Stephen King

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The Black Phone review – Ethan Hawke is eerily good in scary-clown kidnap horror
Impressive performances help an uneven plot in this 70s-set kidnap horror based on a story by Stephen King’s son Joe Hill

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Firestarter review – soggy Stephen King remake struggles to ignite
Zac Efron tries his best in an otherwise regrettable retread of the horror author’s tale of a girl with superpowers

Benjamin Lee

13, May, 2022 @6:06 PM

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‘The twists and turns are riveting’: Stephen King, Paula Hawkins and others on their favourite le Carré
The master of espionage wrote 26 novels – top authors share the books they love the most

Stephen King, Paula Hawkins, Frederick Forsyth, Aya de León, John Banville, William Boyd, Charlotte Philby and John Grisham

09, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Take risks and tell the truth: how to write a great short story
Drawing on writers from Anton Chekhov to Kit de Waal, Donal Ryan explores the art of writing short fiction. Plus Chris Power on the best books for budding short story writers

Donal Ryan

14, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Kiefer Sutherland and Rob Reiner: how we made Stand By Me
‘River Phoenix was like a 13-year-old James Dean. There was so much soul there’

Interviews by Simon Bland

09, Aug, 2021 @1:47 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Paula Hawkins, Stephen King, Laura Lippman and Joanne Harris return with sublime tales of the unexpected

Alison Flood

09, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Billy Summers by Stephen King review – his best book in years
The monsters are all too human in this noir tale of an assassin on one last job

Neil McRobert

04, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘It could be anywhere’: Celia Pacquola on losing vibrators and saving Stephen King
The Rosehaven writer and comedian reveals what she’d save in a fire, what she regrets losing and the importance of shoes

As told to Katie Cunningham

03, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Lisey’s Story review – a swollen snoozefest from Stephen King
Supernatural silliness, metaphorical monsters, and dread that doesn’t so much as build as never lets up ... not even Julianne Moore’s turn as a grieving wife can save this bloated bore

Lucy Mangan

04, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Joan Allen: ‘Acting’s like tennis. You bring your game’
Adulterous housewives, CIA bosses – Joan Allen has played them all with consummate skill. Now, in Stephen King adaptation Lisey’s Story, she’s turned her hand to visceral horror

Zoe Williams

03, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Mystery unravels layer by layer in intricate tales of trafficking, abduction and a New Yorker with a sixth sense – plus, a 27th outing for Alan Banks

Alison Flood

22, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Top 10 books about spirit mediums | Laura Purcell
In fiction by authors from Stephen King to Hilary Mantel, these ambiguous figures are poised between two worlds, belonging to neither

Laura Purcell

20, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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