Quite a few good tales in this collection, including those upon which the recent Nightmares & Dreamscapes TV series was based. Includes both the excellent non-fiction baseball piece "Head Down" and the poem "Brooklyn August" which I've read first appeared in a big-league baseball program.
A solitary finger pokes out of a drain. Novelty teeth turn predetory. Flies settle and die on an old pair of sneakers in New York and the Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile, the legend of Castle Rock returns...a collection of 23 Stephen King Stories.
the first stephen king book i ever read. a great collection of short stories; some will last only one sitting, others are much longer.
I ordered this book because it was titled "Volume II" of Nightmares and Dreamscapes - which is a book of short stories I had already read. I just want to point out that these audiocassettes have the same stories as the book Nightmares and Dreamscapes, in fact the former book has more stories. Despite it's title as "Volume II" there are no new/different stories in this collection. I thought that was worth pointing out.
I have never read another book as well written as this one. Steven King has done it again!
A fine collection of short stories from the master of horror
Entertaining melange of stories, some utterly grotesque, some silly, and some just plain weird. Entertaining read, as always!
This book is excellent. A classic King horror short story book. I love that the Man can have maybe twenty paragraphs to grab you, suck you in and spit you out. Stories like this made him famous...
This is a collection of short stories by Stephen King. An excellent read!!
a good collection of short stories
23 formerly uncollected works, with King as bizarre as ever. A handful of the stories have been rewritten or dressed up for this occasion. King's introduction (a defense against the ivory tower opinions of his critics) and endnotes mentions several sources, including The New Yorker, which printed the lengthy ``Heads Down''--about Little League teams up in Maine--that King calls ``the best nonfiction writing of my life.''
Wouldn't give this up except that I finally got a hardback copy.
What can u say about the KING?
Some decent chillers in this collection.
This is a _delicious_ anthology of short stories by Stephen King. If you're into King's work, or into horror in general, you'll most likely find something for you in this book.
20 stories of horror, including a telescript, a poem and an essay.
A compilation of short stories of horror and mystery written by the master himself. A #1 best seller.
A collection of Stephen King short stories. Fantastic. If you are looking to get into Stephen King, or have never read his short stories, this book is a must.
A good collection of short stories. Always hard to choose which one to read next
For Stephen King lovers. Stardard scary stuff.
20 harrowing short stories, almost 700 pages of thrills & chills.
Most of Stephen King's novels are so big that it can be a little intimidating, especially for a new fan like me. The short stories are great in this collection.
Short stories by Stephen King.
Over 9 hours read by Stephen King, Kathy Bates, Tim Curry, Mathew Broderick, David Cronenberg, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Garcia, and Eve Beglarian.
Great collection of stories.
As w/all short story collections, there are some good ones and some that are okay. I thought this was a better collection than some of his other recent material.
Another good group of King's stories. His introductions and conclusions are really insightful. I have favorite stories, and stories I couldn't wait to get through. I'm sure you will too. King is detail HEAVY, and I wonder if I don't like that style anymore. I have a "just get to the point" feeling sometimes lol...
A collection of short stories. Among my favorites are "The Moving Finger", "Chattery Teeth", and "The Ten O'Clock People"
Here are twenty superlative stories devilishly designed by Stephen King to take you where you never dreamed of going before. Included, too, are a telescript that made home screen history, a startling poem, and an essay that Stephen King regards as his best nonfiction writing.
These versatile selections vary widely in style and subject matter and vividly display the full range of Stephen King's matchless imagination. And to add to his readers' pleasure and curiosity, King includes his own entrancing inside accounts of how the stories came into being and why.
Stephen King calls this extraordinary retrospective Nightmares and Dreamscapes. But don't let his title fool you. When you read it, sleep will be the furthest thing from your mind.
Not my favorite collection of SK's short stories, but there are quite a few good ones in this book.
My favorite of his short story collections. If you like King and you like his short stories, you will definetly like this one.
A collection of short stories by Stephen King.
A good read from the master. Joalice
A collection of 20 stories from the master - Stephen King. Funny, spooky, thought provoking - exactly what you would expect form King.
Here are twenty superlative stories devilishly designed by Stephen King to take you where you never dreamed of going before.Included,too,are a telescript that made home screen history,a startling poem,and an essay that Stephen King regards as his best nonfiction writing.
A great collection of shorts by King. Good for those times when you can't devote to a whole novel. Pick it up and read one when you can!
This was just ok. There were a couple of stories I really liked, but there were a few that just felt like a waste of time to read. Full Dark, No Stars short stories were so much better.
"Dolan's Cadillac" is one of my favorite stories EVER!
I know better, I know better, I know better. Damn it I know better than to read short stories. They are so boring, pointless and worthless. I picked up three volumes of Nightmares and Dreamscapes in a used bookstore for $1 each and now I know why they are in perfect condition because no one could get past the first set. UGH. I was able to get through the first five but even listening to this in the car, I cannot force myself to listen to anymore of this crap. Stephen King writes monster-sized books for a reason because he cannot come to the damn point and even in a short story he rambles to the point of madness about inconsequential details that detract from the story or just have no bearing. I gave up on Stephen King a long time ago and should have stuck to my guns and passed up this great deal. Damn it I knew better!
Who doesn't love Stephen King?
the cover of this book is black with the moon and sun sharing a circle on the front.
Book cover different than one shown.
First, I found his introduction to be a very longer winded and disconnected bit of self-indulgence. The stories themselves, fine given the genre. What ever it is about horror, it's never been of much interest to me. They don't scare me, but neither do they interest me. I think it really comes down to the characters, I just can't connect with them.