There Was Magical Thinking; There Was Also Magical Doing

("The Gingerbread Girl", Just After Sunset) I had that strange experience with Just After Sunset — the one where I know I’ve read this book, I am pretty sure that I owned a hard copy of this book at some point and read it immediately upon acquiring it, as I do with most Stephen King … Continue reading There Was Magical Thinking; There Was Also Magical Doing

Reality Can Go Take A Flying Fuck At A Rolling Donut

(Nightmares & Dreamscapes) I could almost skip doing a post on Nightmares & Dreamscapes and tell y’all to just go read the foreword and the notes at the back of the book. As with other short story collections, these are some of my favorite parts of the book, when King talks directly to the reader … Continue reading Reality Can Go Take A Flying Fuck At A Rolling Donut

Do the Dead Sing? Do They Love?

(Skeleton Crew) The nice thing about Stephen King’s collections of short stories is that even if you hate some of the bunch, you will also be able to find some gems. In Skeleton Crew, there are stories that I can’t stand and stories that I absolutely love. Skeleton Crew is not my favorite collection. And … Continue reading Do the Dead Sing? Do They Love?

The Ladder Had Always Held Us Before, We Thought It Would Always Hold Us Again

(Night Shift) Night Shift is one of a number of short story collections that Stephen King has published. Honestly, I love these. They call King all kinds of things – The Master of Horror, the King of Horror, etc – and some of his biggest – in volume, I mean -- books are the ones … Continue reading The Ladder Had Always Held Us Before, We Thought It Would Always Hold Us Again