The Shining

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 24, 2008 - Fiction - 464 pages
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With an excerpt from the sequel, Doctor Sleep.

Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.

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The ending was excellent. - LibraryThing
I can't imagine there is any better starting point. - LibraryThing
As usual for King, the characterization here is great. - LibraryThing
Somewhat disappointing ending. - LibraryThing
Such is the skill this paperback writer has perfected. - LibraryThing
The writing is good...not as wonderful as it is now... - LibraryThing

Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Kenny A - Goodreads

Great book. King has a way of developing characters that really fleshes them out, though he can tend to drone on a bit. Great plot with a great pace; the sense of dread built from the first few chapters and loomed from that point on. Highly recommended. Read full review

Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

Another great novel by Stephen King. Some parts really got to me and freaked me out, which made it an even better read. I enjoyed how he gets you to see and feel the struggles of each character (good and bad). I'll more than likely pick up the sequel soon enough. Read full review

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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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