Elevation

With each passing day, Scott Carey weighs less and less, however, he continues to retain mass.  What will happen if he hits zero?  That’s not Scott’s only problem, either.   A young lesbian couple next door walk their dogs every day in front of Scott’s home only to have the dogs relieve themselves on Carey’s front…

Cujo

It’s October.. you know what that means?  Another month filled with spooktacular Halloween reads!  And who could have a month of horror without Uncle Stevie?  Not this guy, that’s for sure. So I’ve dug into the past and selected one of Sai King’s early books, Cujo.  Yes, a book that was written by an author…

The Dead Zone

Following a four and a half year coma, Johnny Smith awakens to psychic powers that allow him to see the future.  As he predicts events over time, Johnny struggles with the responsibilities that go hand in hand with these new abilities.   Should he prevent inevitable tragedies?  If so, how can he persuade skeptics to believe…

The Outsider

A boy is found brutally murdered and the evidence collected from the crime scene, along with eyewitness reports, identifies English teacher and little league coach Terry Maitland as the man responsible.  The problem for detectives?  Terry was out of town at a teachers conference with several co-workers willing to back up his claim.  With rock…

Skeleton Crew

I used to have an aversion to short story collections. I’m not sure what has changed, but we’re five months into 2018 and I’ve just finished my second of the year. Granted, they’re both works from Stephen King, but I’ll take my little victories however I can get them. Sandwiched between The Talisman and It,…

Night Shift

Over the years I’ve struggled with short story collections as I’m very much a long-form kind of guy. I especially dislike the start/stop of short story collections – you get invested in a character or a story and in fifteen or twenty pages it’s done. Kind of like driving down a highway and smashing into…

Different Seasons

By 1982, although King had become a tremendously successful horror novelist, he wanted to prove he had the ability to write something a little.. different.  Therefore, with four previously unpublished novellas just lying around, King crammed them into one singular release he dubbed Different Seasons. Rather than review the whole book in one long blurb,…