Fan submitted reviews of Full Dark, No Stars (Story Collection):|
Posted By: Krystle - February 25th, 2013 7:25:11 pm EST
This was a really great collection of stories! There were parts of "1922" that haunted me for weeks. Rats. My favorite would have to be "Big Driver" because the sense of empowerment that Mr. King gave his leading lady was awesome. "Good Marriage" would be a very close second favorite. "Fair Extension" only proves further to be careful what you wish for.
Posted By: Melly Mel - January 6th, 2013 12:13:45 am EST
I love all of Kings books! currently reading Bag of Bones, this book had me hooked the whole time!!
Posted By: Bailey - November 28th, 2012 8:02:55 am EST
1922 is SO good, I wish it were a movie :) Best short story King has, and the second best thing he has ever written*! *Bag of Bones being number 1. I recommend this collection, but especially 1922!
Posted By: Koz - September 26th, 2012 3:40:57 pm EDT
Mr. King keeps the constant reader in suspense throughout all four stories! I'm happy to see the story, "A Good Marriage," is being made into a movie. It would be awesome to see "Big Driver" made into a movie at some point as well. "Big Driver" has an excellent story line with many twists & turns that would be very movie worthy!
Posted By: Zeeeeya - July 18th, 2012 8:19:51 pm EDT
I very much enjoyed this collection of wonderfully compelling stories! I was surprised at Fair Extension, all the ideas floating through my head of what could happen next and the story simply ended. Fascinating.
Posted By: Sebas - July 6th, 2012 7:41:29 pm EDT
it's just candy pure candy!
Posted By: #1_fan - June 25th, 2012 12:55:58 pm EDT
the end of 1922 was soooo awesome!!!!!
Posted By: Bailey - June 14th, 2012 1:14:29 pm EDT
Great short story collection my favorite story in the collection would have to be 1922 because it's the scariest and most creative of them all. I enjoyed the suspense and they kept me up for nights trying to find out what happens next. Great!
Posted By: Black Rider - June 14th, 2012 5:06:54 am EDT
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Posted By: Church_came_back - June 11th, 2012 9:05:30 pm EDT
im 13 and stephen king is my favourite author!!! my favourite story in this book would be either a good marriage OR 1922 they were really good but fair extension didnt make a lot of sense but it was still good
Posted By: Misha360 - May 28th, 2012 3:00:40 pm EDT
ARGH!!! Why did it have to be rats?! King's been entertaining, enlightening, frightening, and keeping me up until 3 am since I was 13, and "1922" got me via my only phobia again! Thanks for another night of the creepy-crawlies, and dreadful dreams. Well done!
Posted By: Brittny - May 13th, 2012 1:51:06 pm EDT
Stephen King is by far my favorite author. His stories and novels are unique in that each one can draw me in and keep me interested. I look forward to this book with anticipation. Keep up the great work Stephen King, and I will continue to be an avid reader of your masterpieces.
Posted By: Daniel Gilmore - April 24th, 2012 8:10:56 pm EDT
Can't wait to read this one, once I finish "It"
Posted By: Brendam - April 4th, 2012 12:34:24 am EDT
What I love about this collection of stories is that it has the natural ability to draw you right into the characters because they are so like ourselves in so many ways. This is what I've always loved about Stephen King's writing: the characters are just like we are until a twist comes and throws them (and us) into fearful circumstances.
Posted By: Lui - February 17th, 2012 8:50:27 pm EST
Thank you Mr. King for made me feel excited, terrified, surprised... etc. This is one of those books that a person should read many times. The order of the novellas from better to "not so good" is: 1922; A good marriage; Fair Extension and Big driver.
Posted By: Lazerhead - February 1st, 2012 10:50:22 pm EST
Thanks for the afterword.After finishing A Good Marriage i needed it.This is a powerful book.The stories are gripping and full dark.You paint such vivid pictures in my mind with your writing.It is an entertaining exercise for the senses to read your work.I truly enjoyed this book.
Posted By: Elsie Joy - January 15th, 2012 7:33:29 pm EST
Fantastic - your writing never lets me down - as you say you take ordinary people in dire situations and seem to have insight as to how they handle different situations - this is what makes it perfect
Posted By: Sophia Wolf - December 13th, 2011 11:29:57 am EST
im using this book for a enhlish project and im in 8th grade. this is a great book and i recomend this book to all project makers
Posted By: Trojanik - December 1st, 2011 2:30:50 pm EST
Every time I indulge in a work of Stephen's I find myself making new friends and discovering hatred (or at least mild disain) for people I never knew existed. Even in his short stories he creates characters with such depth that by the end of the story you feel empty, as if a loved one just left you at the airport. Luckily there's another friend coming in on a different flight so even though "Full Dark, No Stars" is over I'm already dripping with anticipation for "11/22/63". I just hope it helps me with my broken heart from the death of Mattie Devore in Bag Of Bones.
