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Tripulação de Esqueletos

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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  72,332 ratings  ·  874 reviews
Nesta coletânea de 22 contos somos apresentados ao universo que tornou Stephen King conhecido como um dos mais aclamados escritores da atualidade, as histórias de terror. Publicado originalmente em 1986, o livro revela o talento de King como criador de enredos aterrorizantes e envolventes. Os contos transitam com desenvoltura pelo mais puro horror na forma de criaturas abo ...more
432 pages
Published 2007 by Objetiva (first published June 21st 1985)
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Srikumar Krishna Iyer It is gross.
Thank god, it was just a short story, can't imagine it as a long read in the form of a Novel or even a novella for that matter.
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Karen
There are two short stories that I read over and over. The Mist has always been a favorite, and I can't believe how many people haven't read Survivor Type! It's awesome!

I've lost three copies of this from lending it out. Don't ask--you can't borrow it! ;o)
Brendon Schrodinger
Stephen King seems to be a bit hit and miss with me. Sometimes there can be a Joyland and sometimes there can be a Under the Dome. But they have never been bad or unreadable, just seemingly poor, rushed and formulaic. I am noticing that I like his more modern tales greater than his 80s and 90s huge output.

So here is a short story collection from that time. The time where it seems like he was writing a book every couple of months. And it was just how I find myself feeling about all of his works.
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Edward Lorn
There will be some of you that think three stars is kinda harsh for this collection. After all, it includes such amazing tales as The Mist and The Jaunt. It must be amazeballs, right? Not so much. Even the epically awesome stories in this collection need to be trimmed down. Most of them start slower than a Lars Von Trier movie, and over half of them never really pay off. There are some serious WTF stories within this collection; stories I didn't understand ten years ago and still do not understa ...more
Joe Valdez
Revisiting Skeleton Crew, Stephen King's collection of twenty-two short stories published in 1985, for the first time since I was in 7th grade -- a time when I was trying to dress like Don Johnson and get Madonna's "Into the Groove" out of my head -- was a wonderful experience. The horror stories I loved as a 12-year-old were each better than I remember. A couple I didn't have the patience for back then became new discoveries. A lot of the stories I never cottoned to are still terrible.

Five sta
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Charles
A collection of short stories. I actually think some of King's best work is done in the short form.
Ruth Turner

Most of this very long review consists of connections to King's other books, so you might want to skip those. I do them for my own benefit.

Audiobook – Narrated by frank Muller – Excellent narration.

I’ll have to qualify that ‘excellent’ because for some unknown reason The Mist sounds like it’s part of a different recording. The voice is faint and there’s a continuous annoying crackle that makes it sound like it was recorded fifty years ago. And from what I *can* hear it doesn’t sound like Muller.
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Brian
I like that the format of short fiction forces a writer to use an economy that a novel doesn't require; in the few books by King I've read there are times when I feel bogged down in a narrative section bloated by scenes of little consequence. King's short stories suffer not from this issue.

"The Mist" is the strongest of the bunch - as advertised - novella in length and sporting an ending I really loved. "The Jaunt" made me think about a potential horror of teleportation I'd never previously cons
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Stefan Yates
Skeleton Crew is still my overall favorite of Stephen King's short story collections. Several of the stories have been used in film and television (in forms that I actually enjoyed!) and I think that overall he does a good job of maintaining an aura of suspense throughout the collection instead of from story to story. The collection actually starts off with a novella, The Mist, that I used an excerpt from during high school for a competitive forensics dramatic reading that I scored very well wit ...more
Tracey
Sep 14, 2007 Tracey rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the short story, whether you're new to Stephen King's works or not
"A short story is a different thing all together - a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger." -- from the Introduction to Skeleton Crew

It had been a while since I revisited King's short story collections, and for the most part, I wasn't disappointed.

"The Mist" is more a novella than a short story, at about 125 pages. Since I grew up living at a cottage on Lake Michigan in the summers, I could relate to the small-town feel and the blind fury of the storm. Some people think this s
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Mary
Oct 30, 2007 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: horror, short-story
Another wonderful collection from King.

