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Horror stories to give you the creeps!

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I think Mr.King created a great book here! The night flier is the best story in the book!
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In 1978, science fiction writer Spider Robinson wrote a scathing review of The Stand in which he exhorted his readers to grab strangers in bookstores and beg them not to buy it. The Stand is like that. You either love it or hate it, but you can't ignore it. Stephen King's most popular book, according to polls of his fans, is an end-of-the-world scenario: a rapidly mutating flu virus is accidentally released from a U.S. military facility and wipes out 99 and 44/100 percent of the world's population, thus setting the stage for an apocalyptic confrontation between Good and Evil. "I love to burn things up," King says. "It's the werewolf in me, I g... Rest of this review on the detail page
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I found it a rather unique work of fiction, unlike King's most other works of horror. In fact I would have to include it more in the genre of Fantasy. The book contains the story of a businessman who sells things that are NOT what they appear to be on the surface (in the broadest sense of that word). It becomes obvious during the course of the story that the shopkeeper and main antagonist of the story, Mr. Guant, is merely a personification of Evil. He shows people that whenever you buy something, you also SELL something as well. Even though he sometimes gives "bargains" for the items he sells, the customers soon realize that the price they have to eventually pay is indeed a very big price indeed. It is also interesting in how Mr. Gu... Rest of this review on the detail page
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