Thursday, 6 October 2011

Skeleton Crew, by Stephen King:

Short story compilations are almost always hit-and-miss, but this well-written and enjoyable collection from Stephen King who, credit where it’s due, has mastered the short story along with the full-length novel, offers readers 22 tales to tantalize the imagination. Two of my favorites are included in this book: The Mist, which is long enough to be classed as a stand-alone novella, and The Raft, a gore-fest in which two young couples become prey to a hungry creature in a secluded lake that at first resembles an oil slick.
How many of these stories appeal depends wholly on the reader, but with tales ranging in depth, style and subject as these there is bound to be something within the pages for all fans of the genre to enjoy.

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