Nightmares and Dreamscapes #2020

Nightmares and Dreamscapes By Stephen King Nightmares and Dreamscapes A wrong turn on a lonely road lands a lost couple in Rock and Roll Heaven Oregon where there s no escaping the free nightly concertAn ex con pieces together a map to unearth a stolen million dollars
  • Title: Nightmares and Dreamscapes
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9781439102565
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes By Stephen King A wrong turn on a lonely road lands a lost couple in Rock and Roll Heaven, Oregon, where there s no escaping the free nightly concertAn ex con pieces together a map to unearth a stolen million dollars but at what price A desperate writer changes places with his fictional character, and becomes trapped in the pastAnd a third grade teacher digs dep to exact revengeA wrong turn on a lonely road lands a lost couple in Rock and Roll Heaven, Oregon, where there s no escaping the free nightly concertAn ex con pieces together a map to unearth a stolen million dollars but at what price A desperate writer changes places with his fictional character, and becomes trapped in the pastAnd a third grade teacher digs dep to exact revenge for his murdered wife These are some of the dark and haunting scenarios in Stephen King s Nightmares DreamscapesThe collection that inspired the acclaimed TNT miniseries starring William H Macy, Jeremy Sisto, William Hurt, and Tom Berenger now on DVD from Warner Home Video
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    1. Stephen King

      Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

    296 thoughts on “Nightmares and Dreamscapes”

    1. Ever read a story out loud to a friend knowing it s not the kind of story they d read on their own I do that all the time even snippets of novels to give them a taste I read Crouch End out loud to one of my sisters, in a weird Scotts English accent that I tend to use when reading Lovecraftian horror She accused me of robbing her of sleep for a week That s the sign of a good story.I ve read several of these out loud to friends and family and I love the way they react to the tone of the story whet [...]



    2. Here s a little fact you ll see this if you read the intro of this book 7 years between Night Shift and Skeleton Crew Another 7 years between Skeleton Crew and Nightmares Dreamscapes, or thereabouts I m just glad King has written so many stories A lot good ones in this collection, but unlike the first two books, I found no true stand outs, and it s considerably longer Night Shift had Quitters, Inc and Last Rung of the Ladder to name only two Skeleton Crew included The Mist and The Raft If I were [...]


    3. I don t talk about this much, because it embarrasses me and it sounds pompous, but I still see stories as a great thing, something which not only enhances lives but actually saves them This was my very first encounter with a King short story collection And I was NOT disappointed The variety of stories in this collection is insane, it goes from vampires to baseball to chattery teeth to fingers crawling out of the drain in your sink Some stories were absolutely brilliant My favourites were Chatter [...]


    4. this is where the little pop ups next to those stars really feel misleading do i like that i still sometimes fear the toilet not especially but i have to recognize the mad skills of a writer who was able to do that to me there are a few stories here that really messed me up the worst by far was The Moving Finger we don t know why there s a moving finger, a multi jointed, aggressive, waggling finger complete with scratchy, scrapey nail coming out of the sink in my mind over the years i replaced t [...]


    5. I ve read Nightmares and Dreamscapes than any other King book, be it collection or novel There are many reasons for this The easiest to explain is that this was the most easily accessible of King s collections for me It came in the mail through the Stephen King Library those of you who ve followed my Decades with King posts will know the story of how I used to steal my mother s packages out of the mailbox once a month while Night Shift and Skeleton Crew were locked up in the Great Book Closet b [...]


    6. Introduction 5 starsDolan s Cadillac 3 starsThe End of the Whole Mess 5 starsSuffer the Little Children 4 starsThe Night Flier 4 starsPopsy 3 starsIt Grows On You 3 stars Chattery Teeth 3 starsDedication 3 starsThe Moving Finger 3 starsSneakers 2 starsYou Know They Go a Hell of a Band 4 starsHome Delivery 3 starsRainy Season 4 starsMy Pretty Pony 4 starsSorry, Right Number 4 starsThe Ten O Clock People 3 starsCrouch End 4 stars The House on Maple Street 3 starsThe Fifth Quarter 2 starsThe Doctor [...]


