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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7 thoughts on “Review: If It Bleeds”
Good to know you loved it so much. I’m going to listen to it soon.
So, these stories sound like they aren’t horror stories. Is that correct?
Horror elements. He hints are terrible things. Lets your mind do the rest.
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)
I read somewhere that King has dozens of unpublished manuscripts in a drawer to be published after he is gone.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.
yeah it seems you like others have enjoyed this new one. I like the idea of it being 4 novellas. nice cover too. ha
I hope to start this one on my vacation next week.