King’s latest collection of novellas, entitled “Full Dark, No Stars” is based, according to King, on how he theorized people might react under certain situations. From assault to murder, dealing with demons to deadly spouses, King crafts four tales of varying lengths.
Its hard to find fault in Stephen King’s work. The stories are easy to follow, with healthy doeses of back story on characters balanced by the moderate pace of each story. One thing I occasionally found lacking, was enough detail to create a solid image of character or main place. Solid mental images are wonderful, though sometimes speed is sacrificed for them. This would be fine now and then.
“Full Dark, No Stars” proves Stephen King is a great writer, and a great storyteller—but probably would not be the best movie producer.