Synopses & Reviews
A national bestseller, this collection of 23 short stories contains something for everyone--from classic horror stories to vampire thrillers, from gripping tales of suspense to brilliant imitations of the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Also includes a Castle Rock story that serves as an epilogue to the bestselling Needful Things.
"[A] wonderful cornucopia....There are no stories fans will want to skip, and some are superb....The power of this collection lies in the amazing richness of his fevered imagination he just can't be stopped from coming up with haunting plots." Publishers Weekly
"Thoroughly exciting...scary and real." Chicago Tribune
"A King-sized success." Columbia Herald
"Gather around the pages of his literary campfire, and he'll weave you a darn good yarn." Houston Chronicle
"When you're reading him, you can think that Stephen King is the best writer in America." Booklist
A terrifying collection of twenty short stories and other writings devilishly designed by the bestselling master of horror, Stephen King, to take you where you never dreamed of going before...
Twenty superlative stories that take King's millions of fans where they never dreamed of going before. Included, too, are a telescript that made home screen history, a startling poem, and an essay that Stephen King regards as his best nonfiction writing.
Wonderful...an illusionist extraordinaire, King peoples his fiction with believable characters. (Publishers Weekly)
About the Author
Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.
Table of Contents
Dolan's Cadillac -- The End of the Whole Mess -- Suffer the Little -- Children -- The Night Flier -- 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