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In the wake of a summer storm, terror descends...


"New York Times" bestselling author Stephen King suspends a small town in a haze of terror-as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction...
ebook, 240 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by Signet Book (first published 1980)
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Mick Sylvestre "The Mist" was simply a portal opened by science, whereas "Under the Dome" was an enclosure done by teenage aliens.
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Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin


I don't know, I liked the movie more than the book on this one. Although, when I had the book on tape a million years ago it about scared me to death with all of the sound effects! I think I would like to get a narrated version of it again!



It's been a really long time since I saw the movie but I just remember that it freaked me clean out and the book . . . not so much. I'm not sure if it was because the things in the mist were more surreal seeing them than imagining them. I don't know, who care
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Mario
May 07, 2015 Mario rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own, own-read
My 100th read book this year. And also, a damn good one. King surely knows how to write characters you want to strangle, and then feel happy about it.

Even though I really liked the book I need to say one thing. Since I've seen the movie before I read the book, I gotta say that, even though ending of the book was interesting, ending of the movie was done so much better and it literally left me speechless.

But never mind that, I couldn't give this book any less than 5 stars, because I honestly thi
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Trish
Oct 01, 2016 Trish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Starting off this year's October (horror month) with a classic author for when you want to shiver: Stephen King.

I already know the story because I watched the movie adaptation many moons ago so I knew I would like it.
The story is that after a massive storm the titular mist closes in on a community in Maine, but it is no ordinary mist and with it come unspeakable horrors, trapping a number of people in a supermarket.

Stephen King managed to make the supermarket very chilly and claustrophic, giving
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Evelyn (devours and digests words)
As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?


The Mist is a novella mainly about survival and it is a terrifying one at that. Because how do one fight off something like the mist and the creatures that came with it?

David and his young son Billy happened to be one of a few survivors holing up in a supermarket with more than 80 other people. For his
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Mia Nauca
Jul 08, 2016 Mia Nauca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una novela bastante corta de Stephen King que me gustó muchísimo, super entretenida y en algunos momentos incluso me llegué a asustar.

Las primeras hojas son un poco lentas pero una vez que llegan al supermercado todo se vuelve un hermoso caos

Me gustó mucho el final personalmente, sé que hay gente que no le gusta pero a mi shi
Danger
May 31, 2015 Danger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like reading Stephen King is a rite of passage that I somehow completely missed out on. Which is strange. I operate artistically in bizarro fiction, which itself is on the fringes of horror. There are certainly elements of horror in my books to be sure. And with good reason. I love horror movies, horror shows, haunted houses. I spent a good portion of my childhood reading “true story” accounts of ghosts and aliens and wendigos and sasquatches. I obsessed over TV shows like In Search Of… a ...more
Amar
Oct 13, 2012 Amar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Već nakon par stranica , King uspjeva stvoriti jednu mračnu atmosferu koja traje sve do kraja. Opasnost koja vreba vani zbog magle ( a i samim tim i sa čudovištima koji se nalaze vani ) najbolje je prikazana u scenama koji se dešavaju u supermarktetu gdje se strah tih ljudi doslovno može osjetiti.
Vrhunac mi je onaj monstrum koji je veliki kao dinosaurus ( Cthulhu inspiracija ? ).

Eh sad , kraj knjige mi je bio dobar... jako dobar čak.
I tu moram uporedit ovaj kraj , sa onim krajem u filmu koji je
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SR
Sep 06, 2008 SR rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-school, sf
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Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
BEWARE.



The creatures....



of....




THE MIST.



Anyway, we all know that this was originally a short story in Skeleton Crew by Stephen King. A story of men fucking with nature/forces beyond their knowledge, and basically causing the world to go to hell in a handbasket. There is blood, gore, death, guts, entrails, and terror. Typical Mr. King fun.

However, the ending of the movie version actually works better for me in this case. If you haven't seen it or read the book do not click on the spoiler link.

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Mario
Feb 18, 2016 Mario rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well that was fun to listen. If you have already read the book I suggest giving this a try. It's pretty short and pretty fun to listen to on a short ride (like I did).
Julie
My slow and steady quest to read everything Stephen King continues! I finished this in two days & then made the mistake of not writing my review immediately, so this is going to be a little disjointed.

This seems to be one of King's most well-known novellas, and deservedly so: it's tense and claustrophobic, almost Lovecraftian in nature, and plays well into the best sides of horror in that the mist obscures. The most frightening things are the unseen, after all: that childlike fear of the dar
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Obsidian
I read this book as a teenager, as a young adult, and now as a woman in her 30s. This story definitely holds up. I remember the first time I read "The Mist" (in the Skeleton Crew collection) that I was floored by how well King captured how human beings end up turning on each other in a crisis. This whole book is pretty much an adult "Lord of the Flies."

Told in the first person, David Drayton tells how the Mist came to their little corner of the world. After a huge summer thunderstorm leaves them
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Veeral

When a writer doesn't explain the origins of his/her story's horror elements, I think of it as a bit of a cop-out.

Here too, things were left unexplained, but it somehow gave a creepier feel to the story. So I will grudgingly admit, when done properly, unexplained horror does work.

But then again, this was written by you-know-who.

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Oscar
‘La niebla’ es una recopilación de tres relatos de Stephen King que forman parte de la antología ‘Skeleton Crew’ (1985).

