The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1501197959
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Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes the story “Premium Harmony”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine The masterful #1 New York Times bestselling story collection from O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King that includes twenty-one iconic stories with accompanying autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write (or rewrite) each one. For more than thirty-five years, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he introduces each story with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. As Entertainment Weekly said about this collection: “Bazaar of Bad Dreams is bursting with classic King terror, but what we love most are the thoughtful introductions he gives to each tale that explain what was going on in his life as he wrote it." There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. In “Afterlife,” a man who died of colon cancer keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Others address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win. “I made these stories especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.” Stories include: -Mile 81 -Premium Harmony -Batman and Robin Have an Altercation -The Dune -Bad Little Kid -A Death -The Bone Church -Morality -Afterlife -Ur -Herman Wouk Is Still Alive -Under the Weather -Blockade Billy -Mister Yummy -Tommy -The Little Green God of Agony -Cookie Jar -That Bus Is Another World -Obits -Drunken Fireworks -Summer Thunder

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1473698936
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nightmares Dreamscapes

Nightmares   Dreamscapes
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 992
ISBN: 9781501192036
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collection of 23 short stories--from classic horror to vampire thrillers, imitations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Raymond Chandler, a teleplay, and a non-fiction bonus, a heartfelt little piece on Little League baseball.

A Book of Horrors

A Book of Horrors
Author: Stephen Jones
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781250018533
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Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of original horror and dark fantasy from the world's best writers, including Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist Many of us grew up on The Pan Book of Horror Stories and its later incarnations, Dark Voices and Dark Terrors (The Gollancz Book of Horror), which won the World Fantasy Award, the Horror Critics' Guild Award and the British Fantasy Award, but for a decade or more there has been no non-themed anthology of original horror fiction published in the mainstream. Now that horror has returned to the bookshelves, it is time for a regular anthology of brand-new fiction by the best and brightest in the field, both the Big Names and the most talented newcomers including: - Ramsey Campbell - Peter Crowther - Dennis Etchison - Elizabeth Hand - Brian Hodge - Caitlin R. Kiernan - Stephen King - John Ajvide Lindqvist - Richard Christian Matheson - Reggie Oliver - Robert Shearman - Angela Slatter - Michael Marshall Smith - Lisa Tuttle A Book of Horrors will be the foremost in the field: an eclectic collection of the very best chiller fiction from across the world.

The Lost Art of Reading

The Lost Art of Reading
Author: David L. Ulin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781570617218
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Sasquatch Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesn't matter. The key is the act of reading, and it's seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the accompanying focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Are we willing to risk our collective interest in contemplation, nuanced thinking, and empathy? Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, to pages.

Mile 81

Mile 81
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 70
ISBN: 9781444732436
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Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the heart of Stand By Me and the genius horror of Christine, MILE 81 is Stephen King unleashing his imagination as he drives past one of those road signs . . . At Mile 81 on the Maine Turnpike is a boarded up rest stop, a place where high school kids drink and get into the kind of trouble high school kids have always gotten into. It's the place where Pete Simmons goes when his older brother heads off to the gravel pit to play 'paratroopers over the side'. Pete, armed with only the magnifying glass he got for his tenth birthday, finds a discarded bottle of vodka in the boarded up burger shack and drinks enough to pass out. That's why he doesn't notice a freshly mud-spattered station wagon (which is strange because there hadn't been any rain in New England for over a week) which veers into the Mile 81 rest area, ignoring the sign that reads 'closed, no services'. The driver's door opens but nobody gets out . . .

Blockade Billy

Blockade Billy
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781451608212
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Release: 2010-05-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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In "Blockade Billy," a retired coach recounts the story of "Blockade Billy" Blakely, the only player to have his record erased from baseball history, and in "Morality," an elderly minister recovering from a stroke offers to pay his home care nurse a large

Time s Mistress

Time s Mistress
Author: Steven Savile
Pages: 234
ISBN: 1614752400
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Release: 2014-09-22
Editor: Wordfire Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Steven Savile's popular fantasy stories embrace all aspects of the fantastic. Be it the wonder of magical realism, the darkness of the macabre, or the mythological, these stories have one thing in common: faith. Savile offers up tales of hope and wonder in equal measure, whilst treating sadness as a long lost friend. Nothing in his world is quite as it seems. The world you think you know isn't the world you're about to enter. Everything you think you've learned about life is about to be unlearned. These are stories of love. These are stories of loss. In some you will find redemption, in others the simple act of memory is treacherous and cannot be trusted. But in all of them there is an aching sense of loss and love. Savile's stories here speak to the part in all of us who still dares to fall in love again after a broken heart. "Savile packs more imagination into a short story than many writers manage in a full novel." Hellnotes "Stories about life and death by a man who has clearly consorted with devils." TM Wright, bestselling author of A Manhattan Ghost Story "One of the most seriously creepy pieces it has been my pleasure to read in a long time." -- Charles de Lint, on Remember Me Yesterday. "A modern fantasist of the first order. Watch as Savile carves a niche for himself in the literature of the new millennium." -- Tim Lebbon "Troubling, moving, curiously gentle, and a pleasure to read all the way through." -- Ed Gorman. "Lyrical, passionate and poignant." -- Tom Piccirilli. "Savile manages to successfully evoke a wonderful sense of atmosphere and place, while contemporaneously managing to constantly build the conflict and tension, and swiftly move the action forward"-- Fear Zone

Six Scary Stories

Six Scary Stories
Author: Elodie Harper,Manuela Saragosa,Paul Bassett Davies,Michael Button,Stuart Johnstone,Neil Hudson
Pages: 69
ISBN: 9781473648265
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Release: 2016-08-25
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SIX SCARY STORIES SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY STEPHEN KING Winning stories from The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Hodder-Guardian competition The Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology: WILD SWIMMING by Elodie Harper EAU-DE-ERIC by Manuela Saragosa THE SPOTS by Paul Bassett Davies THE UNPICKING by Michael Button LA MORT DE L'AMANT by Stuart Johnstone THE BEAR TRAP by Neil Hudson Stephen King discovered these stories when he judged a competition run by Hodder & Stoughton and the Guardian to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. He was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they were published together in one book. Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toy, dipping your toe into the water or counting the spots on a leopard...

