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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author: Stephen King
A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. — Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen Ki...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781501111679
ISBN-10: 1501111671
Publication Date: 11/3/2015
Pages: 480
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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This collection of King short stories (many of which were published previously elsewhere) is uneven, as most collections are, and also more varied than I expected. Several of the tales are not horror at all but "literary" shorts, well observed and nicely written slice-of-life pieces, and these are the entries I liked best. The rest were more typical, but all showed King's craftsmanlike approach. I particularly liked the brief prologues he included for each story, providing a glimpse of how and why the story ideas developed.
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