Stephen King – The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams – Stephen King – 2015, Scribner, New York

Even with nearly 70 novels under his belt, I’ve always thought that Stephen King truly shines when he’s writing short stories – and his latest collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, is a grand showcase of his skill within a tighter word count.  From the ridiculous yet fun Cars That Eat People scenario of “Mile 81” to the gut-wrenching road trip in “Herman Wouk is Still Alive” to the (calculated, but who cares?) tear-inducing end-of-the-world closer “Summer Thunder,” King still has the magic.  I love that he threw a shiveringly good western murder mystery “A Death,” a baseball novella (“Blockade Billy,” which I previously reviewed here), and a hippie poem (“Tommy”) into the mix.  Nice touch.

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2 thoughts on “Stephen King – The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

  1. Kasha August 12, 2016 at 11:56 am Reply

    Hey Sheryl. As much as I love reading books, I am not a lover of Steven King type books. I don’t like the genre of horror and such. But I always like reading your excerpts about how you felt about the books you have read.

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