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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 was surprised by this collection. I absolutely adore King and his skills as a writer but, this did not do him justice as an artist. Not to insult. I wouldn't dare. Read morePublished 2 days ago by The shopper girl
From my favorite Author, so I cannot wait to absorb the pages,,,one by one.Published 9 days ago by Lynette Ellis
Oddball collection of short stories. Dolan's Cadillac was fantastic, The End of the Whole Mess was my second favorite, and the rest were either goofy or just plain bizarre. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jessica Wren
If you are a fan of Stephen King then take this book to your bed and read a little each evening. See if you can sleep afterwards. Some you might, but some you will dream about.Published 1 month ago by Kathleen A