If It Bleeds
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places. The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.
Simon and Schuster
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"A solid collection. The first half - ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ & 'The Life of Chuck’ - work very well as truly King-ian coming-of-age stories. The final tale, 'Rat’, is another entry into King’s oeuvre exploring the cost of creation; the artistic process and its effect on the artist. The centerpiece, 'If It Bleeds’, is fantastic. It’s mostly simple, working better in character building and procedural work than it ever even attempts at mythology. Gibney’s an interesting character, and this is an interesting case for her. I could hardly put it down."
"It was interesting "
Ashley Monique Balough
"Four good short stories in this book"
"I enjoyed all four of the stories, but The Life of Chuck hit me in a way I was not expecting. Brilliant and beautiful! "