Having never read any Stephen King before, I found this to be a fantastic introduction to his works. No two stories are the same and each one has a different flavour to it, so it doesn't seem like you are reading the same story from different viewpoints. I enjoyed most stories- some were truly disturbing, while others were more lighthearted, if such a thing is possible for King. There were only two stories that didn't capture my imagination, these being "The Little Sisters of Eluria" and "Luckey Quarter", but I can,t fault the writing or the stories themselves- they were just stories that didn't pique my interest the same as the other ones in this collection, but they were still good in their own right.
In closing, if you are interested in reading Stephen King then I feel this is certainly a great introduction.