Skeleton Crew

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Copyright:
1985

Book Details

Book Quality:
Excellent
Book Size:
574 Pages
ISBN-13:
9780451168610
Related ISBNs:
9781444723205, 9781101348345, 9780751504385, 9780808571520, 9780910489126, 9781598878431, 9788401474606, 9788401498909, 9788401321955
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Date of Addition:
Copyrighted By:
Stephen King
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Horror, Literature and Fiction
Submitted By:
Daproim Africa
Proofread By:
Daproim Africa
Usage Restrictions:
This is a copyrighted book.

Reviews

5 out of 5

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Stephen King has written 4 collections of short stories, and this is the best, closely followed by Night Shift. Skeleton Crew features at least two stories that were made into movies: "The Mist," and "The Raft." "The Mist," is his scariest writing of all time. A volunteer read it to me in August 1985, the hottest August I can recall, and her reading was so scary I had to pull the blanket up to my neck, for fear I'd never be warm again. "The Raft," is about 4 college kids who don't see how a swim in a local lake can be a swim to Perdition. "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut," is a fascinating tale of an old guy, and a younger woman who is obsessed with driving shortcuts--at any risk. "The Man Who Wouldn't Shake Hands," is truly a highlight of the book-a horror tale of a man accursed after a tragic accident. There are a few duds as in any short story collection, but they are mercifully few. Near the end is one of the best, "Ballad of the Flexible Bullet," about how a writer's paranoia becomes contagious. All told, this is a "must have" for any true King cuckoo, of which I am one. Neither of his later two collections, "Nightmares and Dreamscapes," or "Just After Sunset," come up to the standard of this collection.