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Just After Sunset (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Stephen King

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Title:Just After Sunset
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Simon & Schuster Ome (2009), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 576 pages
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Just After Sunset: Stories by Stephen King (2008)

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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 |
A book of short stories by Stephen King. There were some good ones - other more forgettable but none up to the standard of his early short stories like The Body.
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  PaddySheridan | Mar 8, 2015 |
A collection of tales, all modern day, dealing with a variety of horror & grief related issues. Common themes here include the Afterlife, it's presence or absence, grief, loss, murder, & ageing. These were readable without necessarily being fantastically enjoyable. The premise was often interesting, but the pacing & the narrative slow paced, & discursive. These are criticisms I've certainly had of King when I read him when I was younger. He almost lets the waffle get in the way of a good story. This probably wouldn't be a bad holiday book but wouldn't be something I'd keep unless I was a King completist. ( )
  aadyer | Dec 9, 2014 |
This is a limited edition of only 500 copies numbered and presented in a slipcase in the original shrinkwrap and includes a facsimile signed letter from Stephen King, and a DVD with a graphic animation film of 'N.', one of the short stories from the book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
  PBlock | Oct 28, 2014 |
Reading the first story, Willa. He builds suspense well. Too many adverbs though... ( )
  imaginationzombie | Sep 28, 2014 |
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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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For Heidi Pitlor
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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;
Willia
The Gingerbread Girl
Harvey's Dream
Rest Stop
Stationary Bike
The Things They Left Behind
Graduation Afternoon
N.
The Cat From Hell
The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates
Mute
Ayana
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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