If It Bleeds” by Stephen King

Reviewed by Yvonne Selander, collection development librarian

Uncle Stevie has done it again, he delivers the chills while challenging your brain and making you think. A cell phone buried with an old businessman that is still taking calls — and texting replies. An exploration of the idea that every person contains multitudes that puts our current situation in perspective. A deal to cure writer’s block that sucks all the joy out of finally writing that novel. A psychic vampire that feeds off the misery of others and places itself at the center of the world’s grief. 

Whether you’re a longtime King fan or looking for some shorter fiction to enjoy, this collection of short novellas has something for every taste. 

I’ll admit one of these stories kept me up at night, but not for the reasons you would think: