Friday, November 26, 2010

Review: Full Dark No Stars by Stephen King

I'll say that I'm a horror fan...always have been because I love a good "pretend" scare. In real life I'm a big chicken LOL! I checked this one out from the library and couldn't wait to read it. I know I'll have to buy it eventually to add to my Stephen King collection because I really enjoyed it. It's a collection of novellas that will make your skin crawl!

I've seen mixed reviews on this book but I was satisfied with it. I enjoyed each story as they were each unique. I think if you enjoy horror you may want to check this one out.

About The Book:
(from Fantastic Fiction UK)

'I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...' writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up '1922', the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness. In 'Big Driver', a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger is along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face to face with another stranger: the one inside herself. 'Fair Extension', the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Harry Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment. When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends 'A Good Marriage'. Like DIFFERENT SEASONS and FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, FULL DARK, NO STARS proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.

2 comments:

  1. Wow The title, the book cover and the author did really caught my eye!!

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  2. Hi Kris--

    Long time, no speak. Thanks again for allowing me to hijack your blog earlier this year, just before my book LOST IN THE HIVE hit the shelves. I hope all is well.

    BTW, I read "Full Dark, No Stars" and found it enjoyable if not especially terrifying.

    Take care,
    Brian O'Mara-Croft

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