Night Shift

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  • Title: Night Shift
  • Author: Stephen King John D. MacDonald
  • ISBN: 9780450042683
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback

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Night Shift

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  1. Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

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  1. What I learned from Night Shift It ain t easy to quit smoking.That I know what you need.That I am the doorway.That he walks behind the rows.That sometimes they come back.It ain t over in Salem s Lot.Don t drink bad beer Get off your ass and mow your own lawn, goddammit.

  2. These are short stories though not novellas which actually serve as delectable intros to popular King mythologies for a staggering example see or better yet, don t with the exception of Trucks a.k.a Maximum Overdrive for B level entertainment and Children of the Corn with its quaint moments of childlike chills all the movies made from like eight of these tales Here, King is at his most bizarre, most morbid Most of his part time heroes just a few heroines, end up dead or suffering the loss of a c [...]

  3. Also posted at my blog killerscorpion.wordpress I find it really difficult to review short stories, especially anthologies Night Shift is a collection of King s short stories, and if I m not mistaken, this is a collection of the first short stories he wrote in his early years of writing The most shocking thing you have to know is that the writing is not outdated That s the thing about King, I ve read his first bookCarrieand the writing of it still felt like he wrote it months ago Amazing author [...]

  4. First read this collection when I was twenty, I think Not sure Does it matter Probably not Three things to mention before hitting you with my one sentence reviews I forgot how much of King s early work tied into these stories, and how much I enjoyed his non horror outings Truth be told, I probably didn t like the literary stories that I read once upon a when because I was a tried and true idiot in those days I m still an idiot, but my wife turned me into a functioning idiot, and I say thankee s [...]

  5. Many readers consider this book to be one of Stephen King s most popular short story collections, and I can t disagree with that opinion mostly because it s only the second anthology by King I have read so far Many original horror stories are included in this collection, with most of them having been adapted into classic horror movies like Children of the Corn , Graveyard Shift or The Mangler In its entirety, however, I consider Night Shift to be a rather weak collection of short stories, and cr [...]

  6. In this book we are treated to much of Stephen King s earliest published writing, a full 10 stories half of this book , were released in magazines, before his first novel, Carrie, was set loose on us.I was pleasantly surprised by these early works, as it seems to me King is not one of those authors who needs to develop a lot of skill over time.I have heard read that often writers do their best work when their bellies are not too full I am aware that this is a misquote, by King himselfrhaps Duma [...]

  7. , , to the point , , , , , , level of creepiness 4 5 , , level of creepiness 2 5 level of creepiness 0 5 level of creepiness 3 5 level of creepiness 3 5 machines coming alive level of creepiness 5 5 we have a winner level of creepiness 2 5 level of creepiness 0 5 killers level of creepiness 4 5 , level of creepiness 5 5 we have a runner up winner bullying level of creepiness 2 5 whodunnit level of creepiness 4 5 , level of creepiness 0 5 level of creepiness 5 5 level of creepiness 5 5 [...]

  8. Note to self do not read ANYTHING written by Stephen King after dark Nothing Not even if it happens to be comedy, or non fiction, or freaking poetry Haven t you been traumatized enough You can t see a clown without pissing yourself Not that it s hard to scare me though I m the kind of girl that needs to have every light on when she goes downstairs to grab a glass of water, one of those people who knows something s right behind ready to grab me if I don t reach the second floor as fast as possibl [...]

  9. I am stunned to admit that, at 25 years old, having been a fan of all things in the horror world for my entire life, I have only just now completed my very first Stephen King novel I DNFed his books so many times in my teen years because his writing just wasn t for me I appreciate his style tremendously now than I ever did in years past, but won t say that I loved all of the stories in this collection As I usually do with anthology reviews, I ll break it up in pieces Jerusalem s Lot The lamb ha [...]

  10. Mr Stephen King, you started scaring me when I was just a teen, then you go and try to do it again when I m older, and often none the wiser The best part you can still do it Not all of the 20 stories in Night Shift his first short story collection are terribly frightening Some are not meant to be, and some just made me snicker A few of them are simply fantastic I could practically reread those right this second Following is my short take each Jersalem s Lot The best part Fans get a back story to [...]

