Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. as new, unread-in virtually perfect condition. 545 p.; slipcase, Signed by author and illustrator in silver ink on black page. Includes color illustration from the book suitable for framing.
Near Fine. 545 pp. 4to. Hardcover in dj, in slipcase. Limited edition, 1 of 1000 copies. Signed by author and artist. Slipcase lightly scuffed. Light scuffing and minor edgewear to dj. Very sl. wear to book sp. ends, in excellent condition. Includes folding color plate laid in at front. Signed.
Small folio, J.K. Potter. cloth. Limited edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by King and artist J. K. Potter. Collection of twenty-two short stories. Preceded by the Putnam trade edition, but this edition includes an additional story, "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-174. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and slipcase as issued. (#125956)
J K Potter. Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Artist and Author ----------2 items, BOOK and PORTFOLIO, the book is a large (small folio) hardcover, a Fine unread copy in a Fine dustjacket, in a Near Fine/Fine slipcase, signed by King and Potter, laid-in is the fold-out poster by J K Potter (as issued), a lovely edition, contents include: The Mist; Here There Be Tygers; The Monkey; Cain Rose Up; Mrs. Todd's Shortcut; The Jaunt; The Wedding Gig; Paranoid: A Chant; The Raft; Word Processor of the Gods; The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands; Beachworld; The Reaper's Image; Nona; For Owen; Survivor Type; Uncle Otto's Truck; Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1); Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman #2); Gramma; The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet; The Reach; The Revelations of Becca Paulson (which was not in the trade edition), illustrations by Potter throughout, ------the second item is the portfolio for this book by J K POTTER, this is a Fine copy, SIGNED by POTTER, one of 500 copies, contains b&w illustrations plus a large (loose as issued) colour fold-out poster (same fold-out poster as issued with the limited edition book), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
JK Potter. Fine in fine jacket. Signed and numered edition of 1000 copies bound in publisher's original black cloth, spine lettered in white. Decorated endpapers. With 23 short stories and 19 illustrations throughout. Includes a signed copy of "JK Potter's Art of Skeleton Crew" portfolio (limited to 500 copies) and 2 copies of the fold out, full color poster laid in. Signed and numbered by author Stephen King and illustrator JK Potter opposite the limitations page. Housed in a matching slipcase.
Illustrated by J. K. Potter. F/F. 10, 24, 20. 0910489122. #570 of 1, 000 Signed Limited Edition copies, signed by both Stephen King and J. K. Potter in silver ink on black pages at the rear of the text block. Spectacular limited edition-very large and heavy, and beautifully crafted. This copy is Fine-an as new book with no wear, in a Fine, as new dustjacket with no wear, has an as new separate fold-out poster by the illustrator, retains the tissue guard between the black signature and limitation pages to protect them, housed in a Fine, as new slipcase with no wear, which has a large color Potter illustration on one side. There was a Putnam trade edition of these short stories. However, there is an additional story in this limited edition from Scream Press that wasn't in the trade edition (The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson). Simply a beautiful signed limited edition, complete with the fold-out Potter poster in excellent condition and the signature tissue guard, and containing 22 of King's best short stories.; Color & BW Illustrations; 11-1/4" x 7-3/4"; 544 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator.
Small folio, full black leather, spine panel stamped in silver, blind skull in hard hat on front panel, zipper, silk moire endpapers, silver edges. Limited edition. The "zipper issue" was limited to 69 copies produced from first state sheets comprising seventeen "special" copies (publisher's presentation copies, etc. ) and 52 lettered copies, this being letter "X" signed by King and artist J. K. Potter. This edition adds story, "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson." Folded poster with illustration by Potter laid in. The stories "Gramma, " "Word Processor of the Gods, " and "The Revelations of Becka Paulson" were made into episodes for anthology television series; the story "Here Be Tygers" (as Tyger) was made as a short film. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-174. A fine "as new" copy. (#128881)
In this collection horror abounds and you will in that respect get your money's worth. But Stephen King's characters are short too many cards in the deck too many times, so remain two dimensional. As a result, there is no connection between them and the reader.
Because King's single characterization holds back too much , there is a disconnect between understanding and resonance with hin/her and the points he attempts to make. For example, in "Nona", he describes her: 'She was sexy, but the sexiness that came from her was somehow plantlike [...] as instinctual as photosynthesis. You got that wav?' Frankly, no, I do not.
There is, unfortunately, a prosaic quality to his writing which suggests that a little more writing apprenticeship before going professiional could have been a boon to him.
I can recommend "The Mist" for its endless horror that relentlessly drives the plot, and "Here There Be Tygers", a quite effective short short that is tight and with an ending punch which is character-driven.
Publishers Weekly, 1986-04-18 This hefty sampler of King's shorter works, from all stages of the horror master's career, demonstrates the range of his abilities. Some of the stories here rank among his best, and ``even the less successful ones are fun,'' PW observed. (June)
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