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Synopsis: King's second short story collection.
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: Macdonald, January 1985
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Little, Brown, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0003282482
Book Description London, Macdonald, 1985. Condition: Gut. 512 pp, good copy, DJ with traces of use, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, B13476 ISBN 9780356108162 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 904 Gr.-8°, , Hardcover/Pappeinband. Seller Inventory # 6064461
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GORX009286076
Book Description Little, Brown, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Seller Inventory # 1082586
Book Description Condition: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Seller Inventory # 0KVBKH005E99
Book Description Putnam Pub Group, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Bumps on corners Crease on cover. Seller Inventory # mon0000496693
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