To the average reader, this collection might not seem as good as Different Seasons, but to me, it means so much more than the words on the page. What we get instead is a story with a stock villain, a nice concept, and a twist ending that absolves the writer of any responsibility.
Different Seasons was the exception, nothing more than a pure labor of love for King, but Night Shift was what he gave Doubleday to stall them while he wrote The Stand.
The writing in this collection is hesitant. Here comes the Library Policeman to suck you dry.
That memory involves activities in a movie theater. In this story, the terribly named Mort Rainey is in the middle of a divorce and so he retreats to his cabin in Maine to hole up and write. And, goddamn it, does it hurts.
The Library Policeman - This is probably my favorite horror novella from King. Rather than staking out new territory, King tries to recapture his past. He was a little boy raised by a tyrannical father. I will be obtuse when mentioning them, perhaps not telling you even as much as their sex.
All too often King writes about over-the-top baddies of both the supernatural and real-world variety. The Sun Dog - I was fine until I got to this story.
Shooter demands proof, and gives Mort three days to get it. But just when the story should be gathering steam, it swerves into a long digression obsessed with Castle Rock continuity, focusing on the junk shop dealer who buys the camera off the kid.
Wed Oct 23, But nothing can top the hilarity of the ending. Devastated, he loses control of his body and mind to Shooter. The house contained the magazine he needed for proof.
When they wake up, everyone else has disappeared. All of her cases have been dismissed. But when that wound is reopened, I bleed. The result feels like reheated leftovers. The storyline of the movie differs from that of the novel, most notably in their respective endings. Mort had created "Shooter" out of guilt for stealing a story early in his career titled "Crowfoot Mile" and had recently been suspected of another act of plagiarism, although he was innocent the second time.
Different Seasons is steak. The tale itself is fantastic and fantastical, with a clear theme. Another difference is the titles of the short stories:Secret Window, Secret Garden talks about what I suppose is the nightmare of English (Four Past Midnight) / Italiano Four short novels (not so short, actually) of one of /5.
Four past Midnight is a collection of novellas by Stephen King. It is his second book of this type, the first one being Different Seasons. The collection won the Bram Stoker Award in for Best Collection and was nominated for a Locus Award in From writer/director David Koepp (Stir of Echoes) comes this filmed adaptation of Stephen King's novella Secret Window, Secret Garden, one of four stories in the collection Four Past Midnight%.
Four Past Midnight contains four novellas by Stephen King. For the purpose of my book count, I'm counting each novella as a separate "book" and I'll be posting a separate review for each one. "Secret Window, Secret Garden" is the second novella and probably the story I was most looking forward to reading (followed closely by "The Library /5.
"Secret Window, Secret Garden" is a novella written by Stephen King that was included in his collection Four Past Midnight. Contents[show] Summary Mort Rainey is visited by a man who takes the name of John Shooter, with a manuscript which proves to be an almost exact copy of a story that.
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