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Everything's Eventual
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
he 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 matre 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 dj 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.
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Wichers

I'm not too intrested in his long novels after reading a few, I'm in love with his short stories just like these. The gory details and suspense kept me reading and reading.

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CaffeineAndCandy
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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200 ᴘᴏɪɴᴛs ғᴏʀ #Slaughterthon
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15 ᴘᴏɪɴᴛs ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴇʟʟғɪʀᴇ ᴄʟᴜʙ
4 ᴘᴀʀᴛɪᴄɪᴘᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴘᴏɪɴᴛs

524 ᴘᴏɪɴᴛs ғᴏʀ ᴡᴇᴇᴋ 4

2272 ᴛᴏᴛᴀʟ ᴘᴏɪɴᴛs ғᴏʀ #Scarathlon2020

@StayCurious

StayCurious Amazing job! 13mo
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CaffeineAndCandy
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴡᴀɴᴛᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ sᴇᴛ ᴍʏ ɢᴏᴀʟs. sᴀᴍᴇ ᴀs ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛᴇᴀᴍ sʟᴀᴜɢʜᴛᴇʀ ʀᴇᴀᴅᴀᴛʜᴏɴ ɪ ᴘʟᴀɴ ᴛᴏ ʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ ʙᴏᴏᴋs ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴏᴘᴇғᴜʟʟʏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴛᴡᴇɴᴛʏ ᴏʀ ᴛʜɪʀᴛʏ ʜᴏᴜʀs ɪɴ. @StayCurious

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KatieDid927
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Bailedbailed

Nope. I tried. I love short fiction, and there was one good story at the beginning, but by the middle of the book I was skipping ahead to other stories and hating those too. Most of these were boring and overwritten. “In the Deathroom” was astonishingly racist. There may be stories later in the book that I‘d like, but I can‘t keep wading through stories I hate to get there.

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

CaffeineAndCandy ᴛʜɪs ɪs ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴛʙʀ ᴛʜɪs ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ 😬😐 14mo
KatieDid927 @CaffeineAndCandy Oh dang. Although, you might feel completely different! 14mo
4thhouseontheleft Racist tropes would be a hard pass for me too 14mo
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KatieDid927
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1. Spooky Stephen King short stories.
2. My kitty. She kept me sane during quarantine.
3. 2014. Or maybe 1997.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Thanks for the tag @Chrissyreadit !

Eggs #3!! Almost seems like any year besides this one would be a great year to choose...🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 14mo
KatieDid927 @Eggs Seriously! 14mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Solid collection from King. The scariest for me was “The Road Virus Heads North” but my favorite is “Riding the Bullet” which made me very emotional.

@TheAromaofBooks this was one of my spins lol I think #DoubleSpin 🙈 I‘ll make another post with my bingo board

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
TheNeverendingTBR My favourite of King's short stories 💫 1y
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magyklyXdelish
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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This one gave me the chills.

Solid collection so far. This one is the standout at the moment.

TheNeverendingTBR Love this collection!!! 1408 and especially Riding the Bullet are so good!!! 👌 1y
magyklyXdelish @TheNeverendingTBR I loved the 1408 movie so I‘m looking forward to reading that one since I‘m sure it‘s better. Also I‘ve heard so much about Riding the Bullet so I‘m hyped 😃😃 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @magyklyXdelish 1408 is one of the scariest movies I've seen! 😯 1y
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magyklyXdelish
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I got your #LitsyLove today @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This change has been super positive even if my ending at the cab was rough.

I‘ll mail you the deets. But tonight is my second night alone here and so far I‘m loving this change 💕

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RamsFan1963
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1. While in college, I worked for a 24 hour adult book store. Not such an unusual job, but some interesting clientele at 2am in the morning. 🤣🤣🤣
2. My health, my friends, my family
#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

@Cuilin @ReadingFeedsTheSoul @Lucy_Anywhere @audraelizabeth @Buechersuechtling @ReadingIsMyHobby @Onceuponatime @TheBookDream @Daisey @Bookishlie @Sharpeipup

BiblioLitten 1. 🤣 1y
Cosmos_Moon Lol! My friends and I would go in those for interesting entertainment when we were 18 in high school and early college 😂 happy Thursday! 1y
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toofondofbooks
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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kspenmoll His writing...❤️ 1y
TK-421 Beautiful ❤️ 1y
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toofondofbooks
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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It's been a minute since I posted here. Life got crazy ( understatement huh?) I hope to get back to regular posting. I have been reading of course :) Right now I'm into another SK short story collection.

