i love stephen king. people who don't read him or dismiss him as 'pop fiction' don't know what a good writer he is. my favorite thing about him is his character development, but in a group of short stories, he can't really do much of that. still, this collection of stories has a few fantastic reads; the title story (everything's eventual) is a great one, and is very stephen king (not as full of the horror you'd expect, he's much more pyschological). i find that as i'm getting older, i don't appreciate the gore and the blood like i used to, but he seems to use it less and less, so he and i are aging well together.