12 December 2016

Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King


Title: Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Bazaar-Bad-Dreams-Stories-ebook/dp/B00UDCI1AG

Genre: Horror, Paranormal

Pages: 510                                              

Status: Finished

Recommended for awisls: Recommended

Here’s a funny thing. I have always loved King’s short stories. I had always been reading them in Russian translation. From the moment I started reading them in English, I stopped liking them as much as I used to. Maybe it’s just a coincidence. Maybe it’s just that his older stuff is so much better than the new stuff. I can’t say that I loved The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, but I also didn’t hate it. It was an okay collection. Only, it was not up to King’s standards. If this had been written by some newbie, no one would pay attention. The stories were not memorable. I so miss the classic King short stories. This bazaar was full of tedium. The only one I might remember after a week is probably Mile 81, a mix of Christine and The Raft.

While I wasn’t crazy about this collection, I still read almost all stories. They may not be very interesting, but King is still a great writer with great English. While his latest full-length novels were a pain to read, the short stories are much easier to swallow. I would certainly recommend this collection to the awisls.

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