Sep 29, 2020
Hearts in Atlantis
Posted by Stephen King

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.

  • Title: Hearts in Atlantis
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780340818671
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hearts in Atlantis Five interconnected sequential narratives set in the years from to Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties and each is haunted by the Vietnam War Stephen King whose first novel Carri


    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 [...]


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    Saleh MoonWalker

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    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 [...]


    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 [...]

    Wayne Barrett

    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 [...]


    If I could give six stars to this book, I would And seven And eightAnd nine And ten

    J.K. Grice

    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.


    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 [...]

    Johann (jobis89)

    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 [...]


    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 [...]

    Ashley Daviau

    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 [...]

    Brian Schwartz

    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 [...]


    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 [...]

    Thomas Strömquist

    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 [...]


    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 [...]

    Chrissa Vasileiou

    3,5 5 , top King , King, , , 60 , 90 60 70 , 90, , , 60 70 , , , , , , , , King .

    Alissa Patrick

    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 [...]

    Kirsty • Nitroglycerin

    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 [...]


    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 [...]


    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 [...]


    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 [...]


    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 [...]

    PuMbA"s MoMmy*•.♥.•*

    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 [...]


    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 [...]


    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.

    Cori Reed

    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.


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    Jeremy Bates

    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 [...]


    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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