The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

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Audiobook CD - 2015
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FVRL_Sally Sep 29, 2017

My favorite story was Mile 81.

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hunterpapp
Dec 03, 2016

Fantastic and would recommend. However, I have read several of his collections and I would agree that some of the stories contained in this collection needed a little more "edge" or excitement. Still has several stand out stories and is worth the read!

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paisano
Jul 21, 2016

Probably the lowest ranked Stephen King piece I have ever given. Some of the stories in this collection were quite good ( UR, Blockade Billy, Mile 81, Obits ), others were predictable or even boring, I did not care for his poetry at all. The best part of this, on the audio side is the variety of narrators, including Stephen King, whom I always enjoy listening to.

deborahtorok Jun 11, 2016

I absolutely love SK's writing. He pulls you in and before you know it you cannot put this story down. If it is an audiobook, I have been known to waste a lot of gas so I can see what happens next. In my humble opinion the man is a genius.

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rene1951
May 16, 2016

Mature contents!

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trevordunfordswife
Apr 01, 2016

Good but not great - as one commenter said, "needed more with teeth."

Cynthia_N Mar 23, 2016

Quirky and odd! Just the way I like them!

KateHillier Mar 03, 2016

There are some stories that stand out really well for me "Mile 81", "Afterlife" to name two specifically. Some fall into so-so territory. Nothing is terrible by any means - Stephen King has been going so long for a reason - but it was an alright entry of his in comparison to other short story collections he's done.

ChiPubLib_Adults Feb 19, 2016

Library Journal recently awarded a starred review to Stephen King's latest story collection noting, "...narrators, 16 total are, are perfectly matched to their pieces..." Stand outs include those narrated by Edward Herrmann, Mare Winningham, Will Patton and Cotter Smith.

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wiltonsugiyama
Feb 12, 2016

Wanted to like this more. Have I outgrown SK? Not sure. I wanted more stories with teeth, I guess. SK hits the same notes, and they're good notes, but the repetition of them gets tedious. Pet peeve: his habit of adding sentences that add nothing but tedium to the narrative. A good case of familiarity breeding contempt: he always brings the same things to the table, which is comforting I guess. Personal fave: Night Shift.

BookReviewer2015 Feb 04, 2016

Pretty good collection here by Stephen King!

Ur is one of the best stories on here, especially if you are a fan of the Dark Tower saga!

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claireswazey
Jan 17, 2016

King seems to be writing more about his feelings about aging and death than anything else. Not as good as his other story anthologies.

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Rah9248
Jan 06, 2016

I enjoyed reading this book. As others have already said the collection of stories are odd. I like that he gave short background for each of these stories like what he was thinking which stories reminded him of people he knew and/or met. My favorite story was "the obituary." I couldn't help but laugh at the witty writing.

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thomqui
Dec 19, 2015

I was disappointed by this collection. I like my King to be dark and twisty; many of the stories in this collection are variations on a theme, e.g. parallel universe, bad luck, which King has done before. OK as an introduction, I still prefer the collection "Skeleton Crew"

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GreenDog2006
Nov 28, 2015

Stephen King's mature skills on full display - forget genre fiction, the man can really write! The range of voices, styles, and themes is impressive, and the writing equals most literary short story collections. It's time to stop pidgeon-holing the guy and start acknowledging his tremendous talent.

JamesBayRidge Nov 17, 2015

Reissued from magazines King still champions the short story with some interesting work. Definitely for Stephen King fans and for short story enthusiasts.

athompson10 Nov 13, 2015

Not his best. All of the stories are ok but only a few are outstanding, like "The Dune."


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