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.
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