Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Cover Art

Stephen Kings The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Cover Art

Stephen King‘s latest collection of horror short stories is the The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and here is the cover art. I really like the cover art with the red writing, blue hue plus weird/creepy butterflies. Look for the release this upcoming November 3, 2015. The horror collection of short stories has a whopping 20 short stories to keep you spooked out.

Synopsis: A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing 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. "Afterlife" is about a man who died of colon cancer and 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. Other stories 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, the names of 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.

Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant reader--"I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.

Official The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Table of Contents:

Author’s note

1. Mile 81 - Scribner e.
2. Premium Harmony - 2009 New Yorker
3. Batman and Robin Have an Altercation - Harpers 2012
4. The Dune - Granta 2011
5. Bad Little Kid - New; Serial
6. A Death
7. The Bone Church - poem
8. Morality - Esquire 2009
9. Afterlife - Tin House 2013
10. Ur - 2009 Amazon e.
11. Herman Wouk is Still Alive - The Atlantic 2011
12. Under the Weather - Mass Market FDNS
13. Blockade Billy - Scribner e.
14. Mister Yummy - New; Serial
15. Tommy - Playboy poetry
16. The Little Green God of Agony - A Book of Horrors 2011
17. That Bus is Another World - Esquire
18. Obits - New; Serial
19. Drunken Fireworks
20. Summer Thunder - Cemetery Dance 2013