The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
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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 many 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.
-Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
-Bad Little Kid
-The Bone Church
-Herman Wouk Is Still Alive
-Under the Weather
-The Little Green God of Agony
-That Bus Is Another World
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
These teeth are sharp!
In the foreword Stephen King writes that the best of these stories have teeth and he wasn't kidding. Some of them have very sharp teeth. All the stories are well written and most are quite dark and nasty. If you're willing to go there you won't regret it
A collection of short stories and a poem, with comments from Mr King before each story. Some of the stories have been published before (individually in magazines, the internet, etc) and are conveniently collected here. The rest are new. I've been a Constant Reader since Carrie was published, and I found this book to be very different from previous published books. More clinical, and much more depressing. The new short stories ended rather abruptly, and seemed odd. Still added to my collection for completeness.
Quantity over Quality
I was hoping for more horror or twilight zone twists and turns or irony. Many of the stories seemed to promise this but ended anti-climatic. I liked Full- Dark better even thought it had less stories they were richer and more twisted.