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text 2018-10-20 21:11
Reading progress update: I've read 549 out of 897 pages.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

seven stories - and one poem - are what’s left. ‘My Pretty Pony’ and ‘Sorry, Right Number’ were okay, but not really the sort of tale I get that excited about. ‘Crouch End’, ‘The Fifth Quarter’, and ‘Umney’s Last Case’ are all coming up, and they are stories I have seen in their televised versions - so that will be partly about comparing the source material, whereas any real shocks and surprises will likely have to come from the other stories.

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text 2018-10-15 19:04
Reading progress update: I've read 479 out of 897 pages.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

enjoyed both ‘Home Delivery’ and ‘Rainy Season’ - zombies and toads with sharp teeth, respectively. somewhere, a handful of stories back, this turned into a collection I love going back to. at first, it seemed like it might be merely a dumping ground for King’s forgotten, short-story leftovers, and “stashed in a drawer” mediocre misfits, but overall it has stepped up its game, and though I wouldn’t say I’m traipsing through classic and highly original masterpieces, I would say more and more of these stories are perfect October reads, that are making up for the fact that I’m apparently not going to be reading a lot of Horror novels this Halloween season, but Crime & Mystery instead, plus some Fantasy picks.

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text 2018-10-13 00:01
Reading progress update: I've read 418 out of 897 pages.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

so, I only read one story before moving on to my next choice of novel, because it seemed just so perfect to go from ‘You Know They Got a Hell of a Band’, to Killer Tune. music, music, music!

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text 2018-10-08 17:49
Reading progress update: I've read 366 out of 897 pages.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

and a fine mornin’ of readin’ i’twas! I mean it - the last half of No Good from a Corpse, followed by two Stephen King short stories, and I ended up having a great time. King does need to step it away from the bathroom, especially the toilet, for the next little while, or I’ll start to worry about him. well, the younger Stephen King, anyway; maybe he has long since kicked toilet Horror to the curb. all I can say is: between the two I just read - ‘The Moving Finger’, and then ‘Sneakers’ - not to mention the wrap-up to ‘The Night Flier’, earlier (oh and there’s a sequence in Dreamcatcher that traps us on the toilet...so maybe King was not cured of his fixation by then, if ever...), it would be nice to get away from the commode for a while, when it comes to Horror experiences.

 

it’s almost like I’m a fool to complain,though, because those last two tales really worked, and despite being dropped in two scary washrooms in a row, it’s not like anything in the stories has anything to do with, um, doing regular bathroom business, if you get me; well, not really, anyway; scary bathrooms do force a character or two (two! in a row!) have to take piss, or whatever, elsewhere (alley, or facilities on another floor of an office-building, respectively), but again, the Horror aspect manages to be separate from some scatalogical, uhh, fallout, from the situations. never mind, whatever, I don’t want to discuss this anymore, except to say that the stories in the King book have gotten much better as I’ve gone along, and I hope that continues...albeit away from the crapper for the next little while. power of suggestion, too, and all that, so give me a break, eh, King?

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text 2018-10-04 15:04
Reading progress update: I've read 239 out of 897 pages.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

'Chattery Teeth' is my favorite story so far.

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