John Sutherland, 21 April 1988
Show More Misery by Stephen King.
Hodder, 320 pp., £11.95, September 1987, 0 340 39070 0Show More
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King.
Hodder, 563 pp., £12.95, February 1988, 0 340 39069 7Show More
Touch by Elmore Leonard.
Viking, 245 pp., £10.95, February 1988, 9780670816545Show More
Sideswipe by Charles Willeford.
Gollancz, 293 pp., £10.95, March 1988, 0 575 04197 8Show More
Ratking by Michael Dibdin.
Faber, 282 pp., £10.95, April 1988, 0 571 15147 7Show More
“... Stephen King has occasionally raised a rueful protest against being typed as a horror writer – even with the consolation of being the best-selling horror writer in the history of the world. But, as he disarmingly reminds us, there is worse literary company than Lovecraft, Leiber, Bloch, Matheson and Jackson. ‘I could, for example, be an “important” writer like Joseph Heller and publish a novel every seven years or so, or a “brilliant” writer like John Gardner and write obscure books for bright academics who eat macrobiotic foods and drive old Saabs with faded but still legible GENE McCARTHY FOR PRESIDENT stickers on the rear bumpers ...”