The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything s Eventual includes one O Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and Riding the Bullet, King s original e book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story oThe first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything s Eventual includes one O Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and Riding the Bullet, King s original e book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade Riding the Bullet, published here on paper for the first time, is the story of Alan Parker, who s hitchhiking to see his dying mother but takes the wrong ride, farther than he ever intended In Lunch at the Gotham Caf , a sparring couple s contentious lunch turns very, very bloody when the ma tre d gets out of sorts 1408, the audio story in print for the first time, is about a successful writer whose specialty is Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Graveyards or Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses, and though Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel doesn t kill him, he won t be writing about ghosts any And in That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French, terror is d j vu at 16,000 feet Whether writing about encounters with the dead, the near dead, or about the mundane dreads of life, from quitting smoking to yard sales, Stephen King is at the top of his form in the fourteen dark tales assembled in Everything s Eventual Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time
Everything s Eventual Dark Tales The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares Dreamscapes nine years ago Everything s Eventual includes one O Henry Prize winner two other award winners four stories p
Everything s Eventual offers a mixed bag of short stories, fourteen tales that range from the horrifying to the mundane, each of which includes commentary from the author Autopsy Room Four explores the frightful prospect of premature burial Comedic and tense, this is arguably the best story in the entire collection In The Man in the Black Suit, an old man recalls a chance encounter from his childhood that s haunted him all his life King plays to his strengths in this one, dabbling in the realm o [...]
The wife had me watch 1408 a while back I remembered it was in this collection but the only stories I even vaguely remember are the titular one and Little Sisters of Eluria I figured 2017 was as good a time as any for a reread.Even though I ve been a Constant Reader for twenty years now, I always forget just how good Stephen King is at what he does until I start reading The man knows his way around a story, though he gets a little wordy at times.Like all short story collections, the stories vary [...]
Yet for me, there are few pleasures so excellent as sitting in my favorite chair on a cold night with a hot cup of tea, listening to the wind outside and reading a good story which I can complete in a single sitting Stephen King, from his introduction I genuinely looked forward to reading one of these tales each day, and that s the highest praise I can give a collection of short stories.
As with all of Stephen King s collections, I m giving each story a one sentence review Before we begin, I would like to say a few things that have little to do with this book s contents If you do not care for personal stories in reviews, you should take this chance to move along, or you may scroll past the next few paragraphs But I hope you ll join me Maybe my story will help someone who doesn t know they need help.While listening to this one I chose the audiobook for this reread , I tried to re [...]
Is this collection scares, nostalgia, and downright straight up story telling underappreciated among King s other works Lesser known maybe Well, I m here to give this one a big, sloppy ghost hug of appreciation technically, I don t think that s even possible, but I m going with it.This would be my second read through of Everything s Eventual sort of I used to hunt and peck through Stephen King short story collections Read some of the stories Skip some No real rhyme or reason to it, unless someon [...]
I m always amazed at how varied his subjects can be He is certainly not just a horror writer.05 2015Introduction 5 stars I love King and when he is brutally honest when is he not I love him all the .Autopsy Room 4 4 stars I ve actually seen the AHP episode that inspired this and Cotton was amazing I love that only King could mention Michael Bolton and then bring up the fact that Percy is probably rolling in his grave at Bolton s rendition of When a Man Loves a Woman This story is scary becausewe [...]
If I ve said it once, I ve said it a thousand times and I ll say it again Steve King is a fantastic storyteller, and very few of his stories have actually bored me It is the same with this collection.That said, very few of the stories here are actually frightening Some give a mild sense of unease, that s all However, almost all of them are readable and most are highly enjoyable.My personal favourites were That Feeling, The One You Can Only Say What it is in French, In the Deathroom and Riding th [...]
There s no doubt that Stephen King is great at writing short stories Not all of the ones that were in this book were appealing to me, but several were A couple of them were creepy in my opinion, so it may not be a wise idea to read them at night My favorite ones were Autopsy Room Four, The Man in the Black Suit, Everything s Eventual, L.T s Theory of Pets, and The Road Virus Heads North I only disliked a few, but not because they were bad, they just did not catch my attention One of the things I [...]
