Stephen King - The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
English | Hodder & Stoughton | 2015 | ISBN: 9781473698901 | 496 Pages | EPUB | 3 MB
A generous collection of thrilling stories - some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one book for the first time - with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivationˇ
The No. 1 bestselling writer has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first collection NIGHT SHIFT was published. He describes the nature of the form in his introduction to the book: 'There's something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, likeˇa beautiful curio for sale laid out on a cheap blanket at a street bazaar.'
In THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS there is a curio for every reader - a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again, a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries, a poignant tale about the end of the human race and a firework competition between neighbours which reaches an explosive climax. There are also intriguing connections between the stories; themes of morality, guilt, the afterlife and what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past.
Effervescent yet poignant, juxtaposing the everyday against the unexpected, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader as well as to those fascinated by the autobiographical insights in his celebrated non-fiction title ON WRITING.
'I made them especially for you', says King. 'Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.'
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS
Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
Bad Little Kid
The Bone Church
Herman Wouk Is Still Alive
Under the Weather
The Little Green God of Agony
That Bus Is Another World
Through the Dark
This is War, Baby
A Hymn Before Battle
Dance of Dreams (Language of Love #8) by Nora Roberts (Audiobook)
Hans Christian Andersen - Contes Merveilleux
Romantic Atheism: Poetry and Freethought, 1780-1830
Aber erst wird gegessen: Schon wieder Weihnachten mit der buckligen Verwandtschaft
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