I'm a huge fan of his, but this collection of short stories is probably my favorite. The Mist alone is worth the price of the book; I have never been so creeped out and upset by a story in my life as I was when I finished that story. It's more of a novella, really, but it's so good that it doesn't feel long at all.

There are also a few stories that illustrate King's ability to write a story that isn't horror. Oddly enough, I almost enjoy those stories more
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Dan
The stories in this book are either hit or miss, but most of them are pretty cool. It’s definitely a better anthology than Night Shift. The stories I enjoyed the most are…

The Mist
Cain Rose Up
The Jaunt
The Reaper’s Image
Nona
Gramma

..However, I would have to say that the best stories in here are The Mist, The Reaper’s Image and Gramma. Stephen King is a master craftsman of the short story. Other anthologies of his I plan to read are:Just After Sunset,Four Past Midnight, Everything's Eventual: 14 Dar
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Thomas Strömquist
Stephen King re-read #21. King's third story collection contains a few absolutely brilliant pieces (foremost The Mist and my favorite story ever, Mrs Todd's shortcut) but this time they are interspersed with some lesser ones. In contrast to his earlier collections (Night Shift & Different Seasons) this one very much should be enjoyed by careful selection. As it is, the overall impression is bogged down by the (less interesting, shall we say?) stories.

My order:

Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut - Absolutel
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Susan
Some of his best short stories appear in this collection! As well as one of his best novellas.

"The Mist" was one of those stories that stays with you -- probably as much because nothing is really explained and the ending is so open (which they screwed up in the movie -- Frank Darabont's first major SK screwup). Oh, well. I still like the novella.

"Gramma" is probably his creepiest story ever, IMHO. "Here There Be Tygers" is my absolute all-time SK fav short story. "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" is an awe
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Marvin
King's second short fiction collection. These are fully formed, mature fiction unlike the excellent but uneven stories that appeared in his first collection, Night Shift. Some of my favorite King tales are here including "The Raft", "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut", "The Monkey", and "The Reach". But the hightlight is the novella (novelette?), "The Mist", one of King's most creepy and successful voyages into science-fiction horror.

A comment about the story "Survivor Type". I find the story behind this tal
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Daniella
Apr 17, 2012 Daniella rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Stephen King fans.
The following is a true story.

I work in a call center, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Glamorous, right? Don't answer that. Anyway, toward the end of the night, when the calls slow down, there can be stretches of up to five or ten minutes, sometimes longer, where there's nothing to do but stare blankly at the computer screen. And since we're not allowed to use said computers to amuse ourselves in any way--even a simple game of solitaire is strictly verboten--it gets so fucking boring I've seriously considered
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Meen
As I've said in other S.K. reviews, I adore his short story and/or novella collections. This is an older one so I have read it more than the others, and many of the stories are etched in my consciousness. "The Mist" was so disturbing every time I read it, and I dreaded seeing what a mess they would make of it with the film, but it turned out to be quite good (very true to the story). S.K.'s very good at cultivating apocalyptic malaise, and the image of the hero's house (with his soon-to-be decea ...more
 ~Geektastic~
I never finished reading this collection (I lost my copy during a move a couple of years back and only found it again recently). I do recall that it contains one of my all-time favorite King short stories, The Jaunt. Part speculative fiction, part interstellar adventure, it blew my mind and scared the hell out of me. I dreamed about it for a good week after I read it. If that isn't good horror writing, what is?
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(9/29/2012: finished. Actual review
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Bob Fingerman
Does King really need a review from the likes of me? No, but I'll throw in my two cents. The centerpiece of this collection is "The Mist", which I revisited after seeing Frank Darabont's excellent film adaptation. The story, which I hadn't read since I was in junior high (or was it my first year in H.S.?) holds up very well. It's solid King at his best. Durable, built to last. The rest of the collection is mostly hit (with a few forgivable misses written in his late teens).
Kelsey
Sometimes I need a break from one longgggg novel and go for some short stories. As a whole, I enjoyed the book, although The Mist and The Monkey were two that stood out for me. I've always found those monkey toys creepy, but now I have a valid reason for this. Curse and bless you, Mr. King!
Pete
I enjoyed the majority of the stories in this bad boy. I always like when authors provide backstory/story notes about stories in the collection. A little tidbit about selling a story or where the idea came from. King provided story notes for a handful in here, but I would have welcomed more. Probably the biggest surprise for me is how many straight science fiction tales are included. To my knowledge he hasn't written any science fiction novels but anyone who reads this collection will know that ...more
Kimmah
Jun 28, 2007 Kimmah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: horror fans
Stephen King truly shines as a short story teller. He can weave entire worlds in just a few pages. I first read these stories when I was very young. I started reading the stories in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep (as usual). It happened to be storming that night when I first started reading, "The Mist." Needless to say for those of you that have read the story, it made quite an impression on me. I was scared breathless when the power went out in my house at the same time as a very ...more
Victor
The Mist-5 stars

