Saturday, February 13, 2016

Book Review: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Sure, some of these stories are better than others, like in any collection. But every story seems to have something in it that makes it worthwhile. One is a rumination on the fixedness of time in the vein of 11-22-63, and since that's my favorite King novel, I'm happy to return to it here (even if it is also a Kindle commercial?!). One is about how a fleeting sin for hire destroys a person from the inside. One is about an evil little boy with a beanie that somehow still communicates the depths of evil and the unfairness of life. And one's about a car that eats people. Can't really find the extra good in that one, but as for all the others, this is worth it, and may be a good sampler of King's plusses and minuses for someone who doesn't want to commit to a behemoth like 11-22-63.

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