Okay, Skeleton Crew by S.King...
i know there are people who read king and maybe YOU have read this book (or some of the stories in it).
so what's your favourite story/stories?
My favourite is Survivor Type. it's so well constructed and the growing insanity really draws you into the story.
it's modern crusoe without friday and with lots of heroin. ;)
I'd like to see this one as a movie.
(IF you have the time, pick your favourite. it's difficult, i know...) :)
It's probably fourteen years since I read Skeleton Crew. Several of the stories are very good, but a small irony that has me chuckling right now ...
• I stopped reading King after Four Past Midnight, largely because I thought it was pretty bad, but also because the best story in that book, Secret Window Secret Garden knocked me over with irony. Anyone who has read that story needs to go get a book by Charles L Grant called Dialing the Wind ... compare that story to the resolution of King's Secret Window. It's a nice lift of a plot-hook to resolve the story.
• Bearing that in mind, I'm grinning right now because I had forgotten that King wrote a story called Here There Be Tygers. While I accuse King of ironically lifting a Grant story for Secret Window, I had long forgotten that he lifted a title from Ray Bradbury. Published in 1951--I can't recall where originally--the story is most widely available in the Bradbury anthology R is for Rocket.
Unfortunately, I just got a phone call that has dampened the delight of irony, and I can't remember what goes after this part.
Until I figure that out ...
04-11-02, 06:50 AM
There's a new book from Stephen King, with fourteen dark tales. It's called: Everything Is Eventual...
There are some good stories in there. One in particular which tells about Roland, the Gunslinger, from the Dark Tower series he is writing. The Little Sisters Of Eluria!
He gives a comment before telling each story, it's a nice book for your collection if you like the stories by S. King. Some good tales in this book.
Further he tells that the fifth book of The Dark Tower is finished and will be in the stores, in a little time. it's called: Wolves Of The Calla...