Everything's Eventual : 14 Dark Tales (Hardcover) - King, Stephen

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by Habib on 5/7/2002

The stories seem forced and pointless. This was a total disappointment especially coming from King (who I regard as the Master). Although the ideas he had were intriguing, they didn't translate very well when put on paper. Read More

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Product Overview

Writing about encounters with the dead, about near death, or about the plain dread of mundane life, King is in top form in this collection of dark tales--his first in nine years. Includes three never-before-printed stories and four pieces previously published in "The New Yorker."

From the Publisher:
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 the Author:
Stephen King is the author of more than forty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Dreamcatcher, On Writing, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Bag of Bones, The Green Mile, and Black House with Peter Straub. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743235150
SKU 30870656
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0743235150
Release Date 3/1/2002
Author Info
Stephen King
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.
From the Publisher
Annotation This audio collection features five of the 14 chilling short stories that comprise the first story collection by Stephen King in nine years.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0464
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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