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RUSSIA: : REVOLUTION AND CIVIL WAR 1917-1921
Antony Beevor
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Between 1917 and 1921 a devastating struggle took place in Russia following the...(+)

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[King] writes people and communities with searing acuity, and often touching compassion, coupled with tough and authentic understanding. The difference is, he also steps back, or sideways, through the gaps to hook out the slithery things and the creeping, gut-churning things at the corner of our vision.

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King finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty while avoiding spiritualist blather

This is the master on top form, drawing his readers in with his amazing storytelling power - first with the tension, then with the richness and details of the scene-setting and characterisation.
King [is] a genius at transforming the ordinary into the utterly horrific.
For the truth is, there are few writers who have such a way with character (and that character delivered through authorial peeks into thought and feeling, is so important in his books) . . . Once his stories get their hooks into you, they're impossible to put down . . . The denouement of the novel takes place in autumn, and that's no coincidence. You can practically smell the leaf piles burning, their fragrant smoke mixed with that of funeral pyres.
The novel's deepest shiverings depend on no made-up devils.
King still remains the daddy of them all>
It still grips, just differently than the original>
Suspenseful, thrilling and packed with twists . . . an incredibly sincere piece of writing.
Both an excellent sequel to THE SHINING and a strong novel in its own right, this is one of King's best books in the last decade.
King is too skilled a storyteller for DOCTOR SLEEP to be anything other than unputdownable.
DOCTOR SLEEP has a tightness, an economy, after some of the lengthier novels of recent years, but also a lightness of touch. It reads less like a horror novel than a thriller and ends on a scene of intimate and intense human contact, a gift of consolation at the moment of death.
Hopeful and hugely humane.
Highly anticipated sequel to his bestselling 1977 novel THE SHINING.
A magnificent sequel to one of the finest horror yarns written . . . Brilliant.
Terrifying and, as always, brilliantly-crafted tale, you won't be left wanting. But you may be left scared.
Stephen King's frightscapes are among the most incredible in literature, yet one believes in them unquestioningly.
King has written a sequel, the tale of what happened to little Danny when he grew up. Need one say more? It cannot fail . . . the best thing to emerge from King's glittering, warped imagination is of mundane, small-town America corrupted by hidden forces . . . you cannot but respect his ruthless expertise as a storyteller . . . even those of us who would never freely pick up a Stephen King must genuflect to a master.
Thirty-six years on from his horror classic, THE SHINING, Stephen King's sequel shows he still has plenty of creative steam.
DOCTOR SLEEP is a warm, entertaining novel by a man who is no longer the prisoner of his demons, but knows where to find them when he needs to call on them.
It's a gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt.
DOCTOR SLEEP is King expertly returning to the milieu of his most beloved novels, combining not just elements from the original THE SHINING but themes and imagery familiar from King's books, including CARRIE, SALEM'S LOT, FIRESTARTER and IT. It also has a structure King has often utilised before, with a group of essentially good people having to band against a gang of baddies but within this structure King works masterful variations, showing just with a brilliant storyteller he is. When King is on form, as he is in DOCTOR SLEEP, he has no rivals for sheer page-turning suspense. It is as addictive as anything he has written: a triumph from the world's finest horror novelist.
King is a very remarkable and singular writer. He can catch dialogue, throw away an observation or mint a simile, sometimes, brilliantly . . . Storytelling is everything - and by golly does he know how to carry the reader.
A gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt>
By the end of this book your fingers will be mere stubs of their former selves...King's inventiveness and skill show no signs of slacking: Doctor Sleep has all the virtues of his best work>
King finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty

A powerful sequel to The Shining

King's own supplies of creative steam show little sign of being depleted.
The most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature.
Obviously a masterpiece, probably the best supernatural novel in a hundred years.