Thorndike Press

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories

  • Stephen King
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  • ISBN-10: 1594138966
  • ISBN-13: 9781594138966
  • DDC: SC
  • Shipping Weight: 2.10 lbs ( .95 kgs)
  • 824 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released October 2016

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A New York Times Bestselling Author
An O. Henry Award–winning Author

A master storyteller at his best, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius for short fiction. Now he assembles his recent stories for the first time in book form. Connected by themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt and regret, each is introduced with a passage about its origins. These magnificent, eerie and compelling stories are King's finest gifts to his constant reader. "Feel free to examine them," he says, "but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."


Customer Reviews

“Renowned author King’s impressive latest collection wraps 20 stories and poems in fascinating commentary . . . the stories themselves are meditations on mortality, destiny, and regret, all of which showcase King’s talent for exploring the human condition . . . this introspective collection, like many of King’s most powerful works, draws on the deepest emotions: love, grief, fear and hope.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“To the reader's delight, King provides a backstory for each tale, enticing the reader with a memory or scenario that prompted that particular selection's birth . . . The stories collected here are riveting and sometimes haunting, as is the author's style. Surprise endings abound. King is in a class all by himself. Be prepared to read voraciously.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“A gathering of short stories by an ascended master of the form . . . This collection speaks to King's considerable abilities as a writer of genre fiction who manages to expand and improve the genre as he works; certainly no one has invested ordinary reality and ordinary objects with as much creepiness as King . . . Best of all, lifting the curtain, King prefaces the stories with notes about how they came about. Those notes alone make this a must for aspiring writers.”

— Kirkus Reviews