Review: If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds
By Stephen King
Scribner, 9781982137977, April 2020, 448pp.

The Short of It:

Once again, I was thoroughly swept up with King’s writing. I don’t know what I will do when his books stop coming.

The Rest of It:

If It Bleeds is a collection of novellas. It contains four stories. Four really good stories and one is a little tidbit of goodness that you will enjoy reliving. Think, familiar character.

I won’t tell you what each story is about because it’s more fun to go into them totally blind, like I did. I was happily surprised that many of the themes explored are timely for our “safe at home” / quarantine pandemic days. Views on technology, mortality, desperation, all have their time in the spotlight.

King is an excellent storyteller. His set-ups are so good. Just a few lines in and I’m hooked. I really enjoyed this collection. It made me wonder what I am going to do when he isn’t around anymore and I don’t even want to think about that.

Source: Borrowed
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7 thoughts on “Review: If It Bleeds”

  1. I was thinking about that too — what about when King is no more but, then he’s not really that much older than me, so I might not have to worry too much LOL – We will always have plenty of his oldies to revisit. (I do love his novellas)

    1. I read somewhere that King has dozens of unpublished manuscripts in a drawer to be published after he is gone. I hope this is true. He does tend to have two books published each year so it’s quite possible.

  2. yeah it seems you like others have enjoyed this new one. I like the idea of it being 4 novellas. nice cover too. ha

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