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The Secretary of Dreams Hardcover – October, 2006

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications; Slp edition (October 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587671409
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587671401
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,278,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on January 28, 2007
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"Home Delivery". Maddie knows the world may be ending with the dead returning to life, but she is handling her pregnancy, five months old, quite well on Little Tall Island.

"The Road Virus Heads North". Novelist Richard stopped at a yard sale where he had to buy an odd looking watercolor by an artist named Hastings, who committed suicide. Richard soon finds he has a companion, the kid in the picture.

"Jerusalem's Lot". In 1850 Charles writes letters to his friends Bones and Richard telling them about a deserted village Jerusalem's Lot that the Lord apparently abandoned as he describes pictures he found there that is closer to home.

"Rainy Season". John and Elise arrive in Willow, Maine where they meet Laura and Henry who warn them that it is seven years to the day it last rained toads in town and they must leave before the torrent begins.

"The Reach". Gram explains to her great-grandchildren that the Reach between Goat Island and the mainland was much wider when she was younger, but as people leave they die shrinking the distance and this is why she never stepped on the mainland.

"Uncle Otto's Truck". He writes down what he knows about his Uncle Otto who he found grotesquely dead in an oily haunting way when he delivered food as is his weekly assignment since his own father died two years ago.

These six tales are reprints of Stephen King short stories with one from 1978, two from 1985, two from 1993; and one from 2002. Thus the audience has an opportunity to see how much Mr. King has changed at least with his shorts over the two plus decades. The tales are refreshed by Glenn Chadbourne illustrations with three including pictures to enhance the vivid tales while the remainder are in graphic comic format. This is a terrific and unique anthology that fans of the grandmaster of horror will enjoy.

Harriet Klausner
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. D. Presson on February 17, 2011
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A must for Stephen King fans/collectors...a picture book for the Constant Reader! The pen and ink illustrations are fantastic and King brings his stories to life as always. A great coffee table book; sure to start conversation!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lance on March 3, 2011
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This book is a collection of older stories from King bound in a nice format with some drawings. More of a novelty/collector's item. And the cheap version does not come with a protective case. Can't compare to Vol. 1 because I've never read it.
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As always King's short stories are great but Glenn Chadboúrne's pen & ink illustrations are truly exquisite. I'll be poring into those for a long time. Wish I could find a Secretary of Dreams volume 1 I could afford.
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Product is as described. Fast shipping. Excellent packaging. Product is so large that I can't fit it in my bookcase.
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