Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

by Stephen King

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ISBN-13: 9781444723182
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 01/28/2012

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Hometown:

Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine

Education:

B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

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Nightmares and Dreamscapes 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
bloodrain666 More than 1 year ago
I love Stephen King's novels, but I think I love his short stories even more. This has got to be my favorite of those collections.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the short stories are so good in this book. I expecially liked the on called ' They got one heck of a band', the one about the car, and the really weid one called 'Rainy Season'. Note if your favorite animal is a frog skip it. Trust me! If you like to scare yourself then go for it. Don't let me stop U. I personally own this book. I'm almost done with it , but the stories that I read so far I had liked. All exept for the 'Night Flier'' . 'Chattering teeth' and 'Moving fingers' are creepy too. I would go out and try it. If you are a Stephen King fan then you are sure to like it. Later.
DavidParker90 More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Nearly all of the stories were five star. King at his best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book usually after late nights, where the sensation of imagination is unlimited. Nothing much is spooky in there but the complication of the well constructed storie lines. What I like the most is ' You know they got a hell of a band'. This book I read, published in year 1993, comes with notes and a little story replicated from a Hindu parable at the last chapter that certainly held my interest throughtout.
badgenome on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This is the book that makes me question whether Stephen King isn't better at writing short stories than novels. There are twenty-four pieces, all told, and they're wildly varied- with not a single clunker present. King is in rare form, in fact, and occasionally takes some horrible premise - especially in the cases of 'Chattery Teeth' and 'The Moving Finger,' either one of which could have turned out like some R.L. Stine Goosebumps fare - and spins it into a screamer. The best pieces aren't horror at all, though- 'Head Down' (a non-fiction piece originally published in The New Yorker) immortalizes the triumphs and heartbreaks of Owen King's Little League team over the summer of '89, perfectly capturing a moment in time, and 'My Pretty Pony,' which was salvaged from a Bachman novel that didn't quite pan out, possesses a truly painful beauty and is one of the very best short fictions I've ever read.
RDexter on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Stephen King puts together another great collection of stories to keep you up at night!
Ariana-Browning More than 1 year ago
What to say about this one. . . . There were a lot of great stories in it. Then a lot of the stories were ones I skipped. I'm no longer a huge fan of short stories that are all clumped together. Or rather, I'll say . . . I'm not a fan of them right now. That could always change. Not sure why that is. Just a personal preference. I think the ones that I didn't really get into and I just skipped/skimmed over, were the regular stories. I know, I'm terrible, they were normal human stories. Right now to me, I'm in a phase of needing to read something that captures me and I'm yet to be held by regular old stories. That isn't anything to Stephen King as a writer, or anyone else, it's a personal preference of mine at this moment. However, as to the writing, it was engaging and compelling. Typical Stephen King. I'll probably come back to this later on (years down the road) and end up reading the stories that I skimmed. I'd suggest reading this if you're interested in some different short stories from Stephen King, or short stories that you can read here and there. Skip if you don't like short story anthologies and anything abnormal from typical Stephen King writing. Helpful? Definitely! lol
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