Search Results: "Stephen King"


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LISEY’S STORY by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"One of King's finest works."
The widow of a bestselling novelist reveals that the wellspring for his ideas is a very dark place, indeed. Read full book review >

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END OF WATCH by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Gleefully gross. And a few of the principals even outlive the tale, meaning there's hope for a sequel, assuming King wants to play with the definition of trilogy, too...."
You know it's a politicized time when the bad guy in a King novel loses points not strictly for being evil but for "living like Donald Trump." Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1990

"Tiresome, man."
King's fifth novel returns, 12 years after its first publication, with 230 of its original pages restored. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"It hardly matters that, after 1,000-plus pages, the yarn doesn't quite add up. It's vintage King: wonderfully written, good, creepy, old-school fun."
Maine. Check. Strange doings. Check. Alien/demon presence. Check. Unlikely heroes. Check. Read full book review >

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FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A collection of page-turning narratives for those who prefer the prolific tale spinner at his pulpiest."
Following an overstuffed feast of a novel (Under the Dome, 2009), King returns with four comparative snacks, each of which deals in some way with the darkest recesses of the human soul. Read full book review >

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FROM A BUICK 8 by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Seven-tenths filler, three-tenths story."
Why does King (Dreamcatcher, 2001, etc.) write such gross stuff ("I have the heart of a small boy . . . and I keep it in a jar on my desk")? Read full book review >

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INSOMNIA by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Still, at 800 pages, it ain't no coffee-table book — it's a coffee table."
A small town in Maine again serves as King's (Nightmares and Dreamscapes, 1993, etc.) setting in this deft, steady tale, in which two lovable geezers travel through hyper-reality to balance the books of human existence, or something to that effect. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING’S EVENTUAL by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"Less stylish than The Green Mile (or than Poe), though King remains strong in the short form."
These days, grumbles King (Hearts in Atlantis, 1999), "When you get done, you get done . . . I don't want to finish up like Harold Robbins." (Robbins wrote into his 80s despite aphasia from a stroke and kept publishing despite being dead.) Read full book review >

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GERALD'S GAME by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 1992

"This one is really scary."
King takes it over the top, way over the top, in an exquisitely horrifying frightfest about a woman forced to face her deepest fears—and then some. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT SEASONS by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 1982

"Thin gimmicks, weighed down with King's weak characters and weaker prose (unlike his crisp short stories)—but the fans may come around yet again, despite the clear evidence that King needs the supernatural to distract from his awesome limitations as a mainstream storyteller."
It will take all of King's monumental byline-insurance to drum up an audience for this bottom-of-the-trunk collection: four overpadded novellas, in non-horror genres—without the gripping situations needed to transcend King's notoriously clumsy writing. Read full book review >

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JUST AFTER SUNSET by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An uneven collection, but King has plainly had a ball writing these stories."
King (Duma Key, 2008, etc.) returns with his first volume of short stories in six years. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2007 by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2007

"Just one criticism: The diversity on display does not extend to stories of minorities, which, considering all the talent out there, is troubling."
A rich, dense collection of 20 stories—King has harvested a bumper crop. Read full book review >