Sleeping Beauties by Owen King and Stephen King

Summary: In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, and the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.Continue reading “Sleeping Beauties by Owen King and Stephen King”

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

‘My daughter,’ Bannerman agreed softly. ‘I think she passed within forty feet of that … that animal. You know what that makes me feel like?’ ‘I can guess,’ Johnny said. ‘No, I don’t think you can. It makes me feel like I almost stepped into an empty elevator shaft. Like I passed up the mushroomsContinue reading “The Dead Zone by Stephen King”

Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

This review is part of the R.I.P X  Challenge. Visit The Estella Society to learn more. Bill Hodges was once a detective, one of the finest of the city. Now retired, he is a fat lonely TV-addict going over his mistakes and contemplating suicide. That is, until, Bill receives a goading letter from the perpetratorContinue reading “Mr Mercedes by Stephen King”

A Good Marriage (from Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King – Wrapping up King’s March

A Good Marriage is the final story in this amazing short story collection, Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. It’s a 100 page novella and makes a greatly disturbing read. If I think about it, this story has less gore as compared to Big Driver, hardly any violent graphic detail unlike 1922 and itContinue reading “A Good Marriage (from Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King – Wrapping up King’s March”

Big Driver & Fair Extension (from Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King + a few links

First of all, I think Full Dark, No Stars is right up there with the bests of Stephen King. Not for the first time, he’s proved that ghosts don’t have to be translucent white spirits that lurk in and around abandoned houses. These are stories about the terrible frightening ghosts in our minds.  I readContinue reading “Big Driver & Fair Extension (from Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King + a few links”

1922 (from Full Dark No Stars) by Stephen King

(I love this book already, and my new Stephen King bookmark, which I’m going to take with me everywhere I go. This review is for King’s March.) The back cover of the book asks us a question, hinting towards the nature of the whole collection of stories: What tips someone over the edge to commitContinue reading “1922 (from Full Dark No Stars) by Stephen King”

Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King

Honestly, I don’t know how to write a review for this book. I could just say last night was the most awesome reading experience of my life. The last time I stayed up the whole night reading horror was when I read The Shining, which was my (mind-blowing) introduction to Stephen King and all thingsContinue reading “Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King”

Joyland by Stephen King

Summary: Saying Joyland by Stephen King is a mix of a horror story and a crime novel wouldn’t be quite right: it’s the kind of book that you couldn’t squeeze into one genre. It is about twenty-one year old, mopey, just-broken-up-with-his-first-love Devin Jones who does a summer job at an amusement park, Joyland (where theyContinue reading “Joyland by Stephen King”

Under the Dome by Stephen King

I never actually believed I’d finish reading Under the Dome in the time decided for the read-a-long, but it seemed like a good idea to try. I’ve discovered, though, that I don’t really like read-a-longs. Recording my opinions about the book every few hundred pages in a little blue diary, I realized that they fluctuatedContinue reading “Under the Dome by Stephen King”

Just a couple of Stephen King books

I discovered Stephen King only over two years ago (it’s sad, I know), fell in love with horror fiction and read a whole lot of his books in a very short time. Then I took a two-year-long hiatus from Stephen King (I talked about him a lot but only read a couple of books hereContinue reading “Just a couple of Stephen King books”