Skeleton Crew: Stories

By Stephen King

The number one New York Times bestseller and winner of the 1986 Locus Award for top assortment, Skeleton Crew is “Stephen King at his top” (The Denver Post)—a terrifying, captivating choice of tales from the outer limits of 1 of the best imaginations of our time.

“Wildly resourceful, delightfully diabolical…King once more proves to be the consummate storyteller” (The linked Press).

A grocery store turns into where the place humanity makes its final stand opposed to destruction. a visit to the attic turns into a trip to hell. a lady riding a Jaguar reveals a frightening shortcut to paradise. An idyllic lake harbors a bottomless evil. And a wasteland island is the scene of the main terrifying fight for survival ever waged. This “wonderfully ugly” assortment (The ny occasions ebook Review) contains: “The Mist”; “Here There Be Tygers”; “The Monkey”; “Cain Rose Up”; “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut”; “The Jaunt”; “The marriage ceremony Gig”; “Paranoid: A Chant”; “The Raft”; “Word Processor of the Gods”; “The guy Who wouldn't Shake Hands”; “Beachworld”; “The Reaper’s Image”; “Nona”; “For Owen”; “Survivor Type”; “Uncle Otto’s Truck”; “Morning Deliveries (Milkman No. 1)”; “Big Wheels: a story of the Laundry online game (Milkman No. 2)”; “Gramma”; “The Ballad of the versatile Bullet”; and “The Reach.”

King is healthier recognized for his iconic, immersive lengthy novels, yet he's additionally a grasp of the fast tale, and it is a exceptional assortment.

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