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... show more
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.From the Paperback edition.
Publish date: October 1st 1993
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
I remember reading this collection when I was a teenager. So happy to re-read again and refresh my memory. We get classic King here. I read this for the "American Horror Story" square due to all of these stories taking place in America. One started in space, but ended in Florida, so that one still c...
THE BOOGEYMAN SHORT STORY REVIEW - A beleaguered father, plagued by guilt, visits a psychiatrist. As he lays on the couch, he recounts the murders of his three children. The Boogeyman was originally published in the March 1973 issue of Cavalier, and later collected in Stephen King's 1978 short story...
Night Shift is the first short story collection from Stephen King and it is quite simply the finest group of short stories that I've ever read. While not all of them are 5 star reads, as a whole the entire compilation is amazing. This is King at his utmost finest. Here is my breakdown of each story ...
First read this collection when I was... twenty, I think. Not sure. Does it matter? Probably not. Three things to mention before hitting you with my one sentence reviews: I forgot how much of King's early work tied into these stories, and how much I enjoyed his non-horror outings. Truth be told, I p...
I don't quite know how to rate this collection. It's pretty uneven, and spans several genres. I loved "I am the Doorway". "The Mangler", "Battleground" "Trucks" and "Grey Matter" were so campy, but I liked the last two. "The Ledge" was a good thrill. "Quitters Inc." was simply awesome, and so was ...
Share this Book