Posted By: Lisa - November 27th, 2011 10:14:30 pm EST
Big Driver was an incredible story, and really showed Stephen King's versatility. Loved it!
Posted By: Nara - November 21st, 2011 8:20:46 am EST
He's the greatest, just no other word to say. He can really play with our mind an heart. "Fair extension" just made me so mad and I just prayed, don't ever let me become remotely like that.
Posted By: Good_to_the_last_word - November 11th, 2011 2:29:20 am EST
What I really appreciate about Stephen King's books is the endings are as good as the "ride". There are so many authors that seem to have spent months, years on developing characters and writing the first 85% of their novels, making the remainder including the ending that much more disappointing...the equivalent of "and I woke up to discover it was all a dream." Many of his stories are too intense for me and I steer clear for about a year to calm down! Then I picked this collection up at the last minute at Costco,and I found myself becoming a fan all over again.
Posted By: Drea The Devoted King Fan - November 7th, 2011 8:01:00 pm EST
Another brilliant addition to your ever growing library Mr. King. Thank you for all of your amazing stories.
Posted By: Leanne - October 27th, 2011 7:37:24 pm EDT
The collection was amazing! The best I've ever read. I woke up at 4am this morning just to finish reading Under the Weather, which was very chilling by the way. Can't wait for another collection to keep me up at night :)
Posted By: MyLifeMyLove - October 27th, 2011 4:10:27 pm EDT
A very good book, glad I purchased the paperback and got the bonus story. Haven't read Stephen King in a few years, I think I got burnt out in my younger days, but this book makes me want to go buy another Stephen King book :)
Posted By: DeannaCamphaug - October 25th, 2011 12:43:23 pm EDT
I just LOVED it!!! I really liked it. You explained everything sooo well, I was almost able to feel all the pain. :)
Posted By: Evildead818 - October 20th, 2011 2:49:13 pm EDT
the first story was great! great book, a page turner for sure!
Posted By: Scotty - October 20th, 2011 6:13:05 am EDT
Brilliant, I have just finished the first story, and i have to say what a great one that was, now a can't wait to continue reading the others. Stephen King your books are amazing :) x
Posted By: Jodydont - October 20th, 2011 2:59:08 am EDT
An amazing collection. Currently reading it now. I've always been a huge fan, but the stories in this particular book are just insane. Its been a couple of years since I've read a Stephen King book; its so nice to feel like he's back and as good as ever! When I'm finished with this, I will definately be purchasing another. Thanks for the hours of mind bending entertainment!!
Posted By: Sidney - October 19th, 2011 6:07:28 pm EDT
OK, I understand people want to read and own the 5th story - I am the same way. But stop complaining here about it. It's a story, things get added on re-releases, deal with it.
Posted By: NoSoulToSell - October 17th, 2011 2:19:13 pm EDT
Very very boring Mr. King. I am sorry to say you have always entertained me but this book was a joke you are loosing your touch of horror writing. Most of the stories were like knock off from your other stories.
Posted By: PaulyD - October 8th, 2011 4:04:37 pm EDT
Superbly entertaining - this was holiday reading for me this year and I also couldn't put it down. For me, King's ability to consistently write tremendous long and short stories put him above any other modern era writer of the genre. As a teen and young adult I enjoyed Barker, Herbert, Koontz etc but don't deliver some 20 years on. Thank you Mr King!
Posted By: Constant Reader 345325500 - October 4th, 2011 6:37:44 pm EDT
I have been a constant reader for the last 30 years and this book hit me square in my gut and had me shaking my head continuously. SK left no rock uncovered in these stories. His ability to completely fill in each character with such complete substance blew my mind. I had to wonder, How does one take on such a persona without personally experiencing such horrors? Steve... You really hit the jackpot with these stories, my friend.
Posted By: P.Chelemer - September 17th, 2011 1:40:51 pm EDT
An excellent collection of gripping novellas, I couldn't take my eyes off the pages. What surprised me is when I wen to cross-check it with any other King towns, because the town in one of the stories reminded me of another, I didn't find any word of the fifth short-story about the man who won't accept his wife's death.
Posted By: NonPerdeVentura - September 13th, 2011 11:36:35 pm EDT
Maybe I missed something somehow, but the truly horrific bit of the "1922" ending which I read in my hardcover copy was apparently left out of the audiobook, and I'm not sure why.
Posted By: DianaT - September 2nd, 2011 3:23:32 am EDT
Great collection. It catches you like in a movie and you cannot let go of the book. I liked the way Stephen King brings the dark side at the surface but always lets his characters to prove their human side... if there is one.
Posted By: Judy - September 1st, 2011 1:23:51 pm EDT
Not sure how to accurately describe how connected I feel to each of Mr. King's characters when I finish his stories. Even if the characters are creepy, I don't want to leave them behind. I loved every story in Full Dark, and it was full dark..no matter. Craig Wasson was also masterful in his narration, I could listen to him tell stories around a campfire anytime. Great combination of writer/storyteller.
