Lorna Sage (review date 7 June 1991)
SOURCE: “Name-Droppers,” in Times Literary Supplement, June 7, 1991, p. 22.
[In the following review of The Ant Colony, Sage examines King's treatment of his characters, especially Jack and Iris.]
Export the English if you want to have a good look at them, their absurdities and anxieties thrown into high relief against a foreign backdrop. It is the formula of Forster's A Room With a View and Woolf's The Voyage Out (in her exasperated début she transported them as far as South...
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