Fan submitted reviews of Just After Sunset (Story Collection):|
Posted By: Kastdion - February 23rd, 2013 3:13:13 pm EST
Not one Stephen King's best book.i prefer Nightmares and dreamscapes though i have to admit that i enjoy reading his stories no matter what
Posted By: Anonymous - December 13th, 2012 1:42:40 pm EST
Pretty good Book I love Short stories!
Posted By: Trav021812 - October 26th, 2012 5:20:51 pm EDT
Finished "The Gingerbread Girl" today during my lunch break at work. I'm only given a 20 minute break, but took 35. Once the ice-cubes are down (constant reader, you'll understand the pun) how was i supposed to stop. A serious page ripper. Cant wait to start "Harvey's dream". Much thanks Ves Ka Gan.
Posted By: Ed Marek - May 21st, 2012 3:20:38 pm EDT
Stephen, Thank you for the Sunset Notes in Just After Sunset. Ed Marek
Posted By: Ginnihs - February 1st, 2012 7:08:17 pm EST
Well, Its no creep show BUT i am a King fan so... i read it... Its not as good as Everything's Eventual I LOVE that book!
Posted By: Matt - March 27th, 2011 10:01:30 pm EDT
I truely loved this collection. I couldn't put it down. Great work.
Posted By: 16N64 - November 23rd, 2010 8:53:14 am EST
OK, but compared to Joe Hill's 20th century ghosts, this one is lousy.
Posted By: Ile - October 22nd, 2010 3:58:37 pm EDT
Just finished reading N and it was a touchdown...or a homerun, since my man Steve is a baseball fan.
Posted By: Bryan - October 15th, 2010 11:32:02 am EDT
all of his short storys were great but i really liked graduation afternoon
Posted By: Hecate - September 1st, 2010 2:15:43 am EDT
"N" gave me temporary OCD while I was reading it.. It really hit me hard and I'm not sure why
Posted By: Ryan - August 5th, 2010 5:50:45 pm EDT
Helllloooo, Well i really enjoyed "Just after sunset" (Gingerbread girl) i really loved also ("N") and ("The cat from hell"). Thankyou SK
Posted By: Big G - July 27th, 2010 12:54:02 am EDT
I really enjoyed this collection, especially since it wasn't ALL horror (although I did like "The Cat from Hell" and "N" a lot) the variation of subject matter just shows me how great the imagination of SK is.
Posted By: S.K.Rules - July 3rd, 2010 3:39:39 pm EDT
Just After Sunset is a good collection of short storys, but there not all horror (except the cat from hell, N.,and new york times )but still a great read.
Posted By: Sarah - June 10th, 2010 11:19:37 pm EDT
just finished this one."N" really hit me where it hurts. made me count corners, made OCD really happen for me. it kinda scared me actually. amazing stories. steve, you still got it!!! I LOVE YOU
Posted By: Tin Nochi - February 27th, 2010 4:15:23 pm EST
I don`t think that these stories are great. I was a bit disappointed with some of them. But yes, "Cat from Hell" was very interesting.
Posted By: Pauluk - February 18th, 2010 12:46:47 am EST
Well... I was waiting for this collection with shivers, but... These stories (in most parts) don't have the spirit of "Skeleton" or "Shift". "N." is great, "Cat from hell" is cool - I can feel the happiness of writing in them. But most of the texts just don't have what it takes. If I could choose, I would rather prefer to read something like "Night Shift 2" with those crazy images od slimy monsters or huge bats.
Posted By: Jutty - February 15th, 2010 1:58:09 pm EST
Im a huge fan of Stephen King. His short-stories in particular. His novel's are way too addicting. I start to read one of his novel's and find (in most situations) that by the time i put it down i get a solid 2-3 hours sleep. His short stories are addicting as well. But lucky for us they aren't 700 pages... Lol.. Great read, I highly recomend it..
