Mr. Mercedes: En Espanol (Paperback)

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Bill Hodges es un policía jubilado. Brady Hartsfield es un asesino múltiple cuya culpabilidad Bill Hodges nunca logró demostrar. Ahora vuelven a encontrarse y cientos de vidas están en juego. ¿Quién es el cazador y quién la presa?

Antes del amanecer, en una ciudad del medio-oeste, cientos de desempleados esperan la apertura de la oficina de empleo para solicitar uno de los mil puestos de trabajo que se han anunciado. Han hecho fila durante toda la noche. De repente, sin previo aviso, un Mercedes surge de la fría niebla de la madrugada y atropella a todos los que encuentra en su camino, retrocediendo y volviendo a arremeter contra ellos. El asesino huye dejando ocho muertos y quince heridos.

Meses después, en otro rincón de la ciudad, Bill Hodges, un policía jubilado que sigue obsesionado con este caso sin resolver, recibe una carta anónima de quien se declara culpable de la masacre: Brady Hartsfield. Vive todavía con su madre alcohólica y disfrutó tanto de la sensación de la muerte bajo los neumáticos del Mercedes, que ahora quiere repetirlo. Hodges está decidido a evitar una nueva tragedia.

Mr. Mercedes es una batalla entre el bien y el mal presentada por el maestro del suspense, cuya mirada al interior de la mente de este asesino demente es escalofriante e inolvidable.

About the Author

Stephen King es el maestro indiscutible de la narrativa de terror contemporánea, con más de treinta libros publicados. En 2003 fue galardonado con la Medalla de la National Book Foundation por su contribución a las letras estadounidenses, y en 2007 recibió el Grand Master Award, que otorga la asociación Mystery Writers of America. Entre sus títulos más célebres cabe destacar El misterio de Salem’s Lot, El resplandor, Carrie, La zona muerta, Ojos de fuego, It (Eso), Maleficio, La milla verde y las siete novelas que componen la serie La Torre Oscura. Vive en Maine, con su esposa Tabitha King, también novelista.

Praise For…

"¿Un buen libro? Por supuesto. ¿Un buen libro de Stephen King? Absolutamente".
--The Guardian
" Un clásico Stephen King. Personajes espeluznantes pero realistas . . . una historia convincente que gira y gira a una velocidad vertiginosa, y una prosa encantadora que, una vez más, demuestra que uno de los más grandes narradores de los Estados Unidos es también uno de sus mejores escritores”.
--Associated Press
"Sorprendente y vigorizante".
--The New York Times
Mr. Mercedes es un logro resonante, intenso, y de apasionante lectura. King puede escribir en cualquier género”.
The Washington Post
Product Details
ISBN: 9781984898685
ISBN-10: 198489868X
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
Publication Date: November 26th, 2019
Pages: 496

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.


And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.


15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.


50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.


Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.


Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.


Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.



Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.


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