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Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Skeleton Crew (1985)

by Stephen King

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Blut vereint 19 Kurzgeschichten, von denen mich einige mehr, andere weniger überzeugt haben. Folgende Titel sind enthalten:

Der Nebel
Hier seyen Tiger / Achtung – Tiger!
Der Affe
Kains Aufbegehren
Mrs. Todds Abkürzung
Der Jaunt / Travel
Der Hochzeitsempfang
Paranoid: Ein Gesang
Das Floß
Der Textcomputer der Götter
Der Mann, der niemandem die Hand geben wollte
Dünenwelt / Der Dünenplanet
Das Bildnis des Sensenmanns / Der Sensenmann
Für Owen
Onkel Ottos Lastwagen
Morgenlieferung (Milchmann 1)
Große Räder: Eine Geschichte aus dem Wäschereigeschäft (Milchmann 2)
Die Ballade von der flexiblen Kugel
Die Meerenge / Der Gesang der Toten

Von Der Nebel dürfte vielen die Verfilmung bekannt sein, wobei ich sagen muss, dass mir diese Kurzgeschichte eine ganz schöne Gänsehaut verursacht hat. Aber auch Omi, Nona, Das Floß, Paranoid: Ein Gesang und Der Affe gingen mir ganz schön unter die Haut. Überlebenstyp war einfach nur grauenerregend und würde als Verfilmung wohl meinen Würgereiz stark überstrapazieren. Die beiden Milchmann-Geschichten sind Teil eines Romans, den King nie beendet hat, wobei besonders erstere schon arg krass war. In Die Ballade von der flexiblen Kugel folgen wir erneut Schriftstellern in die Welt des Wahnsinns und der Paranoia und Die Meerenge empfand ich eher als sehr traurige Geschichte. Hier seyen Tiger lässt viele Fragen offen und Kains Aufbegehren hat starke Parallelen zu Amok, das King unter dem Pseudonym Richard Bachman veröffentlich hat.

Zusammen bietet jede Geschichte Abwechslung und King zeigt, dass er nicht nur Meister in langatmigen Romanen ist, sondern auch in Kurzgeschichten das Zeug dazu hat, den Leser zu fesseln.

Alles in allem fand ich Blut eine sehr unterhaltsame Sammlung, die alles bietet von kindlicher Angst bis zu erwachsener Paranoia. Definitiv lesenswert, wenn ich auch einige Pausen für notwendig erachtete, weil manche Geschichten doch zu sehr unter die Haut gingen. ( )
  Powerschnute | Mar 21, 2019 |
An above average collection of stories. The good stuff is superb, and the few low points are forgettable or forgivable. The capping story, "The Reach," reminds me of one of Wendell Berry's Port William stories with a hint of Gothic ghost story flair. It's really touching. The two that really stuck with me, though: "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet," the best King story-within-a-story, and one of his very early "The Reaper's Image," which reminds me of something from M.R. James. ( )
  wordsampersand | Dec 6, 2018 |
3.5 stars ( )
  Kirstielee | Apr 16, 2018 |
Steven King got me hooked on his short stories. ( )
  Brock883 | Mar 19, 2018 |
I'm a huge Stephen King fan... but....
while I very much enjoyed some of these stories (The Raft, The Jaunt, The Mist).. others didn't seem up to par. ( )
  LaurieGienapp | Dec 8, 2017 |
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Blanco, FranciscoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dobner, TullioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Körber, JoachimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I'm your boogie man, that's what I am, and I'm here to do whatever I can... -- K.C. and the Sunshine Band
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Please don't combine witch "Im Morgengrauen" or "Der Gesang der Toten" or "der Fornit"! These are only a part of Skeleton Crew
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Short story collection containing the following stories:

| The Mist
| Here There Be Tygers
| The Monkey
| Cain Rose Up
| Mrs Todd's Shortcut
| The Jaunt
| The Wedding Gig
| Paranoid: A Chant
| The Raft
| Word Processor of the Gods
| The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands
| Beachworld
| The Reaper's Image
| Nona
| For Owen
| Survivor Type
| Uncle Otto's Truck
| Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)
| Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman #2)
| Gramma
| The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet
| The Reach
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0451168615, Mass Market Paperback)

In the introduction to Skeleton Crew (1985), his second collection of stories, King pokes fun at his penchant for "literary elephantiasis," makes scatological jokes about his muse, confesses how much money he makes (gross and net), and tells a story about getting arrested one time when he was "suffused with the sort of towering, righteous rage that only drunk undergraduates can feel." He winds up with an invitation to a scary voyage: "Grab onto my arm now. Hold tight. We are going into a number of dark places, but I think I know the way."

And he sure does. Skeleton Crew contains a superb short novel ("The Mist") that alone is worth the price of admission, plus two forgettable poems and 20 short stories on such themes as an evil toy monkey, a human-eating water slick, a machine that avenges murder, and unnatural creatures that inhabit the thick woods near Castle Rock, Maine. The short tales range from simply enjoyable to surprisingly good.

In addition to "The Mist," the real standout is "The Reach," a beautifully subtle story about a great-grandmother who was born on a small island off the coast of Maine and has lived there her whole life. She has never been across "the Reach," the body of water between island and mainland. This is the story that King fans give to their friends who don't read horror in order to show them how literate, how charming a storyteller he can be. Don't miss it. --Fiona Webster

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A collection of Stephen King's imaginative stories of terror.

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