Book Reviews of Night Shift

Night Shift
Night Shift
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9780451094353
ISBN-10: 0451094352
Publication Date: 2/1/1979
Pages: 326
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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I'm a King fan and this collection of stories does not disappoint. The level of creativity that this man taps into is unmatched in the literary world. There's not a dud in this collection. I've added it to my library along with all my other King books. Get this one, hang on to it, reread it often.
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This is a fantastic collection of short stories, highly recommend!
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Great Book.
This book has The Lawnmower Man, The Mangler and Children of the Corn short stories in it.
My favorite was Battleground.
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A great collection of writings from the MASTER OF HORROR!
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For Stephen King fan--an anthology of 20 short stories, some of which were later expanded into full novels, or made into films.
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Stephen King is an absolute master of the short story.
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Stephen King winds a wonderful group of tales of terror... My personal favorites being "Strawberry Spring" and "The Man Who Loved Flowers." Great reading.
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You are hailed as amazing, a true creator of the macabre etc, but i find that your stories fall short. No pun intented. Of course this is a collection of short stories and i've tried so hard to like Stephen King. This amy sound harsh, but the only good thing to come out of his short stories are some of the movies they based off of them. . . I know die hard king fans are probably about to keel over but i just dont enjoy his writing. Its bland and in his earlier years he made no sense. I really enjoy horror books. But his i cant enjoy. I guess i may stand alone when i say that we need more horror writers besides stephen king and Koontz!

Please we need someone better!
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This collection of short stories by the master of the horror story is one of my favorite Kings. I especially love Strawberry Spring and One for the Road.
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This is an excellent collection of stories- one of King's best. Included are such classics as Smokers, Inc. and Sometimes they Come Back. Several of these stories were televised in the Nightmares and Dreamscapes tv miniseries.
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Creepy collection of short stories by horror author Stephen King.
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I love this collection of short stories, scary!
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I really enjoyed this book.
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FYI this is an older edition...before King's books were produced with the type of cover common today. Good collection of his short stories if you want an intro to his work.
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Another great book by a great author!
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I enjoy vintage Stephen King, when his stories were pure macabre fun and he didn't have literary airs.
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I like Stephen King, but this just wasn't my type of book.
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Good book containing 21 stories. Many of these stories have been made into good movies.
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Great stories to read before bed.
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Some of his stories i find a little overrated in this collection, but King's work for the most part does not disappoint in giving you some chills. Night Surf, The Ledge, Quitters, Inc and I Know What You Need are easily favorites of mine, while some of the others that were hyped up for me (Boogeyman, Children of the Corn) were only so-so.
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A compilation of short stories by Stephen King, including Jerusalem's Lot, Children of the Corn, and The Boogeyman. A great book for people with short spurts of time to read - each story is a page-turner that you won't want to put down; and yet each story doesn't take long to read!
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Lots of short stories. Some better than others (of course). Children of the Corn was the best, in my opinion. Others were quite scary, others were dumb.
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i read this book years (and i mean *years*) ago and the stories were/are incredible. so incredible that i can still recall mutant rats, rafts, little boys who hold there breath when they really shouldn't, a good doctor with a taste for lady fingers, and the fact that i'm so very glad i quit smoking years ago. creepy but an excellent ride.
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This is a classic to keep!
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Stephen King is a master at writing short stories (or anything else for that matter!). This collection is fantastic, but isn't as good as his Skeleton Crew collection.
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King's first collection of short stories proves why he is the king of modern horror.
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Description: A collection of short stories, many of which have been made into movies.

Battleground
The Boogeyman
Children of the Corn
Graveyard Shift
Grey Matter
I am the Doorway
I Know What You Need
Jerusalem's Lot
The Last Rung on the Ladder
The Lawnmower Man
The Ledge
The Man Who Loved Flowers
The Mangler
Night Surf
One for the Road
Quitters,Inc
Sometimes They Come Back
Strawberry Spring
Trucks
The Woman in the room
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Early short story collection that is sure to please, King at his best. I read this as a youngster, so I lost many a night of sleep!! The scariest ones include "The Boogeyman" and "Quitters Inc". ALL good stories and highly recommended.
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Im a huge King fan and have nearly everything hes written to date. I am a collector of his books, and at times I come across doubles as I have with this one. The only reason I'm letting this one go is because I have two.

This is my favorite short story collection. He is truly a master story teller. This is classic King at his best. Of course he's always at his best. :)
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fair condition, readable copy, cover creases tons of wear/tear. this is for the king fan who has not read this or if you are curious about his short stories. they are not a quick read due to the small type, but once you get into a story you can't stop. this has the children of the corn and the lawmower man, quitters (`00% guaranteed to help you quit smoking/lose weight --- or else!), jerusalem's lot which is the vampire tales ala salem's lot. these stories were made into some sort of twilight zone type movie or tv show once upon a time. what's nifty neato about king is the stories are kinda ok, but his writing style and finesse will make you feel like you are part of the story and you can see/hear/feel/etc with the characters.
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Great Book. This is Old School Stephen King.
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Never really liked scary stories , or movies for that matter, so I wasn't impressed by this book. And other than the "Goosebumps" series I read in middle school I haven't ever really been fond of King's writting.
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who doesn't love Stephen King?
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This book is a little worn from age but all pages are there and is still in good cond.
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Stephen King short stories.
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Book Cover:

From the depths of darkness where hideous rats defend their empire, to dizzying heights where a beautiful girl hangs by a hair above a hellish fate, Night Shift will plunge you into the subterranean labyrinth of the most spine-tingling, eerie imaginations of our time.
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(from back cover)
From the depths of darkness where hideous rats defend their empire, to dizzying heights where a beautiful girl hangs by a hair above a hellish fate, Night Shift will plunge you into the subterranean labyrinth of the most spine-tingling, eerie imaginations of our time.
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One of many in my collection of Stephen King books. All are up for trade. Check out the rest.