Posts Tagged: Stephen King

First Lines: Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Years ago I read the Dutch, two volume edition of Stephen King’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes. I remember sitting in an airplane over the North Sea, on my way back home from my first trip to London, talking about why I read the Dutch translation. Probably because it was easier at the time. Nowadays, I read… Read more »

First Lines: 11.22.63

The classic time-traveler’s dilemma: if you could go back in time and, say, kill Hitler before he could make his rise to power, and so prevent World War II and the holocaust—would you do it, not knowing what this act may change? In Stephen King’s 11.22.63 Jake Epping doesn’t get the chance to go back… Read more »

First Lines: Full Dark, No Stars

Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King’s latest collection of novellas, is just what it’s title suggest: very dark, with barely a spark of light to be seen. All stories invoke a stranger, and a variety of them as well: you have the stranger inside yourself; the stranger that you meet on a deserted back road;… Read more »


Chapter 28 of Stephen King’s Big Driver (the second novella in Full Dark, No Stars) starts of believable enough: But when [Tess] was in her office with her computer booted up, she only stared at the Apple welcome screen for the first five minutes … but a little while later, she … exited YouTube, Binged… Read more »

First Lines: Blockade Billy

Blockade Billy, Stephen King’s latest novella, is the story of William Blakely, the greatest Major League baseball player ever to be completely erased from the game’s history. It’s not a particularly special story, but it’s entertaining enough to keep you busy for an hour or two. In the edition I’ve read, the ‘chilling’ bonus story… Read more »