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Full Dark, No Stars

Format:  Paperback,

560 pages

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publish Date: Sep 2011

ISBN-13: 9781439192603

ISBN-10: 143919260X

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FULL DARK, NO STARS.
Five unforgettable short works from the #1 internationally bestselling author . . . "Raw looks at the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception" ("Booklist, "starred review) from the greatest storyteller of our time.

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Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish Date: Sep 2011
ISBN-13: 9781439192603
ISBN-10: 143919260X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 560
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 7.5 x 1.5

About the author

Biography of King, Stephen

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration.

Three months later, he received a $2, 500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success.

The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print.

Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Throught the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2011-10-01)

King, a modern master of short fiction, offers four disturbing but unforgettable novellas that explore our capacity for retribution. Narrators Craig Wasson and Jessica Hecht bring these psychological chillers to life. (LJ 3/15/11)

Review by Library Journal (2010-10-01)

Acclaimed horror/thriller author King's latest release (after Blockade Billy and Under the Dome) is another collection of satisfying short stories. As with his other collections (Four Past Midnight and Everything's Eventual), this volume features four never-before-published novellas focusing on the theme of retribution, justice, and getting even. Offering fast reads, three tales run around 100 pages ("1922", "Big Driver", and "A Good Marriage"), while one story ("Fair Extension") weighs in at fewer than 50 pages. While not as subtle as some of King's other fiction, these novellas offer dark humor and to-the-point gore.

Verdict: This quick and more brutal King installment will be in high demand for horror/thriller readers and dedicated King fans. Public libraries, order multiple copies.

- Carolann Curry, Mercer Univ. Medical Lib., Macon, GA

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Bram Stoker Awards, 2010 (United States)

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Good read The first story started off a bit slow but once it got going I couldn't put the book down. I thoroughly enjoyed the dark turns in these stories, chillingly suspenseful. Looking forward to Doctor Sleep! 02/10/2014
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