Posted By: Johnny - December 30th, 2009 1:05:50 pm EST
I like Stephen King (most of the time anyway), but... half of these were not horror stories in any way, shape or form. I know the book doesn't technically say they are, but the quotes on the covers and in the beginning certainly imply it. But anyway, N. alone was worth the price of the book, so I can't complain too much.
Posted By: Flasunshine - December 28th, 2009 9:00:29 pm EST
Loved the collection! Used "Rest Stop" in my creative writing class as an example of a Hero's Journey - they were able to see that heroes don't have to have a cape and x-ray vision! Awesome story! My favorite was "Willa" - read and re-read it because I loved the mood and feeling it emoted. Keep 'em coming!
Posted By: JAMESTHEKINGFAN - December 17th, 2009 11:26:02 am EST
I've always been a bigger fan of King's stories as opposes to his novels. In fact, the collection Everything's Eventual, in paperback (I now have a hardback copy), that introduced me to the author. My favorite story is Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. In my opinion, the story medium is the best medium for fiction, because when you're limited to 5,000 to 15,000 words, you're expected to be more intimate with the language due to not being allowed to waste words to create your settings and characters. But that's just my opinion. Two other favorites: "The Man in the Black Suit," and "Everything You Have Will be taken Away".
Posted By: Bachman Fan 79 - December 15th, 2009 1:17:02 am EST
It's a nice collection (as are all of his collections) that you'd wanna read on a quiet Fall evening while a cool soft breeze meets the evening. "Mute" was good, as was "Aryana". And to you, Mr. King, I do hope that you will continue to write short stories. I love all of your collections. "Everything's Eventual" and "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" were great!!! Please keep going.
Posted By: Anonymous - November 16th, 2009 9:05:04 am EST
i want to download thise book (just after sunset)
Posted By: Inferno - October 18th, 2009 6:41:29 pm EDT
I liked that you included the notes on how you came up with each story in the back. As an aspiring author who has been experiencing troubles with starting a good tale I found it very helpful. In terms of stories I particularly enjoyed 'Mute'. The twist was foreseeable but very satisfying. Thank you for a good read.
Posted By: Scuba62 - September 28th, 2009 3:58:31 pm EDT
Loved this collection. Please give us more!! Thanks, Liz
Posted By: Glen Ramsden - August 3rd, 2009 6:13:40 pm EDT
I'm probably nitpicking, but in Stationary Bike (an otherwise outstanding story) a reference is made to former Blue Jay slugger Carlos Delgado, who is not and never was nicknamed "Big Cat". King apparently had Delgado confused with Andres "Big Cat" Gallaraga. Outstanding work overall, as usual.
Posted By: Flowe - July 26th, 2009 4:29:14 am EDT
One of the things that drew me to his writing was the breadth of the story collections, which never came up short. flowe
Posted By: Deeke - June 24th, 2009 11:58:45 am EDT
This collection of stories is amazing, just like all of King's stories. "N.", in my opinion, is the best -- it's Lovecraftian roots can't be denied, and a true horrific spin on OCD. The symbolism and mythos behind C'thun and the dark plane of existence is fascinating, and I have noticed in some stories such as "Crouch End", there are mentions of dark "other" worlds, worlds of blood and death... Very interesting and fascinating, and overall, terrifying. "A Very Tight Place" was an adventure into a personal form of hell, and without giving it away to anyone who hasn't read it; it's a story that lives up to it's title, just as King is a writer who lives up to his name. I enjoyed every story in this collection, and have reread it at least ten times over, and it still is as great as the first time.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 18th, 2009 9:46:08 pm EDT
Awesome...just finished listening to the disc and I must say that you did good Stephen
Posted By: WikkidLikkwid - June 6th, 2009 12:59:45 am EDT
I just finished this and I must say, very captivating!! N. was the best....although I also really enjoyed A very tight place and The Gingerbread girl! Stephen King you were my Mother's hero and now youre mine
Posted By: Anonymous - May 26th, 2009 1:32:53 pm EDT
i love the stories they are really good and exciting. everything that happens is unexpacted. i especially liked the gingerbread girl. it was an unexpected ending because i though he was going to still be alive. but the ending was still good. i was able to visualize evrything!!
