Man in the Black Suit, The
  Fan submitted reviews of Man in the Black Suit, The (Short Story):
Posted By: Kira - February 7th, 2012 4:26:56 pm EST

I believe Stephen King is a very talented author and he has inspired me in my writings

Posted By: Kris - January 26th, 2012 2:42:18 pm EST

Honestly, when I first read this story I was about 12 years old. I always enjoyed Stephen King's work but this, by far, is my favorite. I can't quite put my finger on why but I will say this is the one story, out of all the others, that scared the shit out of me. This is a story that I will always be able to re-read constantly without even think about doing anything else.

Posted By: Fasularm - October 6th, 2011 6:20:18 am EDT

I have a very strong thoughts on what i feel this piece contains. I feel that this story represents either the actual devil being present or the manifestation of the devil in Gary's father. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that he is involved within the writing of Gary in his final days. I feel that he has disguised his father as the devil and after all these years is having a realization of the suppressed memories. His brother mysteriously dies of a bee sting his mother never believes to be true, the man in the begining slaughters his family and blames it on ghosts. My opinion is that the memory is blurred over time, and rather than it being the devil, it is actually his father that he escapes. Whether it was a change of heart in his father or a barrier between good and evil, his father was present throughout the ordeal. He just happens to show up after the event, protests the bible, and makes him throw away the creel because it smells bad. To me this is a father who came close to committing another crime to his other son, and not being able to actually fulfill his intentions, and possibly feeling remorse at the end. Maybe I am crazy but this was my take on the story. It is that much more creepy to think of it in these terms, I have read it several times. Any thoughts appreciated.....

Posted By: Gg - February 24th, 2011 10:57:14 pm EST

loved it, like every story you've ever written..thanks, truly..

Posted By: S.K.Rules - August 15th, 2010 3:21:04 pm EDT
This storie really freaked me out, and even more when i read King's note on the storie, on how it was meant to be a true storie from his friends granpa. The way the boy loses the man in the suit is really scary because you don't know where he has gone.
Posted By: Gav Worlledge - March 2nd, 2010 8:25:33 pm EST
OMG!!!!! This short little tale scared the crap outta me!!!! Had visions of that wierd ass little-boy-eating man for weeks!!!!! Well done once again Mr.King for depriving me of a good nights sleep! I salute you! :)
Posted By: Schoolsux - February 18th, 2010 8:02:16 am EST
i was forced to read this in school so i though it sucked
Posted By: Martyrgirl - January 29th, 2010 11:34:48 am EST
seeking for horror & suspense stories
Posted By: Ryan - September 13th, 2009 10:21:48 pm EDT
This was a very good short story, kept me wondering the whole time, "What's gonna happen next?" I read it in Fishing's Best Short Stories.
Posted By: Roldie - August 24th, 2009 10:59:01 pm EDT
This was the second short story I have ever read by Stephen King, his use of descriptive wording and clever phrases, and they creepiness of the man in the black suit kept me up that night after I had read it at 12:00 midnight that night...and I'm eighteen.
Posted By: Kat - July 18th, 2009 2:41:51 pm EDT
I think this is my favourite on in the 'Everything's Eventual' collection. The vivid way the story is told - how you can feel, smell and see everything the boy is seeing.. your heart races when his does.. it's hauntingly delicious. : )
Posted By: Frank - February 7th, 2009 9:24:04 am EST
This short story was awesome!!! I was at the edge of my seat when reading this. I was speechless.
Posted By: Heather - September 15th, 2008 1:01:43 pm EDT
This one rocked. I got Everything's Eventual for Christmas and it was my favorite in that collection. It was scary, but in the 'jump' sense of scary it stuck with you and stayed in your mind untill you really thought about it making it scarier that a book or a short story could do that.
Posted By: Ken - August 14th, 2008 10:26:20 pm EDT
i read this story in your book everythings eventual, and it was awesome, it actually had me on the edge of my seat i was scared of this man in the black suit. you did a really good job on this story.


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