The bazaar of bad dreams

by King, Stephen, 1947-

Format: Book on CD 2015
Availability: Available at 28 Libraries 28 of 29 copies
Available (28)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Audio CD FIC KING
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CD FIC KING
 
 
Brentwood Library Adult Audiobooks CD UNABRGD King
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD UNABRGD King
 
 
Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual FIC KIN
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  FIC KIN
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Audiovisual Collection CD King
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD King
 
 
CLP - Hill District Audiovisual Collection CD King
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD King
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection CD King
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD King
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD King
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  CD King
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Audiovisual Collection CD King
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD King
 
 
CLP - West End Audiovisual Collection CD King
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD King
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Audiovisual Collection CD King
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD King
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC Fic King (16)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
 
Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC Fic King (16)
 
 
Hampton Community Library Adult Audio AUDIO CD KING
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Adult Audio
 
Call Number  AUDIO CD KING
 
 
Millvale Community Library Audiovisual AUDIO KIN
Location  Millvale Community Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  AUDIO KIN
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual CDB KING
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CDB KING
 
 
North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks NVCDBK FIC KING
Location  North Versailles Public Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  NVCDBK FIC KING
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC KING
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD/BK FIC KING
 
 
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC KING (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  FIC KING (COMPACT DISC)
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD KI
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD KI
 
 
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD KIN
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD KIN
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio CDB King
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CDB King
 
 
Plum Community Library Adult Audio CD KIN
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Adult Audio
 
Call Number  CD KIN
 
 
Scott Township Library Audio ACD FIC KING BAZAAR
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  ACD FIC KING BAZAAR
 
 
Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD F KIN
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD F KIN
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD KING [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD KING [B-O-CD]
 
 
South Park Library AV CD-BK F KIN
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD-BK F KIN
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks KING Stephen
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  KING Stephen
 
 
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD King
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  AudioBook Collection
 
Call Number  ABOCD King
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual ACD FIC KIN
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  ACD FIC KIN
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Brookline Audiovisual Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
Includes the story "Premium Harmony"--set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

The masterful #1 New York Times bestselling story collection from O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King that includes twenty-one iconic stories with accompanying autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write (or rewrite) each one.

For more than thirty-five years, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he introduces each story with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

As Entertainment Weekly said about this collection: " Bazaar of Bad Dreams is bursting with classic King terror, but what we love most are the thoughtful introductions he gives to each tale that explain what was going on in his life as he wrote it."

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. In "Afterlife," a man who died of colon cancer keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Others address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers--the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in "Obits;" the old judge in "The Dune" who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, people who then died in freak accidents. In "Morality," King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil's pact they can win.

"I made these stories especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

Stories include:
-Mile 81
-Premium Harmony
-Batman and Robin Have an Altercation
-The Dune
-Bad Little Kid
-A Death
-The Bone Church
-Morality
-Afterlife
-Ur
-Herman Wouk Is Still Alive
-Under the Weather
-Blockade Billy
-Mister Yummy
-Tommy
-The Little Green God of Agony
-Cookie Jar
-That Bus Is Another World
-Obits
-Drunken Fireworks
-Summer Thunder

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For thousands of readers, few things are more comfortable than hunkering down with a Stephen King short story an odd fact, considering how uncomfortable some of those stories make us. With this, his more-or-less tenth collection, King offers an arsenic sugaring to his poison pies: brief intros describing the hows, wheres, and whys behind each tale, from working out personal demons to instants of dumbstruck inspiration. The faithful might have already read or heard a few Ur, Blockade Billy but King's batting average is just as strong with the unfamiliar tales as with the familiar ones. The van strike that almost killed the author in 1999 haunts the book; vehicular accidents crop up everywhere, perhaps most disturbingly in Herman Wouk Is Still Alive, a nihilistic shocker about a dual suicide by car, and, most entertainingly, with The Little Green God of Agony, which King confesses is directly inspired by his rehabilitation. Here, an exorcist of sorts extracts pain from a sufferer in the shape of a globular green beastie. Though the stories swing from sad to wistful to grim, it's this cackling sense of play that makes Uncle Stevie so much fun to have around. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Why not order a few copies? This King kid, he might be going places.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A dream team of talented performers reads these 18 tales and two poems by master fictioneer King. Several of the stories-including "Blockade Billy," a baseball yarn with a predictable violent punch line, and "Under the Weather," an exploration of the grim effect a tragedy has on an ad man-are not the author's strongest, but they are given a boost by, respectively, Craig Wasson's keep-rounding-the-bases-and-slide-into-home exuberance and Peter Friedman's conversational narration, which shifts the emphasis from the repetitiveness of what he's saying to the compelling way he's saying it. Other stories are as strikingly composed as they are performed. As wonderful as the professional readers are, it is King's nasal voice that distinguishes the production, preceding each story with information about its creation. He also begins the collection with an intriguing introduction explaining the differences between writing novels and short fiction, warning about the stories that follow: "The best of them have teeth." A Scribner hardcover. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Ethics -- Fiction.
Guilt -- Fiction.
Future life -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Short stories.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Short stories.
Contributors Audioworks (Firm), publisher.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, Kathleen Chalfant, Hope Davis, Santino Fontana, Peter Friedman, Holter Graham, Edward Herrmann, Will Patton, Thomas Sadoski, Tim Sample, Cotter Smith, Craig Wasson, Fred Weller, Mare Winningham.
Language English
Notes Short stories.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 16 audio discs (approximately 19 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781442388505
1442388501
Other Classic View