Saturday 9 July 2011

Stephen King Giveaway

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...! writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up 1922, the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerising tales from Stephen King, linked by the theme of retribution. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife Arlette proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

In Big Driver, a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger is along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face to face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

Fair Extension, the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Harry Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends A Good Marriage.

Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, Full Dark, No Stars proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.

Thanks to our friends at Hodder & Stoughton, we've got five copies of Full Dark, No Stars to give away! For your chance of winning, send your name and full postal address to before midday on Saturday 16th July, making sure to put "Stephen King" as the subject. The first five entries out of the electronic hat after the competition closes will receive a free copy!

Don't forget to put "Stephen King" in the subject line. Incorrectly labelled or blank entries will be discarded.

Full Dark, No Stars is available now, courtesy of Hodder & Stoughton.

Entries limited to one per household. Offer open only to postal addresses in the UK and Ireland.


  1. I stopped by your blog today. I have never read a Stephen King novel, they seem more than a little creepy.

  2. Stephen King,why use 10 words when a hundred will do...........