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Oh man, each story makes you forget about the other, they re all equally fascinating and terrifying From the farmer who convinced his son to kill his inconsiderate drunk ass mother, to the lawyer who made a deal with a devil out of spite and jealousy, to the brave author who went through hell and back and avenged herself in a rather bad ass fashion , and finally to the housewife who made a shocking ,albeit a late discovery about her husband and responded Properly King never disappoint 4.5 Stars Very Dark and Wonderfully Gruesome collection Was happy to have found this gem when cleaning and reorganizing one of my too many to read bookshelves here at home, and even though I find I ve already read each and every oneSHEESHI actually didn t remember the ending on a couple of them so all is well, and having a real KING book is hardly a hardship after all 1922 5 Stars A marital disagreement to sell or not to sellthe farm, that isturns deadly, but RATS Talk4.5 Stars Very Dark and Wonderfully Gruesome collection Was happy to have found this gem when cleaning and reorganizing one of my too many to read bookshelves here at home, and even though I find I ve already read each and every oneSHEESHI actually didn t remember the ending on a couple of them so all is well, and having a real KING book is hardly a hardship after all 1922 5 Stars A marital disagreement to sell or not to sellthe farm, that isturns deadly, but RATS Talk about having a bad yearyou ll find one of the worst you can imagine here Repulsively GoodBIG DRIVER 4 Stars Stranded on a deserted back road with a blown tire in the middle of the night is creepy in itself, but even scarierfor a femalewhen GIANT size help arrives In the end, though, he is NOT the only danger FAIR EXTENSION 4 Stars We re back in Derryoh noto consider a devilish proposition, and enjoy a wickedly horrid story A GOOD MARRIAGE 5 Stars Shocking, suspenseful and a deadly good short story depicting a BIG marital secret of the deadly kindEnjoyed the movie tooUNDER THE WEATHER 4 Stars Bad dreams and bad smells turn into a heartbreaker of a story as the neighbor smells a rat FULL DARK NO STARS is a page turning anthology with an Afterword filled with interesting personal tidbits about KING and how he came to write each story Re enjoyed it #Free E-pub ⚼ Full Dark, No Stars ⚢ I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up , the first in this pitch black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness In Big Driver, a cozy mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book club engagement Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face to face with another stranger the one inside herself Fair Extension, the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the funniest Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment When her husband of than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband It s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, Full Dark, No Stars proves Stephen King a master of the long story form Audio CDsHours There s a fair amount of criticism out there about Stephen King A lot of it is valid, but there are certain times that he s the perfect author to be reading Like last night when a winter storm blew through Freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and high winds made it look like an Artic wasteland outside As I lay reading under my warm blankets, I paused for a moment and listened to the wind making the house creak and the sleet hitting the windows, and thought, This is just about the perfect setti There s a fair amount of criticism out there about Stephen King A lot of it is valid, but there are certain times that he s the perfect author to be reading Like last night when a winter storm blew through Freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and high winds made it look like an Artic wasteland outside As I lay reading under my warm blankets, I paused for a moment and listened to the wind making the house creak and the sleet hitting the windows, and thought, This is just about the perfect setting to be reading a Stephen King book The fact that it was a very damn good Stephen King book was an excellent bonus.As if to give us a break after recent high page count books like Under the Dome and Duma Key, King delivers four short n sweet novellas focusing on the nastier sides of people with just a hint of the supernatural These are four tales about the lives we build that we tell ourselves our safe, sane and secure, but there s always darkness lurking at the edges King points out that sometimes we re the ones who invite that darkness in.In 1922, a Depression era farmer in the Midwest just wants to work with his son and read books in the evening, but his wife wants to sell some land her father left her to a hog factory and use the money to move to the city When the two can t reach an agreement, the farmer decides to murder her and hide the body in an old well Even worse, he manipulates his son into helping What results is a chilling story of the unintended consequences that one crime and the ensuing guilt can cause Big Driver features Tess, an author who writes cozy mysteries about a group of elderly amateur female detectives that are popular with grandma types Taking a short cut home from a speaking signing engagement, a flat tire leads to Tess being raped and left for dead After escaping, Tess realizes that since she s a quasi celebrity going to the police would result in a media firestorm that would taint the rest of her life so she decides to seek her own revenge.Dave Streeter