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by Stephen King
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Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 1 year ago
So I think I have read all of these novellas (except one) separately and reviewed them. I also have the hardcover of this book and read this when it first came out. All of the horror of these stories, especially "Big Driver" came back to me though. I think King did an excellent job of portraying hor...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
1922: Three quotes to define it: "And is there Hell, or do we make our own on earth?" "The dead don't stop" “Poison spreads like ink in water.” Big Driver: The post reaction was full truth, from the confusion, pain, wound-licking, hiding, weighting paths, shying from the future shame to ...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 4 years ago
Four novellas/long short stories on a theme of secret second or inner lives: the horrible person under the affably smiling member of your family or community. Overall enjoyable, as SK always is, but it didn’t suck me in or stick with me later the way his best stuff does. Although, I got into a conve...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 6 years ago
It’s safe to say that, by today’s standards, Stephen King’s novellas are actually novels. Especially his horror novellas. When you have publishers considering 35,000 words “novel length”, it makes you wonder what the actual difference is between a novel and a novella and whether or not the distincti...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
1922: A man coerces his son into helping him murder his wife. Can they keep their sanity in the aftermath?1922 is a latter day retelling of A Telltale Heart, only with rats and a Bonnie and Clyde side-story. It's also damn good and a prime example of what Stephen King can do when he has a limited nu...
Soze Says
Soze Says rated it 7 years ago
Four novellas from Stephen King brought together in one collection, and with an added short thrown in for good measure. How could it go wrong?The answer is: it didn't. But I genuinely struggled with motivation to finish Full Dark, No Stars. Not because of the stories were bad; it's just that more ac...
Fran
Fran rated it 8 years ago
Each of the short stories in this collection is quintessentially Stephen King. Which is to say: disturbing. Sometimes, the evil is woven in with an eery calm and just bubbles intermittently to the surface. Mostly, however, it is open and raw at such a deep and sinister level that the words make the ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 8 years ago
Stephen Kind is known as a horror writer, although my favorite of his stories are the grimly realistic ones. And clearly, I'm not alone, given the tremendous success of three of the four stories from Different Seasons as films.These stories, like those, are very dark. Black holes sucking all the lig...
Book Talk
Book Talk rated it 9 years ago
4.5!I read somewhere or was it somebody quoted it, I can't remember but it says that you are never truly satisfied until you have read a good book. So true, so true. I couldn't agree more especially when I was done with Full Dark, No Stars. King's uncanny ability to blur the line between reality and...
Musings of a Bibliophile
Musings of a Bibliophile rated it 9 years ago
I found myself with an odd sense of deja-vu throughout the reading of this collection. I've also just finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and so comparisons are inevitable. Both books deal in part with the abuse, torture, rape and murder of women. However, where King excels far above Larsson is hi...
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