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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

64.3% complete
2011
2019
1 time
See 20
Mile 81
Premium Harmony
Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
The Dune
Bad Little Kid
A Death
The Bone Church
Morality
Afterlife
Ur
Herman Wouk Is Still Alive
Under the Weather
Blockade Billy
Mister Yummy
Tommy
The Little Green God of Agony
That Bus Is Another World
Obits
Drunken Fireworks
Summer Thunder
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Copyright © 2011 by Stephen King
No dedication.
"You can't come," his older brother said.
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The following were previously published:

"Premium Harmony" in The New Yorker
"Batman and Robin Have an Altercation" in Harper's Magazine
"The Dune" in Granta
"A Death" in The New Yorker
"The Bone Church" in Playboy
"Morality" in Esquire
"Afterlife" in Tin House
"Herman Wouk Is Still Alive" in The Atlantic
"Tommy" in Playboy
"That Bus Is Another World" in Esquire
"Summer Thunder" in Cemetery Dance
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Added: 01-Feb-2019
Last Updated: 12-Apr-2022

Publications

 05-Nov-2015
Simon & Schuster
Book on CD
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Date Issued:
05-Nov-2015
Format:
Book on CD
Cover Price:
$34.99
Length:
20 hrs 11 min (511 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   5 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
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Internal ID:
2508
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Dylan Baker  - Narration
Brooke Bloom  - Narration
Kathleen Chalfant  - Narration
Hope Davis  - Narration
Santino Fontana  - Narration
Peter Friedman  - Narration
Stephen King  - Narration
From amazon.com:

Includes the story “Premium Harmony”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

The masterful #1 New York Times bestselling story collection from O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King that includes twenty-one iconic stories with accompanying autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write (or rewrite) each one.

For more than thirty-five years, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he introduces each story with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

As Entertainment Weekly said about this collection: “Bazaar of Bad Dreams is bursting with classic King terror, but what we love most are the thoughtful introductions he gives to each tale that explain what was going on in his life as he wrote it."

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. In “Afterlife,” a man who died of colon cancer keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Others address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

“I made these stories especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”
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Stephen King  
Birth: 21 Sep 1947 Portland, Maine, USA
Notes:
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland Maine.  His parents were Donald Edwin and Ruth Pillsbury King.  Stephen King's father, Donald, went out for cigarettes and never came back.  In January 1959 Stephen King and David King, his brother, began publishing their own newspaper named Dave's Rag

Stephen King went to Lisbon High School in 1962.  In 1963 they he and a friend, Chris Chesley, published a 18 short stories called People, Places, and Things - Volume I.  Stephen King graduated from high school in 1966 and took a went on to the University of Maine.  During his first year at college he finished his first novel entitled The Long Walk.  He submitted the novel for publication but it was rejected.

Stephen King sold his first story The Glass Floor for $35.00.  Stephen King graduated from the University of Maine in June 1970 with a BA in English.  On January 2, 1971, Tabitha Jane Spruce and Stephen King were married.   later that same year Stephen King began teaching at Hampden Academy.

In January 1973, Stephen King submitted Carrie to Doubleday and in March, they bought the book.  Stephen King has had numerous short stories and novels published.  His books have been translated into 33 different languages and have been published in over 35 different countries.  He lives in Bangor, Maine with his wife Tabitha.

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