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ePub Night Shift download
Author:
Stephen King
ISBN13:
978-0385129916
ISBN:
0385129912
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Publisher:
Doubleday; Reissue edition (October 1, 1993)
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Genre Fiction
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1504 kb
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Night Shift is the first collection of short stories by Stephen King, first published in 1978.

Night Shift is the first collection of short stories by Stephen King, first published in 1978. In 1980, Night Shift received the Balrog Award for Best Collection, and in 1979 it was nominated as best collection for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. Many of King's most famous short stories were included in this collection.

Stephen King is not going to restrict himself to his present field of intense interest. One of the most resonant and affecting stories in this book is "The Last Rung on the Ladder.

Introduction by John D. MacDonald Foreword. Jerusalem's Lot Graveyard Shift Night Surf I Am the Doorway The Mangler The Boogeyman Gray Matter Battleground Trucks. Sometimes They Come Back Strawberry Spring The Ledge The Lawnmower Man Quitters, Inc. I Know What You Need Children of the Corn. The Last Rung on the Ladder The Man Who Loved Flowers One for the Road The Woman in the Room. Stephen King is not going to restrict himself to his present field of intense interest. A gem. Nary a rustle nor breath of other worlds in it.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Night Shift -Stephen King’s first collection of stories-is an early showcase of the depths that King’s wicked imagination could plumb.

Stephen King’s first collection of short stories showcases the darkest depths of his brilliant imagination. Here we see mutated rats gone bad ( Graveyard Shift ); a cataclysmic virus that threatens humanity ( Night Surf, the basis for The Stand); a possessed, evil lawnmower ( The Lawnmower Man ); unsettling children from the heartland ( Children of the Corn ); a smoker who will try anything to stop ( Quitters, Inc. ); a reclusive alcoholic who begins.

Night Shift: Excursions into Horror is the fifth book published by Stephen King, and his first collection of short stories. The book was released by Doubleday in February of 1978. Night Shift received the Balrog Award for Best Collection, and in 1979 it was nominated as best collection for the Locus Award and the World Fantasy Award. Many of King's most famous short stories were included in the collection.

From the depths of Never trust your heart to the New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Stephen King. Especially with an anthology that features the classic stories "Children of the Corn," "The Lawnmower Man," "Graveyard Shift," "The Mangler," and "Sometimes They Come Back"-which were all made into hit horror films.

Stephen King has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. Night Shift -Stephen King's first collection of stories-is an early showcase of the depths that King's wicked imagination could plumb

Stephen King has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit. 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, In. ); a reclusive alcoholic who begins a gruesome transformation ("Gray Matter".

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller.

This week, he tackles Night Shift, King's first compilation of short stories, in which he laid the foundations for some of his greatest work.

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.
  • Stephen King and I both turn the dreaded age of 70 years old this year! If that is not scary enough I decided to plunge into a reading of many of King's classic novels and short stories. Night Shift is the first of his story collections . It was published in 1976. The tales hold up well and will be read well into the future. Among the stories:
    Graveyard Shift-Mutant Rats run on a rampage of murder and horror deep within the confines of an old and decaying building
    The Mangler;A machine possessed by evil goes on the rampage in a laundry.
    Trucks-Trucks without their drivers unite in an evil confederacy against humanity.
    Sometimes they Come Back-A group of murderers return to a classroom to torment a man whose brother had been murdered by the returned students many years before the story begins.
    Battleground-Toy soldiers run wild and attack a man.
    The Lawnmower Man-A worker for the mythical god Pan destroys a suburban homeowner with his mad mowing
    Quitters Inc.-You will never pick up another cigarette after this story!
    Children of the Corn-A famous story about children with evil eyes in the cornfields of middle America.
    The edition I read contained a good introduction to King by John MacDonald and also a fine prologue written by King. Curl up and enjoy this early but outstanding book of short stories!

  • I'm a bit hesitant to write a review on this book, seriously are any of us worthy to review and or critique Stephen King? No, no we are not.

    If you haven't read this book, I am both jealous of and shocked by you at the same time. You get to read this book for the first time! That is a precious gift. Yet, I am shocked! How have you never read this book? Is that possible? The mind whirls...

    Buy this book, read it, put in your library.

  • I have been an avid book reader since I was 6 years old (this was many many moons ago my gentle readers) I read Carrie, Salems Lot and The Shining etc when they first came out - the Nghtshift escaped me somehow; plus I do not like short stories that might be why I missed it,,,anyway I have recently read Doctor Sleep, Mr Mercedes and Revivial and out of the three I guess I'd pick Doctor Sleep as the best one but even that is tepid by King standards WHAT HAPPENED - I am reading this Nightshift and am so amazed at his writing - he IS the epitomy of author extraordinaire and I again do NOT like short stories but these are so good, so entertaining - they aren't dated in a bad way - to me theyre dated in a way that takes me back way back to being 7/8 years old under the covers with my torch staring at the words in the middle of the night as my mom told me time and time again GO TO BED and yet my spine was tingling for Pet Semetary or whatever other deliciously scary book King was creating why can't he go back to that I guess Joe Hill is picking up where his dad left off? I don't know I just know that after reading this Nightshift I am going straight to "IT" the only other great King novel that I didn't get a hold of when it came out (at the time I think its page numbers intimidated me then I read the 1400 page the stand and now I can read anything) point of all this gibber gabbish is I WANT MY KING BACK!!! STEPHEN BABY SWEETHEART COME BAAAACK SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK .....RIGHT???? RIGHT?.....hello...??

  • Night Shift is the first book of short stories of Stephen King.

    This one has many good stories in it Some of my favorites:

    Quitters Inc: A smoker wants to quit smoking, and goes to a company called Quitters Inc, which cures smoking through threats of violence.

    Battleground: After returning home from a "job", a professional hitman receives a package containing sentient toy soldiers who proceed to attack him.

    Children of the Corn: One of Stephen King's more well known stories. A vacationing couple encounters a small town full of homicidal children who worship a deity that resides in a cornfireld.

    I certainly enjoyed this book and i'm sure you will too!

  • This review will not be a long, comprehensive review of Night Shift. If you would rather read a long, comprehensive review, you might as well buy the book and formulate your own opinion. It is an extremely fast read for being 450-500 pages. Night Shift was my first experience with King, and I was hooked. A couple of the stories are really outlandish and somewhat silly, but fairly entertaining nonetheless. Others do a fabulous job with character and plot development, along with establishing a great deal of suspense in sometimes 15, 20, 25 pages per story. Personal favorites were Sometimes They Come Back, One For the Road, and Last Rung. Well worth the $7-8.

  • "The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle. "

    This is the first time I have ever read a collection of stories and who better to start with than Mr. King. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel reading a bunch of separate stories compared to one whole tale. In the end I enjoyed it but was left wanting to feel a little more invested in the works as a whole. That is the reason for a four star rating over a five, because they're five star stories in this book. My favorite ones being The Last Rung on the Ladder, Children of the Corn, and One for the Road. Overall this was a pleasant experience and I will definitely read more collections but for now back to the novels.