The Shining

A book by Stephen King

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A Quick Tip by vampire_eyez

  • Oct 12, 2010
i remember sneaking to watch this on tv late at night when i was younger just because my dad told me it was to scary for me.
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review by . October 18, 2009
In 1974 Carrie was published and Stephen King hit the scene.  The book in and of itself didn't really become a bestseller until it arrived in paperback.  Afterwards, King followed Carrie up with Salem's Lot, a more mature and fleshed out story than King's freshman novel.  The Shining is what made King a household name and solidified him as a force to be reckoned with in horror fiction.  This book is most certainly not the most important book out there in horror fiction, but it …
Quick Tip by . August 11, 2010
the book was good, it took me a while to get through it though. the movie however was really really good i liked it more than the book.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
The first Stephen King book that I ever read, and in many ways his finest. Tightly written, thoroughly character-driven, and just plain frightening from cover to cover. From this are great reputations made!
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Great book and got to love the movie.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
read many times...still a good read
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
As with many other novels by King,. I just didn't enjoy this all that much.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Most excellent book, creepy
review by . September 10, 2009
Rarely have five hundred small-fonted pages of a novel passed so fast.    Before reading The Shining, I quite wrongly perceived Stephen King as as a pot-boiler par excellence - a turner-out of yearly novels for long enough that bookshop comfortably carry a whole shelves dedicated to his stuff, all spine-emblazoned with his name much larger than the book's title in ghoulish green or red; the time-honoured costume of the poolside horror. I once saw Salem's Lot as the only novel …
review by . December 30, 2008
Pros: good character development, descriptive     Cons: none for me     The Bottom Line:   King is one of the few people that understand that the evil that lurks in man is the scariest of all.     If you have never read The Shining, especially if you are not a Stephen King fan, then I would suggest you give it a chance. It was perhaps his fourth book, not as voluminous as some of his other works, and many say it was his best. …
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CosmopolitanGuaranteed to frighten you into fits...freezing terror...with a climax that is literally explosive! --Review
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ISBN-10: 0743424425
ISBN-13: 978-0743424424
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Pocket
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