Posted By: Clemon - August 21st, 2011 12:39:03 pm EDT
I think this work, if not any of the others, defines King as not only a great horror writer, but probably one of the greatest storytellers of our time. He sits you down on his porch, rapts you with his story, and you are left blown away, making sure nothing is creeping in the shadows - and in the case of this book - that everything is going fine with your world.
Posted By: Smoothkp - August 15th, 2011 11:40:00 pm EDT
I'm an avid reader of your books up to"under the dome. At the moment I'm out of a job and can't purchase this book, but I'd love to read it. Read the promo and I'm hooked. Thanks for the good reads.
Posted By: Jason - August 14th, 2011 10:37:44 pm EDT
i loved this book .pity i didnt get to read the added story in the paperback edition because i bought the hard cover edition when it came out
Posted By: Snaggles - August 7th, 2011 4:36:41 pm EDT
As a lifelong fan of Stephen king I have read everything he has ever published, good and not so good. This book is one of the good ones as I always like his short stories but, and I have to admit to a twinge of annoyance here, I agree with Ngaire that to re-release this book with an extra unread story included in it is a bit of an insult to avid fans like us!!! I expect I will buy it though for my collection AND of course my need to read the story haha..hope its worth it! ;-)
Posted By: Anonymous - August 6th, 2011 8:53:00 pm EDT
that really sucks that I bought the hard cover book and now if I want to read the new story I must purchase the paper back as well, that so sucks.
Posted By: Heidi - August 6th, 2011 5:13:01 pm EDT
Just finished Full Dark No Stars, LOVED IT!!!
Posted By: Tigerfeet73 - August 1st, 2011 4:48:56 pm EDT
just read this book and as allways its fab,thanks Mr king for a great read :-)
Posted By: INKERKING - July 24th, 2011 6:47:23 am EDT
I am very disappointed , I recently purchased this book and the date of printing is May 2010 BUT it does not have the extra short story (Under the Weather). I feel ripped off Mike
Posted By: Ngaire - July 19th, 2011 7:45:24 am EDT
I bought this when it first came out, and now its been re-released with an extra story, so looks like I'll have to buy it again! Great stories in this collection by the way, absolutely loved it! Thanks.
Posted By: Rees Alford - July 19th, 2011 5:37:44 am EDT
Im 30 pages in the first story and already I can taste the dark sinister writing of King.
Posted By: Aloysius - July 18th, 2011 9:55:08 pm EDT
Stayed up 'til the wee hours last night because I couldn't put the book down until I finished the first story, 1922. Best writing to come from SK in 20 years!
Posted By: The SCENE - July 17th, 2011 4:19:24 pm EDT
Just finished Full Dark, No Stars. King's stories never disappoint. Horrifying and brutally, relatable in the most terrifying sense. Hardly "constant reader," but I long ago tuned into the "King" with an every-day "if this were a Stephen King story..." mentality. My 20 year old son has started writing again and his stories, have an edge I love (and recognize). He brought Green Mile in as a free reading choice in 7th grade and I had to give written permission for him to read it...
Posted By: Malice - July 15th, 2011 6:48:26 am EDT
Read this over a period of two days, stuck in bed in a hospital in Japan with a fractured femur. Dark, dark stuff... late at night it took me places I didn't entirely want to be... but then, that's the whole point, no? Very good work. I enjoyed it, if enjoyed's the right word!
Posted By: Britt - July 9th, 2011 4:47:02 pm EDT
Going to Barnes and Noble on the way home, plopping down in a chair, and reading "Under the Weather" for free... bought the hardcover one after it was released; I enjoyed "1922" the most.
Posted By: Hurt - July 8th, 2011 8:38:28 pm EDT
This is one of my favorite collections of short stories from Mr. King. 1922 blew me away. Just had to come on and say how much entertainment value I recieved from Full Dark, No Stars. Lots and Lots!
Posted By: Anonymous - July 4th, 2011 1:42:47 am EDT
Fuckin' awesome. This was a lot like you're earlyer work. Thanks King, you the man !
Posted By: VICTOR - July 2nd, 2011 7:17:48 pm EDT
I AM II AND I BOUGHT THIS BOOK A WEEK AFTER IT CAME OUT I HAVENT READ IT YET BUT I AM BUYING THE NEW PAPER BACK SOON CANT WAIT
Posted By: Superwoman - June 29th, 2011 10:12:49 am EDT
I absolutely loved this book...none of the endings were what I expected especially the story about the guy that is jealous of his best friend...That was wicked..I love Stephen Kings writings...I became an avid because of his works...Keep up the great work, cant wait to see what you do next.
