Night Shift
  Fan submitted reviews of Night Shift (Story Collection):
Posted By: DJDirrtyDogg - September 26th, 2012 6:42:18 am EDT

Bought alot of Stephen King books after watching the film The Green Mile and then buying the book. I then decided i enjoyed both so much i would buy his books and read in order of published date according to this website. I this book the collection of short stories gets you really into each story and back out again quickly and shows Stephen King's great range of imagination. On to the next book...

Posted By: Cannonball - July 1st, 2012 12:07:35 pm EDT

These are early Stephen King stories published mostly in small magazines between 1970-1978. Short horror stories with twist endings. They are kind of like stories you would see on Tales from the Crypt or The Twilight Zone and that satisfies my taste just fine. Also it has some action, sci- fi and suspense stories as well as a couple of non horror ones. This is a good place to start for newcomers to King's work. Highly recomended.

Posted By: John - March 15th, 2012 8:14:20 pm EDT

Its great BUT I think its the weaker out of Mr. King's short story collections.

Posted By: I. Ahmad - December 18th, 2011 4:12:37 pm EST

I finished this whole book a few weeks back and i would definitely read it again. There's a lot of great stories in here and as i continue to work on my own horror story I like to look back at some of the themes and subjects from the Night Shift collection in hopes of coming up with some amazing ideas, plots and outlandish things of my own.

Posted By: I. Ahmad - October 27th, 2011 10:05:57 pm EDT

I am now on The Boogeyman, THe first five i read were awesome. I actually found Jeruselam's Lot to be very scary. Night Shift, well who isn't afraid of rats. I am working on something inspired by all that is horror in literature and japanese survuval horror video games and these short stories are just inspiring. This is the first time I've read your short stories and I found them truely amazing and inspiring.

Posted By: Crissy - October 14th, 2011 9:50:42 pm EDT

This book, like all Stephen King books that I have read, is excellent. This collection of short stories was as hard to put down as any of his novels. With each story I found myself wishing for more. Stephen King is one of my most favorite authors. I try to collect his books when I can find and afford them and my husband collects the movies. We are both huge fans.

Posted By: ANDREA - October 4th, 2011 6:32:06 pm EDT

done in 2 weeks literally couldn't put it down stories are concise and the plots are addicting @ThatGuyOverThere I loved "The Man Who Loved Flowers". It was one of my favorites. i have already gone back a reread my favs and plan to look to king as an influence and teacher

Posted By: ThatGuyOverThere - September 20th, 2011 3:14:12 am EDT

Great stories. I finished the book in less than two weeks. I didn't really understand 'The Man Who Loved Flowers' though. Did anyone else notice that the font is slightly different on page 239?

Posted By: Logan - July 25th, 2011 1:16:07 am EDT

Ah... my first King read; I received my first detention in the first grade because the teacher claimed it was "above my maturity and reading levels" to which I promptly told her to "F*** off" proving that it wasn't at least above my reading level lol.

Posted By: Victor - July 2nd, 2011 1:29:58 pm EDT

battle field was the best i absolutly loved it.

Posted By: CrimsonPortugal - May 11th, 2011 5:30:59 pm EDT

A Chilling collection of gothic, Lovecraftian dark tales. This collection doesn't disappoint, it's an exciting story collection that keeps you turning page. The Collection begins with a bang and ends with a whimper. 10/10

Posted By: Dave - October 18th, 2010 1:10:51 pm EDT

Short stories are serious test about the writer. I think if one can create story within several pages and to represent the heros so real and trustwothy as Stephen King did, he or she can call him/herself the hell of a good writer. This is the first collection of short stories of Stephen King I've read when I was about twelve. It was almost unsurpassable experience of my spirital life like a child which I'll remember ever. Stephen King is GREAT man and unusual writer with very delicate skills, real professional.

Posted By: Nekromantix90 - October 14th, 2010 2:25:58 pm EDT

this story well book is kewl i hope these lil stories are turned into novels

Posted By: Hrant - September 27th, 2010 2:02:30 pm EDT
Hello i live in Armenia and STEPHEN KING is the best writer whose books i have read .I think Night shift is the best story collection of SK.
Posted By: S.K.Rules - June 12th, 2010 6:28:27 pm EDT
best SK collection of short stories ever. wish he would do more short stories like these, his other collection of shorts (nightmares and dreamscapes/just after sunset are the only other are the onlyy other short collection i have read as yet) are to long and lose what these ones had.
Posted By: Kirsten - February 18th, 2010 1:54:18 am EST
I first picked up this collection when I was about five years old, and it left an indelible impression on my young brain. It was the first book to truly engage my imagination on multiple levels, and now, as a grad student who spends 90% of my time reading, I still get a chill when I remember these stories. Thank you so much!
Posted By: Anonymous - January 5th, 2010 9:45:29 am EST
I am really curious about who survived in the end of "Gray Matter". I guess mr. King let the readers to conclude their own way, but I'd really like to find out... I also think that this could be a prelude for a novel, it has great potential
Posted By: A . . . - September 4th, 2009 7:29:36 pm EDT
This collection of short stories is one of the best I have ever heard. I listened to the audio set by Random House Inc. It has the great beginings, middles and endings a reader could ask for. I think that all the stories were great so I don't have a favorite. Personally none of the storys scare me. I am not phased with fright about those types of things. And I think that Stephen King is one of the greatest authors of all time. Keep up the good stories King.
Posted By: Monica - July 30th, 2009 7:10:57 pm EDT
Found this one at Goodwill for $2! It smells old and creepy - like something out of a spooky old woman's attic. I savored each and every story. Thank you for making my heart race.
Posted By: Anonymous - July 6th, 2009 4:08:20 pm EDT
loved this book one bit actually kept me up all night I was so scared. I nearly laughed at the end of battleground and I loved I am the doorway one of the best i have read of S.K books so far (huuuuugggeeee fan)
Posted By: Lionet - December 29th, 2008 2:49:09 am EST
I am learning English now. My friends recomended your books as best practice for get feeling of language. Many thanks for your creati works! I had read some of your novels by russian. It is great!
Posted By: Sonny - November 12th, 2008 12:19:13 am EST
Hi moderator, just want to ask if there's a chance that this collection will be re-published? I lost my copy and can't find this in any book sale. Thanks
Posted By: Racefan - November 10th, 2008 12:36:19 am EST
This book actually kept me up at night, afraid someone - or something - was going to come out of my closet and get me. Congratulations, Mr. King, for making an 18 year-old afraid of the dark. And I loved the ending to Battleground, That was almost funny. Same with The Ledge.
Posted By: Zak - November 5th, 2008 5:49:24 am EST
Loving this book, not started reading children of the corn yet, didn't really like night surf but battleground and the boogeyman were great.
Posted By: Dana - September 17th, 2008 5:43:47 am EDT
I loved all of the stories. Especially I Am The Doorway, Night Shift and Battleground.
Posted By: Little/Ben Sheridan - August 8th, 2008 5:39:16 pm EDT
Great book. I especially enjoyed the story with the rats. Loved the ending of that one.


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