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Old 23rd February 2011, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Full Dark, No Stars

Odd.

Didn't see a thread for it.

Good collection of stories.

1922 was probably my favorite, although it did suffer somewhat from almost being too long for its own good.

Big Driver and A Perfect Marriage are both close on its heels.

Fair Extension is last on my list, but still an enjoyable nugget.
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Old 23rd February 2011, 06:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would like to read this one as well, I think his novella books are good because he leaves out the diahroea of the typewriter behind and focusses on the story at hand.
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Old 23rd February 2011, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He might have a future in this business.

Yeah, if you do like his shorter length works, give this one a go.

The writing is surprisingly tight even for the format taken into consideration.
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Is he on form in this one?
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Old 25th February 2011, 11:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very much so.

I was pleasantly surprised with two of the stories, while containing "horror", didn't have any supernatural aspect to them.
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Old 26th February 2011, 10:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Man, now I have to fork out more cash for this book and I already have so many in my TBR pile. Oh well you gotta do what you gotta do.
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Old 2nd June 2011, 04:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

All of the stories are super dark, thus the title. 1922 and A Good Marriage are my favs. I got the paperback version with the new story in it, it's okay but the original four are definitely a treat. King at the top of his game.
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I find King's short stories a bit hit and miss, but Different Seasons is one of my all-time favourite King books. Is Full Dark anywhere near that quality?
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Old 4th June 2011, 11:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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IMHO, better! I loved Different Seasons, but Full Dark, No Stars was some of the darkest material I've ever read from him and it was SK on point with his writing. Definitely check it out!
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Old 20th January 2012, 09:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

not a bad book
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Next on my to read pile
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Old 30th September 2012, 09:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I bought it not long ago and looking forward to reading it.
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Old 9th October 2012, 09:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Loved Big Driver, closely followed by 1922 and Perfect Marriage. Fair Extension was good but I couldn't help thinking of Needful Things.
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Old 1st December 2012, 09:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I loved the book and found three of the four stories almost unbearably suspenseful, the odd one out being "Fair Extension".

My only slight problem - and it's very slight - is that the high octane suspense is mostly front end loaded, while, by comparison, the resolutions seem to run down quite calmly.
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