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Quitters Inc. (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

Quitters Inc. (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

February 27, 2014

Dick Morrison has to quit smoking. He may not want to quit smoking, but after signing up for the cessation program run by a group of mobsters under the name Quitters, Inc. Dick knows that another cigarette means physical torture for his wife and son. Adapted to film as a memorable part of the Cat's Eye anthology, Arnie reviews the original short story on this episode of Books & Nachos. Then hear his, Stuart's, and Jakob's review of Cat's Eye anthology film, at NowPlayingPodcast.com!

The Ledge (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

The Ledge (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

February 20, 2014

Would you rather go to jail and never again see the woman you love, or walk along a 42nd story ledge that is only five inches wide? That is the choice tennis pro Stan Norris must make in "The Ledge." This Stephen King short story was first published in 1973 and collected in 1978's Night Shift. Join Arnie on this Books & Nachos analysis of the short, then hear his, Stuart's, and Jakob's review of the film adaptation, part of the Cat's Eye anthology film, at NowPlayingPodcast.com!

The Boogeyman (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

The Boogeyman (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

February 13, 2014

A man goes to a psychiatrist claiming he killed all three of his children, but not through direct action but rather inaction--failure to stop The Boogeyman. Is the man insane, or is there a monster waiting for him in the closet? This Stephen King short story was first published in 1973 and collected in 1978's Night Shift. Join Arnie on this Books & Nachos analysis of the short, then hear his, Stuart's, and Jakob's review of the "Dollar Baby" film adaptation at NowPlayingPodcast.com

The Woman in the Room (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

The Woman in the Room (from the Night Shift collection) by Stephen King

February 6, 2014

A woman lays in her hospital bed, dying of cancer. Her son, John, sits next to her, a bottle of painkillers in his pocket, thinking of ending her suffering forever. "The Woman in the Room" is a very different type of story than Stephen King's fans would have come to expect when first printed in the 1978 short story collection Night Shift, and it is the tale Arnie is reviewing on this episode of Books & Nachos. Listen to find out if this change of pace is a welcome one, then join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at NowPlayingPodcast.com as they review Frank Darabont's "Dollar Baby" film adaptation of the story.

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