BLOOD AND SMOKE, by Stephen King (

By:Denise Dumars
Date: Thursday, June 07, 2001

Stephen King is known for breaking taboos in his horror fiction. In the audio collection BLOOD AND SMOKE, he perhaps breaks the last taboo, for these stories all have smoking tobacco as an integral part of their plots. Indeed, the packaging of this three-cassette collection (also available in CD format) resembles a pack of cigarettes, perhaps Marlboro, and even has a warning on the side of the package: 'Listening after dark my cause fear, trembling, and lead to acute paranoia.'

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