Posted By: Somewhere/else - June 27th, 2011 4:01:33 am EDT
I was a little mad at first that I had to buy another copy of a book I already had but then I sat down in the middle of walmart and (despite the strange looks from walmart creeps) read "Under the Weather" right there. Completely worth the weird looks and the $11.50 I spent afterward
Posted By: Nicci T - June 26th, 2011 11:04:28 pm EDT
I LOVED this book. Stephen King never lets me down though. I like how he can write about different things and still be such a strong writer. What I mean by this is that some writers only have one thing to write about that is worth reading- Stephen King knows how to deliver it though!! All the stories in this book will grab you and you wont want to put it down until you finish!
Posted By: Sebeegirl - June 20th, 2011 2:10:19 am EDT
There is no trick to make me buy a Stephen King Novel. I buy because since I was 6 years old and saw The Shining, I have been a fan. I just ask that he keeps on writing books and making me excited to wait and see what he does for his next book.
Posted By: Duklaprm - June 9th, 2011 7:08:56 pm EDT
Sorry but as a constant reader who has already bought the hardback I feel I should be able to get the extra story. Not going to buy the paperback just for a 15 page story. This constant reader a tad annoyed!!!
Posted By: Suzy619 - June 7th, 2011 4:32:34 pm EDT
again..the best book ever
Posted By: Anonymous - June 4th, 2011 10:27:05 am EDT
Guess I am not the only Constant Reader that is disappointed in having to purchase a paperback to get the extra story. All my King's are hardback and don't think I'll be purchasing a paperback just for the extra story. May put that on my Kindle but don't know. Feel rather taken advantage on this one, my friends. The almighty 'buck' has taken over on this one. Whoever came up with this idea has $$$ for sunglass lenses.
Posted By: Asia - June 3rd, 2011 8:03:15 am EDT
been dying to read "Under the Weather"...
Posted By: David Evans - May 31st, 2011 11:05:19 pm EDT
Stephen king, I have bought the hardcover and audiotape of this book. I am so enthralled. Your skill is unmatched in making me sympathize, empathize, and relate to the narratives. Though some are quite flawed, you have an amazing knack to perfectly reflect the human condition, our fears that are so deep that we often dont admit them to ourselves. I work in a bookstore and I recommend full dark, no stars to every customer. My family is reading it on my request. This is some of your BEST stuff (1922 will become an incredible movie, a good marriage could to) and I can't wait to read your next novels. BTW I Love the It references, that's my favorite book
Posted By: Kadere - May 28th, 2011 12:35:49 pm EDT
I purchased the new paperback just for the extra 15 page short story. It was rather expensive, but Under the Weather was nicely chilling. I kept thinking about it as I fell asleep.
Posted By: Dvielmancc - May 25th, 2011 7:26:16 am EDT
I guess this bonus story is an afterthought on their behalf..paperback editions come out a year and a half later..typically
Posted By: Dvielmancc - May 25th, 2011 7:21:42 am EDT
This is not why I wait for paperback issue.. I do it because its cheaper. . Bonus.
Posted By: Isisoisis - May 24th, 2011 5:40:54 pm EDT
I had resigned myself to buying a paperback just to get this extra story. I figured it would cost me $7.19 at my local market, but now I find that it's not a mass market edition; it's the larger paperback with a $16.00 cover price. This is just not cool!
Posted By: Sherrie4222 - May 24th, 2011 3:17:12 pm EDT
I have the hard back, but was given a Kindle for Christmas so I downloaded that book in my Kindle.... Amazon says they won't get the "ebook" until Sept. WTF??? It was of course my choice to buy the hard back, also to put the ebook in my Kindle. NOW I have to buy a THIRD edition to get your short story??? I'm sorry but if your trying to make profit ALL around, why don't you just let us know so we can choose which way is the best??? I resent THREE copies of the same book just to get a short story!!! I LOVE all your stories, but this goes to far even for me. There HAS to be an easier way.
Posted By: Jwt0001 - May 24th, 2011 1:56:56 pm EDT
I purchased this on Kindle when it was first released. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I will be able to get the new story without purchasing the new paperback edition. It doesn't look like the story will even be added to the current Kindle edition. Even the Amazon listing for the new book doesn't mention the new story. I'd like to see much better coordination of these kind of things.
Posted By: Kingdom - May 23rd, 2011 1:59:54 pm EDT
What a ripoff. Bought the hard cover and now the paperback has an extra story :-( So much for being a loyal Constant Reader
Posted By: Bob Hinton - May 23rd, 2011 6:44:58 am EDT
I bought the hardcover when it came out (will ALWAYS buy PRINT books), and added it to my King hardcover collection. Definitely amazing book of stories! To find out that the paperback has an additional story has me feeling a little bit slighted. If anyone should be rewarded, it should be hardcover buyers. I paid more money, and I get 1 less story. Don't mean to be a whiner, but who came up with this idea?
Posted By: Jbyrnes - May 22nd, 2011 10:29:51 pm EDT
Makes me upset that i went and bought the hard cover upon release as i do with all of your works, and now i find out that the paper back will contain an additional story. So do i now go buy another copy of this book? does not seem fair to dedicated reders and fans.