    7. Classic master of horror Stephen King delivers to us readers on a silver platter creepy short stories that make us not want to go to sleep No wonder I have been having restless nights while reading this book Personal favorites are Dolan s Cadillac, The Night Flier, Chattery Teeth, The Moving Finger, and The House on Maple Street For readers that want farfetched, strange, creepy, weird, crazy, out of this world stories, then look no further than this book For Stephen King fans this is a must have [...]


    8. Stephen King is my comfort read when I m feeling stressed or just need to relax I love this collection and am looking forward to delving into it once .


    9. This is one King book that I will have to replace when it finally collapses in tatters from overuse.The thing I love about this book is that in most of the short stories, there is no reason for the events to occur they just DO And what a frightening concept that is There is no reason that a man looks down his sink to see a finger sticking out, a finger that continues to grow in size and soon attacks him There is no reason for dead rock and roll legends to congregate in a town in the middle of no [...]


    10. Nightmares and Dreamscapes is the third anthology of Stephen Kings It follows Night Shift and Skeleton Crew As with any collection the sum is made up of the stories inside As a whole this is a worthy addition to any SK fan s library So the entire thing gets a 4 5 I thought it was pretty damn good Now the individual stories Dolan s Cadillac A great tale of revenge on a mobster by a grieving teacher 5 5The End of the Whole Mess A brilliant boy with a brilliant mind decides to get rid of war Oops 4 [...]


    11. The title is a tad bit misleading as there are very few nightmares and hardly any dreamscapes I bought the book thinking that, perhaps, the stories would be aimed at psychological dream like horrors, but instead you get a very random collection of short stories that make the title simply something to grab the eye.King has his fair share of horror in here but there is also some metaphysical stuff, a straight up caper esque story, a Sherlock Holmes mystery, and, to make nightmares and dreamscapes [...]


    12. I may be wrong, but I think this collection is criminally underrated There are so many excellent stories The only reason it doesn t get five stars from me is because of Head Down, which I could not bear to read this time I recall being disappointed that it was the last thing in the book the first time around, and having to struggle through it Maybe I should give it another go but, for now, there are too many other books and stories to read My favorites in this collection are in no particular ord [...]


    13. Previously read in both Nightmares Dreamscapes and the Wastelands anthology Still worth the third read Told as a dying man s last confession and testament the reader learns what did the world in an unprecedented discovery, and a well meaning attempt to save humanity from our own worst natures As it has been said, fools rush in where angels fear to tread, and, blinded by hubris, a genius researcher failed to correlate the damning data before it was too late


    14. Avg Rating 3.76A pretty good book, with a mix of different kinds of stories Most of the stories were enjoyable None of them were unlikable, but a couple of em were just okay or slow 4 stories 10 tales 5 stories 2 talesSome brilliant ideas in here a few with flaws here and there, yet interesting enough.Recommended indeed.


    15. Short but powerful, taking breath Reverse like in the film Christmas Horror Story 2015, one moment a good person then comes evil spirit and look you kill inocent people or victims which are killed and you continue to stab them what awesome than this Another well made story, everyone could enjoy it Merged review Always the works by Stephen King suprise me even now how it was made the two stories by Stephen King and Clive Barker was incrediable the stories were Chattery Teeth The Body Politic Fro [...]


    16. This was my first try of reading short stories since it was of Stephen king I couldn t wait well,this book is sort of amazements Imagining stories to scare people I think is a very difficult task You have to create new things out of thin air and make it look dangerous I am a sort of novel person so I will give this book 4 star.


    17. La Cadillac di Dolan 4 5La fine del gran casino 3,5 5Bambinate 5 5Il Volatore Notturno NCPopsy 3 5Ti prende a poco a poco NCDenti Chiacchierini 3 5Dedica 4 5Il dito 5 5Le scarpe da tennis 1 5E hanno una band dell altro mondo 4 5Parto in casa 2 5La stagione delle piogge 3,5 5Il mio bel cavallino 2 5Spiacente, il numero giusto 4,5 5La gente delle dieci 4,5 5Crouch End 3,5 5La casa di Maple Street 3 5Il quinto quarto 2 5Il caso del dottore NC L ultimo caso di Umney 4 5A testa bassa 3 5Agosto a Broo [...]


