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The Mist

by Stephen King

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A group of neighbors trapped in a grocery store by a supernatural mist--which may have been unintentionally unleashed by a nearby military base--must fight the horrific monsters that live within it.
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 The Weird Tradition: THE DEEP ONES: "The Mist" by Stephen King41 unread / 41artturnerjr, November 2014

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I have mixed feelings about this book.

As always, King writes in a smooth and user-friendly fashion that makes for easy and page turning reading. He also has the ability to build suspense, which was evident in this work as well.

However, one gets the feeling that King was crafting just one more work to add to his list and presumably income. There was nothing particularly interesting about the work, with the exception of the dynamic involving the old woman who prophesied the coming apocalypse. Otherwise, the creatures were simplistic and the ending was disappointing at best or lazy at worst.

Worth a read if you are simply looking for something light that will not take much time or effort. ( )
  la2bkk | Mar 12, 2023 |
Wow I loved this book. the creatures, the the setting, the way King shows human nature. I will be reading this again! ( )
  thunderstarsz | Feb 17, 2023 |
This is a short story from the Skeleton Crew. This is OK but certainly not one of his best. Soft and predictable. Its probably why I don't remember it from the Skeleton Crew. ( )
  JBreedlove | Jun 13, 2022 |
I enjoyed rereading this King novella which I’m guessing I last read 30 years ago. The narrator is convincing enough that he pulls you efficiently through the fantastic events of the tale, which hark back to the pulps but mixes in King’s trademark commentary on small town life. A fun read, and the ending is great. ( )
  whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
Mist is one of Stephen King's books that is intimate with few characters in a small setting taking place in a short time. I savored the intensity that can become too personal. I am glad he didn't (spoiler) kill the child off, but there are plenty of other bodies to satisfy the gorehound. I loved the ending, which leaves room for discussion and will never be satisfied. ( )
  nab6215 | Jan 18, 2022 |
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This is what happened. On the night of the worst heat wave in northern New England history finally broke -- the night of July 19th -- the entire western Maine region eas lashed with the most vicious thunder storm I have ever seen.
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