Weir displays a virtuosic ability to write about highly technical situations without leaving readers far behind. The result is a story that is as plausible as it is compelling.
In the end, Doctor Sleep is indeed a sequel to The Shining, but stands on its own two feet as another in the long line of classic King night frights.
Joyland is a far gentler, deeper, more thoughtful book than the one it masquerades as. More a coming-of-age mystery than a horror-filled thriller, it's closer to the tone of King's short story "The Body"...than it is to the author's real forays into horror, and all the more intriguing for it.
I highly recommend this book to absolutely everyone, you have to read this. It's exciting, adventurous and scary.
King may be exploring the nature of violence in contemporary America, but the narrative’s pacing is too slow for it to catch. King plots every action of his main characters, who spend a distracting amount of time thinking things through. Nothing is held back, which means the suspense never gains momentum.
One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are chilling.
Though there’s something of an inside joke happening on every page, Mitchell serves up a story that wouldn’t be out of place alongside The Turn of the Screw. Ingenious, scary, and downright weird.
Reading “Revival” is experiencing a master storyteller having the time of his life. All of his favorite fictional elements are at play — small-town Maine, the supernatural, the evil genius, the obsessive addict, the power of belief to transform a life.
Really, like me, you'll probably end up wishing it didn't end so soon.
In SHINE, Aura reveals an amazing inner strength that I always felt was there, but never got to see fully unleashed.
There's horror, perhaps prompting that marketing conference which decided to ally him with King, but there's also a lot of hope, a lot of fun and a sense of wonder which makes this a joyful, satisfying and enriching experience.
This thriller envelops you in a dark mysterious tale and I would recommend it to anyone 12 or older, for it delivers the thrills no matter how old you are.
It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.
Hopefully answers are forthcoming in volume three. In any case, fans who are already hooked will gobble this down, particularly those who don't mind anemic female characters and a high body count.
It's vivid and violent, with some pyrotechnic turns of phrase, if occasionally rough round the edges.
The spy conceit of "Sweet Tooth" proves disappointingly thin. McEwan makes a halfhearted attempt at '70s espionage intrigue...but the drama is much ado about nothing of great interest.
Fans of the familiar will find this an unchallenging goth-and-glitter pleasure.
Trust me, this story isn’t over yet. You have got to read this book to know the rest. In the start my friends told me not to read this series because they thought it was boring, but I totally disagree. I am happy I went against them because i loved the book!
The murder story allows only flashes of Austenian wit, and Lizzy is sadly eclipsed by Darcy.
After reading the book, I feel like I managed to pick up the main ideas that Oscar Wilde was trying to convey.