Posted By: Jessie - May 19th, 2011 3:23:39 pm EDT
Loved it!! But I love everything King writes.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 18th, 2011 9:07:27 am EDT
An extra story in the paperback? That's the last time I buy the hardback edition of a SK book. Better to just wait and get more content for a cheaper price.
Posted By: SUGARLIPS35 - May 17th, 2011 9:34:06 am EDT
YUP YUP I GOT SOME FAITH AGAIN IN YOU MR. KING. I HAD JUST ABOUT GAVE UP AFTER READING "THE DOME". IT GOT VERY BORING AND I HAD TO STOP ABOUT HALF WAY THRU PLU THE LANGUAGE IS WAY TO MUCH OF THE "F" WORD. REALLY? WHY? AND I BOUGHT THE HARD BACK OF THIS BOOK AND FIND OUT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER SHORT STORY IN THE PAPERBACK. THAT TOTALLY SUCKS AFTER ALL THE MONEY YOU PAY FOR THE HARD BACK.
Posted By: Phlipper - May 15th, 2011 11:09:57 am EDT
It pisses me off that the paperback version will have an additional story. After having shelled out for hardback books as they are released, you now expect constant readers to shell out again to get a book they may already own - smacks of a rip off. Thought you were better than that.
Posted By: Pzehler - May 11th, 2011 2:07:37 pm EDT
I'm kind of disappointed that since I purchased the hardcover release that I don't have some way of getting the new short story without having to buy the paperback as well.....
Posted By: Keith - May 9th, 2011 3:05:32 pm EDT
A fantastic collection of short stories. I enjoyed every one of them: Favourites are "1922", and "A good Marriage". I have always despised rats, and "1922" only increased my phobia! I am a native of Kansas, so when I started getting deep into "A good marriage", I had a strong suspicion of what it was about. I did not realize until I read his memoir at the end, that he he in fact did, base it on the infamous serial killer, "BTK". What a good job he did by writing about the wife's perspective, and in other circumstances, what might have happened. Great stories.
Posted By: Jikamin - May 9th, 2011 11:57:54 am EDT
Hey!!! This one will have an extra story?! I received mine as a birthday gift the very week it was released. I'm so upset about missing the extra story. :-(
Posted By: Rob - May 8th, 2011 5:47:22 pm EDT
I enjoyed this book, it took me back to Stephen's older works. I'm wondering though, why did I buy it in hardcover if the softcover is going to get an extra story? That doesn't feel fair at all. I'm not buying it again, and I don't want to just read it from the library, I want all the stories... Not pleased.
Posted By: Tyler - May 8th, 2011 5:15:40 pm EDT
Craaaap, I got the hardcover for christmas and it was awesome, but new story in the paperback? Guess I'll hit up a library
Posted By: Kelly Fearnothing - May 8th, 2011 10:33:24 am EDT
I'm with @ Robert. I rushed out and paid full price for the 1st edition, only to find out that had I waited for the cheaper paperback I would gave gotten an extra story. Ah well, as an SK addict, can complain too loudly? Awesome book though!
Posted By: Sandradee42 - May 7th, 2011 5:27:14 pm EDT
i love all stephen kings books and movies
Posted By: Darkstar7 - May 7th, 2011 2:00:28 pm EDT
That's no fair - that you include a new story in the paperback edition - that wasn't in the hardcover. I paid good money for the hardcover! So unfair!!!
Posted By: Mari - May 6th, 2011 7:58:33 pm EDT
I bought the hardcover edition of Full Dark, No Stars and i love it. How i can have the new short story Under the Weather??? I will love to read that one too. Why it wasnt on the hardcover book? Maritza Rodriguez
Posted By: Robert Duff - April 29th, 2011 6:47:28 pm EDT
Wow, kinda mad that the new edition will have another story, I mean, I already bought the first edition :/ Well, guess I'll just use amazon, or something. Hope the new story is just as good as the others.
Posted By: MIssy - April 27th, 2011 12:42:19 pm EDT
I love the short stories. After reading "Big Driver" I was driving my daughter somewhere we hadn't been before and all of a sudden the road reminded me of the road Tess was on while taking her shortcut. I felt a since of dread and fear wash over me, I told my daughter we had to go another way!! She had given me this book for Christmas and when I told her why, she thought I was crazy!
Posted By: Shocktower - April 24th, 2011 7:48:53 pm EDT
Somewhat disappointed, seemed to be written from a Feminist perspective. Wanted Roland the Gunslinger, got Cosmo'...
Posted By: Gramrye - April 18th, 2011 4:47:01 pm EDT
I love every story in this collection,, hope Big Driver gets made into film xx
Posted By: Constant Reader-Ida - April 1st, 2011 8:57:00 pm EDT
I luv this book; as always, yet another genius writing..way to go Stephen! Keep 'em coming!
Posted By: Rob - March 18th, 2011 4:10:23 pm EDT
A Masterpiece!!! A work of art that reflects the psychology of humans and the dark side of the same 4 wonderful stories as only Stephen King can.
