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
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His prose is excellent. - Goodreads
Jack Torrence is a writer with writer's block. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alexander Ward - Goodreads

This man has an awesome style of writing a book. The suspense his books have, is something built in such an artistic way, that it doesn't cease to amaze and frighten you, both at the same time. The ... Read full review

Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Abram Martinez - Goodreads

This is a good book. If I had read it years ago, it probably would have been an amazing book. With the movie, the countless television references, entire episodes of shows based on it, and strangely ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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