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The Shining

A book by Stephen King

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A Quick Tip by Improvbear

  • Jul 4, 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!
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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 . March 10, 2011
Personally, I'm a much bigger fan of the made-for-TV movie adaptation of The Shinning than the Stanley Kubrick version, simply for staying true to the novel.
Quick Tip by . October 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.
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 . 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
Dull...
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 …
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ISBN-10: 0743424425
ISBN-13: 978-0743424424
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Pocket
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