Tag: Stephen King

BOOK REVIEW: Paperback Crush by Gabrielle Moss

This is an entertaining journey back in time for many teenage girls reading in the 70’s, 80s & 90s. I liked the concept of the book, it is easy to read or just to flick through, written in a journal style. It has clear chapters with many front covers of the original books. It is

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BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery’s Best Books Read in 2018

Our head of books has been rather busy this year and has had a remarkable turnover of reviews. Reading everything that has come his way, from the big publishers to many a independent press and so we feel he’s the guy to talk to you about his best books of 2018 – or the year

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BOOK REVIEW: The Other Lives by Adrian J Walker

Adrian J Walker is back, following up on his wonderful dystopian novel THE LAST DOG ON EARTH with THE OTHER LIVES. This one is harder to place in a genre but no less entertaining and thought provoking. I’d summarise it as a metaphysical meditation on the current woes of British society wrapped up in a

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BOOK REVIEW: Elevation by Stephen King

Elevation is a great book. It is of course written by the master of horror Stephen King, so we are already quite excited about what is on offer, but with Elevation we have King at his oh so weird and oh so pleasant. Elevation is not a straight out horror, let me get that on

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BOOK REVIEW: Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King & Bev Vincent

Flight or Fright brings together 17 turbulent tales which will strike terror into those who especially have a fear of flying but will quite frankly scare the pants off of anyone who has ever been on a plane…these stories will get that grey matter ticking, whirling it into overdrive so it resembles a greying custard

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RETROSPECTIVE BOOK REVIEW: Thinner by Richard Bachman

Richard Bachman is the pseudonym of Stephen King (if you didn’t already know) and his alter ego has produced some standout books such as Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, The Running Man, Thinner, The Regulators and Blaze – all of which were well received, but when word got out and fans began to notice the

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BOOK REVIEW: The Outsider by Stephen King

Well what can be said about Stephen King that hasn’t already been said? Not a lot really, an author of over 50 books all of which are bestsellers. The master of horror has turned his hand masterfully to the crime writing genre most recently in Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. Wrapping his

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BOOK REVIEW: The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III

Somewhere, in a dark, half-forgotten corner of Texas, there’s a hotel where some pretty weird stuff is going down. It’s probably no coincidence that the night auditor of said hotel is the novelist Max Booth III, either. Novelists are strange people. Strange things seem to happen around them. It’s as though they make people aware

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INTERVIEW: Owen King

STORGY: I firstly wanted to say how much I enjoyed ‘Sleeping Beauties’ a book that you penned with your father. Could you explain to us where the original concept came from? OWEN KING: The premise was mine, but it was pretty vague. I pitched my dad something like, “What if one day all the women

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BOOK REVIEW: Sleeping Beauties

Hodder & Stoughton bring us the absorbing, provocative and quite outstanding ‘Sleeping Beauties’ written by father and son duo Stephen and Owen King. The book is set in the town of Dooling and Dooling Correctional Institute; a woman’s prison that contains a rag tag bunch of convicts who all seem quite settled in their way

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