Full Dark, No Stars

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Hodder & Stoughton, 9 nov. 2010 - 300 pages
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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 '1922', the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution. 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 is 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 nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Harry Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment. When her husband of more 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 hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, FULL DARK, NO STARS proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.

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These stories are well done and easy to read. - Goodreads
Big Driver"...that one was really hard to read. - Goodreads
Also, the writing is superb. - Goodreads
Very interesting insights. - Goodreads
His writing has increasingly reflected this. - Goodreads
This was certainly a page turner for me. - Goodreads

Review: Full Dark, No Stars

Avis d'utilisateur  - Du - Goodreads

I thought the first story was really good, it grabbed me and was interesting. second one waned after 100 pages. the third one was doable because it was short. I don't know, king is a great writer who ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Full Dark, No Stars

Avis d'utilisateur  - Ehab Mahmoud - Goodreads

4 quick,enjoyable and horrifying novellas (yeah i didn't count the fifth one). If you want to take a quick refreshing break from large tedious novels by all means pick this book up. Every story sucked ... Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2010)

Stephen King is the highly acclaimed author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are: Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, Cell, and Lisey's Story. His acclaimed non-fiction book, On Writing, is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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