Including the eerie story 1408, this anthology of short thriller stories is one of King s best It took me a while to appreciate 1408 I believe I gave it 2 stars on a separate review , but each of these stories has their charms and each one has a deep message behind the horror.
Let me be clear, Mr King You earned this one fair and square You had to win a skeptic over and you did I ve always thought of you as the Nicholas Cage of writing Try enough random stuff regularly without hesitation and at least some of your stuff will be pretty good But try enough random stuff and you re sure to come up with some very bad writing as well There is also another dark secret some of this variability occurs in the same book They might start off well enough, get really good, then fall [...]
SK can t help being SK That includes profanity and poor taste Often, it seems like it s trying fine cuisine at Denney s Every once in a while, you ll find something that tastes excellent Mostly it ll be when you are famished.Month after month and year after year, he churns it out, and he has for decades and decades now I read this collection of horror stories after the members of my reading group mostly women caved in to the only other male in the group besides me Many of the women had never rea [...]
Any fool who can pucker is apt to whistle past the graveyard There were times when this book felt like a trip through the Twilight Zone with Rod Sterling than the usual horror I expect from King although there was still plenty of that as well Stephen has really showed his mastery of the short story in this collection They say fiction is stranger than truth and there are times when King and I see the little smirk on his face seems to imply that what he is giving us is just a make believe story b [...]
I kept picking this up reading a tale or two at a time Each time I did this, I was struck by the way in which King brings a certain quality to his writing that just plain makes him better than most He brings a certain assumption of the intelligence of his readers and gives us credit for being able to pick up the dark humor, the allusions, and the ironies he weaves He has a unique ability to construct setting and characters so quickly and seamlessly that we have an instant picture in our mind and [...]
A strong collections of stories I liked it better than both Bazaar and Sunset King has such a firm grasp on the Voice and Tone of his characters My favorites were those stories told in the first person The Man in the Black Suit , Everything s Eventual , Lunch at the Gotham Caf , and Riding the Bullet I was surprised by The Little Sisters of Eluria which has a sort of sword and sorcery feel to it that I really liked.
This review was originally published on my blog jonathanjanz and focuses on the story The Road Virus Heads North though I ve read the whole collection and certainly believe it s worthy of five stars Here s the link jonathanjanz 2011 10 08 th Stephen King s Everything s Eventual is loaded with great stories In addition to the one I m about to discuss, the collection contains 1408, Lunch at the Gotham Cafe, and a cool entry into the Dark Tower canon called The Little Sisters of Eluria So in a coll [...]
Autopsy Room Four 3.5 5 Tema od koje se ja jezim , atmosfera je odlicna a kraj mi je presmijesan bio.The Man in the Black Suit 5 5 Old school horror Jezivo i atmosferski prava poslatsica.All That You Love Will Be Carried Away 2 5 Ima dosta smijesnih izreka , ali sveukupno ni ta posebno.The Death of Jack Hamilton 2 5 Iako je kraj dosta tuzan , mene prica nije posebno odusevila Previse mi je dosadna bila.In the Deathroom 2 5 Isto kao i pro lu i ovu sam jedva zavrsio nimalo mi se nije dopala.The Li [...]
I loved all of the stories in this collection I thought my favourite was going to be 1408, but it wasn t, it was The Road Virus Heads North 1408 is nothing like the movie, which I am super grateful for as the movie would then be boring.
Some good, some mediocre This isn t my favourite collection of short stories from Stephen King I ve enjoyed Bazaar of Bad Dreams the most so far, which probably doesn t make me in the majority What I disliked about the some of these stories is that King uses the word short almost as a joke in this collection Some of these are 40 or 50 pages, and are pretty well novellas Even King says short stories are meant to be read in one sitting, but some of them took two or three for me probably I m just a [...]
Well, the author does not need much of an introduction He has a gift for generating a sense of deep unease, and for awakening in the reader s mind some hidden, almost ancestral fears deeply embedded into his her consciousness His exploration of the darker side of human nature, and his atmospheric tales that well transcend the limitations of the horror genre, are reminiscent of the work of one of my favourite authors, Edgar Allan Poe.This is a collection of short stories, some of them such as Aut [...]
