Night Shift

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Doubleday, 1978 - Fiction - 336 pages
9 Reviews
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.


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User Review  - David Wallace Fleming - Goodreads

This might sound a little strange but I think that this collection is a work of art. I'd put this right up alongside Chekhov and Poe. If you ever wondered why people make such a big deal out of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sumit Singla - Goodreads

Argh, it is 12 am And I just finished (re)reading this collection of some terrifying tales by the King of horror. No rest for the wicked, you might say. But sadly, sleep is the furthest thing from my ... Read full review

About the author (1978)

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey's Story; Cell; and the concluding novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. In 2003, he was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


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