • Bewertung: 4 von 5 Sternen
    4/5
    Yeah, most of us diehard fans would read a telephone book if written by Stephen King. We liked the detail and characterization he always provides to even the shortest outing. [SPOILERS] Even enjoyed the call-back to "Incident at Owl Creek Bridge" which we've coincidentally (?) been talking about recently. But damn it man, we're invested in Finn! Don't leave us hanging! The real or Memorex trope is a tired one!
  • Bewertung: 4 von 5 Sternen
    4/5
    Good short story , kept me interested the whole way through . Too much left unexplained is the books only downside
  • Bewertung: 1 von 5 Sternen
    1/5
    Terrible. As a King super fan I am sorely disappointed!
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    Stephen King!...what can i say. An interesting and compelling quick read.
  • Bewertung: 4 von 5 Sternen
    4/5
    A humorous book. I was glued to it. It made me laugh many times.
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    I never regret picking up a book or a short story by Mr. King. Remarkable as ever and always a pleasure to read.
  • Bewertung: 4 von 5 Sternen
    4/5
    I liked this book! Finn is effected by an enormous amount of bad luck! But when he's mistakenly kidnapped, his bad luck has him praying for death! But luckily, Doc and Pando had a change of heart and set him free!

    I listened to this book three times on May 26-27, 2022, and read it once on May 29th, 2022.

    Kellen Boyle did a fantastic job performing this story! I thoroughly enjoyed his narration.
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    Excellent suspenseful mistaken identity story about the guy in the wrong place, wrong time.
  • Bewertung: 1 von 5 Sternen
    1/5
    Lately, when it comes to short stories, Steve has written some absolute howlers, but Finn takes the biscuit. The story was poor, but how Steve used the 'An Americans guide to all things Irish' was painful and amateurish. Also, it's nice to see him swap his continuing references to Trump with Covid. As for narrator Kellen Boyle, that 'supposedly' Irish accent was embarrassing. Believe it or not, Irish people do not speak like leprechauns.
  • Bewertung: 4 von 5 Sternen
    4/5
    4.5 Stars!!!
    Quick & great short read about a guy with terrible luck who gets involved in a case of mistaken identity.
  • Bewertung: 4 von 5 Sternen
    4/5
    it was a good story, and it was different from some of his other storys
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    I can not tell a lie. I love everything Mr. King writes and though this certainly is a departure from his ordinary horror it is nevertheless terrifying in its own way.

    I don't want to spoil anything for anyone but the villain in this could easily be mistaken for a world leader convinced of something that everyone else knows is not true. No there is nothing political at all in the book.

    This is only my view and if I wasn't such a news nerd I probably would not have thought of this comparison at all.

    Grab a cuppa settle in and enjoy the story. Finn is a delight even if you're not a horror fan.

    This short story is full of what Stephen King does best which is profiling people while pointing out not only their deepest flaws while at the same time contrasting those flaws with that tiny bit of goodness present in the most conniving hearts.

    A true delight.



  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    Brillliant short (by Mr Kings standards - very short!) story. An interesting concept of a guy that's not just down on his luck but only every receives BAD luck. Great fill a small gap in a long day.
  • Bewertung: 5 von 5 Sternen
    5/5
    It’s Stephen King…duh it’s good!! I very much enjoyed it!