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The Shining


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ISBN13: 9780307743657
ISBN10: 0307743659
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While the movie is very good, the book has so much in it the movie does not that really tells a much more complete, spine-tingling story. Stay out of the boiler room and away from topiary animals!
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Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote... and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.


“Scary!...Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace.” The New York Times


“This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear.” Nashville Banner

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are 11/22/63; Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey’s Story; Cell; and the concluding novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007, he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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Ej92, October 27, 2014 (view all comments by Ej92)
Best horror book ever ! *Spoiler alert*
The Shining by Stephen King
This novel set the bar high to all horror/thriller novels !! It's not just scary in form of sequence of horror event , it takes it to the psychological scary level taking in mind the past and deep subconscious mind of the characters . Perfectly paced novel , not too fast nor slow leaving u excited to the next chapter . King left me confused about my feelings toward the characters ! Which I found fascinating ! I loved Jack despite his numerous flaws and at the end I hated him even tho he was controlled by the overlook hotel , and it was the opposite about Wendy! the weird part that I start liking her suddenly while I found her annoying for most of the novel ! :/
This novel is amazing not just as a horror novel , it's detailed beautifully and well written making u enjoy every second . It's not just a "book to read" it was a total experience that I wanna read again already .

Rate : 7 out of 5 ! King killed it ! ��'�❤️❤️ He is the king for real ��'"
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slilly1ca , October 23, 2013 (view all comments by slilly1ca )
I was surprised to see this book listed last as one of the scariest books vs. film versions, so I decided to check out some comments and found none. So ... it's been years since I read this book, but it has stayed with me all this time. This is one of the scariest books I have ever read, period. I am thankful that I read the book when it came out, therefore before the film, because the film was HORRIBLE!!! I am sorry, all you "Shining" and Jack Nicholson fans, but it was not representative of the brilliance that this story presents. The unraveling and possession of Danny's father happens slowly, and very poignantly. His mother is strong and tries to protect him, unlike the shrillness of Shelley Duvall's character. The relationship between Danny and the cook is brief but important. And the Overlook and all its' rooms and corners and ... most of all ... its' topiary animals will keep you up at night unable to sleep for the sheer terror they provide. Do yourself a big favor if you loved the film: read the book. You will find a much more nuanced and truly frightening story in its' pages.
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King, Stephen
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"Staff Pick" by ,

While the movie is very good, the book has so much in it the movie does not that really tells a much more complete, spine-tingling story. Stay out of the boiler room and away from topiary animals!

"Review" by , “Scary!...Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace.”
"Review" by , “This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear.”
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