One of my favorite "modern" stories - about the absurdity and soul crushing despair of working in an office.......I've talked about this story a lot on both IMDB & MAR too......hilarious and very pacinoyes-y in its humor which is meticulous and achingly precise.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Jul 21, 2022 23:56:56 GMT
"Chattery Teeth" by Stephen King (read by Kathy Bates)
this brings me back to when I checked out Nightmares and Dreamscapes on CD from my local library and I just ate that shit up. This is a favorite. Wonderfully conveys King's penchant for gore and sardonic humor and Bates's narration is so much fun!
I'll get on some of these. Perhaps one a week, give them a go.
I've mentioned this one before, and since there is an easy link to it on her website, I present Emily Carroll's His Face All Red.
Not her best work, in my opinion (nor is it her worst), but she codifies many of her strengths in this tale. The text placement on the pictures (the words "to him" coming out of the brother's mouth), the rhyming and structured wording ("A hole deep full of black, that smelled of lilac"), and of course the creeping dread that would become hallmarks of her best stories are all shown here.
William Gay is basically what Cormac McCarthy would've become had he stayed put in Tennessee and not gone west. This story in particular is as haunting and distressing as anything Cormac has written, and would make for a fantastic film in the right person's hands.