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These fine stories, each written in what King calls "a burst of faith, happiness, and optimism," prove his point. The theme, mood, characters, and language vary, but throughout, a sense of story reigns supreme. Nightmares & Dreamscapes contains 20 short tales--including several never before published--plus one teleplay, one poem, and one nonfiction piece about kids and baseball that appeared in the New Yorker. The subjects include vampires, zombies, an evil toy, man-eating frogs, the burial of a Cadillac, a disembodied finger, and a wicked stepfather. The style ranges from King's well-honed horror to a Ray Bradbury-like fantasy voice to an ambitious pastiche of Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald. And like a compact disc with a bonus track, the book ends with a charming little tale not listed in the table of contents--a parable called "The Beggar and the Diamond." --Fiona Webster --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love Stephen King books and the short stories are no different. It's nice to be able to read a quick story about once a day to unwind and this book was great for that. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Todd
Another great collection. There was only one story I paged past, and it will probably be someone else's favorite. This is quite the collection. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LWeaver
I understand that this is King's third collection of short stories - but it was the first collection I read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CLM
Stories are hard to follow some of them didn't make since to me, but a few were pretty good I'd give it a rating of B+Published 2 months ago by Larry L. Rankin
I Love Stephen King especially his short stories. If you are a fan you will not be disappointed.Published 2 months ago by Teresa L Rosser