Nightmares and Dreamscapes Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Nightmares and Dreamscapes

In his third collection of short stories Stephen King treats us to a variety of tales--one about a man's quest for revenge against a Mafia kingpin who killed his wife, one about a man who sees a giant finger growing in his bathroom and is eventually driven to madness by his desire to eradicate it, and even a chilling tale about the end of the world. In addition to the fine short stories there is a complete one act play and a rather long piece of non-fiction that I, and even Mr. King himself, consider the best non-fiction writing of his career. A typical Stephen King collection of stories: strange, macabre and extremely well written.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   long lived adults


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   impregnation/reproduction Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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