Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King

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New to Pocket Books’ Stephen King backlist—the short story collection containing the story "Dolan’s Cadillac," soon to be released as a feature film starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley.

With numerous unforgettable movies based on his short stories—including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The Green Mile—readers will be delighted to rediscover this classic collection, also released as a television mini-series and on DVD. Featuring twenty short horror stories, a television script, an essay, and a poem, Nightmares and Dreamscapes contains unique and chilling plots including everything from dead rock star zombies to evil toys seeking murderous revenge. It will be treasured by King fans new and old.
 

About Stephen King

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He 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. Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns and writes an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. He makes lots of noise on Twitter under the handle @joe_hill.
 
Published June 19, 2009 by Pocket Books. 913 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Political & Social Sciences, Romance. Fiction

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Some pieces display King's charging, looser, richly vulgar style ("Dolan's Cadillac," a revenge tale in which the narrator gets even with a Mafia chieftain who killed the hero's wife, and buries him alive in his Caddie), while others occasionally show an unusually neat style hardly different from...

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King's cornucopia of short tales, each accompanied by an introduction from the author, was a 15-week PW bestseller. (Sept.)

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This is a wonderful cornucopia of 23 Stephen King moments (including a teleplay featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, a poem about Ebbet's Field and a brilliant New Yorker piece on Little League b

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This is a wonderful cornucopia of 23 Stephen King moments (including a teleplay featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, a poem about Ebbet's Field and a brilliant New Yorker piece on Little League baseball) that even the author, in his introduction, acknowledges make up ``an uneven Aladdin's ca...

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King's cornucopia of short tales, each accompanied by an introduction from the author, was a 15-week PW bestseller.

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BC Books

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I think the fault lies with Bailey and Forlani for turning in such bland performances, particularly in the case of Forlani, who managed to turn two possibly good movies (Meet Joe Black and The World Is Not Enough) into mildly enjoyable movies.

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If, however, you come across “Crouch End,” which is the second story of the eight episode TNT mini-series Nightmares and Dreamscapes (the title is based on the King anthology of the same name), the hate or indifference you feel toward him may feel justified.

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After finishing his work, he returns to his home with a little dancing girl toy that spins around when activated (as well as a phobia of toys).

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23 stories from the horror meister.

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