King builds a rich interior world for even the most peripheral characters, and creates perhaps his most fully realized, richly satisfying work ever.
Reading this novel always rekindles a connection with my own childhood naïveté (something I haven’t necessarily shaken).
Reading THE HOBBSBURG HORROR, I hear Thomas Flowers’ voice. I can see his influences, mostly because they are mine too, but I hear HIM. Underneath the supernatural in this story collection are real ghosts and demons.
ZOO CITY is the story of Zinzi December, a former journalist and addict whose current work includes facilitating email scams (to pay off her rather large debt to the con artist for whom she works) and locating missing objects for people who have lost them. In the latter pursuit, she is assisted by Sloth, an animal who has become inseparable from Zinzi. More of a familiar than a pet, Sloth is the conduit for Zinzi’s psychic talent for finding lost things, but is also a constant reminder of her dark past and its consequences.