King's gift for scaring will never die away

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Hodder & Stoughton, €23. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

12th October, 2013
The Shining, made into a legendary 1980 film by Stanley Kubrick and starring Shelley Duvall, is arguably Stephen King's most popular novel. Photo: Getty

Doctor Sleep


How many living novelists will still be read in a hundred years? It's usually impossible to tell. The writers who make the most noise during their own lifetimes may not be the ones who enjoy the richest afterlife. Remember LH Myers? Norman Douglas? Compton McKenzie? Once upon a time they were considered indispensable members of the Modernist movement. Now they're hardly read. Present glory is no proof of future fame. There is, however,...

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