The Grip of It

The Grip of It
Author: Jac Jemc
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780374716073
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Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: FSG Originals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award, Dan Chaon's Best of 2017 pick in Publishers Weekly, one of Vol. 1 Brooklyn's Best Books of 2017, a BOMB Magazine "Looking Back on 2017: Literature" Pick, and one of Vulture's 10 Best Thriller Books of 2017. Jac Jemc's The Grip of It is a chilling literary horror novel about a young couple haunted by their newly purchased home Touring their prospective suburban home, Julie and James are stopped by a noise. Deep and vibrating, like throat singing. Ancient, husky, and rasping, but underwater. “That’s just the house settling,” the real estate agent assures them with a smile. He is wrong. The move—prompted by James’s penchant for gambling and his general inability to keep his impulses in check—is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to start afresh. But this house, which sits between a lake and a forest, has its own plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to establish a sense of normalcy, the home and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings. The framework— claustrophobic, riddled with hidden rooms within rooms—becomes unrecognizable, decaying before their eyes. Stains are animated on the wall—contracting, expanding—and map themselves onto Julie’s body in the form of painful, grisly bruises. Like the house that torments the troubled married couple living within its walls, The Grip of It oozes with palpable terror and skin-prickling dread. Its architect, Jac Jemc, meticulously traces Julie and James’s unsettling journey through the depths of their new home as they fight to free themselves from its crushing grip.

Chattery Teeth and Other Stories

Chattery Teeth and Other Stories
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1627152989
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Release: 2014-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Paranorthern

Paranorthern
Author: Stephanie Cooke
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780358169000
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Release: 2021
Editor: Etch/Hmh Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In this middle-grade graphic novel, a witch named Abby and her three friends-a wolf-girl, a ghost, and a pumpkinhead-band together to try and save their supernatural town from an invasion of rabid (but adorable) chaos bunnies"--

Horror Short Stories

Horror Short Stories
Author: Joanna Blythe
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1788285417
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Release: 2018-07
Editor: Sirius Entertainment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of bone-chilling tales is sure to keep readers awake for many nights. It includes stories from classic writers such as Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, William Hope Hodgson and Ambrose Bierce. Their haunting visions of cosmic terrors and everyday frights provide a thrilling excursion into the eerie depths of the horror genre.

Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams
Author: R.L. Stine
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781439120385
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Release: 2008-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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It’s just a bad dream—but it seems so real. Every night Maggie Travers has the same horrible dream. Every night she is forced to watch the same murder. And every night the girl in her dream cries out for help. Maggie is afraid to go to sleep again. But when the terrifying dream starts to come true and the gruesome accidents begin, staying awake is the real nightmare!

The Grownup

The Grownup
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 63
ISBN: 9780804188975
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Release: 2015
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a charlatan "psychic" visits her Victorian home to find the source of her terror and grief, Susan, the psychic, and her teenage stepson are soon forced to confront the truth about ghosts.

Nightmares in the Sky

Nightmares in the Sky
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1627152970
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Release: 2014-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Coming Soon

Coming Soon
Author: Michael Barber
Pages: 326
ISBN: 193101826X
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Release: 2005
Editor: Emmaus Road Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is there a book of the Bible more often discussed and yet less understood than the Book of Revelation? The "seven seals." The "dragon." The "beast." The "sea of glass." The fantastic imagery found in the Book of Revelation has long captivated Christians but remains mysterious to many. In the midst of so much discussion about the end times, what does Revelation teach us about living in the present moment, with our eyes focused on the heavenly Jerusalem? Michael Barber's Coming Soon explores these questions by taking a detailed look at Revelation and its rich tapestry of prophecy, history, and biblical allusion. Barber explores the profound link between the Mass celebrated here on earth and the eternal reality of heaven, demonstrating that the Apocalypse reveals truth that has practical implications for today and points to a firm hope in tomorrow. Coming Soon is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Revelation using the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition of the Bible. Barber provides a Catholic interpretation, which sees the liturgical background of this book of Scripture-a perspective missing in many Protestant commentaries.

The Rim of Morning

The Rim of Morning
Author: William Sloane
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781590179079
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: New York Review of Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the 1930s, William Sloane wrote two brilliant novels that gave a whole new meaning to cosmic horror. In To Walk the Night, Bark Jones and his college buddy Jerry Lister, a science whiz, head back to their alma mater to visit a cherished professor of astronomy. They discover his body, consumed by fire, in his laboratory, and an uncannily beautiful young widow in his house—but nothing compares to the revelation that Jerry and Bark encounter in the deserts of Arizona at the end of the book. In The Edge of Running Water, Julian Blair, a brilliant electrophysicist, has retired to a small town in remotest Maine after the death of his wife. His latest experiments threaten to shake up the town, not to mention the universe itself.

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781476727660
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Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor! From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times). Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival...

The Outsider

The Outsider
Author: Stephen King
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781473676411
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Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a major HBO and Sky Atlantic limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn. 'If you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one' Daily Mail A horrifying crime. Water-tight evidence points to a single suspect. Except he was seventy miles away, with an iron-clad alibi. Detective Anderson sets out to investigate the impossible: how can the suspect have been both at the scene of the crime and in another town?