Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

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As I reread this collection, I could see how these stories did what they did to me, how they had managed to affect me for so long.


“Stephen King at his best” (The Denver Post)—a terrifying, award-winning collection of stories from the outer limits of one of the greatest imaginations of our time.

A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against destruction. A trip to the attic becomes a journey to hell. A woman driver finds a scary shortcut to paradise. An idyllic lake harbors a bottomless evil. And a desert island is the scene of the most terrifying struggle for survival ever waged. These “wonderfully gruesome” stories (The New York Times Book Review) include: “The Mist”; “Here There Be Tygers”; “The Monkey”; “Cain Rose Up”; “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut”; “The Jaunt”; “The Wedding Gig”; “Paranoid: A Chant”; “The Raft”; “Word Processor of the Gods”; “The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands”; “Beachworld”; “The Reaper’s Image”; “Nona”; “For Owen”; “Survivor Type”; “Uncle Otto’s Truck”; “Morning Deliveries (Milkman No. 1)”; “Big Wheels: a Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman No. 2)”; “Gramma”; “The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet”; and “The Reach.”

In this “wildly imaginative, delightfully diabolical collection…King once again proves to be the consummate storyteller” (The Associated Press).

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 January 1, 2016 by Scribner. 788 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by James Smythe on May 08 2013

As I reread this collection, I could see how these stories did what they did to me, how they had managed to affect me for so long.

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