is a man with terminal cancer who gets a mysterious offer for fifteenhealthy years of life in Fair Extension, but he has to nominate someone to get a heaping dose of bad luck in his place Since he s got a lot of resentment and grudges against his best friend Tom and his perfect life, Streeter decides that his old buddy deserves some misfortune.The question in A Good Marriage is how well do you know your spouse Darcy and Bob have been together 25 years and if things are a bit dull and ordinary at this point, they ve built a good life and are generally content When Bob s away on business, Darcy goes looking for batteries in the garage and discovers a horrifying secret that her husband has been keeping.This is some of the best stuff that King has done in years By focusing on human nature rather than supernatural monsters, he was able to create some very relatable yet scary stories We know that we won t really be trapped in old hotels filled with ghosts or live in a town overrun by vampires or chased by demon cars that drive themselves But getting a flat tire on a lonely road Finding a dark secret about a spouse Being jealous of a friend doing better than yourself Watching your life unravel because of a bad decision you ve tried to hide Those are things that we really fear, and King uses them all skillfully to deliver some of his creepiest stories yet Full Dark, Four Stars In Full Dark, No Stars, we get four dark tales filled with murder, revenge, terror, and death That, my friend, is regular Monday morning at Stephen King s head anyway Novella 1 1922 To be honest, I picked up Full Dark, No Stars after watching the trailer for 1922 movie adaptation, and I am happy to say that the novella delivers The story is set in Nebraska and the year isthat s right, you guessed it1922 We are introduced to Wilfred James, a farmer who lovesFull Dark, Four Stars In Full Dark, No Stars, we get four dark tales filled with murder, revenge, terror, and death That, my friend, is regular Monday morning at Stephen King s head anyway Novella 1 1922 To be honest, I picked up Full Dark, No Stars after watching the trailer for 1922 movie adaptation, and I am happy to say that the novella delivers The story is set in Nebraska and the year isthat s right, you guessed it1922 We are introduced to Wilfred James, a farmer who loves his way of living, and his wife, Arlette, who despise their way of living, and their teenage son, Henry The story takes a dark turn when Arlette decides to sell the land she inherited from her father and move to the city, a decision James can t even consider You see, he is kind of person who loves the land he lives in, and he wants to start farming in Arlette s land too.I think you can see where this is going.What you will not see if you don t read this book is how good the narration is The story is narrated by James, and King did an excellent job fleshing out the characters and the incidents I loved the period drama King brought to the story The locations, the mentality of people, the creeping horror, and bloody good storytelling makes this the best story in this collection for me Novella 2 Big Driver In king s Short story collection book called Everything s Eventual, there was story named In the Deathroom In author s note, King hinted that In the Deathroom is basically a wish fulfillment where the protagonist pulls through even though the cards were stacked against him.Big Driver felt like In the Death room, but of course, Big Driver is longer and digs deep into its characters Yet, I felt like the story was a bit unreal at times The story is hard to read because it involves view spoiler rape and assault hide spoiler , and towards the end, it felt a little bit too neat Well, this is not by any means a bad story, nevertheless, Big Driver is my least favorite story in this collection Novella 3 Fair ExtensionEveryone wants an extension, Mr Streeter If you were a young woman with a love of shopping, I d offer you a credit extension If you were a man with a small penis genetics can be so cruel I d offer you a dick extension.Short men frequently want a height extension If you did wanthair, Mr Streeter, I d be happy to sell you a hair extensionThe dude under that yellow umbrella sells extensions Dave Streeter is dying because of cancer And I can smell a trade coming up But What will be the price This is a very short novella Incidentally, it is the most fucked up novella too, especially the second half All I can say is read and find out Novella 4 Good Marriage You know what I am not getting married, period This right here is some scary shit Once again, we find that true horror comes from humans, and not ghosts It all starts when Darcy stumbles upon a box in the garage Oh, Wait Darcy is happily married to Bob for 27 years They really love each other But do they really know each other Ok back to the box I shouldn t tell you, but it s not a head But it s pretty terrible.I really enjoyed the story The characters and the inner monologues of Darcy were really well written The antagonist of this story is a fine example of King s ability to create screwed up characters Parting thoughts Full Dark, No Stars is a solid collection of four stories which delves deep into the darkness of human mind and how seamlessly ordinary people will react in extraordinary situations Take heed, be prepared, and when stars around you go out and darkness engulf the flawless landscape around you, you ll finally understand what sort of person you are 1922 A man coerces his son into helping him murder his wife Can they keep their sanity in the aftermath 1922 is a latter day retelling of A Telltale