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The master of the horror genre comes with yet another amazing publication. This time Stephen King treats us to a collection of short stories. You Like it Darker is a collection of twelve stories in which the author experiments with, as the title suggests, with the darker elements of his art. Throughout his career he has been dealing with topics like death, luck, fate and the limits between real and unreal.

The stories are exciting enough and full of twists and surprises. They explore themes like personal tragedy and shocking secrets. Moreover, in this book, King reminds us that tragedy is part of life and sometimes we can’t escape it. There is even a sequel to his famous story, Cujo.

Some of the most exciting stories in this collection are “Rattlesnakes”, “The Answer Man”, “Two Talented Bastids” and “Danny Coughlin’s Bad Dream”.

We can’t compare You Like it Darker with any of Stephen King’s other works, not even his previous short stories collection. What we can say, is that he keeps the elements which make his books exciting to read, however he experiments with more elements of the horror genre this time. This is the main reason why this twelve stories will be interesting to read. The writer himself mentions the idea behind his new short stories. “You like it darker? Fine, so do I,” he claims.

In conclusion, King’s ability to surprise, amaze, and bring us both terror and solace remains unrivaled. Each of these stories holds its own thrills, joys, and mysteries; each feels iconic. As the rest of his work anyway, but this time it is a bit different… and darker!

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