• You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker
  • You Like It Darker

You Like It Darker

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 21/05/2024
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'You like it darker? Fine, so do I', writes Stephen King in the afterword to this magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life - both metaphorical and literal. King has, for half a century, been a master of the form, and these stories, about fate, mortality, luck, and the folds in reality where anything can happen, are as rich and riveting as his novels, both weighty in theme and a huge pleasure to read. King writes to feel 'the exhilaration of leaving ordinary day-to-day life behind', and in You Like it Darker, readers will feel that exhilaration too, again and again.

'Two Talented Bastids' explores the long-hidden secret of how the eponymous gentlemen got their skills. In 'Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream', a brief and unprecedented psychic flash upends dozens of lives, Danny's most catastrophically. In 'Rattlesnakes', a sequel to Cujo, a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance - with major strings attached. In 'The Dreamers', a taciturn Vietnam vet answers a job ad and learns that there are some corners of the universe best left unexplored. 'The Answer Man' asks if prescience is good luck or bad and reminds us that a life marked by unbearable tragedy can still be meaningful.

King's ability to surprise, amaze, and bring us both terror and solace remains unsurpassed. Each of these stories holds its own thrills, joys, and mysteries; each feels iconic. You like it darker? You got it.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781399725095
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 660g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 164 x 48 mm

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You Like It Darker
The King
You Like It Darker
Definitely dark, and so, so good!
You Like It Darker is a collection of twelve short stories by best-selling award-winning American author, Stephen King. In Two Talented Bastids, a persis... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
You Like It Darker
Exceptional Storytelling
Twelve new short stories from the King of Horror himself. I love his short story collections, the man just as a way of pulling you into the narrative, this... READ MORE
Sharron Elwell
You Like It Darker
More than disappointing
I’ve been a King fan since the 1980s and although his novels have been rather bloated and in need of a good editing over recent years, there was always his... READ MORE
Caron Newman
You Like It Darker
A thrilling ride
You think you are having another ordinary day and suddenly things turn dark - as if you fell (or maybe pushed by someone!) into a deep dark maze. You don'... READ MORE
You Like It Darker
I remember ready his early work and fell out of it for a while. Got back into him in recent years and I love his stuff again. This is a great little book w... READ MORE
ben highley