    18. Este es el tercer libro que leo de King y debo decir que, aunque me gustaron mucho los relatos, prefiero sus novelas, por ahora Es una gran antolog a, los relatos no decepcionan pero esperaba que fueran m s escalofriantes, no son terror ficos pero a n as son muy buenos cuentos Mis favoritos fueron El dedo m vil, Las zapatillas, Parto en cada, El final del desastre y Hay que aguantar a los ni os La introducci n del libro es fascinante, leer a King reflexionar sobre la escritura y la literatura es [...]


    19. This was a great selection for my Halloween short story spree I wouldn t consider it among the best of King s work, but it was still top notch Every time I read one of his books I tell myself I really need to read all his books My favorites in this collection are Dolans Cadillac, Crouch End and The Night Flyer It s not perfect but better than a 4, so I ll give it a 4.5.


    20. Another great find from my local used bookstore.Last read when it was first published looked forward to re reading


    21. Extremely short story, finished it in fifteen minutes, re read it immediately Reminded me a bit of Gaiman s Feeders Eaters4 solid packs punch like an ouzo shot stars


    22. The audio book version of NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES is just fantastic Really cool stories with famous people narrating, like Grace Slick, Rob Lowe, Tim Curry, Jerry Garcia, and others For such a big collection, I thought the majority of the stories were very good DOLAN S CADILLAC, MY PRETTY PONY, and YOU KNOW THEY HAVE A HELL OF A BAND, were 3 of my favorites I thought it was rather odd that King included his true life baseball account, HEAD DOWN in this book That part of the anthology wasn t t [...]


    23. I ve come to like the shorter versions of King infinitely better than the longer ones Found this one incredibly well written and creepy.


    24. Collected in Nightmares and Dreamscapes The poem is reflective in tone, a nostalgic look back at what many consider to be the glory days of baseball I know next to nothing about American baseball and rarely enjoy King s poems, but I liked this.Merged review AUDIO BOOK The thing that pees me off when listening to some audiobooks is the music It s annoying and distracting and this one was no different Dolan s Cadillac Narrated By Rob Low Excellent narration The End of the Whole Mess Narrated by Ma [...]


    25. This is a great collection of stories I read it when it first came out, but I didn t remember much other than really liking it overall, so I re read it this year And I still loved it That s not unexpected, but well, sometimes the shining childhood memories are brighter than the fact Luckily that wasn t the case here I loved the Twilight Zone feel of a lot of these stories They seem recognizable on the exterior, but then scratch the surface and things aren t quite right As much as I want to, I m [...]


    26. La qualit delle storie oscilla tra il capolavoro tipo Il volatore notturno da cui stato tratto un gran bel film horror youtube watch v RR 3J e l illeggibile A testa bassa , lungo e noioso resoconto del campionato giovanile di baseball cui partecip il figlio di King anni fa Il volatore notturno , Parto in casa ed il lovecraftiano Orrore a Crouch end sono presenti in altre antologie di autori vari, ma stato un piacere rileggerli dopo anni La cadillac di Nolan ed Il caso del dottore con Holmes, Wat [...]


    27. I m giving it between 2 and a half and 3 stars I was actually fairly disappointed There were some good stories, but most of those I d read before Most of the rest just seemed to drag on way too long I m not in a King mood of late, it seems


    28. This story made me scream with laughter Hilarious horror I almost laughed as much as a I did when I saw that horomedy, The Muchies, as a kid.


    29. A fine short horror story that shows us not to be mistaken by appearances The story moves forward in such a way where we come to know that this is certainly leading somewhere, but don t know where to Loved the ending Merged review Having a few murders taken place, a reporter goes in search of someone who calls himself a vampire Count Dracula with a private pilot s license Great idea Mysterious Well executed Although the story ends and fades quickly , well that is how it seemed to me Wish it was [...]


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