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Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (2002) [Collection]
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Summary (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 Cafe," a sparring couple's contentious lunch turns very, very bloody when the maitre 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 deja 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.

Contents:

  • Autopsy Room Four
  • The Man in the Black Suit
  • All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
  • The Death of Jack Hamilton
  • In the Deathroom
  • The Little Sisters of Eluria
  • Everything's Eventual
  • L.T.'s Theory of Pets
  • The Road Virus Heads North
  • Lunch at the Gotham Café
  • That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French
  • 1408
  • Riding the Bullet
  • Lucky Quarter

Original title: Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral


The following works are contained within this one:
     Man in the Black Suit, the (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Luckey Quarter (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Lunch at the Gotham Café (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Everything's Eventual (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     L.T.'s Theory of Pets (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Autopsy Room Four (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Little Sisters of Eluria, the (1998) [Novella]
      Author: Stephen King
     That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     1408 (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Road Virus Heads North, the (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     In the Deathroom (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Riding the Bullet (2000) [e-Book]
      Author: Stephen King
     All That You Love Will Be Carried Away (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Death of Jack Hamilton, the (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King

Notes:

  • This is for Shane Leonard
  • Trivia: King picked the order of the stories randomly using a deck of cards

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Edition #1: Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Compelling... Brilliantly creepy." USA Today
  • "Well crafted, nuanced stories." The Washington Post
  • "Unpredictable... Full of surprises." The New York Times
  • "14 tales bearing King trademark creative energy and imagination... There is something here for everyone... [King's] talent shines brightest in short-story collections, and EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL is no exception." The Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • "[King is] a modern-day counterpart to Twain, Hawthorne, Dickens... No one does it better." Publishers Weekly
  • "[A] winning set of short stories... This is where King seperates himself from horror genre colleagues—the ability to expertly combine meaty storytelling with poignant characterizations... Magnificent." Lewiston Morning Tribune (Maine)
  • "King is still the master of his dark art... blessed with an apparently inexaustible imagination and a talent for storytelling that shows little sign of waning." Daily Mail (London)
  • "Classic King... A welcome addition to the collected works... King's 'constant readers' and his short story fans alike should enjoy this book thoroughly." Sunday Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • "King has plenty of nightmares left... EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL makes a perfect showcase for all of King's strenghths: his uncanny talent for creating vivid, fully realized characters in a few strokes, his ability to mine horror out of the mundane, and his knack for leavening even the most preposterous contraptions with genuine, universal emotions." The Charlotte Observer
  • "A roller-coaster ride through King's serpentine mind... His characters are interesting, his prose engaging, his creativity formidable." Windsor Star (Canada)
  • "A milestone in compilations of King's shorter works." Library Journal
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Everything's Eventual (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340952597
Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.8 x 1.6 in
Pages: 560

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Everything's Eventual (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340952061
Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.8 x 1.4 in
Pages: 560

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Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781416537816
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.7 x 1.5 in
Pages: 583

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Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (March 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743235150
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.2 x 1.6 in
Pages: 459

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Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (March 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340770733
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 x 1.6 in
Pages: 427

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