Heart, only with rats and a Bonnie and Clyde side story It s also damn good and a prime example of what Stephen King can do when he has a limited number of pages to work with instead of the entire paper output of a redwood forest.Big Driver After taking a shortcut down an unfamiliar road, a writer is raped and left in a culvert to die but her at 1922 A man coerces his son into helping him murder his wife Can they keep their sanity in the aftermath 1922 is a latter day retelling of A Telltale Heart, only with rats and a Bonnie and Clyde side story It s also damn good and a prime example of what Stephen King can do when he has a limited number of pages to work with instead of the entire paper output of a redwood forest.Big Driver After taking a shortcut down an unfamiliar road, a writer is raped and left in a culvert to die but her attacker made a mistake He let her liveWow, this was a powerful, dark, unsettling tale of rape and revenge Did I mention it was uncomfortable A woman getting raped is muchhorrifying than a nightmare clown lurking in the sewers I kept having revenge fantasies of my own on behalf of the women in my life while reading this.Fair Extension When a mysterious stranger offers Harry Streeter 15 20years of life, he jumps at the chance But with deals of this kind, there s always a catchThis one kind of reminds me of The Monkey s Paw For all the good luck the Streeter family has, shit rains down upon the man Streeter hates the most.A Good Marriage Darcy Anderson thought she had a good marriage until she found something her husband hid in their garageThe point this story drives home is how little anyone really knows anyone else Chilling and very effective.Full Dark, No Stars isn t my favorite King book but it s chock full of Kingliness and is an excellent example of what sai King can do when he isn t allowed to write phonebook sized tomes Four out of five stars This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I reviewed it in the Guardian you can read the full review over at so I m not going to put it all up here for a while But it begins Novellas are an odd form of writing, and there is no love for them in publishing They are the wrong size You need about four of them to make a standard sized book.It has been almost 30 years since Stephen King s first set of four novellas, Different Seasons, four stories written in th I reviewed it in the Guardian you can read the full review over at so I m not going to put it all up here for a while But it begins Novellas are an odd form of writing, and there is no love for them in publishing They are the wrong size You need about four of them to make a standard sized book.It has been almost 30 years since Stephen King s first set of four novellas, Different Seasons, four stories written in the golden dawn of his career They were mostly fantasy free, and three of them were filmed as Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption and Apt Pupil They were sharp, smart, dark stories of a perfect length to film longer than the short stories King had written for men s magazines early in his career, shorter than the blockbuster novels he had started to carve out, following the success of Carrie which was itself a novella, padded out to novel length with commentary on the events of the book I finished Full Dark, No Stars I always liked that title It s a subtle warning for what lies ahead within these four novellas, but I didn t realize how accurate it was, until I read them all Let me add a warning you before you decide to read them Not for the faint of heart Big Driver Tess is a mystery writer, and like writers do, she attends a few speaking engagements throughout the year Get close to her fans, talk about her latest book, and sign some autographs She only has a couple o I finished Full Dark, No Stars I always liked that title It s a subtle warning for what lies ahead within these four novellas, but I didn t realize how accurate it was, until I read them all Let me add a warning you before you decide to read them Not for the faint of heart Big Driver Tess is a mystery writer, and like writers do, she attends a few speaking engagements throughout the year Get close to her fans, talk about her latest book, and sign some autographs She only has a couple of rules, and one is keep it close to home within a day s driving distance So when a lady calls about a last minute fill in, just 60 miles down the road in Chicopee, she says yes Easy as can beezy I don t know about you, but that saying gets stuck on the middle of my tongue.And everything is easy as well you know, until Tess takes a short cut home, one offered up by that nice librarian in Chicopee, and a nice day turns into the most frightening of days for a woman stranded Like 1922, this novella gets scary in a hurry, not in the typical horror sense, but in an all too real way The worst part of this story was the ugliness of man The best part was the misdirection I thought it would go one way It went another And for the most part, I cheered those choices For added dialogue in a mainly singular character novel, Tess talks to and hears from her cat, and also her TomTom strangely good Fair Extension Sold his soul to the devil , or so the old saying goes Just a fair extension of time for a man dying Except there is always a price to pay, but the twist is that another will foot this bill To me, this was the darkest of these four stories Reads like a parody, which it has to be because wow the satire of mean spiritedness is steeped in exaggeration That was tough for me to overcome A Good Marriage Of course when you see the title, A Good