Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing 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. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and 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. Other stories 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, the names of 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.
Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant reader—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.” @goodreads
I'm not going to go into each and every story, you can read that from some other reviews :) Although I liked most of the stories there are four that are my favorites and I will list those!
THIS ONE WAS MY FAVORITE
This one tells about the extremes a man that loves his wife will go and it's so... just ick.. and I love it so much! :-)
I loved this one because I love the idea of a monster car and what that car did! I don't really care about the stupidity of some of the people, lol, I just love the whole idea!
I liked this one because the son goes and gets his dad each week to go out to eat, his dad is slowly losing his memory. They have a really nice time eating, but then something happens on the way back to the nursing home and it was just so cool what ole pops did when he knew his son was in trouble. And after all was said and done, pops just goes back to talking about something he remembers years ago :-)
AND LAST ON MY LIST
I really wanted someone to end this bad little kid, but this little kid is not what he seems, like you didn't figure that out! What would you do if you have an evil little person following you all of your days.....
I very much enjoyed the book, there were a few I didn't care for but most of them, even the little stories I thought were good because they were really a bad dream for that person dealing with it.
Kudos, Mr. King! :-)
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