Mark Harris
March 27, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Everything's Eventual

Current Status
In Season
Stephen King
Fiction, Short Stories

We gave it a B+

This might well have been titled ”Everything but the Kitchen Sink,” instead of Everything’s Eventual since it includes transcripts of audiobooks, four strong New Yorker stories that render the line between genre and literary fiction intriguingly irrelevant, a loooong ”Dark Tower” prequel (fun for fans, deeply skippable for the rest of us), and even an e-tale (the much-downloaded ”Riding the Bullet”). The results could feel scattershot, but King hasn’t ridden the best-seller lists for 25 years by accident; the best of these betcha-can’t-read-just-one stories take ideas as old as a haunted hotel room, a visit from the devil, and a picture that comes to life and give them energetic makeovers.

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