By Stephen King
The acclaimed number one New York Times and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King can provide 5 unforgettable brief works, of to be able to quickly be tailored for movie, and which Booklist called "raw appears to be like on the limits of greed, revenge, and self-deception." Like Different Seasons and Four prior Midnight, which generated such enduring hit movies as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by means of Me, complete darkish, No Stars proves Stephen King a grasp of the lengthy tale form.
"I think there's one other guy inside of each guy, a stranger…" writes Wilfred Leland James within the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922," the 1st during this pitch-black quartet of spell binding stories from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is woke up whilst his spouse Arlette proposes promoting off the relations home and relocating to Omaha, atmosphere in movement a ugly teach of homicide and insanity.
In "Big Driver," quickly to be an enormous Lifetime motion picture starring Maria Bello, a cozy-mystery author named Tess encounters the stranger is alongside a again highway in Massachusetts whilst she takes a shortcut domestic after a ebook membership engagement. Violated and left for lifeless, Tess plots a revenge that would convey her nose to nose with one other stranger: the single within herself.
"Fair Extension," the shortest of those stories, is likely to be the nastiest and definitely the funniest. creating a care for the satan not just saves Harry Streeter from a deadly melanoma yet offers wealthy recompense for a life of resentment.
In the final of the stories, quickly to be an enormous movie, Darcy Anderson's husband of greater than two decades is away on certainly one of his work trips and his unsuspecting spouse seems for batteries within the storage. Her toe knocks up opposed to a field less than a worktable and he or she discovers the stranger inside of her husband. It's a scary discovery, rendered with bristling depth, and it definitively ends "A solid Marriage."
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No,” he snarled. ” Somehow, the older man managed to sit up and collect himself; more wounds revealed themselves as freshly fallen snow fell away from his body. Gashes in his torso and legs seemed to go all the way down to the bone. “Holy shit,” Cole said. ” “Shut the hell up and listen to me! Brad had two knives. That thing got one of ’em. ” “Yeah,” he said as he held up the machete for Gerald to see. ” “Good. There’s a card in the lining of my coat . . near the collar. Call the number on the card and tell them what happened.