Mistermandolin 1408 is my favourite in this one. He gets everything right and in the process shows what a short story can be. The film was good too. 1y
toofondofbooks @Mistermandolin I liked that one too. I think "The Death of Jack Hamilton" was my fave in this collection. The audiobook narrator was really good. 1y
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magyklyXdelish
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Indie bookstores are the best. Especially if they have wandering cats 😻

I could have stayed and roamed all the nooks and crannies of this place forever if given the chance.

Walked away with a book that‘s been on my TBR for a while

Hope everyone‘s having a great Sunday 🌻

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Echo
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Halloween read with the pupper

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jlabombard10315
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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My haul from the local library book sale this morning! I'm thinking of going back tomorrow to see what else might be laying in all of the unopened boxes of books I saw! 😊

LibrarianRyan Did you get your #nightmareswap sent of yet? 2y
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LiterRohde
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From “1408”

“The Dolphin was on Sixty-first Street, around the corner from Fifth Avenue, small but smart. [In the lobby was a woman whose] light, flowery perfume seemed to summarize New York. On the mezzanine level, someone was playing "Night and Day" in the bar, as if to underline the summary.

It was business as usual at the Hotel Dolphin.”

#WanderingJune | 11: #GrandHotel

?: Made with Typorama

LiterRohde Sure it was. 😉 2y
BarbaraBB Great quote ❤️ 2y
CafeMom Nice visual. 2y
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LiterRohde @CafeMom Thanks. Actually comes from a later part of the story. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen SK is such a visual writer, so simple but so precise 2y
LiterRohde @Cinfhen He didn‘t say much, you are right, but I feel like I can really see the lobby of this hotel just from this and a few other paragraphs from the opening of this story. (edited) 2y
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Oldschool_millenial
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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Continuing my Stephen King high. Library hold came in so Green Mile audio (which I own) is suspended. For some reason this audio edition from Libby only has 5 of the stories 🤔
I own a print hardcover copy with all the stories, courtesy of the local bookmobile, but alas it's in storage 😔

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TrishB
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#weveonlyjustbegun #maymoviemagic
Thanks to @EadieB I now know the song is in the 1408 film. The 1408 story is in this collection 😁
Karen had the most amazing voice 💔

Cathythoughts She really had the most amazing voice ! I agree (edited) 3y
EadieB I‘ve read these dark tales and enjoyed them in (edited) 3y
rohit-sawant 🖤🖤 3y
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Cinfhen And her voice is like Streisand‘s 3y
gradcat I thought it was in “The Castle” movie? 3y
TrishB @gradcat I don‘t know! 3y
gradcat Oh well, maybe it was both. Or I got it mixed up (because that is NOT a rare occurrence!). 😂 3y
TrishB @gradcat I haven‘t seen either 🤷‍♀️ 3y
gradcat Me neither. Never even heard of either one...oh, well. 😶 3y
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LeafingThroughLife
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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Oh that sunshine. ☀️😍 I‘m technically in between books, so a perfect time to dig into another Stephen King short. #currentlyreading #riotgrams

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Born.A.Reader
Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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I went to the library today to drop off 3 books. ...and came home with this. #IthinkIhaveaproblem

Reviewsbylola Every. Time. 3y
Suet624 Yup. Same. 3y
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LeafingThroughLife
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I‘m not usually much for short stories, even though I wish I was, but I‘ve been enjoying these so far. It‘s been too long since I read any Stephen King. Whimsical holiday sloth pants pair well with a good horror story, right? 🤔

SassyBookworm Love your pj pants! 3y
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sahilbert
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Listening to these spooky stories on a snowy Monday.

