Everything's Eventual

Everything's Eventual

Book - 2002
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EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL Features the tale "1408," now a Dimension Films motion picture, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Also inside is the blockbuster eBook "Riding the Bullet," the original audio story "In the Deathroom," plus eleven more boundary-pushing fiction masterworks that will keep you awake until daybreak.
Publisher: c2002.
ISBN: 9781416537816
Branch Call Number: FIC King

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moose7766
Mar 29, 2017

This was decent, though truthfully, if you wanted THE best collection of Stephen King short stories, you'd pick up "Night Shift" or "Skeleton Crew". This collection though, has its moments. The best stories, in my humble opinion, are "1408", "JT's Theory of Pets", and Everything's Eventual". The rest are hit and miss.

midnightvupecula Jul 22, 2013

Kept me reading until the last short story is done. Whew!
Two thrilling (and scary) ones I like are "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" and "1408."
My personal faves are "L.T's Theory of Pets," "The Road Virus Heads North," and "Luckey Quarter."

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MCinnamon
Mar 03, 2013

One of the better stories in this collection is 1408. If you have seen the movie it still wont matter. King created this story as a writing exercise with the introduction and the ending written, but anyone can write a new middle. Beginning: A man who is a travel writer doing a book on haunted hotels arrives to book the fabled room 1408 at a certain hotel, even though he doesn't really believe in the supernatural but the hotel manager insists the room is cursed. Middle: made up your worst nightmare in a hotel room that won't let you out!! End: Man leaves hotel believing in supernatural. The book and the movie are different, but it really doesn't matter. They share the same beginning and end.

CormanoWild Feb 14, 2012

I disagree (respectfully, politely, et al.) with krigana's comment.

This collection IS dark, but it's Stephen King, what do you expect?

Perhaps the best story in this collection is "1408," the titular source of the film featuring Samuel L. Jackson and someone else that I don't remember. One of the best "Haunted Room at the Inn" stories ever.

"THIS IS TEN! TEN! WE HAVE KILLED YOUR FRIENDS. EVERY FRIEND IS NOW DEAD."

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krigana
Oct 25, 2011

I love S. King but this one was too dark for me. Getting too old, or just wrong timing, dunno

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