Skeleton Crew: Stories      by Stephen King

A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against destruction. A trip to the attic becomes a journey to hell. A woman driving a Jaguar finds a scary shortcut to paradise. An idyllic lake harbors a bottomless evil. And a desert island is the scene of the most terrifying struggle for survival ever waged.

This "wonderfully gruesome" collection (The New York Times Book Review) includes:

  • "The Mist"
  • "Here There Be Tygers"
  • "The Monkey"
  • "Cain Rose Up"
  • "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut"
  • "The Jaunt"
  • "The Wedding Gig"
  • "Paranoid: A Chant"
  • "The Raft"- "Word Processor of the Gods"
  • "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands"
  • "Beachworld"
  • "The Reaper's Image"
  • "Nona"
  • "For Owen"
  • "Survivor Type"
  • "Uncle Otto's Truck"
  • "Morning Deliveries (Milkman No. 1)"
  • "Big Wheels: a Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman No. 2)"
  • "Gramma"
  • "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet"
  • "The Reach"

King is best known for his iconic, immersive long novels, but he is also a master of the short story, and this is a magnificent collection.

Year First Published:1985
Short Story/Novella Collection

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