The Marsten House hung over the town of Jersualem’s Lot, ‘Salem’s Lot, like a tombstone over a grave that hadn’t been filled in yet. The people in their homes and shops didn’t recognize the rich smell of fresh turned earth, the odor of their own deaths. They hadn’t caught up to the fact that they were already dead, their last days on earth evaporating like morning dew.
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Have you ever had something bad happen to you?
Something done to you by another
person? Maybe a lover betrayed you? A parent abandoned you? A thief robbed you?
It’s probably more surprising if you’ve skated across the thin ice of life,
hearing the creaks, cracks, and groans but somehow never falling through
Bad things happen to the characters in this collection of
four novellas from master storyteller Stephen King. Very bad things, done by bad people. Mostly without anything
supernatural going on. This collection won 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best
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Clay Blaisdell called “Blaze” by his friends, a petty crook, con-man, sometimes speaker to ghosts, who stood up to bullies, who didn’t become a bully despite his size, didn’t want to hurt anyone. We don’t always get what we want.
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Chilling. Disturbing. A new monster from Stephen King invaded my dreams when I read this month’s 2019 Hail to the King reading challenge title: The Outsider
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I picked several short
stories collections for the 2019 Hail to the King Reading Challenge because I
plan to write quite a few stories this year. I wanted to study stories by the
master of the short story. I’ve read Night
Shift several times over the years and I continue to revisiting this
classic collection that has tapped into so many fears and inspired so many
movies (of varying quality).
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This is my favorite book of the challenge so far. It’s also only the second book, third if I count The Tommyknockers that I read before the challenge officially started. Duma Key came out at the start of 2008 and that’s probably the first and last time that I read the book.
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Three weeks of gray boys, SSDD, alien fungal infection, friendship, and so much more. Dreamcatcher kicks off the 2019 Hail to the King Reading Challenge with all of its 620 pages. I read this one in hardcover and it was a weighty book to haul around in my bag. Could I have read it on the Kindle? Sure. I didn’t. I own most of Mr. King’s books in print and I do like to take them down sometimes and read the actual book.
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