King's latest release is a book of 4 novellas and as promised in the title, all four tales are dark horror. A farmer murders his wife in "1922" and reaps the consequences; a mystery writer is raped and left for dead, and plots her revenge on "Big Driver"; a dying man gets a "Fair Extension" from the Devil; and a woman discovers a terrible secret that threatens her "Good Marriage." The epilogue contains the author's inspirations for these stories along with some stern notes on writing fiction.
King's works vary from literary to trashy and with varying amounts of fantasy; Full dark reads a bit on the literary side, while being in the realist-to-magical realism zone. There's a lot of graphic violence and gore, but none of it as bitterly unpleasant as Under the Dome. The stories don't cover any new territory for King, but a prolific author can't avoid treading on familiar ground. Full dark is sufficient reading for devoted fans and anyone looking for serious horror fiction.
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