Posted By: A Wrocker - March 3rd, 2011 10:28:37 pm EST
Finisihed the audio today. Wicked-cool. I also lent it out today. Sorry Steve, you're out the cash, but you'll manage. The narrarators were first class. I wish I had them in my house to describe what's in the fridge. I'd be more apt to eat that health food.
Posted By: Flagg's Farts - February 25th, 2011 2:29:46 am EST
Loved this book! Darkest writing that Mr. King has done in a long, long time. Awesome.
Posted By: Harley94stc - January 29th, 2011 4:31:08 pm EST
I was as always taken by Full Dark / No Stars. I have read a great deal of Mr. King's works, and this is no exception of the talent he has for his short story's. I suppose most who read his works can identify with his style and the impressive detail in the story line. Thanks for what I consider a most enjoyable experience.
Posted By: Dexter - January 21st, 2011 11:49:30 am EST
By far King's best collection yet. While I love his novels, I think he particularly excels at the short story/novella format. Full Dark, No Stars is by far his leanest, slickest effort to date.
Posted By: Lika - January 21st, 2011 1:26:06 am EST
I like it
Posted By: Spence - January 20th, 2011 11:00:16 pm EST
a very good book, with ties to the stand and the darktower included. I live in omaha, Nebraska. 1922 was great.
Posted By: Effielumpy - January 20th, 2011 4:12:52 pm EST
I recall being 11 years old and the librarian telling me i had exhausted all the King stories and rumour was there would be no more as he was retiring. I reluctantly waddled along the other titles and picked up one by Richard Bachman and thinking, wow, this guy can do it for me too! Only years later did i realise they were one in the same person. Over the year i watched the films, but had always read the book first and enjoyed them better. The day i stopped reading King was with the gunslinger/tower series - i struggled to read each page (sorry as i appreciate this was a huge amount of work on your part Mr King, maybe it's a woman thing?) but this book was fabulous and i truly could not put it down. Each story made me laugh, cry and more importantly think, what would i do? I am so grateful for this set of stories and i hope Mr King is very proud, I challenge anybody not to enjoy them all and be as captivated as i was.
Posted By: SandiT - January 15th, 2011 6:06:29 pm EST
Bought for me by my daughter for Christmas, a very good read, a very good prezzy.
Posted By: Anonymous - January 11th, 2011 9:15:02 am EST
This book is AWESOME.Just like all Stephen King books because Stephen king is AWESOME. The first story is very spooky and weird and it scared me the first time I read it. I LOVE STEPHEN KING.
Posted By: Full Dark No Stars - January 8th, 2011 10:33:29 am EST
Warning to the reader: YOU CAN'T PUT IT DOWN! 1922 was incredible...but very, very demented. I advise all of you to read it, but with an open mind!
Posted By: Sandy - January 7th, 2011 3:17:59 pm EST
I got this book for Christmas and just finished it! the book was amazing!!! the good marriage was definitely my favorite even tho all 4 are really awesome!
Posted By: Toni - January 6th, 2011 10:33:14 am EST
I really liked the short novals. They made u think.
Posted By: Szielke - January 4th, 2011 9:32:50 pm EST
This was a good book. I enjoyed all of the stories. I did find an error in the book. King writes on page 276, "A plane carrying two members of the rock band Blink-182 crashed. Bad news, four people died. Good news, the rockers actually survived for a change...although one of them would die not much later." This is not true. Travis Baker was the only member of the band Blink-182 in the plane. The other person was D.J. A.M., who was not a member of the band. Otherwise it is a great book. I thought it was interesting. We really don't know those people that we think we do.
Posted By: Weirdmonger - January 4th, 2011 1:33:31 pm EST
FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King "A spear-carrier for us all ... a gestalt of guilt and sudden nightmare." Rats is Star backwards.
Posted By: Constant Reader Callie - January 3rd, 2011 2:01:14 pm EST
He did an awesome job of reeling me in again. I muddled through the darkness and wallowed in it with him. You must read the "afterword". The last line made me laugh out loud.
Posted By: Blyan85 - January 2nd, 2011 5:55:31 pm EST
I enjoyed all four stories in this collection. I enjoyed being back in Derry and Hemingford Home. A great read! I breezed through the book in a couple days!
Posted By: Fill2 - January 1st, 2011 1:06:13 am EST
I have only read the first 2 stories. So far I am thrilled. The description of the rats had me looking over my shoulder! And between Tom, Doreen and Tess this story was a screamer!!
Posted By: ArtbyJmc - December 29th, 2010 8:39:44 pm EST
Soooo good, flew through it in a weekend! Great collection. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!
Posted By: Nancy Q - December 29th, 2010 12:42:34 am EST
I really enjoyed this book. I re-read most of it, the same week end, which is not usually my way. I guess I need some revenge myself, but, I am totally incapable of that.
