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5+ stars for The Boy in the Bubble by Stephen B. King #horror #thriller #fridaythe13th #bookreview

Title: The Boy in the Bubble

Author: Stephen B. King

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Book Blurb:

Timothy Bergendorf suffers from so many potentially fatal allergies, he’s forced to live in a self-contained bubble. Protected from everything and loved by his parents, Timothy endures a lonely childhood. Yet, as nature compensates, he develops extraordinary telekinetic and psychic powers.

As he reaches puberty, his secret talents increase in power so he can travel the world in his mind. Using his power while juggling numerous cars in the air, Timothy suffers a ruptured hernia and is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

But the operation goes wrong, Tim awakens in agony, and the arrogant, incompetent surgeon can't help. Enraged, Timothy unleashes the full power of his ability—and no one in his path is safe.

My Review:

A lonely boy forced to live in a bubble discovers his special telekinetic powers. Injured, Tim undergoes surgery where it goes terribly wrong, and he is forced to unleash vengeance on anyone and everyone. Wow, such a powerful horror tale! The Boy in the Bubble is a remarkable short story filled with emotional angst, relatable characters, and a scary plot. If you love classic horror with a modern twist, you’ll love The Boy in the Bubble.

Let’s start with the characters. This book’s full focus is little Timothy. As I read his story, my heart broke for him. Loved by his parents, his loneliness consumes him. I wish I could say things end well for him, but they don’t. So much pain, so much anguish, it bleeds from the pages. My pity is quickly replaced with cheering his vengeance on.

The narration is so well done, it draws the reader in. Equal parts emotional and descriptive, the narration becomes the vehicle which propels the plot.

I’m a big fan of this author. Even after reading his books for years, his writing talent grows. He’s one of the best horror/thriller authors on the market and no one knows who he is. If you love the other Stephen King, give this one a try. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

I left school very early to join a rock band and spent a few years writing poems, short stories, and music. I’ve won two short story writing competitions, had poems published, and enjoyed being a long-haired rock guitarist before life got in the way, and I settled down, married, and had children. I’ve owned my own businesses, managed large vehicle sales dealerships, and observed people from all walks of life. It is these observations that have aided in creating characters. I work hard on building them because I figure if I can get the reader to like, love, fear, or even remotely care for my character, then hold on tight; we're going on a roller-coaster ride.

Among my inspirations to become an author are the other slightly more famous Stephen King, Stieg Larsen, Val McDermid, and Leonard Cohen. My publisher has called me the Australian Stephen King, and as I consider the original to be the master and me just an apprentice - that's very high praise indeed.

Social Media Links:

Twitter/X: @stephenBKing1

Facebook: @stephenbkingauthor

Reviewed by: Nancy


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