Full Dark, No Stars
featuring 1922, now a Netflix film
By Stephen King
Now in paperback, King's collection of four darkly riveting novellas which went straight to the top of the bestseller list in hardcover.
Is it possible to fully know anyone? Even those we love the most? What tips someone over the edge to commit a crime?
For a Nebraska farmer, the turning point comes when his wife threatens to sell off the family homestead.
A cozy mystery writer plots a savage revenge after a brutal encounter with a stranger.
Dave Streeter gets the chance to cure himself from illness - if he agrees to impose misery on an old rival.
And Darcy Anderson discovers a box containing her husband's dark and terrifying secrets - he's not the man who keeps his nails short and collects coins. And now he's heading home . . .
Like DIFFERENT SEASONS and FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, FULL DARK, NO STARS proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.
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07 Jul 2011
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Fine stories to take with us into the night — Neil Gaiman in the Guardian
An extraordinary collection, thrillingly merciless and a career high point — Matt Thorne in the
America's greatest living novelist — Lee Child
Mr. King's gift of storytelling is unrivaled. His ferocious imagination is unlimited — George Pelecanos
The genius of King is not the fecundity of his imagination, great though it is, but the empathy he can create between the reader and a character . . . He is . . . not a national, but global treasure . . . just buy the book. Trust me, you won't be disappointed — Scotsman
The collection's story stand-out story is the final novella . . . resembles Hitchcock's Suspicion with extra turns of the screw. — The Sunday Times
offers striking reminders of King's mastery of structure . . . compulsively readable — Private Eye