Nicholas Lezard (review date 3 June 1989)
SOURCE: “A Dark and Troubling Business,” in Spectator, June 3, 1989, pp. 34–5.
[In the following review of Punishments, Lezard claims that the novel's principal drawback is its simplistic plot, but that this simplicity is made up for by the depth of the Michael Gregg character and by King's refusal to provide the reader with clear answers.]
These days, we look at prolific authors as at mothers of unviably large families (when will they get fed up? We are); except, really, for Francis...
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