Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Night Shift by Stephen King: 1979 Signet Paperback Edition

Another find from this past weekend, an early print of that essential collection of horror short stories, Night Shift, from some dude named King, published by Signet/New American Library in February 1979. Ah remember the days of cutout paperback covers, and then the "stepback" art inside (thanks to Don Brautigam)? Sure, sure, the whole image is a spoiler, as was pointed out to me - never really thought about it before - because once you start reading a particular story in the collection, you're gonna know where it'll end up. Still quite striking, from back when horror paperbacks had covers that related directly to their contents and weren't just made up of Photoshop clipart of high heels, lacy bustiers, six-pack abs, and blood-filled martini glasses. And it's much better than all the reprint covers. You can read my review here.

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