The Bazaar of Bad Dreams info From Hodder

Posted: March 26, 2015, 20:04
Hodder & Stoughton sent out this info about The Bazaar of Bad Dreams today.

A new collection of stories from Stephen King
Coming November 2015

Hodder and Stoughton is delighted to announce that they will publish Stephen King's new book The Bazaar of Bad Dreams on 3 November 2015. It will be released as a hardback, trade paperback for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, eBook and audio digital download.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is a thrilling collection of twenty stories – some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one book for the first time – with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivation. This will delight all his readers including those who loved his insight into the craft of writing in his non-fiction title On Writing.

Stephen King is the master of the short story form – the No. 1 bestselling writer has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first collection Night Shift was published 35 years ago. He describes the nature of the form in his introduction to the book: ‘There's something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like a waltz with a stranger you will never see again, or a kiss in the dark, or a beautiful curio for sale laid out on a cheap blanket at a street bazaar.’

And indeed in this collection there is a curio for every reader – a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again, a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries, a poignant tale about the end of the human race and a firework competition between neighbours which reaches and explosive climax. This latter, excitingly, will be launched initially as an audio-only edition – find out more here.

‘I made them especially for you’, says King to his Constant Reader. ‘Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.'