Friday, May 9, 2014

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
2010, Scribner Book Company

Synopsis: A new collection of four never-before-published stories from Stephen King.

The story opens with the confession of Wilfred James to the murder of his wife, Arlette, following their move to Hemingford, Nebraska onto land willed to Arlette by her father.

Big Driver
Mystery writer, Tess, has been supplementing her writing income for years by doing speaking engagements with no problems. But following a last-minute invitation to a book club 60 miles away, she takes a shortcut home with dire consequences.

Fair Extension
Harry Streeter, who is suffering from cancer, decides to make a deal with the devil but, as always, there is a price to pay.

A Good Marriage
Darcy Anderson learns more about her husband of over twenty years than she would have liked to know when she stumbles literally upon a box under a worktable in their garage.

The Good: Big Driver made my skin crawl. Definitely the ultimate revenge tale. Fair Extension puts an interesting twist on a deal with the devil. A Good Marriage is what domestic nightmares are made of. These three stories quintessential Stephen King.

The Bad: 1922 was the first story in the book and it was hard to get into. In the end, it was an interesting story, but being set in 1922, it was much different than the rest. Slow moving and a bit predictable, it wasn't quite at the same level as the other three stories.

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