Book Reviews, Stephen King

Roadwork * Stephen King short story

Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. It reminded me a lot of The Running Man where the guy sticks it to the system grand style and goes down in flames.… Continue reading Roadwork * Stephen King short story

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Dean Koontz’ The Final Hour

I'm so looking forward to reading "Ashley Bell" but in the mean time I have to satisfy my appetite with a smaller novella. Following Last Light comes Final Hour, the second of two standalone eBook original novellas leading in to Ashley Bell, the highly anticipated new novel of suspense from Dean Koontz! that September day,… Continue reading Dean Koontz’ The Final Hour

Book Reviews

Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

I read this lovely book while sitting on a 2h commute and I think I laughed and I cried and I felt like having a baby just here and now.  I recommend this book to any new mother to be - either by adopting, using a carrier mommy or even by carrying the little bundle… Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

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The man in the black coat * Stephen King Short Story

A man in his eighties should be well past the terrors of childhood, but as my infirmities slowly creep up on me, like waves licking closer and closer to some indifferently built castle of sand, that terrible face grows clearer and clearer in my mind’s eye. It glows like a dark star in the constellations… Continue reading The man in the black coat * Stephen King Short Story

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L.T.’s Theory of Pets * Stephen King short story

I love a story with a twist. And this one is about a quarreling couple who own a cat and a dog. LT and Lulu got each other the pet they wanted most to celebrate their anniversary together. The problem was that the dog that she got him took to her more than him and… Continue reading L.T.’s Theory of Pets * Stephen King short story

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Autopsy in room 4 * Stephen King Short Story

"Subject is a white Caucasian, age forty - four," Pete says, speaking for the mike now, speaking for posterity. "His name is Howard Randolph Cottrell, residence is 1566 Laurel Crest Lane, here in Derry." Imagine you are on an autopsy table. Not dead but breathing ever so slightly. And everyone thinks you are dead. You get undressed, you get checked… Continue reading Autopsy in room 4 * Stephen King Short Story

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Stephen King * Thinner

Thinner is about a fat man who is cursed by a gypsy and loses weight. If that’s all there was to it I’m sure we’d all be running out to find ourselves a Romany, but that’s not how curses work. Billy Halleck, the fat man, can’t stop losing weight and it’s going to kill him. “Some… Continue reading Stephen King * Thinner

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Stephen King * The night shift * The Graveyard Shift

From The Night Shift 1978 short story collection comes another one of the dark kind. A young drifter named Hall has been working at a decrepit textile mill in a small town in Maine when the cruel foreman, Warwick, recruits him and others to assist with a massive cleaning effort. The basement of the old… Continue reading Stephen King * The night shift * The Graveyard Shift

Fanfiction

One for the road * Stephen King

Do you remember the creepy vampire - infested Salem's Lot? This is a side story of what can happen if you detour and end up in it. This tale is narrated in the first person by Booth, an elderly resident of a small town that neighbors Jerusalem's Lot, Maine. "What's this town, Jerusalem's Lot?" he… Continue reading One for the road * Stephen King

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Stephen King – The Lawnmower Man

This is one of those Stephen King novels that from 30 odd pages got turned into a 1h movie. A bad one as well! Really creepy. NOTE: This story has absolutely nothing to do with the movie; King had to sue to get his name taken off the title. One summer, Harold Parkette is in need… Continue reading Stephen King – The Lawnmower Man