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If It Bleeds From 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 Readers Into Intriguing And Frightening PlacesA Collection Of Four Uniquely Wonderful Long Stories, Including A Stand Alone Sequel To The No Bestseller The OutsiderNews People Have A Saying If It Bleeds, It Leads And A Bomb At Albert Macready Middle School Is Guaranteed To Lead Any BulletinHolly Gibney Of The Finders Keepers Detective Agency Is Working On The Case Of A Missing Dog And On Her Own Need To Be Assertive When She Sees The Footage On TV But When She Tunes In Again, To The Late Night Report, She Realizes There Is Something Not Quite Right About The Correspondent Who Was First On The Scene So BeginsIf It Bleeds , A Stand Alone Sequel To The No Bestselling The Outsider Featuring The Incomparable Holly On Her First Solo Case And Also The Riveting Title Story In Stephen King S Brilliant New CollectionDancing Alongside Are Three Wonderful Long Stories From This Formidably Versatile Author The Sunday TimesMr Harrigan S Phone , The Life Of ChuckandRatAll Four Display The Richness Of King S Storytelling With Grace, Humor, Horror And Breathtaking Suspense A Fascinating Author S Note Gives Us A Wonderful Insight Into The Origin Of Each Story And The Writer S Unparalleled ImaginationThe 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, If It Bleeds Is A Uniquely Satisfying Collection Of Longer Short Fiction By An Incomparably Gifted Writer


10 thoughts on “If It Bleeds

  1. says:

    I missed to read Stephen King s stories a lot You may know that most of his short stories including Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, The Body from Different Season , Mist from Skeleton Crew , Lawnmower Man, Children of the Corn from Graveyard Shift , 1408 from Everything s Eventual adapted into successful movie scripts Even though only good thing about Lawnmower Man seeing his cameo as a priest This time We luckily have four fantastic stories in our hands and best part is one of them belongs to Holly Gibney After Mercedes Man trilogy and Outsiders, I already missed the character and welcomed her with open arms But don t worry, all those stories are also unique, mysterious, entertaining and it actually helped me get rid of my frustration after I read Institution I know what you re thinking I already gave four stars to that book but frustration part comes from different writing style When you resume reading same author s books nearly 3 decade, you may sense something is not right and the words in the book won t get clicked with your expectations and your literature taste This book brings back the joy of reading old school King stories and stop thinking about you re just a prisoner in your house and living in a mad mad world It gave me so much fun and reminded me of my emotions when I was a small kid and watched Back to the future for the first time mesmerized, enchanted and purely joyous and happy Every time, when I read a new King s book written by his regular sarcastic, witty, dark, awkwardly absurd tone with detailed and differentiated characterization, I turned into that small girl playing hooky, hiding under blankets, drinking Mexican Coke and devouring each page, barely breathing right now I m the same, only difference is I m consuming alcohol and drinking from bottle Let s take a close look to the stories Mr Harrigan s Phone starsThe story is narrated by little Craig, living with his dad, got attention of rich and old billionaire Mr Harrigan who mysteriously moved to the town and listened to his bible reading at the church offers him a job at his house including watering plants, reading him books, dusting his silver antiques He pays him hourly and sends him postcards, scratch lottery tickets at holidays which defined as cheapster by his father because Mr Harrigan plays with billions and only pays 5 for hour Till one day, he won nearly half million dollars from scratch lottery ticket Yes The universe rewarded young guy in a different way And Craig shows his appreciation by purchasing Mr Harrigan an Iphone 4 which made him reluctant to accept at first but Craig advertised the product wisely and made the businessman addicted by showing how to read business news daily and track Dow Jones index to decide his next investment steps Iphones helped them form a special and interestingly immortal relationship because after Mr Harrigan dies, Craig hides the phone in his coffin and get buried with him He kept calling Mr Harrigan, listening his voicemail message Surprisingly for years the phone never got out of charge and when Craig tells a problem to Mr Harrigan like a school bully kicked the shit out of him and he leaves a message about the incident, next day he finds out his bully is dead A creepy, emotional, Amazing Stories meets Twilight Zone story Life of Chuck stars The story begins with the end of the world and told backwards with three acts including three important parts of Chuck Krantz At the apocalyptic world shattered with earthquakes, collapse of networks and communication sources, billboards emblazoned with an eerie message 39 great years Thanks Chuck Before everything gets weirder at each page when you reach to the other act and learn about Chuck s back story, you get surprised his connection with the universe s collapsing Especially his childhood life and living with grandparents, prying around the house to know about ghosts ends with twisty revelation connecting with the beginning of the story It was brilliant If It Bleeds stars The story starts Outsiders detective Ralph Anderson s returning to his house after family holiday and finding the envelope sent by Holly Gibney When he opens the envelope he finds a drive named If it bleeds including audio spectrograms and a folder containing photographs Holly wrote a note tells him If I do die, you choose to continue what I ve started please be careful You have a wife and son I m not gonna give much details but I can only say that large explosion at a middle school in Pineborough, Pennsylvania resulted numerous casualties, many of children and teachers Holly realizes another outsider, a grief vampire feeding itself by consuming people s pain and sadness may be involved with the incident and she will do whatever it takes to hunt him alone even though it means this will be her last task This is the best story of the book and I wish we had Holly but don t worry, I think she will have her own novel sooner I can feel it Rat stars A passionate writer Drew Larson got attention of literature world with his short story but after that, his writing attempts end with psychical and mental breakdowns He keeps his job as academician for the sake of his marriage But now he wants to give another try and convinces his wife to work on his new project at her father s isolated cabin in the woods From the beginning you may sense something really spooky will come out, right As he starts his assignment to writer a western thriller I wish he shared the plot with someone instead of keeping himself so somebody may have stopped him The story gets eerier as Drew makes a haunted bargain with a rat for accomplishing his plan to create a fantastic novel But Yes It is time for me to shut up and stop giving details Overall I enjoyed the stories I had quality time with the author s brilliant story telling skills Those are the stories I ve missed so long I m rounding up 4.5 stars to 5 I highly recommend it to not only my one and only KING lovers but also to the well written thriller and fiction lovers as well.


