2016: 7. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

I’ve made some things for you, Constant Reader; you see them laid out before you in the moonlight.”

Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King

A new collection of Stephen King short stories, and it’s classic King.  A whole bunch of pretty good creepy short stories (a few I’ve read before somewhere in magazines or whatever), with introductions to each in a classic Uncle Stevie tone.  I’m pretty fond of King’s folksy tone, but I know it makes some people bats.  But if you don’t like it, you can always skip them and get straight to the stories.  And they are also classic King, but I loved them.  I mean, you’ll have precocious kids, with weird slang and inappropriate cursing, and aliens who will eat you alive, and all sorts of creepy things.  But there are some in a different tone - a great Western, a goofy story about fireworks in a small town Maine, and they are great. And if you like King, which I do, it’s a very entertaining quick read.

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017