I enjoyed this collection of short stories, Stephen King’s first. The better stories in the batch were, “Jerusalem’s Lot”, “The Boogeyman”, “Strawberry Spring”, and “Children of the Corn”. It is clear from the stories that King is a natural writer of short fiction, which makes his transition to novels all the more impressive. I’m looking forward to reading his other short fiction collections.
Published by Jamie Todd Rubin
Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr. View more posts