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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His writing and character development is excellent! - Goodreads
The ending disappointed me somehow. - Goodreads
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Characterization and terror. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Paul Peden - Goodreads

Well it was good and scary. WAAAY better than the drudgery of Salem's Lot, which I was hoping for. But it had the same problem for me. Lack of sympathy for the characters made getting through the ... Read full review

Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Toni FGMAMTC - Goodreads

This kept me interested and on the edge of my seat. It was perfect. And no way in hell will I ever be going anywhere where there's a chance of me getting snowed in. 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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