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‘Tis The Season To Read Stephen King

October 13th, 2022

As the temperatures drop, a reader’s thoughts turn to the chilling, the creepy, and the downright scary. And who better to deliver the scares than Stephen King? Read the books that heralded the arrival of a literary master—Salem’s Lot, The Shining, The Stand, Night Shift, and Carrie, available now in paperback and eBook, all with brand new covers. Whether you’re revisiting them or reading them for the first time, these classics of horror will terrify, mesmerize, and delight you.

 

‘Salem’s Lot
Soon to be a new major motion picture. Writer Ben Mears has returned to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is tearing the town apart.

Read an excerpt from ‘Salem’s Lot | eBook Edition of ‘Salem’s Lot

 

The ShiningThe Shining Book Cover
When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge–Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence.

Read an excerpt from The Shining | eBook Edition of The Shining

 

 

The Stand Book CoverThe Stand
When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge–Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence.

Read an excerpt from The Stand | eBook Edition of The Stand

 

 

Night Shift
Night Shift—Stephen King’s first collection of stories—is an early showcase of the depths that King’s wicked imagination could plumb. In these 20 tales, we see mutated rats gone bad (“Graveyard Shift”); a cataclysmic virus that threatens humanity (“Night Surf,” the basis for The Stand); a smoker who will try anything to stop (“Quitters, Inc.”); a reclusive alcoholic who begins a gruesome transformation (“Gray Matter”); and many more. This is Stephen King at his horrifying best.

Read an excerpt from Night Shift | eBook Edition of Night Shift

 

 

Carrie
Stephen King’s legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be a normal and go to her senior prom. But another act—of ferocious cruelty—turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.

Read an excerpt from Carrie | eBook Edition of Carrie