Fan submitted reviews of Survivor Type (Short Story):|
Posted By: Anonymous - September 18th, 2012 9:30:22 pm EDT
I loved the short stories! It displayed What people are willing to go through to live. I would recommend that any Stephen King fan read this, I found it amazing. Although I though the book could have been improved if it wasn't like a diary. I think that this is was done like his other books, it would have left room for more detail.
Posted By: Fan(tasy) - January 17th, 2012 7:33:57 am EST
I take the short story collection "Skeleton Crew" with me every time I go on a ship. You never know but one should know what the extremes are :)
Posted By: Anonymous - March 26th, 2011 10:43:54 pm EDT
when my brother was a freshman (and i was a 7th grader), my brother read this story outloud at dinner. even to this day, just the thought scares the crap out of me!
Posted By: S.K.Rules - February 27th, 2011 10:04:26 am EST
I loved this short story it one of his best (for a start it made me thing of castaway, which I have not yet seen just heard about) it's very interesting the whole self cannibalism. Great read.
Posted By: McMorbid - August 19th, 2010 10:21:53 pm EDT
One of his best short stories. The whole thought of 'How badly does the patient want to survive" intrigued me to no end. Same goes for the deliciously grotesque subject of self-cannibalism. Extremely well written - the whole lady fingers bit somehow both grossed me out and cracked me up.
Posted By: WADE82270 - May 13th, 2010 1:03:19 pm EDT
One of my first King reads as a teenager, a grisly tale of egotism brought to its knees and then suffered. This was one of the the first things I ever read that opened my eyes to a new literary format and the concept of the author narrating the story in the form of a diary is unique and towards the end, chilling in it's effect. Skeleton Crew is an excellent collection, one I read on a near annual basis, somehow this story seems to be the one I select first when I open it. It is King at his harrowing best, starting with a tale of wealth and affluence and ending with a herion induced ranting, a sort of requiem for the fact sometimes there is no easy way out. Dr. Pine was a survivor, and eventually as it dawns on us that the gravity of his circumstances and extreme narcotic use has lead him to survive to the fullest extent humanly possible. Survivor Type fills a sort of "armchair adventurer" void in my reading, it is at times insightful and at other times graphically horrific. Just the sort of thing to make us feel happy to be in whatever situation we find ourselves in at the momet we read it. Ladyfingers...tastes just like ladyfingers...
Posted By: Paul - September 23rd, 2008 7:30:44 pm EDT
If you are really hungry would you eat yourself ? I would.