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Mass Market Paperback The Mist (Previously Published as a Novella in 'Skeleton Crew') Book

ISBN: 0451223292

ISBN13: 9780451223296

The Mist (Previously Published as a Novella in 'Skeleton Crew')

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In the wake of a summer storm, terror descends... #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King suspends a small town in a haze of terror--as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction...

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10 ratings

Be aware of your surroundings

If you own or rent a lake house and one day see a fog or a mist, take that book in your hand, relax outside and start reading and before you know you will be holding your breath...relax it’s just fiction or is it not?

Awesome Book

This is the first book by Stephen King that I've ever read and I have to say.. It did Not disappoint in the slightest.. A great read from the Master of Horror.

Love love love

I absolutely love this book! Of course I love Stephan King books

Top 10 Books by Stephen King

Classic Stephen King novel. I enjoyed the unexpected twists and turns. I read it on a foggy day and was left questioning what was in the mist after I had finished. I was wondering how King could possibly come to a conclusion but I thought the ending was fitting and well done.

so so

a bit weak compared to king's other works, but still worth the read.

Excellent, but consider buying Skeleton Crew

The Mist was first published in Skeleton Crew (Signet), a collection of Stephen King short stories. This new edition presents The Mist separately for the first time, presumable to capitalize on the release of the movie adaptation. The novella begins with a sudden and dangerous storm that causes a lot of damage to the small town of Bridgton, Maine. David Drayton takes his son to town for some groceries the next morning only to get socked in by an extremely thick fog. Unfortunately, there are creatures out there in the mist that are like nothing on Earth. Drayton and the others who are trapped in the story must try to come to terms with what it happening while struggling for survival. Because this is a novella, there is little space wasted here. There is a reasonable length setup introducing a few key characters and then the "fun" begins. The pacing remains pretty tight until the end of the story. Despite the small amount of space, the characters are pretty well developed and I definitely cared what happened to them. As is standard with Armageddon style stories, man is often his own worst enemy and this group is no exception. The extreme behavior of some in the store is all the more chilling because you believe it could happen. The Mist is an excellent story, one of King's best regardless of length. I would suggest that readers might want to consider buying Skeleton Crew instead of this novella, however. For just one dollar more you can obtain an additional 21 stories and many of them are also enjoyable.

A Master Craftsman At Work

Initially published nearly 30 years, the novella is an outstanding example of classic Stephen King; weaving the themes of terror of the unknown, societal prejudices and the true quest for life within a very tight framework. It is such short pieces where King truly allows the reader to see a master craftsman at work with words. And that it is an older work that has made it to the big-screen shows how King's writings are truly timeless.

Do NOT buy the stand alone of The Mist!

That is $6.99. Instead, spend one dollar more on Skeleton Crew which will give you the complete text of The Mist and 20 other EXCELLENT stories. Why they released The Mist instead of just changing Skeleton Crew's cover like they usually do when a King short story is filmed I do not understand. Otherwise, The Mist is one of Stephen King's best tales. Truly creepy and weird. As usual with a Stephen King story, the horrors are secondary to the vivid characters. Mr. King didn't skimp here giving you characters you will love and love to hate. The standout here was Mrs. Carmody. I can't really say any more without spoiling at least part of the story. In summary, read The Mist. You'll be glad you did. Just read it in Skeleton Crew so that you can continue reading more stories for the same price.

Different Endings?????????????//

I read this book in a day. It was very intense and scary. It's about strange spider like creatures that trap shoppers in a supermarket and ends with a few who manage to escape. I didn't like the ending though. In the book, the ending just leaves you guessing but on the movie promo's, they say this is the best ending ever??????? So I'm guessing they must have changed the ending for the movie. Don't watch the movie if you're not in to blood and gorr. As usual, Stephen King has gripped us with his writing skills again.

A Must Own

This is what audiobooks should sound like, and the perfect story for it. Put on your headphones and turn off the light and you're right in the middle of the story. The sound effects will make you jump, and even the music score keeps the tension going. You got to hear this one.
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