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Just After Sunset by Stephen King
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Oct 25, 14

bookshelves: horror, bir-2011, audiobook, anthology
Read from May 22 to 27, 2011

Stephen King is an excellent short story writer. I've always been so-so about his novels, but I really enjoyed this anthology. In particular I enjoyed the stories that were based on reality - serial killers, revenge stories, insanity. I am not as big a fan when ghosts and other paranormal things are in the stories.

My favorite stories were as follows. The Gingerbread Girl, which is about a woman trying to out run a serial killer; The Things They Left Behind, a surprisingly poignant story about a man dealing with survivors guilt after the 9/11 attacks; The Cat From Hell, a very freaky story about a truly evil cat; The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates, a story about a woman talking to her dead husband as he is waiting in limbo; and A Very Tight Place, which in it's depravity and pure gross factor, may be the most horrific story of them all.

I listened to the audio book and Stephen King actually reads the introduction and the notes at the end, which add a very interesting perspective to the collection. He talks about when the stories were first published and what he was going through when he wrote each of the stories. I highly recommend listening to this collection on audio, just don't do it as you drive home. at night. all alone.

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