...I’d perhaps have enjoyed a slightly grittier portrayal of the battle for the time, money, and resources needed to save one human from millions of miles away. Nonetheless, after this book, I am definitely going to be spending all of my time science-ing the shit out of everyday life.
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.
A satisfyingly warped yarn, kissing cousins of Blue Velvet. Readers may be inclined to stay off the Tilt-a-Whirl for a while after diving into these pages.
This is a great work full of danger, fear, and riddled with suspense. While a great YA novel, adults will also be interested in the depth of the story.
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.
The book uses a very clever she-said, he-said structure to construct how we see the characters and come to understand their changing relationship. Without having the rich internal thoughts that make up the text...
His latest pulls off that trick again, and in doing so manages to be both dazzlingly inventive and compulsively readable.
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.
Under the Dome does more than give an extended "screw you" to the Palin-era Republicans, it showcases King's prime talent: the ability to evoke an utterly familiar and quotidian world invaded and illuminated by a manifestation of the uncanny. This is King's best novel since It, maybe since The Stand. Good thing he didn't retire the word processor.
It has adventure, mystery, angst, emotion, romance, and yes.. even that musical element I adore so much in books, too.
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.
For those who have read Frankenstein, This Dark Endeavor adds a new chapter – and a fresh angle – to a familiar story.
To all the readers out there who do not read horror, let me tell you this isn’t horror - it’s more of a thriller. If this was a movie, it would be like jump scares. Things are shocking but not petrifying, and overall the story is amazing.
Dashner has not failed to disappoint on this fine occasion, and I shall be waiting for the movie release eagerly.
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.