In "Just After Sunset" Stephen King delivers an astonishing collection of short stories, his first since "Everything's Eventual" six years ago. One of the longer stories in this book, "N.," recently broke ground when it was adapted as a graphic digital entertainment and brought to vibrant life through a series of twenty-five video episodes. Introduced by the author, those episodes are presented on the DVD included in this Collector's Set. A trailer for the video episodes and a special "Behind the Scenes" segment complete ...
In "Just After Sunset" Stephen King delivers an astonishing collection of short stories, his first since "Everything's Eventual" six years ago. One of the longer stories in this book, "N.," recently broke ground when it was adapted as a graphic digital entertainment and brought to vibrant life through a series of twenty-five video episodes. Introduced by the author, those episodes are presented on the DVD included in this Collector's Set. A trailer for the video episodes and a special "Behind the Scenes" segment complete the DVD package available only in this special edition of the book. Who but Stephen King would turn a Port-O-San into a slimy birth canal, or a roadside honky-tonk into a place for endless love? A book salesman with a grievance might pick up a mute hitchhiker, not knowing the silent man in the passenger seat listens altogether too well. Or an exercise routine on a stationary bicycle, begun to reduce bad cholesterol, might take its rider on a captivating -- and then terrifying -- journey. Set on a remote key in Florida, "The Gingerbread Girl" is a riveting tale featuring a young woman as vulnerable -- and resourceful -- as Audrey Hepburn's character in "Wait Until Dark," In "Ayana," a blind girl works a miracle with a kiss and the touch of her hand. For King, the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold our reality intact might tear apart at any moment. "N." tells the story of a psychiatrist who falls victim to the same deadly obsession as his patient-an obsession that just might save the world! "Just After Sunset" -- call it dusk, call it twilight, it's a time when human intercourse takes on an unnatural cast, when nothing isquite as it appears, when the imagination begins to reach for shadows as they dissipate to darkness and living daylight can be scared right out of you. It's the perfect time for Stephen King.
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Stephen King is such a good writer, in my opinion, that he has spoiled me for other writers. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories and didn't want it to end. I also appreciate that he follows up at the end with a bit of info about writing each of the stories. Thanks.
Sep 17, 2010
Great book, great service!!! I will recommend this site to others.
Jul 8, 2009
Just After Sunset: Short Stories
With the exception of ?From A Buick 8?, this is the worst Stephen King book I?ve ever read. There is literally only one short story that is of any good, ?N.? And ?A Very Tight Place? was out right gross and disgusting! ?Mute? was just okay. The rest are not worth reading. This book failed to live up to the expectations that I have from Stephen King. Or, is he loosing his touch?
Jun 4, 2009
Stephen King just gets better & better.
His writing is showing a depth and matureness that suits him.
This book was perfect for summer reading.
Apr 16, 2009
good book, his latest but not his best....will still add to collection for grandson
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