Now in a mass-market paperback premium edition—the instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Stephen King delivers an “outstanding” (USA TODAY) collection of stories, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. “I’ve made some things for you, Constant Reader. …Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.” Since Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled an entire generation of readers with his genius as a prominent writer of short fiction. Now in his latest collection, he once again assembles a generous array of unforgettable, tantalizing tales—including those that, until recently, have never been published in a book (such as the story “Cookie Jar,” which is exclusive to this edition). There are thrilling connections between these works—themes of mortality, the afterlife, guilt, and what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. Magnificent, eerie, and utterly compelling, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is one of Stephen King’s finest gifts to readers everywhere—a master storyteller at his very best.
Warning: This is an independent addition to The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. As the author of such classic horror and supernatural novels as "The Stand," "Carrie," and "The Shining," Stephen King has frequently been dubbed - appropriately enough - "The King of Horror." While best known for his books and the movies inspired by many of them, King has also been prolific in short stories, with about 200 published. "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams" collects 18 of King's short stories and two of his poems, some of which are original to the book while others are reprints. For those familiar with King's writing, many of the stories contain the supernatural elements of horror that King is best known for - such as "Mile 81," "Bad Little Kid," and "Ur." Just as many stories in this collection, however, are likely to surprise King fans. Some, while rich in horror, evoke fear without summoning fantastic or science fiction elements. In these stories - such as "Premium Harmony," "Batman and Robin Have an Altercation," or "Morality" - the horrific situations are completely plausible, even realistic. That doesn't make the plots any less pleasantly terrible. King even dips occasionally into genres he's not normally associate with, such as Westerns, humor, or narrative poetry. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved
The Stephen King Amusement Park - an unnerving experience, with rides every which way to hell . . . and a few to glory. A solitary finger pokes out of a drain. Novelty teeth turn predatory. The Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile, the legend of Castle Rock returns . . . and grows on you. What does it all mean? What else could it mean? Stephen King is here with a powerful collection of stories - a vast, many-chambered cave of a volume. The long reach of Stephen King's imagination will take you on a roller coaster to places you've never been before. You will lose sleep. But Stephen King, writing to beat the devil, will do your dreaming for you.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: By Stephen King | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is a collection of short stories written by Stephen King. The collection was published November 5, 2015, and contains stories written by King from 2009 to 2015. Each of these stories has previously been published in a magazine or newspaper. The collection covers the themes of guilt, morality, death, the afterlife, and the changing course of life. Many of the characters in the collection are nearing the end of their lives. The characters also have many encounters with the supernatural throughout. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams won the Shirley Jackson Award for Single Author Collection in 2015. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and its world come alive, and even after the last page of the book is closed, the story still lives on, inciting questions and curiosity. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into this world that continues to lives on. These questions can be used to… Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
A collection of tales to invade and paralyse the mind as the safe light of day is infiltrated by the shadows of the night. As you read, the clutching fingers of terror brush lightly across the nape of the neck, reach round from behind to clutch and lock themselves, white-knuckled, around the throat. This is the horror of ordinary people and everyday objects that become strangely altered; a world where nothing is ever quite what it seems, where the familiar and the friendly lure and deceive. A world where madness and blind panic become the only reality.
SIX SCARY STORIES SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY STEPHEN KING Winning stories from The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Hodder-Guardian competition The Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology: WILD SWIMMING by Elodie Harper EAU-DE-ERIC by Manuela Saragosa THE SPOTS by Paul Bassett Davies THE UNPICKING by Michael Button LA MORT DE L'AMANT by Stuart Johnstone THE BEAR TRAP by Neil Hudson Stephen King discovered these stories when he judged a competition run by Hodder & Stoughton and the Guardian to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. He was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toy, dipping your toe into the water or counting the spots on a leopard...
In the 1930s, William Sloane wrote two brilliant novels that gave a whole new meaning to cosmic horror. In To Walk the Night, Bark Jones and his college buddy Jerry Lister, a science whiz, head back to their alma mater to visit a cherished professor of astronomy. They discover his body, consumed by fire, in his laboratory, and an uncannily beautiful young widow in his house—but nothing compares to the revelation that Jerry and Bark encounter in the deserts of Arizona at the end of the book. In The Edge of Running Water, Julian Blair, a brilliant electrophysicist, has retired to a small town in remotest Maine after the death of his wife. His latest experiments threaten to shake up the town, not to mention the universe itself.
It came from the mind of Stephen King... You've seen the films, now read the original stories - and get a unique insight into Stephen King's take on the productions. For Stephen King, the experience of seeing his works of short fiction adapted for major Hollywood films has created its own tales, and he shares them here: five of his celebrated short stories, plus King's personal commentary, his all-new introductions, and essential, behind-the-scenes revelations. Read on to discover the truth behind: The Shawshank Redemption (based on the novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption), 1408, Children of the Corn, The Mangler, Hearts in Atlantis (based on Low Men in Yellow Coats).
Adapted as a major TV series, produced by Steven Spielberg, King's bestselling novel centres on a small town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible dome. In UNDER THE DOME, King has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don't read it, you live it. It is the story of the small town of Chester's Mill, Maine which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out. The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late . . .