Just After Sunset

Just After Sunset


Book - 2008
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This collection of short works is comprised of pieces that previously appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Playboy, and McSweeney's, in a volume that includes such tales as ""The Gingerbread Girl"" and "N."
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781416584087
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kin
Description: 367 pages ; 25 cm


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"This is a collection of horror-themed short stories Stephen King wrote about ten years ago, and much like Gaiman’s Fragile Things, it is a collection of disparate stories that nevertheless hangs together extremely well. Just After Sunset is the other book that inspired me to write Headstone... Read More »

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Jun 03, 2019

It's not King at his best, but it does have good stories in it.

Feb 04, 2017

High quality collection of Stephen King short stories- worth reading.

Oct 08, 2015

What happens when we die? King gives us one take on this in "Willa" as he opens this collection of short horror stories and comes back to it in the New York Times story. Got a gripe with stationary bikes? There's a story in here for you. Dreams feature in many of these stories, or rather, nightmares. Is OCD contagious? How thin is the veil that separates our reality from another, grimly dark one full of monsters? Hmmm. . . read 'N'.
From Harvey's Dream to Graduation Day to Mute, King continues to surprise us. My favorite one is 'The Things They Left Behind', that deals with some of the aftermath of the 9/11 real-life horror.
There's even an evil cat story, of which I don't think my friend Claudette would approve; however, no cats are killed in this story--NOT a spoiler.

Dec 08, 2014

A few thought-provoking, above average tales, but mostly fairly mediocre. This is about what I expect from Stephen King, so I wasn't disappointed!

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "There's just something fun about reading spooky stories by Stephen King, in the thick heat of summer. And many of the 13 stories in this 2008 collection take place in the sunshine, but that certainly doesn't make them any less dark. Everyone knows King is the "Master of Horror", but he is also a master of the short story. When confined to a few dozen pages instead of several hundred, the amazing detail, richness of his characters and truly horrifying plot twists are even sharper. My favourite story in the bunch is N., about a psychiatrist who is "infected" by the delusions of a patient. But I really enjoyed all of them. Creepy, unsettling, at many points funny, and definitely an entertaining read. "

triptophan Mar 29, 2014

Boring Steven King novel. Not one of his best.

indigo_lion_24 Jun 27, 2012

My first real introduction to King's fiction and i must say i appreciate his talent at exploring everyday human beings in bizzare situations.

The writing flows nicely through the character's head.

Dec 10, 2010

I enjoyed King's written word, once again, however I could do without the vulgarity (ex. "man-tits") that his text takes on at times. Fun stories, if you don't attach yourself onto their brooding darkness.

Oct 12, 2010

This collection of short stories is, in my opinion, the best thing King's written in a while. They are reminiscent of the great short story collections he's written in the past. I especially liked the stories entitled The gingerbread girl, Rest stop, The cat from hell, Mute and A very tight place. You may remember Cat from hell from the film Tales from the darkside: the movie.

May 15, 2010

Amazing book first short story is rather boring and pointless but dont skip it its worth reading

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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

A new collection composed almost entirely of previously published short stories. In the final section, King explains something about the stories he has included.


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