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Collection Time for Stephen King: An Observation

Collection Time for Stephen King: An Observation

In the introduction to his 2002 collection, Everything's Eventual, Stephen King admits that writing the stories within it was "not so pleasurable." He goes on to say that most of the stories in that book had taken considerable effort, and that he wrote not for love or money, but "as a kind of dues-paying." Though Everything's Eventual yielded some exciting results – particularly the title story, "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away," and "Autopsy Room 4" – as a collection, the book felt a little soft, not as cohesive as earlier efforts like Night Shift and Skeleton Crew. In 2006, King took on the role of editor for the Best American Short Stories anthology, and...

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