Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King

Full Dark, No Stars

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2010-11-09
  • Genre: Short Stories
Score: 4.5
From 1,908 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, four “disturbing, fascinating” (The Washington Post) novellas—including the story “1922,” a Netflix original film—that explore the dark side of human nature.

“The pages practically turn themselves” (USA TODAY) in Full Dark, No Stars, an unforgettable collection centered around the theme of retribution.

In “1922,” a violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

In “Big Driver”, a mystery writer is brutally assaulted by a stranger along a Massachusetts back road and plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

In “Fair Extension,” making a deal with the devil not only saves a man from terminal illness but also provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

In “A Good Marriage,” the trust forged by more than twenty years of matrimony is irrevocably shattered when a woman makes a chance discovery leading to the horrifying implications of just who her husband really is.

Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring hit films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, King’s Full Dark, No Stars is a “page-turner” (The New York Times) “as gripping as his epic novels” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), and “an extraordinary collection, thrillingly merciless, and a career high point” (The Telegraph, UK).


  • True Stephen King

    By Momma lips
    The things nightmares are made of. Stephen has successfully been able to find my worst nightmares and childhood memories and twist them to make them worse. Love it!
  • Full Dark, No Stars

    By 3rebs
    Great book! A collaboration of short stories themed around vengeance. Was in consistent suspense in each story and felt connected!
  • Masterpiece

    By Roxxi Z
    I’ve read many Stephen King works - and I own many as well - but Full Dark, No Stars is definitely one of a kind. It challenges your mind and your attention, pulling at every crevice and cavity of humanity you posses. The novel will reel you in like tuna, and spit you back out into the ocean, senseless, with its twists and turns. I always know King will deliver - and so he did. Absolutely remarkable.
  • Full Dark No Stars

    By Mayberry, SM
    Good reading. Especially The Driver and The Good Marriage.
  • Full dark

    By Natedizzle56
    Great collection if stories. King should do more short stories this I think is almost as good as four past midnight great read
  • Full Dark, No Stars

    By Moth_ladder
    I've been a far of Stephen King ever since I was a little girl, and I snuck my mom's copy of Night Shift. I read everything he wrote for YEARS, devouring epic tomes like IT and The Stand in little more than a day or two... I couldn't get enough. But I've begun to cherry-pick in more recent years, because I have found myself disappointed with some of his newer work. For this reason I have missed a few books that I was reconsidering and preparing to read... Like this collection of stories , Full Dark, No Stars. That is, until I read the reviews of the politics that Mr. King is apparently injecting into his writing. Now, sadly, I have to regard him the same way I do Brad Pitt or George Clooney... As an over-opinionated celebrity who would be better off remaining neutral if he wants to keep collecting my money.
  • Full Dark No Stars

    By Tony Palloni
    Mr. King, why do you have to give us your political views? We don't want to hear that crap. We want to read your stories, that's what you are the best at. If you insist on giving political views, at least once in awhile take a shot at the liberals, God knows there is enough crap, they have done. I really don't expect you to do that, cause liberals never think they are wrong and ALWAYS, blame someone else for the crap that they have caused.
  • Amazing

    By Eemibre
    I think this is King at his best.
  • King at his Best

    By Aerokat25
    This is the King I like the most...never afraid to write what no one else will.
  • Legaleaglelc

    By Legaleaglelc
    Excellent short stories.