I haven t read much King, this is actually only the second book I ve read by him the first being Gunslinger I ve always wanted to get into him though, and I think this was the perfect book to start with Fourteen short stories, a King smorgasbord, so to speak Some I loved, some I just liked, some just weren t my thing but overall it was a great collection Every one was well written, and even if a story wasn t my favorite, I still found myself enjoying it Highly recommended, and I ll definitely be [...]
This being my first short story collection by Mr King, I will score each story individually, and average them together for those of you who aren t keen with math, that means I ll add them up and divide by the number of stories in this case fourteen In order note asterisks means spoilers Autopsy Room Four 3I know, Four is in the title, but somehow I still give it a 3 This story was a good example of fun old horror and I don t actually mean fun A man is trapped in his soon to be dissected body in [...]
Yet another example of why I love Stephen King Every story in this book was great King s ability to write like he s speaking only to YOU is one of my favorite things about him You get the feeling that he s telling you a secret, letting you in on some amazing observation of life, without him needing to spell every D E T A I L out in big bold block letters But that s not to say that this isn t detailed his work always is It s just not condescendingly detailed You may think that he is verbose, and [...]
It s always difficult to review a collection of short stories and this one is no exception For the most part I thought it was a great collection of work but I did struggle a little to see a thread through these stories was I looking for something not there or miss it completely For Dark Tower fans and for those other kinds of people, those that haven t read The Dark Tower yet, The Little Sisters of Eluria is a treat The titular Everything s Eventual is great creepy fun and L.T s Theory of Pets s [...]
Acho que esse livro, al m de ter uma colet nea de hist rias bacanas algumas muito boas, outras ok , um bom vislumbre do que o Stephen King capaz E a meu ver funcionou pra ele assim tamb m Como testes, como se ele se perguntasse que tipo de hist rias as pessoas n o esperam que eu escreva Ent o muito legal ver essa gama de possibilidades s vezes d certo, s vezes n o d interessante ver ele explorar v rios tipos de medos, coisas que vc nunca tinha pensado antes Acredito que como um todo, esse livro [...]
Buen libro de relatos de King Muchos son malos, sin embargo hay cuales son buenos Los que m s me agradaron son Sala de Autopsias N mero 4, que es el primer cuento y, para m , el mejor Otro que me gust mucho es Las Hermanitas de Eluria fue muy lindo reencontrarme con Roland Ideal para fan ticos de la saga de La Torre Oscura Montando en la Bala, historia que hab a le do antes, tambien es muy buena.Por el otro lado, La Moneda de la Suerte no s si no lo entend o qu , pero me pareci mal simo.
Hace muchos a os que le los otros libros de relatos de King, pero creo que eran mejores, al menos ese es el recuerdo que tengo.Hay algunos momentos que me han gustado mucho, pero en general los relatos no me han enganchado como en otras ocasiones.
Stephen King, Everything s Eventual Scribner, 2002 Rumors of Stephen King s demise have been greatly exaggerated 2002 is gearing up to be another highly productive year for King, and he starts us off with his first short story collection since 1993, Everything s Eventual It sure is nice to know that King doesn t feel the need to turn everything into a novel, and while his short stories have gotten longer, they still pack the punch that the early tales did However, they pack it in a literary sty [...]
I ve been reading a story or two at a time from this collection on nights when I want a little King and I can t get to sleep when I would like to King has the tendency to be able to take you away from your circumstances, whatever they might be, even for a little while Whether it s with his short stories or what some Constant Reader s call his door stopper novels, King pulls you in and makes you care about the characters he s drawn With some writers the characters aren t much than words on a pag [...]
We all know, S.King has a rich imagination, and he is a master He knows how to tell stories This collection is captivating Not that I liked every story, naturally, that s why I gave it 4 stars.And these I liked the most Autopsy Room FourThe Man in the Black Suit a horrific tale, convincing in every detail Everything s Eventual1408Riding the Bullet
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