Full Dark, No Stars Paperback
by Stephen King
Is it possible to fully know anyone? Even those we love the most? What tips someone over the edge to commit a crime?For a Nebraska farmer, the turning point comes when his wife threatens to sell off the family homestead.A cozy mystery writer plots a savage revenge after a brutal encounter with a stranger.Dave Streeter gets the chance to cure himself from illness - if he agrees to impose misery on an old rival.And Darcy Anderson discovers a box containing her husband's dark and terrifying secrets - he's not the man who keeps his nails short and collects coins. And now he's heading home ...Like DIFFERENT SEASONS and FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, FULL DARK, NO STARS proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781444712568
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Review by PennyAnne
Brilliant collection of short stories examining the dark side of human nature. Well rounded characters, believable stories - definitely gets you thinking ''what would I do in that situation''.
Review by deargreenplace
Again I am surprised by how much I enjoyed these stories, after so many years not reading anything by this author. This collection contains 4 stories, two of which are fairly derivative of classic horror tales, but still enjoyable to read. 1922 - a man rows with his wife about some inherited farm land.Big Driver - a female author is given directions for a short-cut on her way home from a book signing session in another town.Fair Extension - a dying man stops to talk to a roadside vendor, and ends up making a purchase.A Good Marriage - a wife discovers that her dull accountant husband of 27 years has been hiding something.Of these, I liked Big Driver the most, and then A Good Marriage. The others I felt had been told so many times before. King acknowledges this of course, and it doesn't lessen his storytelling in any way. He has a good insight into people, I think, and it's always my favourite thing to be reading a book that keeps me awake until the early hours.
Review by Marlene-NL
Just finished the second story and I am very much enjoying it. Had totally forgotten I had bought this book before I got my kindle.<br/><br/>Update July 27.<br/><br/>Well finished this book yesterday afternoon. (It was so good I had to finish the last story in the afternoon, instead of waiting till I was in bed).<br/><br/>Loved all 5 stories. In the paperback version we got an extra story so normally it would have been 4.<br/>(I would be so pissed if I had paid so much money for a hardback, to then find out they give an extra story to the people who bought the cheaper paperback version.<br/><br/>Sorry I do not have the book with me, so cannot be specific.<br/><br/>Will try and add more when I have it and can resume my thoughts.