By Stephen King
What’s it about?
Billy Summers is an ex-Marine sniper who now uses his skills for hire. He justifies his career choice by only killing “bad men”. He is taking one last lucrative job and planning his retirement- but of course nothing goes as planned.
What did it make me think about?
Stephen King is the master of the plot-driven novel.
Should I read it?
This book started out a little slow for me but soon picked up steam. Who doesn’t love a book with a complicated good guy, a little romance, and lots of action?
“The dumb self might be a shuck, but this is true: he only does bad people. It’s how he sleeps at night. It goes without saying that he has made a living working for bad people, yes, but Billy doesn’t see this as a moral conundrum. He has no problem with bad people paying to have other bad people killed. He basically sees himself as a garbageman with a gun.”