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Just After Sunset: Stories by Stephen King

Just After Sunset: Stories (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Stephen King

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Title:Just After Sunset: Stories
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Pocket (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 576 pages
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Tags:In English language, Inglise keeles, fiction, short stories, horror fiction, fantasy fiction

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Just After Sunset: Stories by Stephen King (2008)

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Wonderful book full of spine-tingling stories. King never fails to surprise me. ( )
  allyofthedawn | Sep 12, 2015 |
Somewhat uneven collection of horror and suspense stories. ( )
  dickmanikowski | Aug 11, 2015 |
His latest collection of short stories. Some I loved, others were just alright and some were rereads of short stories that have been published before. As I have mentioned before I am a huge King fan, so as long as he keeps writing I will keep reading. ( )
  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
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This collection contains some of the less memorable of King's stories. He can't unfold his narative qualities in these short pieces, although some stories published elsewhere ("Everything's Eventual") give evidence that length doesn't necessarily matter. Some good ideas (the COD one), but others resemble thrillerellas (the chase on the beach and the portasand one) or are downright ridiculous ("Cat from Hell"). I did like "Things they left behind", although it's maybe more the pathos than the story itself, which isn't a plot, but just a platform for the underlying idea.
  Kindlegohome | Jul 10, 2015 |
King's previous three collections have been so poor that I put off reading this for quite a while, but it's actually rather good. If you've come here direct from Maugham or Clarke or Asimov you'll probably think I'm talking shit, but if you've come from Everything's Eventual then you're in for a pleasant surprise. The Gingerbread Girl was so tense at one point that I had to go and do the washing up. ( )
  Lukerik | May 12, 2015 |
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"I can fancy what you saw. Yes; it is horrible enough; but after all, it is an old story, an old mystery played....Such forces cannot be named, cannot be spoken, cannot be imagined except under a veil and a symbol, a symbol to the most of us appearing a quaint, poetic fancy, to some a foolish tale. But you and I, at all events, have known something of the terror that may dwell in the secret place of life, manifested under human flesh; that which is without form taking to itself a form. Oh, Austin, how can it be? How is it that the very sunlight does not turn to blackness before this thing, the hard earth melt and boil beneath such a burden?" -- Arthur Machen, The Great God Pan
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One day in 1972, I came home from work and found my wife sitting at the kitchen table with a pair of gardening shears in front of her.
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Contains the following stories;
The Gingerbread Girl
Harvey's Dream
Rest Stop
Stationary Bike
The Things They Left Behind
Graduation Afternoon
The Cat From Hell
The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates
A Very Tight Place

AR 5.9, 21 pts
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This collection of short works is comprised of pieces that previously appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Playboy, and McSweeney's, in a volume that includes such tales as ""The Gingerbread Girl"" and "N."

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