Posted By: Pharoah Of Egypt - May 20th, 2009 9:15:59 pm EDT
Mr. King you're the best you've always been that way to me that no I can't enjoy any other book. I ADORE BAG OF BONES, BLAZE, THE DARK HALF & CELL
Posted By: LaNell - April 13th, 2009 7:42:10 pm EDT
I got to know the characters well, and didn't want to let them go when the story ended. Stationary Bike was exceptional, very imaginative!
Posted By: De - April 8th, 2009 12:40:41 pm EDT
I'm very impressed with this short story collection. I have loved every one so far. Great work.
Posted By: Danny - April 4th, 2009 3:04:53 pm EDT
I'd been looking forward to another collection of short stories from my favorite author. I love his novels, but for some reason his short stories for me are the best. A Very Tight Place was great (and funny), and The Things They Left Behind haunted me the most. This collection shouldn't be missed. It kept me up untill 7:30 am. Don't miss it.
Posted By: NetkaaPL - April 2nd, 2009 10:07:59 am EDT
I love You! U are the best! ;) i living in poland, i reade only You! ;*
Posted By: Jimmy - March 20th, 2009 10:38:53 am EDT
this was a very decent short stories collection. It rolls in all different directions and is filled with laughter and disturbing images that may keep some up long after midnight.
Posted By: Anonymous - March 2nd, 2009 5:32:51 am EST
I have been a fan of Stephen King's since 1980. My first hook of a book was "Salem's Lot." From there on out, I have bought all of his books and collections in hard back covers. After pouring my way through "Just After Sunset," I realized I was hashing through Steve's bizarre thoughts. Was not impressed with this one. I'm really sorry Stephen. Just not one of the best.
Posted By: Verne - February 24th, 2009 10:16:46 am EST
I look forward to obtaining Mr. King's latest release, "Just after Sunset".I have read virtually every book he has published, including his latest "Duma Key".
Posted By: Spike17 - February 15th, 2009 7:12:20 pm EST
I also thought I would never read this, but like you said "I was bored one day and I picked it up.", and it turned out to be amazing.
Posted By: Whiteduck - February 14th, 2009 8:56:17 am EST
Gilead is no more..
Posted By: Anonymous - February 3rd, 2009 10:45:13 am EST
I got the audiobook and its great! Love your stuff! Keep up the good work!
Posted By: Kelly - January 23rd, 2009 7:36:59 pm EST
I have 3 kids and had to hide in the bathroom to read this, but it was worth every second! I especially loved how each story evoked a different emotion. I went from dsigusted to intrigued to curious to appalled and back again. Another roller coaster ride with the master!
Posted By: Mr.Casey - January 22nd, 2009 11:36:55 pm EST
I got this book for Christmas, and thought I would never read it. I am an avid reader, and do enjoy Stephen Kings works. I got bored one day and read the jacket, pulled it off, and never put the book down. Amazing. I think I'm going to go back and read Everything's Eventual. I previous overlooked Mr. King's ability to write a beautifully crafted short story.
Posted By: Anonymous - January 15th, 2009 10:23:31 pm EST
I have just finished this audio book. The Cat from Hell actually gave me chills. "N" in my opinion is King's best short story to date. Of course you most considering my passion for and aspiration to someday make psychology my career. The ties to The Dark Tower Saga and influences from H.P. Lovecraft almost bring a tear to my eye. Of course this is because King is second only in my mind to Lovecraft. Truly astounding work. I believe it to be the best of his short story collections to date. Bravo Mr. King and please keep up the amazing work. Signed- A hopeful horror writer and poet, who has great admiration for Stephen King, and has read almost all of his works to date.
