Short Review Summary:
Another great set of short stories from Stephen King!
I'm going to do a VERY short review for each story in this collection. Pretty much these are the short notes I made while reading. I thought it would be fun to share these for each story instead of a GIGANTIC review. :)
This is a great way to start off a book of short stories! SK can really write creepy cars.
This one is pretty meh. I didn't hate it, but it's nothing that I will remember later.
Batman and Robin Have an Altercation:
This is a simple, but effective story. I really liked it, but I'm not sure why. HAHA.
Before all of the stories in this book SK says a little something about each. For this one he says that this is one of his favorite endings. I have to agree with him there. The ending to this one is fantastic.
Bad Little Kid:
Creepy kid for the win! I really like this one and how the story played out.
Ooo the surprise in this one is great.
The Bone Church:
Interesting, but weird poem.
This one is very captivating.
I love unique takes on the afterlife!
I LOVE this one. SK really knows how to come up with ideas that seem wonderful, at first. They never end well though, do they?
Herman Wouk is Still Alive:
I like this one a lot, even though it is a little depressing.
Under the Weather:
I love this one and how you know the outcome at the beginning, but it WORKS.
This one wasn't for me. Boring.
Someone must be thinking about old age and dying a lot, but it sure makes for some good stories!
I enjoyed this poem better than the other one for sure.
The Little Green God of Agony:
This story is so wacky! I love it.
That Bus is Another World:
Eh, this one is just okay. I like the idea behind it more than the execution.
I liked this one, but I didn't love it.
Yet another good one!
I'm thrilled that this collection ended with a great story!
Overall I really enjoyed The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. It's no secret that I'm a big King fan and this collection has some magnificent stories. A few of them aren't really for me, but that's okay because there are plenty that I LOVE. I also love the intros from SK before each story. I think that is such a cool idea and I would love more short story collections to do that.
I recommend The Bazaar of Bad Dreams for fans of Stephen King and short stories.