Tag Archive: Stephen King

Dec 15

Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves

It’s bad form when a reviewer critiques a novel for not being the book her or she wanted.  Unprofessional even.  And yet here I am writing a critique that does precisely that.  It’s not my fault though.  I blame Virginia Reeves for constantly reminding me, teasing me even, with that better novel hiding in the …

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Feb 03

The Hammett Prize shortlist has been announced

Administered by the International Association of Crime Writers – North American Branch, the Hammett Prize shortlist was announced a couple of days back.  Here are the nominees: Wayfaring Stranger: A Novel, by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster) Smoke River, by Krista Foss (McClelland & Stewart) Gangsterland: A Novel, by Tod Goldberg (Counterpoint) Mr. Mercedes: …

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Jan 28

Book Review – Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

As I noted on a recent episode of Shooting The Poo, The Shining genuinely scared the shit out of me. Maybe not as much as Joey in Friends who hides the book in the freezer, but it left an impression on my teenage mind. Being that scared by words on the page is a happy …

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