  11. I m kind of torn on this collection I think that every story had a good initial idea behind it, but many of them unfortunately lacked a good execution I often felt that something was just missingThere was no problem with the writing style, these stories just didn t excite me very much and didn t stay in my mind for very long However, the ones I really liked, were the type of stories I would love to see turn into full length books Individual ratings Jerusalems Lot 4.5 Graveyard Shift 2 Night Surf [...]

  12. Let s talk, you and I Let s talk about fear Night Shift was Stephen King s first short story collection, released way back in 1978 and it contains quite a lot of his popular short stories that ended up becoming movies The prime examples being Children of the Corn and Sometimes They Come Back.King is often hailed as the master of the short story Prior to this collection I had only read Nightmares Dreamscapes and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and I did really enjoy them, but found it odd when people [...]

  13. Make you pee your pants scary In his introduction to Skeleton Crew, Stephen King writes a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair whereas the short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger My literary proclivities definitely lean towards those long affairs I don t read a lot of short stories nor am I a fan of the format At least give me a novella Stephen King is one of only a handful of authors who can make me a believer in the beauty and effectiven [...]

  14. Usually short story collections, especially by the same author, always tend to garner a three from me because they are almost always a mix of the good, the bad and the indifferent, and follows the bell shaped curve of the normal distribution But not this one These collection of early stories from King is filled with the excellent, the very good, the good and a few mildly good The distribution skewed heavily in the direction of the terrific.It s been a long time, but many of the stories linger th [...]

  15. Overall I really liked the first story, but after that the stories really seemed to taper off quite a bit until I got to Battleground After that one, my interested was piqued and the book continued at a high level through The Ledge and on to the end with a few exceptions here and there raising my overall rating from a 3 to a 4.Jerusalem s Lot The first story is an historical account of the events that take place when a man and his faithful servant take residence in his ancestral home and explore [...]

  16. L analisi dell orrore La prima raccolta di racconti la dimostrazione che King, etichettato con nonchalance come il famigerato e spaventoso Re del brivido , in verit sia capace di sfruttare anche il contesto quotidiano per sviscerare con consapevole lucidit il male in tutte le sue sfumature.Appresa la lezione da Shirley Jackson, Ira Levin e Richard Matheson, tutti e tre autori accomunati dal narrare contesti reali che celano anfratti nascosti ove la nostra psiche elargisce il peggio di s , King c [...]

  17. 6.0 stars On my list of All Time Favorite books and second only to Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman as my favorite short story collection of all time All of the stories are excellent and it is hard to pick favorites in this collection but I would say Boogeyman , Strawberry Spring , Children of the Corn and Jerusalem s Lot are definitely highlights Highest Possible Recommendation

  18. El umbral de la noche Night Shift, 1978 , fue la primera antolog a publicada por el maestro del terror Stephen King Si bien me gusta m s el King en las distancias largas, se nota su saber hacer en estos relatos Y es que King es un gran narrador.Estos son los veinte relatos incluidos en la antolog a Los misterios del gusano Un hombre hereda una casa que todo el mundo de la zona teme Gran relato de tintes lovecraftianos.El ltimo turno Un grupo de empleados son reclutados para limpiar los s tanos d [...]

  19. Stephen King has been a huge influence on me as an author and this book of short stories will always be a particular favourite of mine It was one of the books that I actually carried with me in my backpack when I was travelling around the world and making the original notes that would eventually become my novel, Drug Gang I read it multiple times and never tired of it.There are so many fantastic stories in one book, it is hard to pick a favourite However, the story that resonated with me the mos [...]