Posted By: Anonymous - January 11th, 2009 12:09:16 am EST
I got the edition w/ the DVD and even though the artwork in the DVD was quite nice, I was underwhelmed by it overall. I thought that "N", the story that is retold in an abridged form on the DVD was the best in the collection (I found most of the stories quite enjoyable). But the DVD didn't really add anything. I really felt a sense of N's compulsions while reading the story, but not with the DVD.
Posted By: Random - January 10th, 2009 2:29:50 pm EST
Stephen king's Under The dome to be wriiten will be better than this the only short story I liked in it was N.
Posted By: Andi - January 7th, 2009 11:06:14 pm EST
i LOVE Stephen King, have been reading his works for more than 20 years! I think "N" is one of his absolute best!!!
Posted By: Orochirel - December 31st, 2008 5:26:57 pm EST
Ohh... I love King's Short Storys... I have to wait until the book arrives to my country...
Posted By: C.j. - December 31st, 2008 1:21:14 pm EST
This book rocks just like all of Kings books. I will never stop reading his stuff. 5 stars to the tenth power!!!
Posted By: Balrog21 - December 29th, 2008 8:07:07 pm EST
He still has it! GREAT BOOK! Awesome Reading! Please don't ever stop! 5 stars to the third power!
Posted By: Mak - December 28th, 2008 6:14:13 pm EST
Stationary Bike was a great story except for the fact that Herkimer, NY is not a small town "up by the Canadian border" (pg 123) nor is it anywhere close to being 20 miles from Canada! (pg 128) I thought Stephen King checked his facts even though he is writing fiction.
Posted By: Mithrandir - December 22nd, 2008 11:15:50 am EST
Just read "The Cat From Hell" made my stomach churn uncomfortably......AWESOME SOTRY COLLECTION! FIVE BILLION STARS!!
Posted By: Kim - December 17th, 2008 12:38:38 pm EST
I totally love this short story collection!!! stephen king ROCKS!!!
Posted By: Say Uncle - December 7th, 2008 10:57:06 am EST
N. gave me nightmares, and hopefully it won't develop into OCD. Such a fantastic story. My favorite story of yours. Just wonderful.
Posted By: Christine - November 30th, 2008 1:29:04 am EST
I have always loved Sai King's short stories, this collection gives us his most "human" stories to date. Bravo.
Posted By: JK123 - November 28th, 2008 5:03:19 am EST
i just finished reading N. and (this may just be my opinion),it is the best short story ever
Posted By: Pauluk - November 27th, 2008 6:12:22 pm EST
I wish I could not write following words, but unfortunately I have This collection is not so good. Bright parts (N., Gingerbread Girl or really old Cat from Hell) can not hide the weakness of Willa or Graduation Afternoon. Some stories from this book look like fast sketches, one idea popped into head and boom! - one moment later we have 3 pages of a short story. Mr. King's style is still great, his way of writing still extraordinary, but the ideas... Like everything has already been written many years before for thousand times. I am sorry, but I rather prefer Skeleton Crew or Night Shift, where I could feel the freshness.
Posted By: Anonymous - November 24th, 2008 2:45:23 pm EST
When will 'Just after Sunset' be released in paperback in the UK?
Posted By: Max - November 22nd, 2008 4:28:14 pm EST
So far I have read The Things they left Behind and The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates and liked them both. I hope the other stories are just as good. I'm especially interested in reading Stationary Bike and N.
Posted By: Julia - November 20th, 2008 1:04:41 am EST
I am from Russia, and so Just After Sunset will be available much later I am afraid. I have read The Things they left behind in an antology 1 year ago, and I was crying. Thank you Mr. King for the joy your books are bringing. The way you look into people's minds and describe their feelings makes me believe you are a magician.
