Gwendy’s Final Task By Stephen King
Book/Novel Author: Stephen King
Book/Novel Title: Gwendy’s Final Task
The final book in the New York Times bestselling Gwendy’s Button Box trilogy from Stephen King and Richard Chizmar.When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven colored buttons promised death and destruction. Years later, the button box entered Gwendy’s life again. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation that box represented. Now, evil forces seek to possess the button box and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them at all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities?In Gwendy’s Final Task, “horror giants” (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.
I enjoyed Stephen King connecting this series to the Dark Tower books, however the overwhelming interjection of a political commentary concerning democrats and Republicans, and conservatives and liberals was distracting. Mr. King for your information we are Americans first and foremost. Independent thinkers vote for the best canadate and the issues. There are many Independents in the USA . I was surprised that Stephen King placed his name to an overwhelming exaggeration.
I love the writing in all three of these books. The stories are interesting and thoughtful. The characters are full and well-written.
The negative reviews claiming that the book is too “political” and is full of “Trump bashing” are hilariously overblown. So sensitive! Trump is briefly mentioned a few times and it doesn’t interfere with the plot or affect the flow of the story. We’ve known since Book Two that Gwendy was a politician and a Democrat, and the story is entirely written from her perspective, so it should be no big surprise to anyone that she is not a fan of Trump. The story isn’t about politics, but as a politician Gwendy’s character can’t be fleshed out apolitically, can it? Overall, I enjoyed the final book in the trilogy. The whole series is entertaining and a good read. Gwendy is a likable main character and I always enjoy references to Stephen King’s other worlds in his stories. Such references are sprinkled liberally throughout this one. I have read (usually multiple times) almost every book written or co-written by Stephen King and, although I wouldn’t consider this trilogy among my very favorites, they were fun.
seriously??? virtuous democratic senator vs loathsome republican senator? masks= good…no masks=bad…..did either of these guys even try or did they just catch a couple of episodes of cable news and get their grandkids to cut the first draft?
True Stephen King. Amazing read. The whole series was wonderful. This is one you have to read again and again.