A unconditional fan of King's work, I'm ashamed that I had never paid his short stories the deserved attention (I did read the amazing "The Mist" from his "Skeleton Crew" bundle). After a few years away trying on the works by other authors, I felt like submerging again in his creations. Flipping through this collection, I'm reminded of the conversational tone, the psychological descriptions and the black humour which make the storytelling so alluring. The language is transparent, never gets in the way. It's like hearing an old friend telling a tale over beers.