Posted By: Anonymous - November 19th, 2008 1:16:33 pm EST
Can someone tell me when is it going to appear in Spain? thanks
Posted By: Darin Little - November 17th, 2008 10:22:22 pm EST
The DVD to 'Just After Sunset' is great! I have watched it numerous times and found it to be addicting. Then I thought, 'How many times had I watched it? Three, Five? BAD NUMBERS!!! So I had to watch it eight times, because eight makes it straight! CRAP! Is CTHUN in my head too?' -Great work guys!
Posted By: Alex - November 16th, 2008 10:38:48 pm EST
I really liked stephens other shory story collections. I hope this one will top the rest.
Posted By: Anonymous - November 12th, 2008 8:09:16 pm EST
Italian edition has an ugly cover!!! Please in future ask to italian editore to make the same cover
Posted By: Ted An Gayle And Nevada - November 11th, 2008 1:21:23 pm EST
Love your stories. Please type faster.
Posted By: Padrino - November 11th, 2008 12:52:37 pm EST
I am from Egypt and lives in Saudi Arabia. Fortunately, I have a friend coming from the States tomorrow. Told him to get me the collectors copy of Just After Sunset. Cant wait till its in my hands. King, I LOVE YOUR SHORT STORIES.. I am reading L.T.s Theory of Pets now and it is just great and funny :)
Posted By: Arianne - November 11th, 2008 4:59:10 am EST
That this is f**king awesome! Stephanie Meyer's sh*t can't compare to a timeless author like Stephen King.
Posted By: Sherrie4222 - November 9th, 2008 2:55:11 pm EST
I looked on Walmart.com and they have "Just After Sunset, and Just after Sunset the collection" There are two different prices. Does anyone know the difference between the two? I don't see any in the descriptions. I assume there MUST be for them to have two different prices, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what it is. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
NOTE: The collector's edition includes a DVD
Posted By: Bookworm - November 7th, 2008 9:07:09 pm EST
As always, you rock!
Posted By: Jimmy Swardo - November 6th, 2008 4:13:09 am EST
Fantastic. I love your short stories. They are the only thing that creeps me out well after putting the book down. 1408 has made me history check all the hotels i stay in just in case and i used to enjoy fog. After the mist I refuse to go outside in it unless I have some means to defend myself. I cant wait.
Posted By: Horton - November 5th, 2008 4:22:50 pm EST
Thank you Mr. King, I know what to get my wife for Christmas!! We use to live in Vt. and were going to visit Bangor in hopes to maybe see you, but that was the year you were struck by a vehicle. My wife has all of your books, and I have all of your movies! take care
Posted By: Saber29 - November 5th, 2008 3:10:22 pm EST
Posted By: Chile Girl - October 27th, 2008 8:50:00 pm EDT
I can't wait to read another great novel
Posted By: Ryan T. - October 25th, 2008 10:58:00 pm EDT
I am really excited that this collection is coming out right when I get off the seismic vessel I work on... I'll buy the book then head out for Scotland! Thank you Mr. King for the opportunity to make the intercontinental trip I'm about to embark on more bearable. By the way, I've been unable to locate your pulp novels (I hate to call them comics) in the stores around town... does Barnes and Noble carry them? Or will I just have to buy them online?
Posted By: Gayle - October 23rd, 2008 10:02:51 am EDT
I have all of your books...i am a hardback snob...lol It's nice to see that you are releasing "Just After Sunset" on my birthday!!!! What a nice gift!! Thanks for all of the hours of pleasure you have given me.
Posted By: Phil Rader - October 17th, 2008 11:42:53 pm EDT
So excited! Another collection of short stories. Loved Everything's Eventual. I absolutely loved the movie Storm of the Century. Read the screenplay too.
Posted By: PrincessKatee - October 16th, 2008 9:51:14 am EDT
What is this book about? I love EVERY book by Stephen King and I hope this is as good as all the rest of them.
Posted By: N. Saren - October 10th, 2008 4:26:06 am EDT
i can't wait to read it.. hope it'll scare the crap out me just like the previous stories did..