Posted By: Booklver24 - December 28th, 2010 9:50:14 pm EST
In regards to the previous comment, yeah, this book carries on the theme of reality, but I found it to be more of a twisted, alternate reality. More like a carnival house of mirrors that distort and reveal the inner workings of desperate people in desperate times. I don't believe any of King's previous books have hit so close to the reality mark as Full Dark, No Stars.
Posted By: Anonymous - December 21st, 2010 5:06:30 am EST
Steve, get off the womens lib crap and go back to the Lovecraftion horrors that influenced your earlier works. Reality is in our faces 24/7 and it's getting old. Robert Bloch and August Derleth are rolling...
Posted By: Anonymous - December 21st, 2010 4:56:21 am EST
The female narrator for the audio book version of Full Dark, No Stars ruined the second story with her relentless Joan Rivers impression.
Posted By: McDave27 - December 11th, 2010 10:34:45 pm EST
Just got back from Florida, and when I checked my email I learned I missed the live chat. Very depressed now, but life goes on. Found 4 past midnight for a buck at the flea market, read it in about a week. Awesome.
Posted By: Livius - December 5th, 2010 3:14:07 am EST
Just purchased the book once it displayed in the store. I even haven't finish reading 'under the dome' but surely the 'full dark no star' will be my next book to read.
Posted By: E.Freemantle - November 18th, 2010 11:56:41 am EST
Absolutely the most horrifying collection of pitch black niches of the human mind ,written with such erudite economy of prose. A literary formidable gem. Long live The King E. Freemantle AKA Ron Scott Sippel. I sense another Award Mr. King
Posted By: Carin - November 17th, 2010 12:46:12 pm EST
I just got this book & I can't seem to put it down! (Even at work!) It goes everywhere with me... truly a great author, I am so excited every time I get one of his books. I've been telling everyone to go out and get this one in particular - it's so GOOD!!! I'm reading 1922 right now and I can't wait to see how it ends. It's like the pages can't turn themselves fast enough. I love you Stephen King! Thank you for keeping me entertained all these years! You're such an inspiration to me. I just want to rent a cabin in the woods of Maine and start writing a book of my own. =)
Posted By: Dogwatchdude - November 14th, 2010 12:32:03 am EST
Today was my birthday, and while in Walmart shopping for mouse traps, I saw this and grabbed it immediately. Just started this four story grouping, and cannot put it down. Mr. King, this is simply spectacular! After the horribly deux de machine and diarhea-of-the-pen "Duma Key" and "Under The Dome", I was skeptical...but so far, this collection is AWESOME! Rivetting, addicting, and right up there with the best! Proves that you don't have to have 1,000 pages to tell a spectacular, haunting tale!
Posted By: Beambounder - November 13th, 2010 9:55:58 pm EST
This collection grabs you by the throat. It reads clearly and bloodily dark. I love it . It is in designed like "Different Seasons"-but with all paybacks aggressively meted out. It viscerally shows that there is a deep, dark, and rutted road in all people. It reminds one that the boomerang principle can Karmically feed on a dark deeds and dark needs.Black snowball effect. Of course it is a brilliant set of long stories that are gritty,ominous, shocking, and far outside the comfort zone. Just where "The Constant Reader" wants to be freaked out. Kudos Maestro Sai King.
Posted By: Stacy :) - November 13th, 2010 8:03:10 am EST
I am excited to start Full Dark, No Stars. Preordered in October been waiting weeks.... Constant Reader for 28 years
Posted By: Mesablack - October 25th, 2010 11:35:11 am EDT
It's Stephen Kings concept album.
Posted By: Plumloco23 - October 10th, 2010 6:47:38 am EDT
I have been a constant reader for decades. Can't wait to read Full Dark No Stars. The Dome was great, but then when have you written anything but. I would love to see something along the lines of Salems Lot. I am partial to Vampyre's ( a hugh Tru Blood fan )and that story scared the begeezus out of me. I think I kept my shades pulled down 24-7 for weeks.
Posted By: FROM A FAN - October 1st, 2010 1:13:11 pm EDT
Dear Mr.King, thank you for all the wonderful years of entertaiment. allways looking forward to another great roller coaster ride with your books.
Posted By: Wizards Asst. - September 21st, 2010 7:49:44 pm EDT
i await the master
Posted By: Lynn - September 21st, 2010 2:35:01 am EDT
Thank goodness, a new book. Under the dome was great but as all fans, I am ready for some more. Before long I would love it if Stephen could write another going along the theme of Cujo, which without a doubt is my favorite. Something to make your skin crawl Anything but more of Pennywise, cant deal with that clown
Posted By: Thom - September 16th, 2010 2:36:13 pm EDT
Stephen King never ceases to astonish me with his work. I can't wait to read this.
Posted By: Divavalenta - September 13th, 2010 12:18:40 pm EDT
I am looking forward to the release of Full Dark, No Stars, I have been an avid reader of your books and I find your creativity amazing. The way you capture the detail of the characters and the settings while at the same time the plot is evolving as I read is my mind is intrigued and challenged at the same time. You are a great writer, keep 'em coming. I am a lifetime fan!
