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Night Shift is a collection of twenty tales of ghouly delight by Stephen Kinig
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2017
Stephen King and I both turn the dreaded age of 70 years old this year! If that is not scary enough I decided to plunge into a reading of many of King's classic novels and short stories. Night Shift is the first of his story collections . It was published in 1976. The tales hold up well and will be read well into the future. Among the stories:
Graveyard Shift-Mutant Rats run on a rampage of murder and horror deep within the confines of an old and decaying building
The Mangler;A machine possessed by evil goes on the rampage in a laundry.
Trucks-Trucks without their drivers unite in an evil confederacy against humanity.
Sometimes they Come Back-A group of murderers return to a classroom to torment a man whose brother had been murdered by the returned students many years before the story begins.
Battleground-Toy soldiers run wild and attack a man.
The Lawnmower Man-A worker for the mythical god Pan destroys a suburban homeowner with his mad mowing
Quitters Inc.-You will never pick up another cigarette after this story!
Children of the Corn-A famous story about children with evil eyes in the cornfields of middle America.
The edition I read contained a good introduction to King by John MacDonald and also a fine prologue written by King. Curl up and enjoy this early but outstanding book of short stories!