I couldn’t help but enjoy the noir-like tone. Stacks Fischer can really entertain with his raw-boned and gritty point of view.
Category: Horror Book
An interesting primary character. The world builds nicely through the story’s actors. Unfortunately, Doctor Sleep doesn’t deliver something satisfying.
Don’t try to plug this book into a genre. If you must, consider this speculative fiction. But with a mystery to solve, elements of a thriller and an overshadowing sci-fi tale, it’s probably best to label Pines by Blake Crouch a good story.
King’s 2003 revision was badly needed. This revision sets the story in a way that the reader can far better appreciate what happens in books two and beyond.
This story starts off fast and only continues to build tension and, finally, horror. The book is really two stories, a backstory remembered and current events. But everything comes together for the main character, Malorie, at the end for a satisfying conclusion.