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Subject: A Question For Stephen King Fans.
Date Posted: 8/5/2010 6:34 PM ET
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Which collection of S.K. short stories, is your favorite? Pick one or two collections. I am considering Skeleton Crew and Nightmares and Dreamscapes. What do you think?

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Date Posted: 8/5/2010 9:30 PM ET
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I own almost every one of Sk's books, but you won't find any of his short stories in my house.  They are the only SK books that I part with because I have never really been a big fan of his short stories.  

Of all of them I would have to say Nightmares and Dreamscapes was the best collection.  My favorite short story was The Gingerbread Girl from Just After Sunset.

Subject: skelton crew
Date Posted: 8/8/2010 12:04 PM ET
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I myself liked Skelton Crew.  It's been years since I've read it, but I enjoyed it.  I like his earlier work more so than hs later.

I think if I'm not mistaken, the movie Stand By Me was taken from the short story in SC called the Body.  That is one of my

favoirte movies from one of his books.  I guess because I can realte to the time period.

Good luck in choosing and happy reading

Mary R

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 8/8/2010 6:41 PM ET
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I have read 32 of Stephen King's books, but for collections, only Night Shift (his first) and Four Past Midnight.  I liked the latter a little better, I think, since the stories were longer, with more detail.  I do, however, own all of Stephen King's collections and will get to them in time...and "The Body" was published in Different Seasons, not Skeleton Crew.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 1:33 PM ET
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My fave was "Night Shift".  But my favorite short story, I THINK, was in "Skeleton Crew"-called "The Finger"-I still get goosebumps when I think of that one and for quite a while after I read it, I did NOT like my sink drain!  :o)

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 7:52 PM ET
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Just after sunset.. just loved it and showed he was back to his old writing self :)

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 9:54 PM ET
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My absolute favorite short short of his is "Here There Be Tygers".  It's in Skeleton Crew.

For a longer short stories, I like Four Past Midnight.

Also, there's a really creepy short in Night Shift called "Graveyard Shift"

I realize I am being absolutely no help at all.  devil

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 5:45 PM ET
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Try the "Legends" series. They are short stories by contemporary authors in which King features a few times. I found a number of new authors in these books that I now read.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 9:50 AM ET
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I really enjoyed Just After Sunset and Everything's Eventual.  Skeleton Crew is an old favorite too, though!

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 10:37 AM ET
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Everything's Eventual
Skeleton Crew

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 4:29 PM ET
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I just finished Skeleton Crew. I love it!  I could not read "Survivor Type." I am not into self-cannibalization.  

I'll probably read all his short story collections.

Subject: Used to be a big fan
Date Posted: 8/17/2010 3:44 AM ET
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I have read many of his books - including shorts.  I like them all but I love Night Shift. 


Good luck!

Subject: Short stories
Date Posted: 8/17/2010 8:00 AM ET
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I would have to say the mist or was it the fog its been a while since i have read it.They based the movie on it.Robin

Date Posted: 8/18/2010 10:01 AM ET
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LOL, The Mist. 

I just read it and the Netflix DVD is still waiting for me to watch it. 

The novella was pretty good, but the ending was too vague for me. 

Date Posted: 8/22/2010 6:39 PM ET
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The Long Walk is my husbands favorite.

Date Posted: 8/29/2010 5:26 PM ET
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The Body (Stand by Me) and Rita Hayward and the Shawshank Redemption (Shawshank Redemption)  By far by all time favorite Stephen King short stories,  both in Different Seasons.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 12:44 AM ET
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I've read all his books but always passed the short stories. I'm not into those.