Marriage, you know that it will be anything but And, you d be right I really wish I hadn t known the synopsis before reading this time around I read this one upon its initial release, and even though most of that memory has faded with time, I did not forget the biggest piece of the puzzle I d like to go back to experience the moment Darcy discovers her husband secret, hidden beneath the garage workbench It s a crazy secret So go into this one blind, if you can The ending is really good I guess within these stories there shines a little light after all Like King says in the afterword, the people in these stories are not without hope 1922 review first posted on 11 19 17 If you happen to come across a well in a Stephen King novel, you can bet dollars to donuts that something s going in it Notice I didn t get specific as to what that thing is, but I am sure there are some immediate and close guesses for those who know King What s different about this one She s a shocker in the get go.Here s a conversation I had with my mom the other night She knows how much I like Stephen King Oh gosh, I watched that movie 1922 on Netflix last night , she says Note By her tone, I knew a rave review was not forthcoming Uh oh , I said Bloody me knowing full well that it probably was that snicker snicker , but at this point I had not read the novella, or watched the movie O M G , mom said you d really have to see her face for full dramatic effect much disgust I about turned it off a few times But, I ended up watching all of it What did I hear in all of that She watched all of it Hee hee.So of course I picked up the novella the next day and began my reading OMG indeed Ma She was right The beginning of this story is one bitter pill to swallow It is raw, and it is ugly If the movie is anything like the book, then egad I m going to say that it s not for everyone That s too bad too, because if you can get past that beginning, this one settles down excepting them darned rats into a surprisingly melancholy story of a man looking back in regret He may not regret the act, but certainly does regret the aftermath, a whirlwind that will destroythan one futureDo you like how things turned out, Wilf Was it worth it this was fine.1922 was the country bumpkin s rendition of poe s far superior the tell tale heart i genuinely have nothing, nice or not, to say about big driver and fair exchangethe good marriage wasgood probably my favorite lol 2 12 Life is fair We all get the same nine month shake in the box, and then the dice roll Some people get a run of sevens Some people, unfortunately, get snake eyes It s just how the world is Full Dark, No Stars is a collection of 4 novellas in which King explores the dark side to people, and how exactly would you react if placed in certain situations For example, what would you do if you found out that your husband of over 20 years has been hiding a dark secret How would you react if a a p Life is fair We all get the same nine month shake in the box, and then the dice roll Some people get a run of sevens Some people, unfortunately, get snake eyes It s just how the world is Full Dark, No Stars is a collection of 4 novellas in which King explores the dark side to people, and how exactly would you react if placed in certain situations For example, what would you do if you found out that your husband of over 20 years has been hiding a dark secret How would you react if a a psychopath raped you and left you for dead If given the opportunity to pass your hardships onto someone else would you One of my favourite aspects, and one of the most horrifying things, about this collection is that some of these scenarios could actually happen You could very easily find yourself in a situation where you don t know your spouse as well as you thought you did And there is definitely the potential to encounter brutal rapists murderers whilst driving down quiet backroads Although there is a slight supernatural element to 1922, there is still the very real possibility of making one single bad decision that will continue to impact and haunt you for years Even the story Fair Extension makes you question how far you are willing to go to save your own ass at the detriment of someone else.1922 was a great opener for the collection, it was scary, hard hitting, and sucks you into the story very quickly One of the best short stories or novellas, whatever that I ve ever read from King It was brilliant Next up was Big Driver, which was hard to read at times it was brutal, visceral and terrifying, especially reading this as a woman I can t deny that I have recently felt uneasy driving down the backroads around my housemaybe stick to main busy roads in future Fair Extension was awesome, I loved how King juxtaposed the fate of the two families I d read an entire book based on that story and idea Lastly, A Good Marriage This was one I felt slightly less excited about reading about as I had already watched the adaptation last year and just thought it was okay But I REALLY enjoyed this one Darcy is a badass I can t even begin to imagine what I would do in that scenario.It s very easy to see where the title for this collection comes from these are dark, heavy stories, with pretty much no light or positive outcomes I thoroughly enjoyed each story and would probably give each individual novella five stars, which is very rare when it comes to collections of short stories or novellas I can honestly say I was sad to come to the end of this collection and I think I now have a new book to recommend to people who are looking to venture into the world of King Highly recommend this one King, I missed you