Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly spot hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase the books that a blogger is anticipating in the next couple of months. Today I'm going to be talking about Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King.


Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author: Stephen King
Page Count: 496
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Release Date: 3rd November 2015
Format Available: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, Audio Download, Audio CD
Original Language: English
Genre: Thriller 


A thrilling collection of twenty stories - some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one book for the first time - with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivation...
The No. 1 bestselling writer has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first collection NIGHT SHIFT was published. He describes the nature of the form in his introduction to the book: 'There's something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like...a beautiful curio for sale laid out on a cheap blanket at a street bazaar.'
In THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS there is a curio for every reader - a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again, a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries, a poignant tale about the end of the human race and a firework competition between neighbours which reaches an explosive climax. There are also intriguing connections between the stories; themes of morality, guilt, the afterlife and what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past.
Effervescent yet poignant, juxtaposing the everyday against the unexpected, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader as well as to those fascinated by the autobiographical insights in his celebrated non-fiction title ON WRITING.
'I made them especially for you', says King. 'Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.'


The idea of having twenty short horror and thriller stories in a book is heaven to me. You can choose one at random, be shocked and scared and experience all of the emotions you would normally have during a King book but at a quicker pace. For any thrill-seekers out there like me, who search for the highest and fastest rides at a theme park and need some adrenaline in their reading, this is the book for us.

I can't wait for this book because Stephen King is a legend in the literary world and this book looks AMAZING. And the examples of the short stories just make me wish for the book to be released quicker so I can read them. 

Who else can't wait for the latest book from Stephen King? 

Does this book sound like it would appeal to you?

Let me know in the comments!

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