Stephen King – Everything’s Eventual Audiobooktext
TITLE: EVERYTHING’S EVENTUAL
AUTHOR: STEPHEN KING
PUBLISHER: HODDER & STOUGHTON
GENRE: SHORT FICTION
COVER TYPE: HARD BACK
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The first collection of stores Stephen King has published since ‘Nightmares & Dreamscapes’ nine years ago 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 that attracted over half a million on-line 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. Stephen King – Everything’s Eventual Audiobook .
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 who speciality is ‘Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses’ or ‘Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Graveyards’ 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…
Autopsy Room Four, L.T.’s Theory of Pets, Lunch at the Gotham Café, Luckey Quarter and The Man in the Black Suit were first published in a limited edition collection called Six Stories in 1997 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Stories). The Man in the Black Suit won the World Fantasy Award and the O. Henry Award for ‘Best Short Fiction’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_in_the_Black_Suit).
Autopsy Room Four was filmed as part of the TV mini-series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King as was The Road Virus Heads North (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmares_and_Dreamscapes:_From_the_Stories_of_Stephen_King).
In the Deathroom, Lunch at the Gotham Café and 1408 were included in the audio book Blood & Smoke in 1999. 1408 was adapted into a movie starring John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1408_(film).
The Little Sisters of Eluria is a Dark Tower novella, a sort of prequel that takes place before the events of The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger. Everything’s Eventual features the character Dinky Earnshaw who’s a powerful breaker in The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower.
HIGHLIGHTS: Everything’s Eventual is a solid assortment. There are a ton of extraordinary stories in it. In the Deathroom is about a man taken in for ‘a cross-examination’ about his relationship with a radical in an outside nation and acknowledges he may never escape the room alive. Ruler works admirably of building pressure. The Little Sisters of Eluria highlights Mid-World’s form of vampires. I cherished this novella. It fills in as such a prequel to The Dark Tower books. The title story is one of the most astonishing and agitating stories I’ve at any point perused. The Road Virus Heads North is likewise one of my top picks. What’s not to adore about a dreadful picture that becomes animated? I love the title of this story also. 1408 is another top pick. I originally read this as a four page ‘story’ called Hotel Story in King’s diary/true to life book On Writing where he utilized it to show how an essayist can move from a first to second draft. I adored hearing the full form on Blood and Smoke and perusing it was shockingly better. Different stories except for That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French and Luckey Quarter were generally excellent.
LOWLIGHTS: Each story assortment has two or three pieces of poop and Everything’s Eventual is no special case. I imagined That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French was an exceptionally frail story. It simply didn’t do it for me. I likewise thought Luckey Quarter was extremely poor. In several accounts, for example, 1408 and Lunch at the Gotham Café, King does the thing essayists so a great deal that truly jumps on my wick by including little bits of what the result of the story will be. In Lunch at the Gotham Cafe the storyteller makes reference to that his significant other’s legal advisor is executed before the gathering happens which removes a touch of the stun factor when the maître d’ goes batshit.
THE OPENING LINE
It’s so dark that for a while – just how long I don’t know – I think I’m still unconscious…
AUTOPSY ROOM FOUR
Everything’s Eventual is a solid assortment of Stephen King’s short fiction. I’ve claimed the book recording Blood and Smoke for a long time so three of the accounts were recognizable to me. It was extraordinary to see them in print. Since I originally read Everything’s Eventual, I’ve seen the TV/film forms of Autopsy Room Four, The Road Virus Heads North and 1408 and believe they’re extraordinary. I believe Everything’s Eventual is the Stephen King assortment that is seen the most mileage out of the tales.