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The Skeleton Book: Get to know your bones, inside out

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The Raft. Another one of King's most primal and terrifying tales. In a lot of King's stories, I can imagine myself getting out of the predicament with logic and abundant knowledge of horror movie cliches, but this is one story I want no participation in whatsoever. The Monkey, Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut, The Jaunt, Paranoid: A Chant, Word Processor of the Gods, The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands, Beachworld, The Reaper’s Image, For Owen, and Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1) are the other stories I loved out of this selection. Interesting characters doing crazy or unspeakable things. The nondescript character who does something horrible to his neighbors. The lady who drives like a bat out of hell or maybe actually in hell itself. The men who land on the unforgiving land of a barren planet. Objects that are manipulated by other forces become characters as well. The stories about children who are victims of the terrible things in life are the hardest (as a mother) to read. Let’s start with the positives. There are some FANTASTIC stories in here, such as The Jaunt, The Raft, Survivor Type, Gramma, Mrs Todd’s Shortcut, Word Processor of the Gods, The Monkey and so forth. These were all a joy to read (yes, even Survivor Type. I felt joy whilst simultaneously wanting to throw up) I also noticed that quite a few of the stories are set in the fall, with some beautiful atmospheric descriptions... bonus points for that! This collection of stories, most of which were written when King was becoming a household name, and horror icon, contains some of his most chilling tales he ever put down on paper. This one scared me! Something I really find interesting is coming across as story that scares you more you'd have thought. This one just got to me, and from the blurb it didn't sound that bad -- but it was!

For those eager to venture beyond the realms of the human body, titles such as the “ Book of Bones” present a great way to delve into the wider animal kingdom, offering boney comparisons that are both educational and fun. The Raft - 5 Stars - Like The Mist this one has its foot to the floor. It's a simple tale about four teens that head to a lake only to fall victim to a monster. What more could you want? The body horror here is some of King's best. Sure, skeletons and Halloween time seem to go hand-in-hand. But the joy of delving into these skeleton picture books isn’t confined to just one season. If a person has a problem with blood cell production, what type of bone tissue is most likely involved? Explain your answer.The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands - 3 Stars - An interesting tale from King as it’s a return to a location from another story, The Breathing Method. In it men tell stories to one another, stories of horror and magic. It’s an enjoyable read as it provides King the chance to write in a different style similarly to Victorian mysterious. The Jaunt: Science fiction and horror with technology gone wrong. This one kept me thinking and guessing and it was a complete story. That's all I can legitimately ask for in a short story. So, yay! An upturn! (5/5) I HATE LaVerne in this book so much, you know she will get what's coming for her and I couldn't wait. This has that element of gore that I really enjoy from King, it isn't perfect for me because it isn't quite my type of horror. This book will definitely put you off swimming for a while if nothing else. The ending was ok with this one but it didn't blow me away. Bambino vessato dalle frecciatine della maestra, esposto a pubblico ludibrio di fronte alla classe per il semplice bisogno del bagno, diventa protagonista di una scoperta surreale. Racconto weird secco e spiazzante, capace di delineare con precisione i moti psicologici del protagonista.

The Reaper’s Image: I’m not really sure what The Reaper's Image was about but it didn't really work for me or move me. (2/5)

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C’è L’uomo che non voleva stringere la mano che fa riferimento all’ultimo racconto di Stagioni diverse visto che la narrazione si svolge nello stesso luogo in cui è ambientato Il metodo di respirazione, un semplice “posto” non meglio identificato in cui delle persone si ritrovano per raccontarsi delle storie. From “Bonaparte Falls Apart” to “Skeleton Cat”, these books promise not just learning but a ton of fun time for children. More Skeleton Fun Life goes on - that's what I should have said. That's what you say to people when a loved one dies. But, thinking it over, I was glad I didn't. Because maybe that's what she was afraid of.” I'm not sure if this is a connection or not, but when David and a few others make the courageous trek to the pharmacy next door, they encounter an "otherworldly" presence that takes the shape of a spider . . . though they know it's something more. Any relation to IT? Totally possible, as that book was published the following year.

Tra i racconti che ho apprezzato di meno ci sono Tigri!, che non mi ha detto assolutamente nulla, a questo punto non so nemmeno se l’ho capito, sempre che ci fosse qualcosa da capire; Ode del paranoide, altro racconto che penso di non aver compreso e Per Owen, un componimento scritto per il figlio e bo, davvero, non lo so, forse è troppo personale per essere apprezzato fino in fondo da una lettrice qualsiasi? Morning Deliveries (Milkman#1) - 4 Stars - A story that has an interesting premise but is too short. I wanted more! In 'The Mist' when the (less annoying) Amanda, 'screamed ceaselessly, like a firebell', Mrs. Reppler says, "Woman, shut your head" --- and I loved her in that moment! I hope I would be a Mrs. Reppler, rather than an Amanda or, returning to this story, a LaVerne. I do feel sorry for her though, considering the situation she found herself in.Skeleton Crew is a good collection but with Stephen King I've come to expect greatness. If you love Stephen King I would still recommend this but for the casual King reader maybe skip it.

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