Nightmares & Dreamscapes

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Signet, 1993 - Fiction - 692 pages
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An anthology of some twenty short works includes vampire thrillers, ingenious imitations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mysteries, a teleplay from Tales of the Darkside, and a nonfiction Little League story, along with King's own reflections on his work. Reissue. (A TNT anthology series, airing Summer 2006, starring Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney, William Hurt, William H. Macy, Marsha Mason, Steven Weber, and others) (Horror)

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Creative stories, bad writing. - Goodreads
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A collection of short stories, some are pretty darn good. This is the book that started my 'adult' hard cover collection. All I mean by that is that it is the first hard cover book that I bought as an adult. I probably bought it in 1994 so that means that I went quite a few years without reading. Now that I think about it, I did buy a few paperbacks in the previous 20 years - The Island, 9-30-55, Adolescence of P-1, etc. but no hard covers. 

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Skipped a lot of it, but that's the usual with King. Read full review

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Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List. King's title's Mr. Mercedes and Revival made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. He won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2015 for Best Novel with Mr Mercedes.

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