Full Dark, No Stars (Hardcover)
|Author: Stephen King|
|Following on the heels of his stunning #1 bestseller "Under the Dome," Stephen King delivers a new collection of four original never-before-published stories, all linked by the common theme of retribution.|
Stephen King kicks off this outstanding collection of four pieces of short fiction with a confession: "April 11, 1930. Magnolia Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska. To whom it may concern. My name is Wilfred Leland James, and this is my confession." In the story that follows, the narrator details the circumstances and justifications of murdering his wife. The other stories are not historical, like this one, but they all share a commonality: a relentlessly dark perspective tempered only occasionally by humor and made irresistible by King's ability to call evil by it's full name and look it straight in the eye.
Customer Reviews of Full Dark, No Stars
Stephen King has had a sort of renaissance lately - the stretch of novels from Cell to last year's Under the Dome is King in top form, easily as good as (if not, in some cases, better) than his classics from the 70s and 80s. Full Dark, No Stars does not disappoint. "1922" and "Fair Extension" are worth the price of admission alone - the latter is probably my favorite of the four stories/novellas that comprise Full Dark, No Stars. But don't get me wrong - the other two stories are great, too. And all four stories together, with their common theme of retribution and payback, make for an engrossing read.