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Night Shift

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A Fun Collection of Short Stories

This is my favorite Stephen King work (and I¿ve read a lot of them). Night Shift is a collection of short stories from early on in Mr. King¿s career. There are 20 stories contained within ¿ each quite short. The longest one is 34 pages long, but most tend to ...
This is my favorite Stephen King work (and I¿ve read a lot of them). Night Shift is a collection of short stories from early on in Mr. King¿s career. There are 20 stories contained within ¿ each quite short. The longest one is 34 pages long, but most tend to fall around the 17-page range. They may not be the deepest or most profound things ever written, but they¿re fun to read and that¿s what matters. Another plus to this book is that the tale of `Salem¿s Lot continues in two stories contained within. ¿Jerusalem¿s Lot' is a prequel, while ¿One for the Road¿ is an epilogue of sorts. So you might want to check it out if you were a fan of that novel. If you¿re in the mood for something fun to read to help pass a dull moment, Night Shift is for you. However, if you demand something richer and more intense, I¿d look elsewhere.

posted by Anonymous on December 31, 2007

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

King's collection collects good and bad!

Its hard to review a collection of short stories because its hard to lump the good with the bad. Some were really good, such as Children Of The Corn, Sometimes They Come Back, Strawberry Spring, and One For The Road. Sadly, there are a couple clunkers in the mix like:...
Its hard to review a collection of short stories because its hard to lump the good with the bad. Some were really good, such as Children Of The Corn, Sometimes They Come Back, Strawberry Spring, and One For The Road. Sadly, there are a couple clunkers in the mix like: Lawnmower Man, Trucks, and I Am The Doorway. What this book does show however is the extremely wide array of stories floating around in King's head. Pretty amazing when you think about the diversity. A pretty good book to flip through but far from great.

posted by Sean_From_OHIO on April 11, 2009

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  • Posted April 11, 2009

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    King's collection collects good and bad!

    Its hard to review a collection of short stories because its hard to lump the good with the bad. Some were really good, such as Children Of The Corn, Sometimes They Come Back, Strawberry Spring, and One For The Road. Sadly, there are a couple clunkers in the mix like: Lawnmower Man, Trucks, and I Am The Doorway. What this book does show however is the extremely wide array of stories floating around in King's head. Pretty amazing when you think about the diversity. A pretty good book to flip through but far from great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Eh

    The stories are not quute what i was expecting, some of them just don't give me the chills one would expect from a Stephen King story. I mean some of them are really interesting and chilling, like "Sometimes They Come Back", but ithers are just plain silly. Possessed trucks? That sounds already done. And the way the short "Boogeyman" ended was just plain ridiculous

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    I need help....!!!!

    Can anyone please tell me what the Closet story is about? Because I've seen a lot of comments about how they have to keep the door shut or something. So can anyone summarize? I would love to buy the book, but my credit card is declined. :(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    Very good collection.

    Very nice, there are definitely a story or two that everyone can enjoy. The only one i had trouble with was Jerusalems Lot because of the style in which it is written, but most of the others flew right by. The Boogeyman freaked me out a little, as did the Grey Matter. The Ledge is a great vengeful piece while Last Rung on the Ladder is very emotional. One for the Road was very good and connected to Salems Lot, Night Surf connects to The Stand as well. Most of its pretty gruesome, enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2003

    Not King's Best Work , But Still OK

    I was a little disapointed, I expected this to be a great book. Most of the stories were quite boring if you're looking for a good HORROR story. It's still a good book if you're a true King fan like I am.

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