6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. 512 pp. Black cloth and paper boards with King's name in gilt. Condition is FINE ; covers like new, binding tight and text unmarked. PO's name on ffep, dated 1985. DJ is VERY GOOD+ ; price-clipped, code 8506 at bottonm of front flap, very clean with very minor edge wear. Fiction. RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 26906
Synopsis: Age-old images of fear fuse with the iconography of contemporary American life in this collection of tales from the modern master of horror
Review: In the introduction to Skeleton Crew (1985), his second collection of stories, King pokes fun at his penchant for "literary elephantiasis," makes scatological jokes about his muse, confesses how much money he makes (gross and net), and tells a story about getting arrested one time when he was "suffused with the sort of towering, righteous rage that only drunk undergraduates can feel." He winds up with an invitation to a scary voyage: "Grab onto my arm now. Hold tight. We are going into a number of dark places, but I think I know the way."
And he sure does. Skeleton Crew contains a superb short novel ("The Mist") that alone is worth the price of admission, plus two forgettable poems and 20 short stories on such themes as an evil toy monkey, a human-eating water slick, a machine that avenges murder, and unnatural creatures that inhabit the thick woods near Castle Rock, Maine. The short tales range from simply enjoyable to surprisingly good.
In addition to "The Mist," the real standout is "The Reach," a beautifully subtle story about a great-grandmother who was born on a small island off the coast of Maine and has lived there her whole life. She has never been across "the Reach," the body of water between island and mainland. This is the story that King fans give to their friends who don't read horror in order to show them how literate, how charming a storyteller he can be. Don't miss it. --Fiona Webster
Title: SKELETON CREW
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: very good +
Edition: First printing.
Book Description Putnam Adult, 1985. Condition: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2520289
Book Description Putnam Adult, U.S.A., 1985. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Believed first edition hardcover, no dust jacket. Some wear and marks, also a few marks inside the front cover. We ship fast. Seller Inventory # 010552
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1985. HARDCOVER. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Putnam Adult 1985 Hardcover First Edition. Previous owner name on front free end page -otherwise pages are unmarked. Jacket shows light wear from age but is completely intact. Book Condition: Good Jacket Condition: Good. Book. Seller Inventory # 9780399130397
Book Description Putnam, New York, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. General shelf wear, rubbing, bumped corners, ownership mark in pencil, Seller Inventory # 000297
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1985. HARDCOVER. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. G. P. Putnam's Sons 1985. Hardcover. First Edition Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Not inscribed clipped or otherwise marked. Book. Seller Inventory # 9780399130397-01
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons , New York, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons . Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 039913039X . First edition. Collects 22 stories plus the author's introduction and notes. 512 pages. An otherwise Near Fine copy with the spine cocked and uneven [probably from improper storage] and with a small area of dampstaining to the lower left corner of the front board in otherwise Near Fine Dust Wrapper with some dye transfer to the blind side only around the spine heel front corner. . Seller Inventory # 73090
Book Description Putnam Adult. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 039913039X First edition, First printing. Not price clipped. NOT REMAINDER marked. Dust jacket in protective cover. Shipped in a box. Book has the remainder of a book plate on inside front board. Seller Inventory # SKU1010088
Book Description Putnams NY,Publ, 1985, 1985. Hard Cover. First Edition. Hard Cover. First Edition. HBDJ, 1985 ,1st edition,minor rub & wear DJ,small mended tear, VG+/VG, AS-IS. Seller Inventory # 5336
Book Description Putnam 1985/85, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback Horror 1st. Ed. Fine/Near Fine; 42271. Seller Inventory # 42271
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. (full book description) G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1985. Trade Edition 1st Printing, Fine/VG+, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 512pgs(notes). 3/8" DJ tear top rear edge, tiny 1/16" x 1/2" brown spot on front endpaper, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 039913039X 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY250345I