Here There be Tygers-4 stars

The Monkey-5 stars

Cain Rose Up-3 stars

Mrs. Todd's Shortcut-3 stars

The Jaunt-3 stars

The Wedding Gig-2 stars

Paranoid:A Chant-3 stars

The Raft-4 stars

Word Processor of the Gods-5 stars

The Man who Would not Shake Hands-4 stars

Beachworld-4 stars

The Reaper's Image-2 stars

Nona-5 stars

For Owen-4 stars

Survivor Type- 5 stars

Uncle Otto's Truck-5 stars

Morning Deliveries-3 stars

Big Wheels-3 stars

Gramma-5 stars

The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet-1 star DNF

The Reach-4 s
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R.a.
3.6 stars

WARNING: A Long review follows, (due to ratings and reviews given to each story).

Despite the title of this anthology, Skeleton Crew has a range of story “type” that is wide—from “evil,” (the “Milkman” tales) to “loving,” (“For Owen”). Additionally, both with his introduction and epigraph, King relays an invitation to the stories that suggests tenderness.

Note 1: Stories are presented in the order read—per chronological writing and publishing dates. Given mean and median dates with consid
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I read The Mist and a couple of other stories out of here. The Mist was a great story. It was very, very scary. Well since I have a bit of a bug phobia, that totally makes sense. Also the idea that there are scary things lurking in the mist to get you. (Shuddering). I think there was one where a guy was marooned on an island and he got so hungry he started cutting pieces of his own flesh and eating it. Yuck. Pray God I never, ever get that hungry. I want to get back into this book one day.
Trudi
The Mist; The Jaunt; The Raft; and going for the gross out ... Survivor Type (love it!)
Cassa
Forgive my faint dishonesty; I read the hardcover of this book, but this is the cover art it had.

"The Mist" was a little longer than it needed to be, but it was a good story nonetheless. I liked that it was humorous as well; even though it was frightening, I could laugh at the fact that there was an old lady with a can of Raid killing the mutant prehistoric bugs.

"Here There be Tygers" surprised me; turns out I've read it years ago in a literature or creative writing textbook, I can't recall whic
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Kathy Hiester
Skeleton Crew by Stephen King is an anthology of horror. I have always loved King and as I was unpacking boxes of books for my newly renovated bedroom which is now also a library, I couldn’t help but sit a read for a spell. Several stories in Skeleton Crew gave me shudders. I found "The Monkey," "The Reaper's Image," "Uncle Otto's Truck" and "Gramma" spine-chilling, while "Survivor Type" was absolutely shocking. "Word Processor of the Gods" was my favorite, as I love the idea of a word processor ...more
Kathryn
King's story "The Raft" almost made me run screaming from the room. Yes, from reading it, it was that horrifying.

"The Jaunt" is one of those stories that occurs to me when I can't sleep at three in the morning. It's one of the few really good stories that I wish to God I'd never read.

I know I enjoyed this collection; I just can't remember much about it apart from those two stories.
Nicola
This is a great collection of short stories. There were a few that I skimmed (which is always the case in the collections I've read in the past) but The majority of them had me hooked. Stephen King has a rad imagination. I didn't read this after dark, that's for sure.
Stephanie
A great collection of short stories. I've gone back to it time and time again to read certain stories again. Sometimes I swear I've read a story in here that doesn't exist, and I cannot find in any of the other compilations. Pretty weird.
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