Thursday, July 14, 2011

Full Dark, No Stars

Full Dark, No Stars
Stephen King
368 pages
Publisher: Scribner
Source: borrowed from hubby

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

I'm a fan of Stephen King; I've been reading his works since I was in middle school.  I haven't read some of his more well-known novels (The Stand, It) probably because they're massive and I have book ADD - that's why I love his short stories so much.  I first came to know King through his collection Everything's Eventual.  There's something almost charming about King's short stories, I certainly can't quite put my finger on it, and while I do enjoy his novels, I really enjoy his stories.

Full Dark, No Stars is a collection of four stories: 1922, Big Driver, Fair Extension, and A Good Marriage.  My absolute favorite story was the first one, 1922.  It was the most in depth and fleshed out story in the bunch and the one with the most horror.  The descriptions were amazing.  I thought Big Driver was the most realistic story in the bunch; Fair Extension I didn't care for; A Good Marriage really intrigued me.  That one just goes to show that sometimes you don't really know the people you think you know.

Anyway, the book gets four stars from me because I loved most of the book, it was just the story "Fair Extension" that I didn't quite get.  I would recommend this book to every King fan, but they've probably already read it.  If you've never read anything by Stephen King before, I think his short stories are a great place to start.

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