This is a very well put together collection. What I mean is, almost a third in, it was good, but not awesome. Too much male perspective, maybe. But then it kept getting better an better, and I finished it very satisfied. Not as good as "Nightmares and Dreamscapes", but better than "Skeleton Crew" in my love vs meh stories ratio.
Autopsy Room Four: Weird mix between humorous and harrowing. Likely most of the laughs were out of sheer adrenaline.
The Man in The Black Suit: Childhood nightmare. That dialogue was... *shudder*
All that you love will be carried away: Dreary. Reminded me of Road-work, and his Bachman's writing.
The Death of Jack Hamilston: I guess this one goes in the same bunch with "The Fifth Quarter", but even more "The Wedding Gig". Not my thing.
In the Deathroom: Lots of testosterone on this one too, but it was awesome.
It occurred to Fletcher that in the end there might only be one way to tell the thugs from the patriots: when they saw their own death rising in your eyes like water, patriots made speeches. The thugs, on the other hand, gave you the number of their Swiss bank account and offered to put you on-line.
And that great line. I'm sure I've read it before, but I can't remember where.
The Little Sisters of Eluria: Bitter-sweet spoiler. Another reminder that I have to get this saga once and for all. And a big time *Ick!*
Everything is Eventual: So disturbing, to read what the young guy says, but to also read between the lines, waiting for the other shoe to drop for him too. "Firestarter" world?
Theory of Pets: I almost busted something laughing. Then it turns on you. Loved it.
Road Virus Heads North: Revisited themes.
Lunch at the Gotham Café: It misleads you very nicely. It was great.
That Feeling, You Can Only Say What it is in French: Jesus! (yeah, terrible irony). This one was the best and most disturbing for me.
1408: King going Lovecraftian on you.
Riding the Bullet: Starts disturbing, gets harrowing, ends... bittersweet?
Luckey Quarter: That was depressing. I also kept wondering if she was an addict.