Nightmares and Dreamscapes Hardcover – 28 Oct 1993
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Good anthology of short stories from the horror supremo, mixing the odd, macabre and creepy (Daily Mail)
A bumper collection of short stories...You can't help admiring King's narrative skills and his versatility as a story-teller (Sunday Telegraph)
Merely by tickling the keys on his word processor King can make flesh creep half a world away. But where he differs from so many chill merchants is that his horror is rarely gratuitous and often informed with a wry humour that is unmistakably contemporary rather than Gothic (The Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Reissue of the international bestseller in dramatic new graphic cover style. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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The first story (The Langoliers) is part horror story and part homage to the golden age of science fiction. A commercial jet travels through a strange vortex in the sky leaving only a handful of passengers alive to land the plane in a deserted airport where they find out what really happens to the past.
The second novella (Secret window, secret garden) is one of Kings best. Morton Rainey (Played by Johnny depp in the up coming movie) goes to his quite lakeside home to escape his divorce and work on his writer's block, things take a nasty turn when a sinister individual shows up at his door accusing him of plagiarism. This story also provides fans with a very telling insight into some of King's own thoughts and feelings as a best-selling author.
'The Library policeman' is an enjoyable little shocker, everything from eye sucking monsters to alien librarians grace the pages of Kings third story. After reading this you'll never return Library books late again.
The last story in the collection 'The Sun Dog' is my personnel favourite. Kevin Delevan receives a polaroid camera for his 15th birthday, every photo he takes yields the same image, that of a monstrous black dog, with picture taken the dog seems to be getting closer and closer to it's viewer. Cool
This is a brilliant collection, every story presents King at his very best.
Two are well known from the films, the other two are just as good if not even better.
All the stories are about telling stories and life and death.
Recommend this book to all. Definitely going to read more of Stephen King's short stories now.
With four long stories in different genres, and every one in it's own way is successful, this is an excellent collection, and one of King's best books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As usual, King delivers with this delightful mixture of spooky stories.Published 3 months ago by Kayleigh Marie Edwards
The first story was excellent but the others not of the same standard, not the best work from mr king.Published 3 months ago by yvonne gloria jennings
Loved the difference between the book and the film for the Secret Window :)Published 4 months ago by MRC
King at his most selfindulgent... Very mixed bag of stories. First two are very good. The third is utter rubbish and the last one is OK. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jan Patrik Sahlstrøm