La niebla. (*****) Tras una terrible tormenta, el pueblo de Bridgton se ve envuelto de repente en una espesa niebla blanca que oculta espantosas pesadillas. Magnífica novela corta, perfectamente narrada y ambientada. Todo lo que acontece en el supermercado es increíble.

El mono. (***) Hal, junto a su mujer y sus dos hijos, se topa de nuevo con un mono de juguete, de esos que toc
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Dang Ole' Dan Can Dangle
Let's play spot how many brand names Stephen King can name!: Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Sears, Hallmark, McCulloch chainsaws (which, by the way, as King points out, costs only $79.95 and works better than the more expensive brands), Mobil, Texaco, Exxon, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz Light, Budweiser, Busch beer, Lancers wine, Ripple wine, Parliament cigarettes, One Step at a Time filters, Fisher snow plows, Yamaha, Cadillac, Jeep, Chevy, Cricket Lighters, Jell-O, Texas Instruments, Beefaroni, Snowy bleach, ...more
Gregor Xane
Mar 26, 2009 Gregor Xane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
This was a re-read. I listened to The Mist first when I was 12 years old (on cassette, in glorious 3D SOUND!) and remember liking it quite a bit. Then, I read it later on, in my late teens, as part of King's Skeleton Crew collection. It's funny how memory works. One thing about this story that has always stood out in my mind over the years is what I remembered to be long lists of brand names, paragraphs and paragraphs of listed brand names. When I was re-reading this, I kept waiting for those lo ...more
Marvin
Jan 23, 2016 Marvin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I didn't know The Mist was published separately. I read it first in the excellent anthology Dark Forces edited by Kirby McCauley. That was its original printing, although it was later printed in King's collection, Skeleton Crew. I have previously criticized King's science fiction works although his later novels such as 11-22-63 and Under The Domehas caused me to back off the criticism a bit. Yet The Mist is one of his finest works of fiction and is clearly science fiction although the horror is ...more
Inés Izal
Nov 12, 2015 Inés Izal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, flojos
-2.5-
Bonnie
So. I'll never be looking at mist the same again.
Steven
Stressful. Lol
Paul
Oct 04, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I've described King in the past as a writer of penny dreadfuls, but perhaps even that is too kind. He shares nothing with Edgar Allan Poe. What he is is an immensely inadequate writer on a sentence-by-sentence, paragraph-by-paragraph, book-by-book basis.”

This by Harold Bloom, a pompous critic from Yale University. Bloom’s only real claim to fame is a piece of eminently forgettable literary compost titled, “The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages”. He’s just another jealous ponce. I
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Carol
Oct 15, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The mist is EERIE with monstrous creatures within and no way out leaving a questionable future and hopelessness. A great read for October!
Juli
Oct 19, 2015 Juli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Me gusto, pero esperaba mas de este autor
Calculo que pronto le dare otra oportunidad al autor haber si logra encantarme como ha encantado a tantos
Gina
Feb 06, 2017 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Primer libro de Stephen King que leo y me asustó un poco y creo que es de los más leves, con ganas de ver la película.
Rose
Dec 12, 2013 Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I just need a Stephen King novel in my life & luckily for me he has loads to choose from. This time I chose this one & boy was it entertaining. Stephen King is not only a good writer but such a great storyteller he can probably write a story about any subject matter & I'd enjoy it. He's about the only one that can be crass & gross at times & still make me laugh. He's such an honest writer. He writes men like real men, the way they talk & their thoughts & tho ...more
NekoByun
Dec 09, 2016 NekoByun rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Bastante entretenido, sí. Pero no pasa más allá de eso. Me impactó en algunas escenas, por supuesto, lo malo es que el final no fue nada revelador y es lo que no me gustó. Quedé con la intriga de saber de donde provenía exactamente la niebla, o al menos que pasó con nuestros personajes. Un libro que angustia y flojea por partes iguales. Aún así vale la pena leer.
Rebecca McNutt
It seems like King got inspired by The Fog... and The Mist wasn't bad, but it was predictable, dragged on in many parts, and had odd things thrown into the story at random times, in a rather annoying way.
Melki
Jul 28, 2015 Melki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, tentacle-porn
What could be more horrifying than a bunch of scary things hiding in the fog?
Being trapped in a store with a bunch of people you can't stand, that's what!
King knows that hell is other people.

I'll take my chances with the tentacles.
Monstraf
Una historia increíble que en algunas ocasiones incluso me asusté. Podría haber tenido más puntuación si el final fuera igual que el de la película. El final de la película fue inimaginable, de esos finales que te dejan sin aliento. No puedo decir lo mismo del final del libro.
Joel
Aug 12, 2013 Joel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*4.5
¡Oh Sí! ¡Hace mucho que no leía algo que me sorprendiera tanto!

"La niebla" es parte del original en inglés "Skeleton Crew". En español fue dividido en cuatro libros distintos siendo este el segundo que leo (El primero fue: La Expedición ) y la verdad que lo he disfrutado muchísimo.
Esta edición tiene tres historias que son:

La niebla: El relato principal del tomo y la verdad el mejor de los tres. Un relato atrapante que desde la primer página nos cautivará. La niebla narra como un grupo de per
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