A collection of short stories by Stephen King, published in 1978. It was King's first short story collection and his fifth published book. I suspect it's his best-known collection and the most widely read, too. More than likely, you're familiar with at least a half-dozen of the stories here, either because you read them at some point, or because you saw one of the movies that were based on these stories.
The stories here include:
- "Jerusalem's Lot" - A Lovecraft pastiche that actually has relatively little to do with King's vampire-stuffed novel "Salem's Lot."
- "Graveyard Shift" - A drifter gets hired to clean out a few basements full of rats -- oversized, mutant rats. It was turned into a movie in 1990.
- "Night Surf" - A post-apocalyptic tale of some college students who survived a global epidemic and face an uncertain future.
- "I Am the Doorway" - A science fiction story about an