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Staff Pick

Stephen King has done much of his best writing in the long-story form (including the novellas The Body, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, and The Langoliers), and Full Dark, No Stars proves no exception. These four tales are sinister, violent, haunting, and marvelously addictive.
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger..." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922," the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

In "Big Driver," a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

"Fair Extension," the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, Full Dark, No Stars proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.

Review:

"Eerie twists of fate drive the four longish stories in King's first collection since Just After Sunset (2008). In '1922,' a farmer murders his wife to retain the family land she hopes to sell, then watches his life unravel hideously as the consequences of the killing suggest a near-supernatural revenge. 'Big Driver' tells of an otherwise ordinary woman who discovers her extraordinary capacity for retribution after she is raped and left for dead. 'A Good Marriage' explores the aftermath of a wife's discovery of her milquetoast husband's sinister secret life, while 'Fair Extension,' the book's most disturbing story, follows the relationship between a man and the best friend on whom he preternaturally shifts all his bad luck and misfortune. As in Different Seasons (1982), King takes a mostly nonfantastic approach to grim themes. Now, as then, these tales show how a skilled storyteller with a good tale to tell can make unsettling fiction compulsively readable. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Review:

"Returning to the novella — possibly his brightest canvas — King provides four raw looks at the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception.... If anyone can get reluctant short-story and novella readers into the swing, he certainly can with this book." (Starred Review) Booklist

Review:

"This is classic King....he is at his most acute when he deals with human evil, the depravity of which we are capable and the lengths to which we will go to convince ourselves that we are good." LA Times

Review:

"Whatever the length at which he writes, Mr. King leaves readers with a simple, one-word message: Gotcha! " New York Times

Synopsis:

Following on the heels of his stunning #1 bestseller Under the Dome, Stephen King delivers a new collection of four original never-before-published stories, all linked by the common theme of retribution.

Synopsis:

A new collection of four never-before-published stories from Stephen King.

Synopsis:

FULL DARK, NO STARS.

Five unforgettable short works from the #1 internationally bestselling author . . . “Raw looks at the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception” (Booklist, starred review) from the greatest storyteller of our time.

Synopsis:

A volume of four previously unpublished short works includes "1922," in which a man explores his dark nature; "Big Driver," in which a writer confronts a stranger; "Fair Extension," in which a cancer patient makes a deal with the devil; and "A Good Marriage," in which a woman makes a horrifying discovery about her husband.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels, Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey's Story, and Bag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Table of Contents

1922 — Big driver — Fair extension — A good marriage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439192597
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Subject:
General
Author:
King Stephen
Author:
King, Stephen
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
General Fiction
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Audiobooks -- Fiction.
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Audio Books-Horror
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Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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NEWARRIVAL-FICTION
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Popular Fiction - Adventure
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main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
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Horror fiction
Subject:
Short stories, American
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Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Horror - General
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Fiction : Suspense
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Stories (single author)
Subject:
under the dome; just after sunset; stand by me; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; betrayal; LA book prize; car
Subject:
under the dome; just after sunset; stand by me; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; betrayal; LA book prize; car
Subject:
movie adaptation; lifetime movie; king of horror; big driver; a good marriage; under the weather; maria bello; serial killers; husband murder; just after sunset; stand by me; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining
Subject:
movie adaptation; lifetime movie; king of horror; big driver; a good marriage; under the weather; maria bello; serial killers; husband murder; just after sunset; stand by me; everyt
Subject:
hing s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; betrayal; LA book prize; carrie; the stand; bangor; maine; richard bachman; esquir
Subject:
movie adaptation; lifetime movie; king of horror; big driver; a good marriage; under the weather; maria bello; serial killers; husband murder; just after sunset; stand by me; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining
Subject:
movie adaptation; lifetime movie; king of horror; big driver; a good marriage; under the weather; maria bello; serial killers; husband murder; just after sunset; stand by me; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperback
Publication Date:
20110920
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
190.5 x 104.775 x 33.02 mm 332.937 gr

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Product details 576 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781439192597 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Stephen King has done much of his best writing in the long-story form (including the novellas The Body, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, and The Langoliers), and Full Dark, No Stars proves no exception. These four tales are sinister, violent, haunting, and marvelously addictive.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Eerie twists of fate drive the four longish stories in King's first collection since Just After Sunset (2008). In '1922,' a farmer murders his wife to retain the family land she hopes to sell, then watches his life unravel hideously as the consequences of the killing suggest a near-supernatural revenge. 'Big Driver' tells of an otherwise ordinary woman who discovers her extraordinary capacity for retribution after she is raped and left for dead. 'A Good Marriage' explores the aftermath of a wife's discovery of her milquetoast husband's sinister secret life, while 'Fair Extension,' the book's most disturbing story, follows the relationship between a man and the best friend on whom he preternaturally shifts all his bad luck and misfortune. As in Different Seasons (1982), King takes a mostly nonfantastic approach to grim themes. Now, as then, these tales show how a skilled storyteller with a good tale to tell can make unsettling fiction compulsively readable. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "Returning to the novella — possibly his brightest canvas — King provides four raw looks at the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception.... If anyone can get reluctant short-story and novella readers into the swing, he certainly can with this book." (Starred Review)
"Review" by , "This is classic King....he is at his most acute when he deals with human evil, the depravity of which we are capable and the lengths to which we will go to convince ourselves that we are good."
"Review" by , "Whatever the length at which he writes, Mr. King leaves readers with a simple, one-word message: Gotcha! "
"Synopsis" by , Following on the heels of his stunning #1 bestseller Under the Dome, Stephen King delivers a new collection of four original never-before-published stories, all linked by the common theme of retribution.
"Synopsis" by , A new collection of four never-before-published stories from Stephen King.
"Synopsis" by , FULL DARK, NO STARS.

Five unforgettable short works from the #1 internationally bestselling author . . . “Raw looks at the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception” (Booklist, starred review) from the greatest storyteller of our time.

"Synopsis" by , A volume of four previously unpublished short works includes "1922," in which a man explores his dark nature; "Big Driver," in which a writer confronts a stranger; "Fair Extension," in which a cancer patient makes a deal with the devil; and "A Good Marriage," in which a woman makes a horrifying discovery about her husband.
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