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TheNextBook
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Squishy says Good Morning!!! This book along with the rest you see on that row ended up on the floor because I was taking pictures 🤦🏽‍♀️ Anyways he says hi! #snakesoflitsy

wanderinglynn Good morning Squishy! ❤️🐍 3y
AmyG Hello to Squishy. 😬 3y
DivineDiana Good Morning to you, Squishy! 3y
CouronneDhiver Haven‘t seen Squishy in a long time - hi bud! 😊 3y
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BookishRedhead
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rohit-sawant
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Room 1408
One of my most rewatched SK adaptations, as solid as the original story. I like the theatrical ending better. Mike Enslin listening to that recording is way more creepier & heart-breaking at the same time.
#KingAtoZ
@GarthRanzz

GripLitGrl Good one!👍 4y
GarthRanzz I‘ve never seen the movie version. But I love this passage from the story. I should have done profanity for P. 😊 Nice one Rohit! 4y
rohit-sawant @GripLitGrl Thank you! 😊 4y
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rohit-sawant @GarthRanzz Thanks, Scott! This exchange between John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson is one of the highlights & has the vibe of a stage play. I only read the story few years ago, & loved it, of course. Hope you catch the film soon! And P for Profanity would've been a neat choice! 4y
TrishB Not watched the film ! Great story though. 4y
rohit-sawant @TrishB Absolutely! Looking forward to how you find the film! 4y
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ShookBelf
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#KingAtoZ @GarthRanzz

O is for the O. Henry Award, which was awarded to King in 1996 for his short story, The Man in the Black Suit. This story was included in his collection Everything's Eventual in 2002.

(Art by ChicoBlue on DeviantArt)

GarthRanzz I love this rendition for the story. 4y
TommieMarie74 This art is awesome. Some of his stories, like this one, would make great graphic novels. 4y
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rohit-sawant
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Man in the Black Suit ?
"Where his feet had touched--or seemed to touch--there was not a single broken twig, crushed leaf, or trampled shoeshape.
Even before he reached me, I recognized the aroma baking up from the skin under the suit--the smell of burned matches. The smell of sulfur."

Not only is it one of the creepiest short stories he's written but it won the O. Henry & World Fantasy Award.
Art via https://bit.ly/2HxsNYi
#KingAtoZ

GarthRanzz Nice one Rohit! I had forgotten all about this short. And perfect illustration! 4y
rohit-sawant Thanks, Scott! It's such a compelling piece. I think I might squeeze in a reread of this before the end of the day. 😆 4y
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Reggie This was my favorite from that book. I was in a laundromat when I read this story. Lol. Also, SGJ uses it as a basis for a short story I love in After the People Lights have Gone Off. Nice post. 4y
rohit-sawant Thanks, @Reggie 😊 I remember reading the SGJ piece online right after you posted about it! Great stuff! The collection is still on my TBR 😬 4y
Centique That is a truly scary illustration. Impressive! 😱 4y
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GripLitGrl
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#KingAtoZ Letter E @GarthRanzz
This one i have not yet read myself.

Andrew65 Two Es, you should get a bonus point! 🙌 4y
GarthRanzz Definitely a bonus for the double E. 😊 I can‘t remember if I‘ve read this one or it has just been too long since I have. 4y
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bibliobliss
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• Day 5: I tend to focus on book titles for this challenge but I really appreciate the more creative posts from others! You guys think up some awesome stuff! •

#KingAtoZ #challenge #challenges #Litsychallenges #LitsyLove #fun #theKing #StephenKing #shortstories

Bookladylinda Indeed they do. I love seeing everyone‘s King posts. 4y
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YouReadMyEyes
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A is for All That You Love Will Be Carried Away.

A short story about a traveling salesman who checks into a motel intending to kill himself. The story first appeared in the New Yorker in 2001 and was later included in the tagged book.

I have not read it, but now really want to.

Here is a related article you may find interesting: http://sequart.org/magazine/56335/literary-art-of-stephen-king/

#KingAtoZ #Challenge #stephenking

GarthRanzz Love the choice Vanessa! Once you get into King‘s short stories I think you‘ll love them. 4y
YouReadMyEyes @GarthRanzz Thanks, Scott 😁 4y
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lauragetslost_x
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"Stories are artifacts: not really made things which we create (and can take credit for), but pre-existing objects which we dig up." - Stephen King