He’s a man with a body under siege—and the willingness to proceed with a cure so miraculous all one can do is gasp—in this chilling story by New York Times bestselling author Adam Haslett.
After years of traditional treatments and therapies, Derrick still suffers from pain ineluctable enough that it has become his identity. Then he hears of an exclusive, very private New Yo...more
Derrick has been dealing with extreme, untreatable pain for years. Nobody has been able to help. Then his cousin tells him about a miracle cure offered by a New York clinic. The treatments are expensive, but Derrick sees the improvement in his cousin so he decides it is worth trying. The treatment does work....but in very unexpected ways.
For me this story was about finding peace and not being in pain any more.
Maybe I'm just jaded, but really the whole Dark Corners collection was a little underwhelming.
I liked the cover best of all. But the story wasn't as creepy as the cover looked like it was going to be, which is a shame.
“She hadn’t requested a list of symptoms. Your experience of your condition as a whole—that’s what she wanted to know. It was as if, in a single stroke, she were undoing the very premise of all the treatments that had come before, the idea that the suffering could be anatomized and its components addressed. Her question bypassed all the particulars—the chronic pain, the mental tension, the exhaustion—in search of something else, of the person ...more
are u a scary story halloween fan?
Oh my goodness, what a great idea ...from the 7 books the ones I did enjoy the best were "The Sleep Tight Motel" 1st & "Hannah-Beast" 2nd, if you know anything about Beth... I love mysteries ...but I don't really enjoy the scary parts. I love parts of Halloween. but the happy sc ...more
Basically, the main character of the story has chronic pain (both emotional and physical) and he goes to a doctor for healing. It sounds like therapy, but what Dr. Lang really does shows people a life that is desired (without pain) and makes them choose if they want that nice life or their current lives.
The story wa ...more
The idea that some unique therapy could cure all these people ...more
This really is an awesome collection of ORIGINAL stories. I've enjoyed each and every one of them so far; and since I've read (or listened to) almost every one of them at this point, I hope Amazon publishes some new short horror stories real soon.
Unlike some of the other stories in the Dark Corners collection, "The Remedy" is not for young children; although I would probably let my teenager read it. This particular short story is about a ...more
It's anticlimactic and all sorts of wrong. I'd rather read a gorefest and gratuitous sex than this judgy dribble. 😐
I mean, seriously? I know fiction explores uncomfortable, unsettling subjects and spins them around ...more