In “Hearts in Atlantis” Stephen King reaches the maturity every author tries to achieve during his career. Along the five stories existent in the book, King blends in his fantasy magna-opus (The Dark Tower) with some touching tales about discovering life during the sixties in US, and how some of the people of that generation deal with the aftermath.
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.
Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity
The first story was adapted for the big screen and even if you might not have noticed, it’s not only connected to Insomnia (the little men in the coats) but also to Shining, as the boy, Bobby, has a shine equal to Danny’s.
Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map.