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On one of his business trips Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband It’s a horrifying discovery rendered with bristling intensity and it definitively ends a good marriage Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight which generated such enduring films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me Full Dark No Stars proves Stephen King a master of the long story form Audio CDs Hour. I reviewed it in the Guardian you can read the full review over at so I m not going to put it all up here for a while But it begins Novellas are an odd form of writing and there is no love for them in publishing They are the wrong size You need about four of them to make a standard sized bookIt has been almost 30 years since Stephen King s first set of four novellas Different Seasons four stories written in the golden dawn of his career They were mostly fantasy free and three of them were filmed as Stand By Me The Shawshank Redemption and Apt Pupil They were sharp smart dark stories of a perfect length to film longer than the short stories King had written for men s magazines early in his career shorter than the blockbuster novels he had started to carve out following the success of Carrie which was itself a novella padded out to novel length with commentary on the events of the book

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Ters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book club engagement Violated and left for dead Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face to face with another stranger the one inside herself “Fair Extension” the shortest of these tales is perhaps the funniest Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment When her husband of than twenty years is away. 1922 A man coerces his son into helping him murder his wife Can they keep their sanity in the aftermath1922 is a latter day retelling of A Telltale Heart only with rats and a Bonnie and Clyde side story It s also damn good and a prime example of what Stephen King can do when he has a limited number of pages to work with instead of the entire paper output of a redwood forestBig Driver After taking a shortcut down an unfamiliar road a writer is raped and left in a culvert to die but her attacker made a mistake He let her liveWow this was a powerful dark unsettling tale of rape and revenge Did I mention it was uncomfortable A woman getting raped is much horrifying than a nightmare clown lurking in the sewers I kept having revenge fantasies of my own on behalf of the women in my life while reading thisFair Extension When a mysterious stranger offers Harry Streeter 15 20 years of life he jumps at the chance But with deals of this kind there s always a catchThis one

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“ I believe there is another man inside every man a stranger ” writes Wilfred Full Dark MOBI #224 Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up “” the first in this pitch black uartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King For James that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness In “Big Driver” a cozy mystery writer named Tess encoun. Full Dark No Stars is as harrowing as it getsFor many years King s Different Seasons claimed the title of my 1 favorite short story collection Well you heard it hear first times they are a changingThat honor now goes to this delightfully dark collection that tells of ordinary people placed into extraordinary circumstances Full Dark No Stars is comprised of four novellas that each examine the deepest darkest corners of the human condition1922 5 starsBig Driver 5 starsFair Extension 5 starsA Good Marriage 45 starsI was pulled deep into every story until the entire atmosphere surrounded me The characters as always with King were so believably written Their thoughts were relatable and although grim peppered with classic King humor I cannot believe that I have waited this long to read this collection This is certain to be the first reading of many I love to reread his books as I always notice new things with rereads Overall I felt this was absolutely superb If you can


10 thoughts on “Full Dark No Stars

  1. says:

    Full Dark No Stars is as harrowing as it getsFor many years King's Different Seasons claimed the title of my #1 favorite short story c

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    this was fine1922 was the country bumpkin's rendition of poe's far superior the tell tale hearti genuinely have nothing nice or not to say about big driver and fair exchangethe good marriage wasgood probably my favorite lol212

  3. says:

    Life is fair We all get the same nine month shake in the box and then the dice roll Some people get a run of seve

  4. says:

    There’s a fair amount of criticism out there about Stephen King A lot of it is valid but there are certain times that he’s the perfect author to be reading Like last night when a winter storm blew through Freezing temperatures snow ice and

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    45 Stars Very Dark and Wonderfully Gruesome collection Was happy to have found this gem when cleaning and reorganizing one of my too many to read bookshelves here at home and even though I find I've already read each and every oneSHEESHI actual

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    1922 A man coerces his son into helping him murder his wife Can they keep their sanity in the aftermath?1922 is a latter day retelling of A Telltale Heart only with rats and a Bonnie and Clyde side story It's also damn good and a prime example of what Stephen King can do when he has a limited number of pages to work with instead of

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    Full Dark Four Stars In Full Dark No Stars we get four dark tales filled with murder revenge terror and death That my friend is regular Monday morning at Stephen King's head anyway Novella #1 1922 To be honest I picked up Full Dark No Stars aft

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    I reviewed it in the Guardian you can read the full review over at so I'm not going to put it all up here for a while But it begins Novellas a

  9. says:

    I may have stepped too far into the King waters this time I should probably stick closer to shore And I really

  10. says:

    I finishedFull Dark No Stars I always liked that title It’s a subtle warning for what lies ahead within these four novellas but I didn’t realize how accurate it was until I read them all Let me add a warning you before you decide to read them Not for the faint of heart Big Driver Tess is a mystery writer and like writers do she attends a few speaking engagements throughout the year Get close to her fans talk about her latest book and si

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