Basically all of his stories I like (the only truly bad story I think I read was The Milkman 2, it was just horrible. Interesting dialogue, though).
- Jerusalems Lot (Goshdarn this one's scary...VERY scary.)
-Boogeyman (Goshdarn this one's scary, too.)
-Strawberry Spring (Goshdarn...this is scary...I'm starting to see a pattern with my review...but Jesus! The last line of the story os chillworthy.)
-One For The Road (Again, diddo ^)
*Honorable Mention: Children of the Corn.*
I love it all, even Breathing Method which some people cry nay at. This is my favorite King book, and it certainly is amongst the best of his writing.
-Cain Rose Up (wonderfully written, this one stays with me for some reason.)
-The Wedding Gig (an oddball that I oddly loved.)
-Beachworld (didn't like it my first reading, but my second reading I liked it.)
-Reapers Image (same mystifying writing as Cain Rose Up)
-Uncle Otto's Truck
Four Past Midnight:
I haven't read much of this one. Only Secret Window, Secret Garden, which I absolutely hated. I'm sorry but I didn't like it.
-Dolans Cadillac (awesome revenge story)
-Suffer the Children (disturbing as all hell)
-Chattery Teeth (suprisingly good)
-Crouch End (horrifyingly creepy)
Hearts in Atlantis:
Haven't read it yet, sue me.
I love everything about it. Every story is a piece of art, perhaps his best story collection, or at least his most practiced.
Just After Sunset:
Unfortunately I think this is his worst collection...I love N. and The Cat From Hell, though.
Hey! Just did some googling on King's scariest short stories and found this thread...I know I'm way late to the party but I think I'll add my top 10 here. Not including novellas (of which Low Men In Yellow Coats is the best I think)
The End of the Whole Mess-probably will always be my #1.
(The Rest aren't in any order)
The Death of Jack Hamilton
One For the Road
The House on Maple Street
Little Sisters of Euluria
Riding the Bullet
The Man in the Black suit was awesome... I just finished it and had to come here to say how much i loved it... I work in a nursing home and work with the elderly very closely and they tend to get pretty superstitious the older they get... they see things that aren't there, they talk to people that we can't see, I would've loved for him to go into a bit more detail about thy guys day to day life... I see a story there,
I just finished reading Night Shift after a very long absence. There were a lot of stories I had completely forgotten, like Strawberry Spring, The Man who Liked Flowers, so they were like new to me. Some of the stories were a bit cheesy and you can SK has well honed his talents, by some forgotten gems.
Also, would anyone judge me too harshly if I said that I didn't "get" the Man in the Black Suit and why it's so popular? If anyone wants to share some insight on this story that I may have missed, I'm listening.
Maybe fright is personal, like humor. If you have to explain it ...
All I know is that it scared the crap out of me. The teeth and the fish and the bees and the running. Another story that has stayed with me similarly for years--decades--is Ray Bradbury's "Mars Is Heaven." The last few pages, especially, took up permanent, persistent residence in my memory, and if I ever get up from the bed and head out of the bedroom to get a drink of water and my husband says "Where are you going?," I might just scream.