  2. says:

    COVER REVEAL I know I pitched a fit about


  3. says:

    Just announced Another Holly Gibney mystery


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    Update 4 21 20


  5. says:

    10 03 19 Unpopular opinion time I am not a fan of this cover It totally branches off from the style of The Outsiders and The Institute and I LOVED that style Also, is that Church from Pet Sematary 9 12 19 Holly was one of my favorite characters from The Outsiders I am beyond excited is this real Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram


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    Like most of you, I devour everything Stephen King puts down on paper He plays a great long game but it s with short stories and novellas where he shines brightest and this latest collection of four may be his best yet Over recent years his love for authors such as Michael Connelly, Don Winslow, and Meg Gardiner have crept into his own work, adding a realistic police procedural element to some of his tales Combining with his uncanny ability to make the unbelievable believable, he tends to strike gold the title story in this book being a great example.IF IT BLEEDS gives us a welcome glimpse into the life of Holly Gibney, his detective of choice for the twenty first century Alan Pangborn 2.0 for those of us who have been reading his work for a while The story picks up after the events of THE OUTSIDER and answers a question not only for Holly but us readers was the monster in that book alone in the world I imagine the executive in charge of THE OUTSIDER Season Two over at HBO perked up when this one crossed his or her desk.RAT and MR HARRIGAN S PHONE will satisfy those Constant Readers who regularly say things like, I ll read the new stuff but it s the books from the 80s that really hooked me Either would fit perfectly in earlier collections like NIGHT SHIFT or SKELETON CREW If you ve ever tried to write a novel, RAT in particular will claw under your skin There s a certain anxiety only writers know, one that comes from staring at a blank page for a little too long or just as bad reading something you just wrote and wondering about your word choice A simile is not the same as a metaphor and neither are quite an analogy and you can drive yourself mad spilling red ink as you swap one for the other.My personal favorite and we all have one after reading a book like this, right was THE LIFE OF CHUCK In his author s note, King mentions how this story came together I won t reveal that here, I ll only say that it works It works wonderfully It worked well enough for me to put on my student cap and map out the structure on a piece of paper Some stories have a rhythm, a beat to them, and this is one you can dance to.This collection has a little something for everyone the hardcore fans, newbies, and even those people who harp, Oh, that King guy is too scary for me The latter may need to leave a few extra lights on but they ll find themselves flipping the pages as fast as the rest of us.


