Full Dark, No Stars
Hold up wait a minute King of fiction releases novellas, stop all reading! Bump up to the front of your to-read list! Essential reading right now! Beauty of Kindle is that i could start reading instantly on release date.
King sums these stories in his afterward he says
" I have tried my best in Full Dark, No Stars to record what people might do, and how they might behave, under certain dire circumstances. The people in these stories are not without hope, but they acknowledge that eve...more
1. 1922 - This story is actually a confession of a man who has just murdered his wife. He has even dragged his innocent 14 year old son into this as well, which is very heartbreaking. I feel this story makes you realize that our actions have consequences that we will somehow at some point feel. Is it karma? What goes around, comes around? Ghosts? Insanity? This man, after committing this heinous crime f...more
would not otherwise have heard of. Some have become new favorites.
But no matter how enjoyable these authors' works are, none of them can
compare to the security and enjoyment of going back to Stephen King.
I often complain of being a relatively slow reader. But this is never the case with King. He has the wonderful gift of emotionally involving you into a story, coming to know and understand his characters, and when this happens...more
Steve King has abandoned the supernatural in favor of something even creepier: REALITY. Do you really know what evil lurks inside that person curled up next to you in bed? Or that gray-haired, seemingly benign librarian? Or the guy who's been your best buddy since childhood? Or YOU, for that matter?
King takes on these questions here in three novellas and one short-ish story.
In Big Driver, Tess is the author of the cozy and bland Willow Grove Knitting Societ...more
King one of the few contemporary and succesful practicioners in the vastly ignored field of the short story, but he's probably the sole writer who enj...more
The story is very compelling and you're drawn in from the start. And there's a good message that we can all take to heart...more
The title really sets up the collection well - make no mistake, these are dark tales, in places gruesome and hard to read. All of these stories feature ordinary characters forced to make awful choices. What choices! These choices resonate with power because they don't relate to the supernatural in any way (except for th...more
This is a collection of four short stories or novellas, or five if you have the bonus story 'Under the Weather.' I don't want to give anything away for those who haven't read it, but I will say these stories are dark. They make you question what you would do in these situations, or at least they made me question what I would do. The bonus story, 'Under the Weather' was my least favorite. There was something about it, and I can't quite p...more
*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*
First off, I'm an avid reader of all things Stephen King. I love him. I worship his words and fall in love with his imagery. The man can command language in such a way that a 20 page short story sucks me in, drags me away from real life, and leaves me so satisfied that I crave a cigarette to bring me down from my high. So, let's just say that when my dad handed me King's newest book-a collection of short stories-called Full Dark, No Stars, I may...more
From the opening story, 19...more
The 2nd story of the book was quite a page turner. I started in Jardin du Luxembourg, continued throughout my CDG-BOS flight (instead...more
The audiobook is on (12) cds, and the two readers, Craig Wasson and...more
I began Full Dark, No Stars with a sinking feeling in my stomach, as the first story was awfully reminiscent of Delores Claiborne.
"Oh, SK, I really do love you, but at times your formulas can get a bit tedious."
But when ha...more
1922: The longest story and by far the most horrifying. It is written as a confession from a man who kills his wife and how she tortures him after she’s dead. Very reminiscent of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. I think this story was the most disturbing for me because it’s told by the murderer himself, in his own point-of-view. This story had some scary moments that made me regret reading it at night. King really goes into the dark corners of the killer’s mind. Definit...more
That said, I liked Full Dark, but didn’t love it. I don’t feel like this is a book of his that I’ll be drawn to reread. For me, the theme tying the stories together is one of revenge. Revenge st...more
I don't think I've read anything by Stephen King that really qualifies as historical fiction, so this was pretty different (I know The Green Mile and some others take place mostly in the past, but usually as a long flashback from contemporary times). "1922" is one man's confession about killing his wife and how it destroys his life... at first you think it's all psychological consequences, then the supernatural stuff starts up.
The only thing that nagged at me througho...more
There is no light at the end of the tunnel in these stories and one of them is nothing short of depressing. However, I really enjoyed the other three - especially the one entitled, 'Big Driver' about the woman who is raped and left for dead. I found the emotional trauma she went through t...more
Food: blood sausage. A little gross, a bit of an adventure that you're not sure you want to dig into, but ultimate...more
"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger . . ." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922," the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness. In "Big Driver," a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger al...more
Tutto ciò non accade in Notte Buia, Niente Stelle, una vera e propria prova di bravura per il re dell'horror.
Si tratta di 4 racconti che hanno come minimo comun denominatore la violenza e le donne. Tra questi, ne ho trovati particolarmente agghiaccianti due. Il primo "1922", parla della follia omicida di un co...more
Full Dark, No Stars is a collection of f...more
FULL DARK, NO STARS, toute la portée du génie de l'auteur se lit déjà dans ce titre...more
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Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his parents separated when Stephen was a toddler, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family...more