Review of Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Hardcover, 495 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Scribner

 ISBN13: 9781501111679
I received this book for Christmas and read it on a quiet afternoon while D. played computer games. Stephen King gives readers a collection of stories with comments about  when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Overall I enjoyed all the stories in this anthology.
As with most anthologies, some of the stories were scarier than others, and personally, I enjoyed the super natural ones, more than the darkness of humanity ones. “Mile 81″is about a car which ate people was an excellent start and the final apocalyptic story “Summer Thunder”  was also excellent. It stuck with me for a few hours and I had to clear my brain before I went to sleep. My favorite story was “Mister Yummy” where Death appears as someone that the victim loves or lusts after.
My only negative criticism (And it really stuck out because I read the book in a single day) was that a few characters in different stories had the same name. King reused Ellen/Ellie in a few stories. Same with the name George.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Joe Follansbee on January 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    The name problem must have been confusing. Mr. King knows better.

    Reply

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