Night shift

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Night shift (2012, Anchor Books)

344 pages

English language

Published July 16, 2012 by Anchor Books.

ISBN:
9780307947291

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4 stars (8 reviews)

Stephen King has brought together nineteen of his most unsettling short pieces--bizarre tales of dark doing and unthinkable acts from the twilight regions where horror and madness take on eerie, unearthly forms...where noises in the walls and shadows by the bed are always signs of something dreadful on the prowl.

The settings are familiar and unsuspected--a high school, a factory, a truck stop, a laundry, a field of Nebraska corn. But in Stephen King's world any place can serve as devil's ground...if the time of night is propitious, and the forces of darkness are strong, and the victims are caught just slightly off their guard... ([source][1])

Contains:

  • [Jerusalem's Lot][2]
  • Graveyard Shift
  • Night Surf
  • I Am the Doorway
  • The Mangler
  • The Boogeyman
  • Grey Matter
  • Battleground
  • Trucks
  • Sometimes They Come Back
  • Strawberry Spring
  • The Ledge
  • The Lawnmower Man
  • [Quitters, Inc.][3]
  • I Know What You Need
  • [Children of the Corn][4]
  • The Last Rung โ€ฆ

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Review of 'Night Shift' on Goodreads

4 stars

1) "'Come, Mrs. Cloris,' I prompted her. 'You've come this far. Now can you finish what you've begun?'
The strangest expression of terror, pique, and---I would swear to it---religious awe passed over her face. 'Some die not,' she whispered. 'Some live in the twilight shadows Between to serve--Him!'"

2) "So here we were, with the whole human race wiped out, not by atomic weapons or bio-warfare or pollution or anything grand like that. Just the flu. I'd like to put down a huge plaque somewhere, in the Bonneville Salt Flats maybe. Bronze Square. Three miles on a side. And in big raised letters it would say, for the benefit of any landing aliens: JUST THE FLU."

3) "Harold stood helplessly aside and the lawnmower man tromped ahead of him down the hall, through the living room and kitchen, and onto the back porch. Now Harold had placed the man โ€ฆ

Subjects

  • American Horror tales