Four Past Midnight Author:Stephen King A domestic flight makes an unusual stopover in the land of "The Langoliers"; a writer confronts the reality of his success in "Secret Window, Secret Garden"; after being scolded by "The Library Policeman", you'll never return a book late again; and once again the community of Castle Rock finds itself besieged by... more » a nasty pooch in "The Sun Dog."« less
Four Novellas by, in my eyes, the greatest story-teller ever. At least two of these have been made into movies: The Langoliers and Secret Window, Secret Garden. Once again, great stories by Stephen King.
4 stories, as King puts it in the introduction, "too long to be short stories, too short to be novels." This is right before he came out with Needful Things. I really think that the story "The Library Policeman" is the best. If you like King, it's a good one to read.
I was really impressed with this book. I love Stephen King, and his short stories ESPECIALLY. This are more of a hybrid between short novels and short stories. My favorite was The Langoliers. It brought back childhood memories of sitting on the couch with my mom and dad watching the movie with a pillow held tightly. Never a dull moment with King :)
Excellent writing by Stephen King. I read these stories over and over. After 6 years I finally decided I'd read them enough and should trade the book in for another ;) Like most of his writing, a few of the stories are slow to start but very rewarding by the end.