Books & Nachos

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.