Posted By: Jessica - October 3rd, 2008 7:18:18 pm EDT
I need to know the day from coming out in Mexico...! does anybody knows???
Posted By: Nuke - October 2nd, 2008 6:02:40 pm EDT
Posted By: David DeSimone - September 25th, 2008 11:13:28 am EDT
I'm there! I can't wait for this to come out.
Posted By: MatthewInTN - September 24th, 2008 5:51:03 pm EDT
No lying....I have a dry erase board in my reading room that I write my thoughts on about the book I am reading....but on that board right now is a countdown until the book comes out. I CAN'T WAIT!
Posted By: Dana - September 17th, 2008 5:47:07 am EDT
I can't wait until it's available for purchase! Mr. King why keep us waiting? :(
Posted By: Kurt - September 9th, 2008 4:39:45 pm EDT
Posted By: Oceans - September 8th, 2008 8:00:38 pm EDT
Steve, Thank you for putting out the series "N". It was a brilliant offering and helped me get through part of my military pilot training by having something short to look forward to every morning. The rest will be a reward once I'm done this phase. Keep the chills coming!
Posted By: Matteo From Italy - September 8th, 2008 5:41:39 am EDT
i've just finished duma key... it's amazing.... i'm 21 years old, but it's 7 year that i've to say you: thank you for every word you wrote...... ( i'm sure that just after the sunset will be great like the other one...) you help me to grow up.. now i'am a man that believe in dreams... matteo....
Posted By: Rose2011 - September 7th, 2008 2:06:33 pm EDT
i am going insane waiting for this book to come out
Posted By: CrimsonKing13 - September 5th, 2008 2:51:32 am EDT
Been awhile since I checked this sight. I'm glad because I get a facefull of new King stuff on the horizon and I'm excited.
Posted By: Daya Devi - September 3rd, 2008 12:53:07 am EDT
Can't wait... >-}
Posted By: Jidam - September 2nd, 2008 12:21:22 pm EDT
Can't wait for this one to come out. Have read all of his books and greatly enjoy the collections of short stories. Keep up the great writing, and I'll keep reading.
Posted By: Neoka - August 26th, 2008 7:29:21 pm EDT
More short stories! Yes, please. I'll keep reading them as fast as he can write 'em. =)
Posted By: Roland.19 - August 26th, 2008 6:33:01 pm EDT
Why cant it be out now! Duma Key was a wonderful book, and I cannot wait to read these short stories! King is genious! Also when is Talisman 3 going to come out, so we can have more Dark Tower!
Posted By: Claireha - August 24th, 2008 6:14:18 pm EDT
Ooooohhhh! I await this with baited breath!
Posted By: Anonymous - August 23rd, 2008 3:17:59 pm EDT
this is not his fifth short story book,it's his SEVENTH.
Posted By: Kingliveson - August 14th, 2008 5:49:14 pm EDT
I am so anxious to buy this book! I have read @ least 7 books of his and I always favor the short story novels.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 6th, 2008 4:10:25 pm EDT
it's been quite awhile since king has done a collection,i'm looking forward to it.
Posted By: Gav - August 6th, 2008 7:48:06 am EDT
With baited breath I eagerly await this. It's been too long. Re-read Black House again.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 6th, 2008 12:13:58 am EDT
what about the cover for the collectors edition? shouldn't that be in the 'more covers' section. ps, it's the one with a red/orange background and black letters. a reverse of the normal one.
Posted By: The Saint Of Gtown - August 5th, 2008 1:09:15 pm EDT
i'm looking forward to it. one of my favorite books by mr king is everything's eventual. so naturally i'm more than excited about his next installment of short stories. keep up the good work stephen. long live the king.
Posted By: JoEviL - July 28th, 2008 6:36:37 pm EDT
About time, i've been craving king since i finished key, and since out of all of these i've only read Stationary Bike it all should be a really good read, i've been hearing great things about Gingerbread Girl