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When I was a kid I believed everything I was told, everything I read, and every dispatch sent out by my own overheated imagination.

Notes :
The Night Flier
- was supposed to have flown from Bangor, Maine...

It Grows on You
- sounds like a part of Needful things.

Places :
Castle Rock
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  • Written : 1993
  • A Stephen King Short Story Collection...
  • Nightmares & Dreamscapes consists of 24 short stories...
  • Synopsis :
    Good anthology of short stories from the horror supremo, mixing the odd, macabre and creepy...

    Many people who write about horror literature maintain that mood is its most important element. Stephen King disagrees: "My deeply held conviction is that story must be paramount.... All other considerations are secondary--theme, mood, even characterization and language."
    These fine stories, each written in what King calls "a burst of faith, happiness, and optimism," prove his point. The theme, mood, characters, and language vary, but throughout, a sense of story reigns supreme. Nightmares & Dreamscapes contains 20 short tales--including several never before published--plus one teleplay, one poem, and one nonfiction piece about kids and baseball that appeared in the New Yorker. The subjects include vampires, zombies, an evil toy, man-eating frogs, the burial of a Cadillac, a disembodied finger, and a wicked stepfather. The style ranges from King's well-honed horror to a Ray Bradbury -like fantasy voice to an ambitious pastiche of Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald. And like a compact disc with a bonus track, the book ends with a charming little tale not listed in the table of contents--a parable called "The Beggar and the Diamond."


    Viking 1993.

    "First Published in 1993 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page.
    "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.

    Dust Jacket price: $27.50


    New English Library 1994.
    836 pages.
    ISBN 0 450 61009 8.
    On Copyright Page: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

    Copyright © Stephen King, 1993.

    Fiction: Horror


    In memeroy of Thomas Williams, 1926-1991: poet, novelist,
    and great American storyteller.



    Dolan´s Cadillac

    The End of the Whole Mess

    Suffer the Little Children

    The Night Flier


    It Grows on You

    Chattery Teeth


    The Moving Finger


    You Know They Got a Hell of a Band

    Home Delivery

    Rainy Season

    My Pretty Pony

    Sorry, Right Number

    The Ten O`Clock People

    Crouch End

    The House on Maple Street

    The Fifth Quarter

    The Doctor`s Case

    Umney`s Last Case

    Head Down

    Brooklyn August

    The Beggar and the Diamond

    - not mentioned in the table of contents -



    The Stephen King Amusement Park - an unnerving experience, with rides every which way to hell... and a few to glory.

    A solitary finger pokes out of a drain. Novelty teeth turn predatory. The Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile, the legend of Castle Rock returns... and grows on you. What does it all mean? What else could it mean? Stephen King is back with a powerful new collection of stories - a vast, many-chambered cave of a volume.
    In story after story the long reach of Stephen King's imagination and the no-holds-barred force of his storytelling will take you to places you've never been before. On a roller-coaster through the macabre and monstrous, via cutting-edge explorations of good and evil - and on to a heartfelt piece of Little League baseball.
    You will lose a good deal of sleep. But Stephen King, writing to beat the devil, will do your dreaming for you...

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