  7. says:

    Another year another Stephen King book this time containing 4 novellas and not another full novel, I have found that Kings shorter stories and novellas are actually quite brilliant and offer some amazing stories I do love the cover and was in first view also wondering if the cover might depict Church from Pet Cemetery but that is not the case the cats nose seems to contain at least one of the books novella titles hidden very nicely Mr Harrigans PhoneA bittersweet tale about a boy and an adult man who befriends him and helps him making some extra money reading books to him The relationship somehow continues after the mans demise Some supernatural but modern stuff involved Really haunting but beautiful written The Life of ChuckThis reads like a post apocalyptic story at first and is then about life itself, as always King knows how to tell a tale but this one left me puzzled and less impressed For me one of Kings lesser stories It is actually according to Stephen King three short stories within one novella If It Bleeds Holly Gibsons new adventure in a sequel to the King novel The Ousider which is a satisfying read even if it is situated in the near future like end of this year next year The story builds upon the new kind of baddie as created by King in the previous novel RatThis is a little Faustian tale about a writer who has troubles writing a novel and makes some interesting choices A nice writers tale of whom King has written so often this one is very likable.The advantage of a book with Novellas is that you can read them in no particular order and so I kept the title track of the book for last and looking forward to it This book was already easier to read than the previous Stephen King novel The institute which still lies on my stack of books that I have not finished yet Glad to see King back on form and his best format besides the doorstop format.


  8. says:

    PRE ORDERED


  9. says:

    Holly Gibney Yes Update The release date for this book has been changed from May 5th to April 28th Yay


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    I can t even remember the last time I awarded all the stars to a King book I know it s been a few years I m really happy to say that, on this one, King earns every single damn star There s four stories in here, and I won t take you through them I will, however, say that, while they re all separate, non connected stories well, okay, they all take place in the Stephen King Universe, but they aren t directly connected to each other , they do have a common thread running through them.King has written about death in pretty much everything he s published But these four stories look at death a little delicately, and with the compassion of someone who knows they have many years behind them than ahead At least one character in each outing faces the death of disease or simply old age, rather than the usually violent death that we re used to.And King handles each one with a deft, loving touch.Now, having said that, these deaths are by no means the central pivot of any of the stories, but they do serve, as I said, as a tenuous connection between the four All I will say about three of the four are, the stories are wonderful, touching on youthful love and lust, the horrors of actually wrangling the creative process to the ground and making it work for you, and a brilliant take on the Amadou Hamp t B quote, when an old man dies, it s a library burning I have to say, the burning library story in particular stole my heart simply for the scene with the dancing That s all I ll say.I do want to mention a couple of things about the title story If It Bleeds, which is the much touted return of Holly Gibson from the Bill Hodges trilogy of books, as well as The Outsider I will say I found the trilogy offered diminishing returns as it went on, and I can say I only enjoyed the first half of Outsider, because King seemed to get very lost in the second half and couldn t stick the landing So, with that out there, three things about this story First, if you haven t read those previous four books, and most especially Outsider, go back and read them first, as they all get spoiled, and this story is a direct sequel to Outsider.Second, this is very much a solo Gibney outing, and for that, I m grateful With her fifth appearance, she s obviously becoming one of King s favourite go to characters, like Flagg was in the 70s and 80s, but on the side of good, and while I wasn t super fond of her in the first couple of books, she s really grown on me This story pays off by letting you into her world a lot and, while that is often a disappointment I m looking at you, Hannibal LecterHarris should have left you alone after your second appearance but the television show was brilliant , this outing only does very well by Ms Gibney.Finally, this story, to me, delivers the payoff that was only promised in Outsider, but never delivered on So, thanks Uncle Stevie.When this thing comes out Get it Read it You re gonna love it.


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