Everything's Eventual

14 Dark Tales


Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416549854

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2597

A collection of short fiction features "L.T.'s Theory of Pets," "Lunch at the Gotham Cafâe," and "In the Deathroom," as well as "1408," about a writer whose stay in Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel turns his life upside down.

Nightmares & Dreamscapes


Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439163610

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 6357

New to Pocket Books’ Stephen King backlist—the short story collection containing the story "Dolan’s Cadillac," soon to be released as a feature film starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley. With numerous unforgettable movies based on his short stories—including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The Green Mile—readers will be delighted to rediscover this classic collection, also released as a television mini-series and on DVD. Featuring twenty short horror stories, a television script, an essay, and a poem, Nightmares and Dreamscapes contains unique and chilling plots including everything from dead rock star zombies to evil toys seeking murderous revenge. It will be treasured by King fans new and old.

A Short History of Nearly Everything


Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 516

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Everything You Need


Author: Michael Marshall Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983807148

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 1356

Collects seventeen stories in which a man discovers that his neighbors may not be who they say they are, a disgruntled customer confronts a shopping channel presenter, and a man tries to end the world's biggest lie.

Battle Notes

Music of the Vietnam War


Author: Lee Andresen

Publisher: Savage Press

ISBN: 9781886028593

Category: Music and war

Page: 356

View: 6486

This is the trade paperback second edition of the popular original title

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Novel, A


Author: Rebecca Wells

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061743364

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4185

“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.” —Washington Post “Mary McCarthy, Anne Rivers Siddons, and a host of others have portrayed the power and value of female friendships, but no one has done it with more grace, charm, talent, and power than Rebecca Wells.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch The incomparable #1 New York Times bestseller—a book that reigned at the top of the list for an remarkable sixty-eight weeks—Rebecca Wells’s Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a classic of Southern women’s fiction to be read and reread over and over again. A poignant, funny, outrageous, and wise novel about a lifetime friendship between four Southern women, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood brilliantly explores the bonds of female friendship, the often-rocky relationship between mothers and daughters, and the healing power of humor and love, in a story as fresh and uplifting as when it was first published a decade and a half ago. If you haven’t yet met the Ya-Yas, what are you waiting for?

Blind Willie


Author: Stephen King


ISBN: 6050465452

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1590

Blind Willie Stephen King

Skeleton Crew


Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780140566833

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 9500

Three skeletons have a good time on their sailing vacation, until their boat is boarded by pirates.

This Is Where It Gets Interesting


Author: John H. Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615644752

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 193

View: 732

Psychics. Hostages. Teenage Geniuses. 28 darkly-comic stories. A dose of fiction unlike anything else. "Matthews' marvelously entertaining debut short story collection is equal parts hysterically zany and forebodingly dark...An eccentric collection of fantastical, funny and puzzling tales." - Kirkus Reviews

Stephen King Box Set

Mr. Mercedes, Everything's Eventual, Lisey's Story


Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9781501129803

Category: Fiction

Page: 1440

View: 3387

This box set features three bestselling works from internationally famous horror author, Stephen King. The undisputed King of Horror delivers in these three spine-tingling books that are sure to keep you up at night. Lisey’s Story is the story of a writer’s widow who must confront his demons after his death. Two years ago, Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it’s Lisey’s turn to face Scott’s demons, Lisey’s turn to go to Boo’ya Moon. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited. Perhaps King’s most personal and powerful novel, Lisey’s Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. Featuring fourteen horrific short stories, Everything’s Eventual is King in terrifying top form with stories that will keep you awake until daybreak. King takes readers down a road less traveled (for good reason) in the blockbuster ebook “Riding the Bullet.” Bad table service turns bloody when you stop in for “Lunch at the Gotham Café,” and terror becomes déjà vu all over again when you get “That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French.” Enter a nightmarish mindscape of unrelenting horror and shocking revelations that could only come from the imagination of the greatest storyteller of our time. Buckle your seatbelts for Mr. Mercedes. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In this high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

Stephen King

A Literary Companion


Author: Rocky Wood

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645850X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 6732

This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which he is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King's work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King's varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings.

The Complete Stephen King Universe

A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King


Author: Stanley Wiater,Christopher Golden,Hank Wagner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312324902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 5401

Looks at the interconnected elements among the works of Stephen King, including his novels, short stories, films, teleplays, and mini-series, examining the themes, plots, characters, influences, and TV and film adaptations. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Damned If You Do

Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture


Author: Margaret S. Hrezo,John M. Parrish

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739138154

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 393

These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient drama, classic and contemporary novels, television, film, and popular fiction. From Aeschylus to Deadwood, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Harry Potter, the authors show how the narrative arts provide some of our most valuable instruments for complex and sensitive moral inquiry.

A Brief Guide to Stephen King


Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472110749

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 3908

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King?s first novel Carrie in April 1974. Rescued from the rubbish by his wife Tabitha, the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a prolific and extraordinarily successful career. His name has become synonymous with horror and suspense through over fifty works, including The Dark Tower, a retelling of Byron?s Childe Harold to the Dark Tower Came. Simpson traces the writer?s life from his difficult childhood ? his father went out to the shops and never came back ? through his initial books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman to the success of Carrie, Salem?s Lot and The Shining in the 1970s, and beyond. He examines how King?s writing was affected by the accident that nearly killed him in 1999 and how his battles with alcohol and addiction to medication have been reflected in his stories. The guide will also take a look at the very many adaptation?s of King?s work in movies, on television and radio, and in comic books.

Bite Me

Food in Popular Culture


Author: Fabio Parasecoli

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847886043

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 8861

Food is not only something we eat, it is something we use to define ourselves. Ingestion and incorporation are central to our connection with the world outside our bodies. Food's powerful social, economic, political and symbolic roles cannot be ignored - what we eat is a marker of power, cultural capital, class, ethnic and racial identity. Bite Me considers the ways in which popular culture reveals our relationship with food and our own bodies and how these have become an arena for political and ideological battles. Drawing on an extraordinary range of material - films, books, comics, songs, music videos, websites, slang, performances, advertising and mass-produced objects - Bite Me invites the reader to take a fresh look at today's products and practices to see how much food shapes our lives, perceptions and identities.

Just After Sunset



Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439115303

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

View: 2602

This collection of short works is comprised of pieces that previously appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Playboy, and McSweeney's, in a volume that includes such tales as ""The Gingerbread Girl"" and "N."



Author: Roger L. Welsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610604857


Page: N.A

View: 7962

Writing Short Stories


Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134410441

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 4004

Ideal for those new to the genre or for anyone who wishes to improve their technique, Ailsa Cox’s guide will help readers achieve their full potential as a short story writer. The book encourages you to be inventive, to break writing habits and to try something new, by showing the diversity of the short story genre, from cyberpunk to social observation. Each chapter of the book: introduces key aspects of the craft of short story writing, including structure, dialogue, characterization, viewpoint, narrative voice and more shows how a wide variety of published writers have approached the short story genre, in order to deepen the insights you gain from your own work gets you writing, with a series of original, sometimes challenging but always rewarding exercises, which can be tackled alone or adapted for use in a group includes activities at the end of each chapter. Ailsa Cox draws on her experience as a writer to provide essential information on drafting and editing, as well as a rich Resources section, which lists print and online journals that accept the work of new writers. Whether you’re writing as part of a course, in a workshop group or at home alone, this book will equip and inspire you to write better short stories, and make you a more skilled, enthusiastic and motivated writer of short stories.