Full Dark, No Stars

by Stephen King | Horror |
ISBN: 1451613539 Global Overview for this book
Registered by silvia-pco of Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on 11/4/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by silvia-pco from Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Friday, November 04, 2011
From the publisher's website:

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger . . ." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922," the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

In "Big Driver," a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

"Fair Extension," the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, Full Dark, No Stars proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.

Journal Entry 2 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Lately I've been trying to pick up some books I've bought, and to read them in between my BC books. This book by SK was my latest choice.

As ever, I couldn't put this down and absolutely loved it. King has a disturbing gift for building terror stories out of situations that could really happen to everyone. And that's what makes them more creepy.

If I had to name a favorite story, I would pick Fair Extension; which is curious, since it is the "weirder", the one that doesn't quite fit in the category of "things that could really happen". But everyone of them, without exception, is amazing and so worth reading.

This book also includes a mini short story, "Under The Weather", that I believe wasn't part of the original book.

All in all, a must-read for any SK fan!

Journal Entry 3 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This will be traveling a little as a Bookring, since I think this is a book worth sharing :)

List of participants: (accepting entries! PM me if you want in!)

01. Purplesu, UK (UK shipping)
02. Blue_berry, UK (INT'L shipping)
03. helena100, Greece (EU shipping)
04. faerie_queene, UK (INT'L shipping)
05. Rrrcaron, USA (US preferred, INT'L if needed)
06. stålanden, Germany (EU shipping)
... and back to me!

Guidelines (based on JennyC1230's)

1. When you receive book, please make a journal entry.
2. PM the next person on the list for their address.
3. After you read the book, tell us what you thought of it.
4. When you mail the book, make another journal entry to let us know.
5. I'll set the reading deadline as 2 months; I know what it feels like to have a huge Mount TBR and the struggle one does to keep up with the deadlines, so I'll be flexible here. If you are having trouble and need to keep it for a little longer, that's cool: just PM me or make a JE so that we can know it hasn't been forgotten.
6. If you're the last person on the list, contact me as soon as you're finished so the book can travel back home! :)
8. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Tuesday, July 09, 2013
And the book is on its way to Purplesu! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by Purplesu at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Right guys, first of all I'm sorry I didn't post this journal entry right away, but time has been short.

I am finishing a book at the moment, but will be starting this one in a couple of days. I'm always excited about a new Stephen King's story. Big fan! ;)

Thank you for sending it to me!


Journal Entry 6 by Purplesu at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, December 29, 2013
Hey everyone,

Finally got around to finishing the book. (I not having enough time for my beloved books lately). Anyway, I loved the stories. Stephen King never dissapoints :D

My favorites were "Fair extension" as well and I guess "Good Marriage", but all of them were very, very entertaining. Don't forget to read the Afterword, it's pretty cool. The master will be talking directly to you, letting you know where his ideas came from, among other juicy details.

Happy New Year! (and on to the next!)


Journal Entry 7 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, January 04, 2014
Received with thanks! Will start as soon as I finish my current book.

Journal Entry 8 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, January 20, 2014
I liked these stories, they were believable (apart from the story with Edvil...) and kept the pages turning. I liked most the two first, '1922' was really creepy and 'Big Driver' full of suspense. King is one of the best!

Journal Entry 9 by Blue_berry at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, January 20, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (1/20/2014 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom


Sending to the next reader in the BR.

Journal Entry 10 by helena100 at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The book arrived safely! Thanks for posting.

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