Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Age-old images of fear fuse with the iconography of contemporary American life in this collection of horror tales.
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: Scream Press
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Scream Press, Santa Cruz CA, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. J.K. Potter (illustrator). First Edition. Like NEW in slipcase. Signed by King and Potter, limited copy 131 of 1000. Professional book dealer since 1999. All orders are processed promptly and carefully packaged. Insribed By Author. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 048551
Book Description Santa Cruz, CA: Scream Press, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing, Signed, Limited Edition (with Portfolio ), Santa Cruz, California, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine (see description). Dust Jacket Condition: Fine (see description). J K Potter (illustrator). First Edition. ----------2 items, BOOK and PORTFOLIO, the book is a large (small folio) hardcover, a Fine unread copy in a Fine dustjacket, in a Near Fine/Fine slipcase, signed by King and Potter, laid-in is the fold-out poster by J K Potter (as issued), a lovely edition, contents include: The Mist; Here There Be Tygers; The Monkey; Cain Rose Up; Mrs. Todd's Shortcut; The Jaunt; The Wedding Gig; Paranoid: A Chant; The Raft; Word Processor of the Gods; The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands; Beachworld; The Reaper's Image; Nona; For Owen; Survivor Type; Uncle Otto's Truck; Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1); Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman #2); Gramma; The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet; The Reach; The Revelations of Becca Paulson (which was not in the trade edition), illustrations by Potter throughout, ------the second item is the portfolio for this book by J K POTTER, this is a Fine copy, SIGNED by POTTER , one of 500 copies, contains b&w illustrations plus a large (loose as issued) colour fold-out poster (same fold-out poster as issued with the limited edition book), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed by Artist and Author. Bookseller Inventory # 141575
Book Description Scream Press, [Santa Cruz, California], 1985. Small folio, J.K. Potter. cloth. Limited edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by King and artist J. K. Potter. Collection of twenty-two short stories. Preceded by the Putnam trade edition, but this edition includes an additional story, "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-174. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and slipcase as issued. (#125956). Bookseller Inventory # 125956
Book Description Scream Press, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0910489122
Book Description Scream Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985. Hardcover; 1st Printing. Book Condition: F. Dust Jacket Included. Illustrated by J. K. Potter (illustrator). Limited Edition.. #570 of 1,000 Signed Limited Edition copies, signed by both Stephen King and J. K. Potter in silver ink on black pages at the rear of the text block. Spectacular limited edition - very large and heavy, and beautifully crafted. This copy is Fine - an as new book with no wear, in a Fine, as new dustjacket with no wear, has an as new separate fold-out poster by the illustrator, retains the tissue guard between the black signature and limitation pages to protect them, housed in a Fine, as new slipcase with no wear, which has a large color Potter illustration on one side. There was a Putnam trade edition of these short stories. However, there is an additional story in this limited edition from Scream Press that wasn't in the trade edition (The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson). Simply a beautiful signed limited edition, complete with the fold-out Potter poster in excellent condition and the signature tissue guard, and containing 22 of King's best short stories. ; Color & BW Illustrations; 11-1/4" x 7-3/4"; 544 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 9335
Book Description Scream/Press, Santa Cruz, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. JK Potter (illustrator). Signed and numered edition of 1000 copies bound in publisher's original black cloth, spine lettered in white. Decorated endpapers. With 23 short stories and 19 illustrations throughout. Includes a signed copy of "JK Potter's Art of Skeleton Crew" portfolio (limited to 500 copies) and 2 copies of the fold out, full color poster laid in. Signed and numbered by author Stephen King and illustrator JK Potter opposite the limitations page. Housed in a matching slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 9017183