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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King excels at writing good characterization. - Goodreads
The ending disappointed me somehow. - Goodreads
He never sacrifices character development for plot. - Goodreads
So yeah, the prose is lazy and cliched. - Goodreads
All in all, the best kind of page turner. - Goodreads
Jack Torrence is a writer with writer's block. - Goodreads

Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Evelyn (devours and digests words) - Goodreads

I love this book. Moreover I love the author who wrote it. In his memoir, On Writing, Stephen King wrote that he worked on The Shining drunk on alcohol. Its amazing how the plot, characters, dialogues ... Read full review

Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Marthe Bozart - Goodreads

"The Shining" was my first encounter with Stephen King's writing ever. I'd heard praise for him all my life and finally decided it was time to jump in. I was very surprised with King's writingstyle, I ... 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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