11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The usual King form - solid, enjoyable with the odd flaw,
This review is from: Full Dark, No Stars (Hardcover)
I've just finished this set of short(ish) stories, and I must admit although I've got all of Kings short stories collections, this is the first one I've actually read. There's plenty of other reviews which detail what the stories are, so I'll just add to these by saying all of them are good. 1922 is the longest, and perhaps the most horrific. It reminds me of early King writing, which has the ability to unsettle and repulse the reader at the same time. At over 100 pages long it's a solid read which I enjoyed alot.
Big Driver had a fabulous opening and a strong build up, although the pay off wasn't quite as satisfying as I was expecting (or hoping). Fair Extension also has a great premise but I found this to be the biggest let down of them all - the last dozen pages just left a sour taste in the mouth, with no payback (you'll know what I mean when you read it).
Finally, the most compelling of the stories is A Good Marriage, which is where I started reading when I picked the book up for the first time. A very strong story well told, and again one which King does a good job unsettling you with.
Overall this is a strong collection, and more than anything else it's made me want to revisit the other collections which have been sitting on the shelf for several years. But before I get to those, I'm off to read The Dome :-)
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2010 19:33:32 GMT
Kindle Customer says:
the dome is a great read even though i am struggling with the last 50 pages or so,classic king
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