Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

by Stephen King
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Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King

The classic short story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King!

A wrong turn on a lonely road lands a wayward couple in Rock and Roll Heaven, Oregon, where there’s no escaping the free nightly concert....A novelty toy becomes an unexpected and terrifying instrument of self-defense....An ex-con pieces together a map to unearth a stolen million dollars—but at what price?...A private investigator in Depression-era Los Angeles is finding his life unraveling as he discovers the shocking truth of who he really is....A third-grade teacher is willing to dig deep in order to exact revenge for his murdered wife.... These are just some of the haunting scenarios to be found in this classic collection—spellbinding tales from the darkest places and the unparalleled imagination of fiction’s master storyteller.

Stories include:
-Dolan's Cadillac
-The End of the Whole Mess
-Suffer the Little Children
-The Night Flier
-It Grows on You
-Chattery Teeth
-The Moving Finger
-You Know They Got a Hell of a Band
-Home Delivery
-Rainy Season
-My Pretty Pony
-Sorry, Right Number
-The Ten O'Clock People
-Crouch End
-The House on Maple Street
-The Fifth Quarter
-The Doctor's Case
-Umney's Last Case
-Head Down
-Brooklyn August

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439102565
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 912
Sales rank: 45,609
Product dimensions: 6.84(w) x 4.26(h) x 1.51(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), End of Watch, the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and now an AT&T Audience Network original television series), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—a recent Hulu original television series event—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 as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures. He is the recipient of 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.


Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine


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

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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable. Couple were predictable. Still a good read. Looking for another title
RexTheTex More than 1 year ago
Great anthology. Some stories I skimmed through, but the vast majority I enjoyed and I've read this book many times. King is a master and I've read all his work. I think this book ranks in his top five on my list. Perhaps it's my appreciation of a short story.
DavidParker90 More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Nearly all of the stories were five star. King at his best!
chris soucy More than 1 year ago
alot of these stories are out there but could be called near real scenarios
LookingCalifornia More than 1 year ago
A collection of creepy, disturbing, and thought provoking short stories. Since King is the "King" of horror, be prepared for some chilling and freaky tales in this book. I actually thought Graveyard Shift was a better compilation of King's tales, but this one was good too. Read this book at night!
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She curked her tail around him comfortingly and whspered in his ear "i can help if you let me. I can help you tower over her and help her see you are not your father and you never will be.
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A great start for anyone who wants to dive into the Stephen King collections.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first Stephen King book I read, and I fell in love with it. I have worn through a copy already, and the second one is covered in dog-ears and bookmarks. I recently passed it on to one of my friends, who loves Mr.King as much as I do, but hasn't read it yet. I take care of all my books, making sure they're in the best condition in case I want to re-read them for like the twentyith time. This book entranced me. I especcially loved 'Home Delivery'(I'm a huge zombie fan,) 'Sorry, Right Number,' and 'The House on Maple Street.' I got this book when I was twelve, and now I'm a horror-loving, creepypasta-writer, teenager. Anyone who buys this book won't be dissapointed. Signing off now, ~TheFullmetalHomunculus~
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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I have problems. T-T
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good King short stories
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I love all his books it is so fun
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