Publish date: June 3rd 1986
Publisher: Signet Book
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Short Stories
Synopsis: In this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine….A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction…a trip to the attic turns into a journey to hell…a woman driver finds a very ...
There will be some of you that think three stars is kinda harsh for this collection. After all, it includes such amazing tales as The Mist and The Jaunt. It must be amazeballs, right? Not so much. Even the epically awesome stories in this collection need to be trimmed down. Most of them start slower...
Reading this so soon after his first anthology, Night Shift, I found Skeleton Crew a disappointment. With his first collection, I only found one story to be really weak and several outstanding. While I wouldn't exactly say this book was the reverse, I only felt about half the stories worth the read....
I have always loved Stephen King's short stories and novellas. His novels are often bloated (with some terrific notable exceptions, like the early books in the Dark Tower series), but he has a true gift for shorter works. One of my favorite books of all time is one of his other early SS collections,...
The second collection of Stephen King stories provides an interesting mix, theres the great (The Mist) the good(The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet) the grisly (Survivor Type) and the godawful (The Monkey).It's mostly a two star collection but for The Mist it deserves a three.
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