Thursday, December 9, 2010

Book Forty Three - Full Dark No Stars

I hadn't even heard of this one until I saw it in the 7 day superloan rack at the library. I still have "Under the Dome" sitting next to my bed and I will get to it one of these days, but I had to read something shorter right now as I am hoping to finish my 52 books by the end of the year. I only have 9 to go!!

Full Dark No Stars was a collection of long stories. I rather enjoyed them all. King describes them in the afterword as ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Extraordinary situations indeed. I didn't read the blurb on this one so that I could remain surprised as to what the stories were about. For me all I need to see is Mr King's name on the cover and I am guaranteed to read it eventually. I actually didn't realize that it was a collection of stories until I had almost finished the first story and I knew that he couldn't have enough to say about that tale to fill the rest of the book.

There are four stories within the book, three of them I really loved, the shortest one I found cute but a bit pointless. I was expecting it to have a twist ending but it just kind of ended. I don't want to spoil the collection for anyone by summarizing, but I will recommend reading it for fans of good tales.


  1. I bought this the day it came out and am only 3/4 through the first story :( Mainly because I don't want to haul around the hardcover, but I also found the first story slow....good to know that it gets better.
    In the meantime I've read several other books.
    I too am guaranteed to read it if King's name is on the cover. Guess I'll finish it up over Christmas.

  2. The last story was my favorite...
    Hope you like the rest of the book. The first one I liked because of his motivation to stop the factory farm. After reading Earing Animals I am in that mindset.

  3. Finally finished it, and yeah the last story was my favourite too.

  4. It was a good one for sure. Happy holidays!