Night Shift (Paperback)

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#1 BESTSELLER A collection of bone-chilling, nail-biting tales from the undisputed master of horror that showcases the darkest depths of his brilliant imagination and will "chill the cockles of many a heart" (Chicago Tribune).• INCLUDES THE STORY “THE BOOGEYMAN” – NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM 20th CENTURY STUDIOS

Originally published in 1978, Night Shift is the inspiration for over a dozen acclaimed horror movies and television series, including Children of the Corn, Chapelwaite, and Lawnmower Man.


Night Shift is Stephen King's first collection of short stories--a perfect showcase of just how far King's dark imagination can go. 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 a gruesome transformation ("Gray Matter"); and many more. This is Stephen King at his horrifying best.

About the Author


STEPHEN KING is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


 

Praise For…


“A master storyteller.” Los Angeles Times

“[King] probably knows more about scary goings-on in confined, isolated places than anybody since Edgar Allan Poe.” Entertainment Weekly

“Eerie. . . . Ought to chill the cockles of many a heart.” Chicago Tribune

“The most wonderfully gruesome man on the planet.” USA Today

“An undisputed master of suspense and terror.” The Washington Post

“He’s the author who can always make the improbable so scary you’ll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door.” The Boston Globe

“A master. . . . [King] will catch you in his web and reach you at an elemental level where there is no defense.” Palm Beach Post

“Peerless imagination.” The Observer (London)


Product Details
ISBN: 9780307947291
ISBN-10: 0307947297
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: August 7th, 2012
Pages: 384
Language: English