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The bazaar of bad dreams

The bazaar of bad dreams

King, Stephen, 1947- author

A collection of twenty stories - some brand new, some published in magazines, all assembled in one book for the first time - with a bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, Stephen King gives readers an introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivation

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Hodder, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Stephen King
ISBN: 1473698928, 9781473698925
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 507 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Short Stories.; Horror tales, American.; Horror.

Author note

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes REVIVAL and three No. 1 bestsellers featuring retired detective Bill Hodges: MR MERCEDES (winner of the prestigious Edgar Award for best novel), FINDERS KEEPERS and END OF WATCH.

Many of his books have been turned into successful films or TV series including UNDER THE DOME, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, CARRIE and MISERY. His magnus opus, the Dark Tower series, is soon to be a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

King is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


He seduces you with an intimate author's note introducing each tale, then proceeds to chill you to the bone. Do not read before bed
Daily Mail||The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is the title it more than lives up to, but just as interesting as the stories themselves are their prefaces, in which he reveals what inspired each one. Who besides King would conjure a flesh-eating station wagon from a drive to see his college sweetheart?
Observer||This collection of short works... reveals King's mastery of the novella
Guardian||A tense inventory of stories... King manages to portray a remarkable depth of character within the swiftness of a short story and manoeuvres a vast range of plots...There are treasures to be found in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and those who love King... will find much to savour
Independent||King is a laureate of small towns; his ear for dialogue is unerring ... He is also one of those rare authors who can write well about childhood. Most potently, King can sketch a full-blooded character in just a few pen strokes. This gift comes to the fore in his short stories, where every syllable counts
Sunday Telegraph||A more versatile writer than you might imagine
Sunday Times||Some of King's strongest work in recent years brought together to form an excellent collection
Sci-Fi Bulletin||Short stories have a famous place in the King oeuvre, with the likes of The Body and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption finding second lives on the big screen as Stand By Me and Shawshank Redemption... Like all the greats, though, his ability to grip the reader's mind, body and soul with his prose makes it all look easy
USA Today||A meaty collection with interesting insights into the creative process of a writer who caused many sleepless nights
Washington Post||One of the best aspects of his new collection of short stories, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, is the commentary that prefaces each one, describing the creative process through which it travelled from brain to page