Night Shift

Night Shift

Book - 1978
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Night Shift --Stephen King's first collection of stories--is an early showcase of the depths that King's wicked imagination could plumb. In these 20 tales, we see mutated rats gone bad ("Graveyard Shift"); a cataclysmic virus that threatens humanity ("Night Surf," the basis for The Stand ); a smoker who will try anything to stop ("Quitters, Inc."); a reclusive alcoholic who begins a gruesome transformation ("Gray Matter"); and many more. This is Stephen King at his horrifying best.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c1978
ISBN: 9780385129916
Characteristics: xxii, 336 p. ; 22 cm


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Sep 13, 2020

I don’t know that is scary so much as gory.

Jul 17, 2019

Decided to expand my reading by trying books from big name authors that I normally avoid. A friend at work suggested I start with King and try one of his books for short stories to get a feel for his writing style. Turned out to be a fantastic idea.
The stories in this book vary a bit in terms of genre. Of course some are horror but I was surprised to read stories that leaned more towards thriller and sci-fi. I now understand why King has such a loyal following.

Jul 13, 2016

Excellent read, true King horror and suspense.!

Aug 24, 2014

Overall, Night Shift was very good. I found a large amount of the stories scarier that both of Stephen King's full-length novels I've read so far (Carrie and the Dead Zone). Some of the stories were better than others. Jerusalem's Lot is a H.P. Lovecraft homage, despite sharing a setting with 'Salem's Lot, which it also shares with One For The Road, which is set after 'Salem's Lot. Night Surf is set in the same post-apocalyptic world as The Stand. The other 17 stories are all standalone. Jerusalem's Lot, The Boogeyman, Gray Matter, Trucks, Quitters Inc, and Children of the Corn were my personal favorites. Night Shift is defiantly worth reading if you're a fan of Stephen King or horror fiction in general.

Jul 21, 2011

Full of imaginative ideas. Maybe too much for just one book. The author is so resourceful that you wonder where he gets his ideas and when does he have the time to write it all. It just blows me away.

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