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Night Shift - by Stephen King (Paperback)

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About the Book



Presents a collection of twenty stories of horror and nightmarish fantasy that transform everyday situations into experiences of compelling terror in the worlds of the living, the dying, and the nonliving.



Book Synopsis



From the undisputed master of modern American horror: His first collection of short stories 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.

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"); a man convinced that a crack in the closet is responsible for the murder of his children ("The Boogeyman"); and many more shadows and visions that will haunt you long after the last page is turned.



Review Quotes





"A master storyteller." --Los Angeles Times

"Eerie. . . . Ought to chill the cockles of many a heart." --Chicago Tribune

"A master. . . . [King] will catch you in his web and reach you at an elemental level where there is no defense." --The Cincinnati Enquirer

"Stephen King has built a literary genre of putting ordinary people in the most terrifying situations. . . . 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

"Peerless imagination." --The Observer (London)



About the Author



Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey's Story; Cell; and the concluding novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. In 2003, he was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.8 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 544
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Horror
Publisher: Anchor Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Stephen King
Language: English
Street Date: July 26, 2011
TCIN: 13484280
UPC: 9780307743640
Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-8182
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.3 inches length x 4.1 inches width x 6.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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