Everything's Eventual - Stephen King

Everything's Eventual

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2002-03-19
  • Genre: Short Stories
Score: 4.5
From 246 Ratings


Includes the story “The Man in the Black Suit”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the iconic, spine-tingling story collection that includes winners of an O. Henry Prize and other awards, and “Riding the Bullet,” which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade, as well as stories first published in The New Yorker, “1408,” made into a movie starring John Cusack.

“Riding the Bullet” is the story of Alan Parker, who’s hitchhiking to see his dying mother but takes the wrong ride, farther than he ever intended. In “Lunch at the Gotham Café,” a sparring couple’s contentious lunch turns very, very bloody when the maître d’ gets out of sorts. “1408,” the audio story in print for the first time, is about a successful writer whose specialty is “Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Graveyards,” or “Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses,” and though Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel doesn’t kill him, he won’t be writing about ghosts anymore. And in “That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French,” terror is déjà vu at 16,000 feet.

Whether writing about encounters with the dead, the near dead, or about the mundane dreads of life, from quitting smoking to yard sales, Stephen King is at the top of his form in the fourteen “brilliantly creepy” (USA TODAY) tales assembled in Everything’s Eventual. Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

Stories include:
-Autopsy Room Four
-The Man in the Black Suit
-All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
-The Death of Jack Hamilton
-In the Deathroom
-The Little Sisters of Eluria
-Everything's Eventual
-L.T.'s Theory of Pets
-The Road Virus Heads North
-Lunch at the Gotham Café
-That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French
-Riding the Bullet
-Luckey Quarter


  • Rich’s top 3 of the 14 tales

    By Rich - 38 years old - SoCal
    My top three tales were 1408, Road Virus and my favorite was Eluria
  • Everything’s eventual

    By EeyoreHB
    Some of the stories didn’t keep my attention
  • 1408

    By Lady Mechanika
    I highly recommend 1408! So scary!
  • Superb collection

    By FlatGlasses
    Like others I had a physical copy, although I looked here just to see if it was available. It's easily one of my most favorite short story compilations.
  • Very Nice!

    By ><> <>< Harry
    I have just bought this book in paperback, but I forgot it at home on my trip unfortunately. This book is INCREDIBLY hard to put down!
  • Excellent!

    By Ginjji
    Best short story collection ever!
  • Amazing

    By AllAboutTheBooks
    I actually bought this in paperback form because that's the first time I'd seen it. The collection is well put together and as all of his books are, a great read.