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1988 Short Stories: The Night Flier, the Last Article, the Last Word, Kirinyaga, Madame Two Swords, Blit, the Reploids, the Perfect Murder Books LLC

1988 Short Stories: The Night Flier, the Last Article, the Last Word, Kirinyaga, Madame Two Swords, Blit, the Reploids, the Perfect Murder

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Published May 19th 2010
ISBN : 9781156161258
Paperback
30 pages
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Night Flier. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. NotMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Night Flier. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Night Flier is a horror short story by Stephen King, first published in the anthology Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror, and then in Kings own 1993 Nightmares and Dreamscapes collection. The story was made into a 1997 film of the same title. The story concerns a deeply cynical and jaded reporter and photographer named Richard Dees, who works for a fictional tabloid magazine called The Inside View. Dees current subject of investigation is the Night Flier, an individual who travels between small airports in a Cessna Skymaster, gruesomely killing people in a way that leads Dees to think the man is a lunatic who believes himself to be a vampire. After only a few days of interviewing witnesses and following the killers trail in his own Cessna, Dees overtakes the Night Flier during a violent thunderstorm at Wilmington International Airport, and quickly learns that he is badly mistaken about his would-be quarry: it is, indeed, a vampire that is doing the killings. After Dees watches the Night Flier casually empty the bloody contents of his bladder into an airport urinal (or as much of this act as he can see reflected in a mirror), the creature warns off his would-be biographer, destroys his photographic evidence, and leaves the mortally-shaken reporter amidst a scene of carnage to be arrested by the police. The movie adaptation follows the original plot fairly closely (and maintains Dees deeply unsympathetic nature), except for adding a rival in the form of up-and-coming female reporter, and changing Dees ultimate fate. Dees previously made a brief appearance in Kings novel The Dead Zone. In the notes of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, King st...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=62300