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Nightmares & Dreamscapes (original 1993; edition 2009)

by Stephen King

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Title:Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Pocket Books (2009), Edition: Reissue, Mass Market Paperback, 912 pages
Collections:Your library, SIM card
Rating:*****
Tags:horror, short stories

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Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King (1993)

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There's a variety in this collection in addition to short stories, including an essay, a poem and a reimagined Hindu parable.

Some of my favorite stories are "The Night Flier," "The Moving Finger," "Umney's Last Case" and "The Ten O'clock People." ( )
  SebastianHagelstein | Apr 7, 2015 |
Not destined to be a classic, but still a very readable collection and a fun way to pass the afternoon. King's short stories are more or less always reliable. I am absurdly fond of "The Ten O'Clock People," which is kind of a silly story when you think about it. ( )
  sturlington | Feb 27, 2015 |
Bought the kindle version specifically to read 'The Doctor's Case'
  echoindarkness | Dec 17, 2014 |
A proof copy of the book is available in the giant Stephen King contest for the 20 years of the Club Stephen King : more than 100 gifts to win ! >>> http://clubstephenking.com/ ( )
  ClubStephenKing | Apr 11, 2014 |
Another book by 'The King' of horror that you won't want to read alone on a cold, dark night. ( )
  MFRizzi | Jan 29, 2014 |
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In memory of Thomas Williams, 1926-1991: poet, novelist, and great American storyteller.
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When I was a kid I believed everything I was told, everything I read, and every dispatch sent out by my own overheated imagination. (Introduction)
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Short story collection containing the following titles:

| Dolan's Cadillac
| The End of the Whole Mess
| Suffer the Little Children
| The Night Flyer
| Popsy
| It Grows on You
| Chattery Teeth
| Dedication
| The Moving Finger
| Sneakers
| You Know They Got a Hell of a Band
| Home Delivery
| Rainy Season
| My Pretty Pony
| Sorry, Right Number
| The Ten O'Clock People
| Crouch End
| The House on Maple Street
| The Fifth Quarter
| The Doctor's Case
| Umney's Last Case
| Head Down
| Brooklyn August
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0451180232, Mass Market Paperback)

Many people who write about horror literature maintain that mood is its most important element. Stephen King disagrees: "My deeply held conviction is that story must be paramount.... All other considerations are secondary--theme, mood, even characterization and language."

These fine stories, each written in what King calls "a burst of faith, happiness, and optimism," prove his point. The theme, mood, characters, and language vary, but throughout, a sense of story reigns supreme. Nightmares & Dreamscapes contains 20 short tales--including several never before published--plus one teleplay, one poem, and one nonfiction piece about kids and baseball that appeared in the New Yorker. The subjects include vampires, zombies, an evil toy, man-eating frogs, the burial of a Cadillac, a disembodied finger, and a wicked stepfather. The style ranges from King's well-honed horror to a Ray Bradbury-like fantasy voice to an ambitious pastiche of Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald. And like a compact disc with a bonus track, the book ends with a charming little tale not listed in the table of contents--a parable called "The Beggar and the Diamond." --Fiona Webster

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A collection of short stories including classic tales of the macabre and the monstrous, cutting-edge explorations of the borderlands between good and evil, brilliant pastiches of Chandler and Conan Doyle and much more.

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