The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams


Paperback - 2015
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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Stephen King delivers an "outstanding" ( USA TODAY ) collection of stories, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

"I've made some things for you, Constant Reader...Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

Since Nightshift , published many years ago, Stephen King has dazzled an entire generation of readers with his genius as a prominent writer of short fiction. Now in his latest collection, he once again assembles a generous array of unforgettable, tantalizing tales--including those that, until recently, have never been published in a book (such as the story "Cookie Jar," which is exclusive to this edition). There are thrilling connections between these works--themes of mortality, the afterlife, guilt, and what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. Magnificent, eerie, and utterly compelling, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is one of Stephen King's finest gifts to readers everywhere--a master storyteller at his very best.

Stories include:
-Mile 81
-Premium Harmony
-Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
-The Dune
-Bad Little Kid
-A Death
-The Bone Church
-Herman Wouk Is Still Alive
-Under the Weather
-Blockade Billy
-Mister Yummy
-The Little Green God of Agony
-Cookie Jar
-That Bus Is Another World
-Drunken Fireworks
-Summer Thunder
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2015
ISBN: 9781501127878
Branch Call Number: PB FIC KIN
Characteristics: xii, 686 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Mile 81
Premium harmony
Batman and Robin have an altercation
The dune
Bad little kid
A death
The bone church
Herman Wouk is still alive
Under the weather
Blockade Billy
Mister Yummy
The little green god of agony
That bus is another world
Drunken fireworks
Summer thunder


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Nov 28, 2017

I love Stephen King, but some of these stories were a bit bland. My favorite was Morality.

Dec 03, 2016

Fantastic and would recommend. However, I have read several of his collections and I would agree that some of the stories contained in this collection needed a little more "edge" or excitement. Still has several stand out stories and is worth the read!

Apr 01, 2016

Good but not great - as one commenter said, "needed more with teeth."

Cynthia_N Mar 23, 2016

Quirky and odd! Just the way I like them!

KateHillier Mar 03, 2016

There are some stories that stand out really well for me "Mile 81", "Afterlife" to name two specifically. Some fall into so-so territory. Nothing is terrible by any means - Stephen King has been going so long for a reason - but it was an alright entry of his in comparison to other short story collections he's done.

Feb 12, 2016

Wanted to like this more. Have I outgrown SK? Not sure. I wanted more stories with teeth, I guess. SK hits the same notes, and they're good notes, but the repetition of them gets tedious. Pet peeve: his habit of adding sentences that add nothing but tedium to the narrative. A good case of familiarity breeding contempt: he always brings the same things to the table, which is comforting I guess. Personal fave: Night Shift.

BookReviewer2015 Feb 04, 2016

Pretty good collection here by Stephen King!

Ur is one of the best stories on here, especially if you are a fan of the Dark Tower saga!

Jan 17, 2016

King seems to be writing more about his feelings about aging and death than anything else. Not as good as his other story anthologies.

Jan 06, 2016

I enjoyed reading this book. As others have already said the collection of stories are odd. I like that he gave short background for each of these stories like what he was thinking which stories reminded him of people he knew and/or met. My favorite story was "the obituary." I couldn't help but laugh at the witty writing.

Dec 19, 2015

I was disappointed by this collection. I like my King to be dark and twisty; many of the stories in this collection are variations on a theme, e.g. parallel universe, bad luck, which King has done before. OK as an introduction, I still prefer the collection "Skeleton Crew"

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