  20. Ili Stiven King prodaje price ove su sa pocetka karijere I to uglavnom lose, a ako nisu bile lose onda su imale ocajan kraj.Ili nisu imale kraj Da, vise je bilo takvih Citas pricu i odjednom kraj What Ima nekoliko dobrih, zanimljivih prica, pomenucu Nocnu smenu, Sims, Malodusni A.D i Bojiste,ali se i one zavrsavaju glupavo ili kao da fali poslednja stranica.King ocigledno NIKAD nije znao da zavrsi pricu ili roman Ima i verovatno najgluplja horor prica koju sam ikad procitao Zove se Nocni surf Za [...]

  21. Audiobook Narrated by John Glover Good narration.John Glover did a really good job with these stories Jerusalem s Lot, which I didn t really enjoy when I read it, came to life with Glover.The only slight criticism I have is that the female characters voices in Night Surf were annoying and Timmy s voice in Grey Matter was a little too high pitched and grating.Also, I found the background music was too loud at times Ebook I don t generally like short stories, especially when it s Stephen King I mu [...]

  22. This is by far my favourite collection of King stories that I ve read so far I absolutely loved every single one of them, they each creeped me out in there own ways There were definitely a few that spooked me than others though The Mangler, The Boogeyman and The Lawnmower Man were my top three favourites out of the collection and definitely the stories that got to me the most I read The Boogeyman right before going to sleep and I found myself staring at my closet door for the longest time befor [...]

  23. This might sound a little strange but I think that this collection is a work of art I d put this right up alongside Chekhov and Poe If you ever wondered why people make such a big deal out of Stephen King, I think his talents are fully on display here King has a great ability in these stories to crunch a great deal of backstory and exposition in a small amount of page space and still make it seem natural In certain paragraphs he ll stealthily segue four or five times without me even noticing and [...]

  24. Some of the absolute best writing I have ever read.I think of another story in connection to this one On my drive to work I listen to books on CD but have a hard time paying a lot of attention because traffic is bad in Cincinnati I heard something in Duma Key that makes me think of this collection of stories The main character narrates that the most effective motivation for writing is a hungry belly From what I have heard, a lot of that story Duma Key seems autobiographical Night Shift is a coll [...]

  25. Night Shift is perhaps the essential short horror story collection While I was reading this for the third or fourth time, a friend commented that this is also a terrific example of King s writing before he bacame a household name And I agree These stories are gory, frightening, and raw Jerusalem s Lot, one of my least favorite of the stories included here, actually floored me this time around The same can be said for One for the Road the other Salem s Lot related story King s talents are on full [...]

  26. Sure, not every story is perfect, but as a collective whole this collection kicks it Almost all the stories are unique, and of course many of them have made their way to the screen He apparently was still highly in his Salem s Lot world as he put in not one, but two, stories about the town here One was called Jerusalem s Lot, which is a big treat for Salem s Lot fans especially Creepy and decent, told through letters, it s a bit slow and the writing style used is old fashioned to try and duplica [...]

  27. There are a few four star stories in here, but overall they did not engage me as much as his other work has My favorite was probably Children of the Corn I also very much enjoyed the foreword King has always had a certain knack for those As he often does he advocates the idea that story is important for him than other aspects of writing But when reading the stories I did not get the sense that story was central in almost any of them Rather I got the sense of a writer with than a few grains of [...]

  28. Este libro es la mejor recopilaci n de relatos de King, a mi parecer Cada uno muestra una clase y una profundidad soberbia Algunas historias me hicieron un nudo en el estomago, y otras me congelaron los huesos del terror Tengo la sensaci n de que el autor le dio una atenci n m s que especial a cada cuento Basta, S.A y El ltimo Pelda o de la Escalera son mis favoritos De los mejores trabajos de King Si buscan una buena novela que les haga sentir desde un miedo desesperante y asfixiante a una tris [...]

  29. Night Shift is the first short story collection from Stephen King and it is quite simply the finest group of short stories that I ve ever read While not all of them are 5 star reads, as a whole the entire compilation is amazing This is King at his utmost finest Here is my breakdown of each story Jerusalem s Lot A short story that pre dates the happenings in Salem s Lot The story takes place in 1850 and is written in epistolary form where the main character, Charles Boone inherits an old mansion [...]

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