Night Shift
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Night Shift

by Stephen King
Release date: 1978
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, short stories

A collection of horror stories that includes Children of the Corn.

NIGHT SHIFT is a shudderingly detailed map of the dark places that lie behind our waking, rational world.

These are tales to invade and paralyse the mind as the safe light of day is infiltrated by the creeping, peopled shadows of night. As you read, the clutching fingers of terror brush lightly across the nape of the neck, reach round from behind to clutch and lock themselves, white-knuckled, around the throat.

This is the horror of ordinary people and everyday objects that become strangely altered; a world where nothing is ever quite what it seems, where the familiar and friendly lure and deceive. A world where madness and blind panic become the only reality.


  • 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
updated 2017-01-16

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I don't like Stephen King's recent books very much, but his early books and short stories are quite good and entertaining. In my opinion Night Shift is the best book of Stephen King. Night Shift contains many classic horror short stories and the best of them is Jerusalem's Lot, which is a homage to H.P. Lovecraft. Jerusalem's Lot is without a doubt Stephen King's best short story. I also like Children of the Corn, The Mangler and Sometimes They Come Back. If you like good and entertaining horror stories, you should read this book.
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