“Doctor Sleep” is Stephen King’s latest novel, and it’s a very good specimen of the quintessential King blend. According to Vladimir Nabokov, Salvador Dalí was “really Norman Rockwell’s twin brother kidnapped by gypsies in babyhood.” But actually there were triplets: the third one is Stephen King.
Vividly imagined fight scenes, clever use of obscure mythology...make this a rare treat, only hampered by the complexity of the pre-existing knowledge required to fully appreciate the developments and conflicts.
All in all, I would have liked this book to be about Anna and Jack. Instead I got a road novel about Myron and Carl and their various unpleasant habits...I strongly recommend that you spend your money on something else.
Beukes is particularly good at garnering sympathy for Harper’s female victims, creating deep characterizations in only a few pages, so that they come across as more than just fodder for a psychopath’s mission.
Fans of Victorian and/or quirky mysteries will find much to enjoy and will likely be willing to forgive the book's substantial flaws.
Mr. Percy’s project might have started out as sheer lunacy, but somewhere on the first page, it transforms. It becomes that rarest of creatures: an intelligent and original lycanthrope novel. Perhaps the great werewolf novel.
With this novel, riveting from beginning to end, Joe Hill has become a master of his craft.
Here is an open circuit on ideas, which range from religion, to racial questions, to the atom bomb, rocket travel (of course), literature, escape to the past, dreams...
...the book is dense and a touch too busy...
...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.
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"...
...well-paced flurries of action and a deepened portrayal of the conventional emotions that too often become clichés.
Red Rain is a page-turner and a rare adult book for R. L.
No, there wasn't enough romance for me. No, the suspense...was mild and minimal. There are some problems...and some strings left dangling.
This supernatural thriller surely ranks as one of the series’ funniest.
Harkness delights in lining up the living dead and modern academic history
Duncan leaves no doubt about his commitment to the intellectual and the bestial traditions of werewolves and vampires, for he sustains a tone both brainy and vicious.
The thing is The Third Gate never rises above being yet another curse of the mummy yarn.
Stroud manages to make his mysterious and violent doings both banal and vapid.
If you enjoy thrillers and strong charismatic people you will enjoy Into The Darkest Corner.