If It Bleeds If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds

Mr. Harrigan's Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat

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Publisher Description

*#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

Includes “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone”—now a Netflix original film starring Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell!

From the legendary storyteller and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new “exceptionally compelling novellas that reaffirm [King’s] mastery of the form” (The Washington Post).

Readers adore Stephen King’s novels, and his novellas are their own dark treat, briefer but just as impactful and enduring as his longer fiction. Many of his novellas have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand by Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption).

The four brilliant tales in If It Bleeds prove as iconic as their predecessors. In the title story, reader favorite Holly Gibney (from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and The Outsider) must face her fears, and possibly another outsider—this time on her own. In “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” an intergenerational friendship has a disturbing afterlife. “The Life of Chuck” explores, beautifully, how each of us contains multitudes. And in “Rat,” a struggling writer must contend with the darker side of ambition.

If these novellas show King’s range, they also prove that certain themes endure. One of King’s great concerns is evil, and in If It Bleeds, there’s plenty of it. There is also evil’s opposite, which in King’s fiction often manifests as friendship. Holly is reminded that friendship is not only life-affirming but can be life-saving. Young Craig befriends Mr. Harrigan, and the sweetness of this late-in-life connection is its own reward.

“An adroit vehicle to showcase the…nature of evil” (The Boston Globe), If It Bleeds is “exactly what I wanted to read right now,” says Ruth Franklin in The New York Times Book Review.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
April 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
10.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Jess_lilguy ,

Always Amazing

Always love Stephen Kings short stories and this one is no different. Love!

mmccaarr ,

Bad

Sorry I love Stephen King but I can’t follow this book at all I have no idea where it’s going and I’m 28% through

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