The Shining

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 24, 2008 - Fiction - 464 pages
1812 Reviews
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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Hell, I even liked the character development. - LibraryThing
Somewhat disappointing ending. - LibraryThing
As usual for King, the characterization here is great. - LibraryThing
I can't imagine there is any better starting point. - LibraryThing
Such is the skill this paperback writer has perfected. - LibraryThing
However, I found the ending a bit of a letdown. - LibraryThing

Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Marija Andreeva - Goodreads

I won't write a long review, I will just say one thing: I will never ever look at hotels in the same way as I did before reading this book. Genius. Read full review

Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Siddhant Lazar - Goodreads

Stephen King thought making Jack Torrance human was the biggest mistake he made. But in doing that he gave the readers a chance to feel for the man, even after the hotel took him into their grasp ... 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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