Mr. Bald, the farmer, dies and his son Bones is finally free to go after Fat, the fairy in the tree. Mrs. Bald can’t stop crying over her husband’s death. Fat and Bones have been enemies for a long time though it is not explained what made them such. Fat makes a potion for Bones’s pig foot stew and unfortunately Mrs. Bald eats it instead causing her to go flat. Bones tries to cut down Fat’s tree and instead cuts off the cat’s tail. There are other stories interspersed in the Fat and Bones tales. A pig loses her last foot to the pig foot stew. A spider loses some blood to one of Fat’s potions. It is a gruesome little collection of stories that I am sure will find fans among those kids who like horror.
After the devastation of her baby dying, Em could only relieve pain by running. Em would run and keeping all the way to Florida. Making her new home in the Vermillion Key she ran every day and everything was fine until the day she stopped to see what was in her neighbor’s trunk. Time is running out for Em.
Mile 81 is a short book by Stephen King. Mile 81 is a broken down abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike. A perfect place for teenagers to hangout that’s until a Malibu Wagon knocks down the barricade and rolls in making the abandoned stop not so abandoned. Get too close to the open door of the car and it will be the last thing you will do but maybe scream.
Riding the Bullet was originally an audio book and a short one at that. It was eventually expanded into a full length novella. The premise of the story is a college student’s mother is dying and he must hitchhike to her hospital. Along the way he takes a ride with young talkative man who just happens to be dead. They have a long discussion about the Silver Bullet, the best roller coaster ever made. The hitchhiker chickened out when he was a kid. The driver, gave the young man a choice, either he could live or his mother could live…a real life silver bullet.
When it comes to Stephen King, I prefer his Novels over his short stories. In the Tall Grass takes place in Kansas, a brother and sister pull over at a run down rest area where they hear the cries of child in the tall grass. It’s a good old fashion horror story and predictable. I did enjoy the story as it was well written. I listen to the book and was read by Stephen Lang.
Stephen King’s short story is fast paced and entertaining. A werewolf terrorizes a New England town and local search for the creature to destroy it before the town is destroyed.
The Plant is an unfinished serial novel by Stephen King published as an e-book in 2000. The premises of the book is a small publishing house struggling to survive has an editor who receives a manuscript from what appears to be a disturbed man. After receiving a rejection notice the author goes on a rampage wanting revenge on the editor. He sends the editor a plant with unique qualities. The whole story is written with office memos, letters and correspondence. I would have liked to see a longer story but did enjoy what I read.
Harlequin sets out to win the heart of his next valentine, but with Harlequin there’s always a trick. Also includes a brief history of Harlequin character.
A woman with no memory stumbles upon a Grunge band in 90s. As demons try to track her down along with psycho killer, Josephine must find her memory before she destroys the people closest to her or the demons find her.
Volume 3 of Fatale follows our heroine through the Great Depression, Middle Ages and the Wild West. We learn more about our main character as she tries to evade the demons that chase her..
Ed Brubaker’s second book in the “Fatale” series focuses on Los Angeles in the 1970s. Our leading lady, Josephine, is trying to escape the Satanic Cults. All seems fine until she comes across an actor crosses her path.
Ed Brubaker has a nice look at his Batman stories, so I thought I would try this horror series. This is a story of a man who obsessed over woman back in the 1950s. He meets her again in present day and his life is turned into a horror show. Every where this woman goes death follows. This is story about the occult and can be grisly at times but a fascinating read.
Scott Snyder & Stephen King, have created an alternative history based on the vampire, The American Vampire. Volume one focused on the Hollywood vampires. Volume two we meet a stronger more vicious vampire in the Las Vegas territory. Read the series, you will get SUCKED into it.
Morganville, Texas not really a fun place to live, sure they have a college but that’s about it, unless, you like vampires. In this chapter of the Morganville saga, a group called the Daylighters Foundation have gathered up the vampires to either cure them or kill them. The normal people like this idea of freedom from the vamps but Claire, Shane and Eve feel different about the vampires and feel humans and vamps can live in peace.
Even the most die-hard baseball fans don’t know the true story of William “Blockade Billy” Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first–and only–player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game’s history.
Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse… and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth to the world, once and for all.
Includes bonus story, “Morality.”
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key unwinds into its fourth volume in Keys to the Kingdom. With more keys making themselves known, and the depths of the Locke family’s mystery ever-expanding, Dodge’s desperation to end his shadowy quest drives the inhabitants of Keyhouse ever closer to a revealing conclusion.
Um…well, I can’t say that this is what I expected when I began reading. In fact, I’m not quite sure anything could have prepared me for what resides between those covers. I’ve read a fair amount of Alan Moore, so it’s not like I’m uninitiated, but this, while morbidly compelling, left a nasty taste in my mouth.
So, we’ve got a bunch of ritualized murders and a bunch of creepy people speaking in a Lovecraftian language. That much I can handle. It’s the point at which an FBI agent gets kidnapped by a Lovecraft cult to sexually service a monster where I began to feel uncomfortable. Lovecraft’s works aren’t sexual in nature; any of that stuff takes place “off screen”. Here, Moore has put those unholy unions front and center. For better or worse, I’m not sure. I think I get what he’s trying to do here, but it still doesn’t sit well with me. However, judging by the relatively high star rating here on goodreads, I’m guessing others liked it just fine.
And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.
In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.
Now Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Editionincludes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic.
For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King’s gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.
A modern take on the classic “apocalyptic” novel, Hater tells the story of Danny McCoyne, an everyman forced to contend with a world gone mad, as society is rocked by a sudden increase in violent assaults. Christened “Haters” by the media, the attackers strike without warning and seemingly without reason. Within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied, vicious killers. As the carnage mounts, one thing soon is clear: everyone, irrespective of race, gender, age, or class, has the potential to become either a Hater or a victim. At any moment, even friends and family can turn on one another with violent intent. In the face of this mindless terror, all McCoyne can do is secure his family, seek shelter, and watch as the world falls apart. But when he bolts the front door, the question remains: Is he shutting the danger out or locking it in?
In the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, five 12-year-old boys forge the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. An ancient, sinister evil lurks in the dark, and when a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the deepest night, the people know it marks the beginning of terror. Now Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a fraternal war of blood against an arcane abomination.