Posted By: Redbeard74 - September 11th, 2010 6:24:38 pm EDT
Mr K, I dont know if you read the things people write here but if you do can I start by saying I admire you very much, I've read most if not all of your stories and I take pleasure in reading them. I emigrated to Salzburg in Austria almost three years ago and a while back I found an old 2nd world war rusted MP40 machine gun in a local stream (no crap) after a big storm and I would just love to hear the story of how it got there, if you could think of a tale to tell me (us) with your vast imagination I would love to hear it. Hope you and your family are well. Redbeard74 (if you want proof I have a pic)
Posted By: LOVES2READ - September 9th, 2010 8:54:25 pm EDT
I Love your books. I'm always waiting for a new book to come out! I cant 't wait to read this one. I loved "under the dome" that was amazing! I wish you would do a book tour, I'm sure all your fans would agree...
Posted By: Neha - September 5th, 2010 11:10:14 am EDT
Please bring back Randall Flagg! I miss that character the most! And I can't wait to get my hands on Full Dark, No Stars. I'm your number one fan!
Posted By: Mich - August 27th, 2010 12:09:59 pm EDT
Can't wait. i am still trying to start reading Under the Dome so I can savor every page. Best writer I ahve ever read in my 29 years : )
Posted By: Tivo - August 23rd, 2010 3:55:49 pm EDT
I have been a Constant Reader since The Shining back in '77. I enjoy how Sai King has taken reading into the techno era with electronic print. Truly a man who keeps with the times. My favorite novel of all time is Needful Things although all of them are great. My favorite short story is "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet". My favorite novella is "The Sun Dog" although all four of the stories in Four After Midnight are awesome. Steve keep up the outstanding work. There is a reason that Koontz, Barker,Massey and the others are compared to you. P.S. Bring back Randall Flagg for one final confrontation. Thanks.
Posted By: Tamra - August 18th, 2010 1:42:51 pm EDT
I absolutely love your books!!! My boyfriend thinks that you are different, but I think that if you can write about anythingm then you are a damn good author!!! I don't think you could ever top your recent book "Under the Dome." I could not put that down. AWESOME!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - August 17th, 2010 7:32:20 pm EDT
I always find myself able to turn to one of Stephen's short stories or novellas for a day's reading when I have nothing else to read.
Posted By: E.Freemantle - August 13th, 2010 8:19:05 am EDT
I cannot wait. Love the big canvas of Under The Dome and the multitude of characters. Looking forward to some more intimate little gems with intense face to face character buildup.Please let us know the when ,who, and how, of obtaining a signed edition of Full Dark, No Stars and a schedule of appearances and signings . Maybe I can get tickets early this time so I do not pay 500.00 dollars,though worth it to see Sai King ,and get a signed book again. Signed E.Freemantle. Help out a dedicated Constant Reader who cant afford to stay on the inside track ,on disability,without some information about how to obtain tickets or a signed copy early. Thank You For your time and consideration. Ravenous King reader ,in the first row,in all black, at The times Talks.... Please?
Posted By: Jessgreer2000 - August 11th, 2010 9:42:35 pm EDT
I have never pre-ordered a book before, but I believe I will be doing so with this one. I really enjoy reading your short stories, and this is the next best thing. You have a brilliant mind.
Posted By: SHREADER - July 15th, 2010 11:35:15 am EDT
I HAVE ALL YOUR BOOKS YOUR MY FAVORITE!!
Posted By: Jeditrip - July 1st, 2010 2:33:56 pm EDT
I can not wait...
Posted By: Jen D - June 22nd, 2010 5:48:27 pm EDT
I am an avid reader and one of King's many Constant Readers, and can say with all honesty that King is the only auther whose new releases I eagerly await!
Posted By: Sailesh - June 22nd, 2010 1:29:30 am EDT
Waiting eagerly for this book. In india Stephen King has limited fans, and iam a huge fan. Dunno the exact release date in India though !
Posted By: Ryan - June 19th, 2010 12:29:08 pm EDT
Yay im so excited carn't wait for the book! i'm from UK. i love a good harror book! will keep me up for some nights. i think you amazing Stephen King!
Posted By: CheysEvilSmile - May 22nd, 2010 12:03:20 pm EDT
cant wait im gonna get it for my mom as a christmas present..............ssshhhhhh
Posted By: Dgparent - May 18th, 2010 3:14:24 pm EDT
Hey can you move the release date up a little - I have to spend a week in Florida with my in-laws and need a diversion. LOL thanks !
Posted By: Sherrylhayes - May 15th, 2010 7:24:19 am EDT
I'l be waiting in the cemetary.I have my flashlight with extra batteries
Posted By: Red - May 14th, 2010 1:25:17 pm EDT
I hope that this book will be released in electronic format so I can put it in my Kindle!