It’s been a while, right? I am tempted to say that I will try to be more constant and do not stop writing for this long, but somebody taught me that I should not say things, that I should do them. So… I will not say anything. Now back to business.
Today I am here to share with you my thoughts on Stephen King’s Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales. Published in 2002, the author delivers exactly on his promise: dark tales. Each one of the 14 short stories is dark in a very specific way. Some of them are horrific, some seem like they came out of your worst nightmares, some of them might perfectly work for Black Mirror, and some are just… fucked up.
As it happens with King’s stories, they are not the kind of tales you will get an easy scare from. They build up and get deeper with each character trait. Even though they are a few pages long, you get to know and understand how and why the characters think and react the way they do. That’s how well written they are.
While I was reading the stories, I thought that, as dark as they are, they are perfectly non-fiction. I do not mean that they are true stories, I mean that things like that can actually happen. Sometimes life can surprise in so many different ways, but you never get to choose in which one. Who says that, as a doctor, you will never find someone that has been declared dead but he is not? Or that crazy people are not working at fancy restaurants? Or that hell is not just one never-ending deja vu?
“Everything’s eventual,” he says, and it is true: the stories, the horror, the nightmares, the darkness. Even life. So if you want to enjoy a compilation of tales that will make you wish you had chosen broad daylight to read them, sit back and enjoy the mastery of Stephen King’s writing and his always prolific imagination.