With an afterword in which Stephen King describes the inspiration behind each of these short stories, this title contains close-up portraits which bristle with intensity.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010
: When a master of horror and heebie-jeebies like Stephen King calls his book Full Dark, No Stars
, you know you’re in for a treat--that is, if your idea of a good time is spent curled up in a ball wondering why-oh-why you started reading after dark. King fans (and those who have always wanted to give him a shot) will devour this collection of campfire tales where marriages sway under the weight of pitch-black secrets, greed and guilt poison and fester, and the only thing you can count on is that "there are always worse things waiting." Full Dark, No Stars
features four one-sitting yarns showcasing King at his gritty, gruesome, giddy best, so be sure to check under the bed before getting started. --Daphne Durham
Amazon Exclusive: Justin Cronin, Suzanne Collins, Margaret Atwood, and T.C. Boyle Review Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars
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|"King is Poe's modern heir, and no writer has a richer sense of the dark rooms in the human psyche and fiction's singular power to capture them." |
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review of "1922"
|"Fast-paced and beautifully plotted, 'Big Driver' pulls you into Tess's fragmented mind and holds you hostage until the story concludes." |
Read more of Suzanne Collins's
review of "Big Driver"
|"It wouldn't be Stephen King if somebody's messily bleeding neck did not sprout a huge white knob. As it were." |
Read more of Margaret Atwood's review
of "A Good Marriage"
|"[King's] very ordinary-looking devil has no use for human souls, which, in these enervated times, 'have become poor and transparent things.'" |
Read more of T.C. Boyle's review
of "Fair Extension"