Everything's Eventual by Stephen King
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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 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 Café," a sparring couple's contentious lunch turns very, very bloody when the maître 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 anymore. And in "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French," terror is déjà 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 com-pelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.
 

About Stephen King

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns and writes an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. He makes lots of noise on Twitter under the handle @joe_hill.
 
Published March 19, 2002 by Scribner. 608 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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Eyebrows arched in literary circles when, in 1995, the New Yorker published Stephen King's "The Man in the Black Suit," a scorchingly atmospheric tal

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Eyebrows arched in literary circles when, in 1995, the New Yorker published Stephen King's "The Man in the Black Suit," a scorchingly atmospheric tal

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Book Reporter

King's account of his inspiration for the story is almost as disturbing as the story itself.

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Entertainment Weekly

This might well have been titled ''Everything but the Kitchen Sink,'' instead of Everything's Eventual since it includes transcripts of audiobooks, four strong New Yorker stories that render the line between genre and literary fiction intriguingly irrelevant, a loooong ''Dark Tower'' prequel (fun...

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The Best Reviews

Even though its seems unreal, Stephen King has not written a short story collection in almost a decade (see NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES).

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People

Everything's Eventual includes something for every type of King fan: The stories range from the highbrow (four works originally published in The New Yorker) to the traditional (the "all-out screamers," as King puts it, featuring plenty of blood and terror) to the fantastic (a new chapter for the ...

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Nights and Weekends

A short story collection is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you’re gonna get when you bite into each story.

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The Millions

I love reading Stephen King because, in his typically insidious way, when I read his books it makes me wish that all of my reading were that fun.

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The Pacific Northwest Inlander

We really shouldn't expect surprises from Stephen King.

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