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Cell by Stephen King The blurb on the back claims that King is the greatest storyteller ever. Oh no he’s not. Not on the evidence of this, anyway. I can instantly come up with the names of at least three other authors whose plotting and characterisation are consistently superior to this. (OK, the three are … Continue reading Cell

The Minotaur

The Minotaur by Barbara Vine I have been a long-time fan of Barbara Vine (who also writes as Ruth Rendell). Her novels deal with mytseries and secrets and the dark things that hide behind surbuban faces – especially English suburban faces. They often aren’t entirely successful; in particular, she has constant problems making her working-class … Continue reading The Minotaur