June 5, 2016

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Title:  Full Dark, No Stars
Author:  Stephen King
Pages:  368
Genre:  Horror
Publisher:  Scribner, 2010
Series:  Stand Alone

Synopsis:  Full Dark, No Stars is a collection of four intense short stories with retribution as the central theme. Released in the fall of 2010 in hardcover and audiobook formats, Full Dark, No Stars is a powerful read featuring some of Stephen's most graphic and merciless content to date. ~ From StephenKing.com

Review:  Four stories, all of them unforgettable.  The stories included are:  1922, Big Driver, A Good Marriage, and Fair Extension.

I think I loved them all equally, but 1922 was the most gruesome, while A Good Marriage was the most completely believable, while Big Driver scared me the most.  I understand that Big Driver and A Good Marriage have been made into movies, which I'll probably see very soon.  For the most part, I can't watch a movie until I've read the book.  There are exceptions, but this is pretty much the rule.

Mr. King is at his best when writing about things that really are partially mundane and partially horrific.  In this group of stories, he does it again and I couldn't put the book down for just about the entire weekend.

Rating:  9 / 10  


  1. So glad you liked FULL DARK, NO STARS! I read this back in 2010 and I still vividly remember each of the stories! I think FAIR EXTENSION was my least favorite while my favorite is tied with 1922 and A GOOD MARRIAGE.

    I've just followed you on Bloglovin' to keep up with your horror reviews! I'm a fellow Horror Reading Challenge participant!

    - Elizabeth @ Book Yabber

    1. If you liked the stories, you should really see the movies. The movie based on Big Driver was great and the movie based on A Good Marriage was pretty good too.

      I followed you on Bloglovin' too, because I just can't get enough of good horror books either!

    2. @Julie - I had no idea there were movies based on these stories! I've got to look them up now.

      Tanya Patrice


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