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The Shining
The Shining
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9780451139764
ISBN-10: 0451139763
Publication Date: 10/1/1978
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4.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Way better than the movie and one of King's best.
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Helpful Score: 3
'It's not your daddy talking, remember. It's the hotel.'

I just finished this book. All I have to say is 'wow.' This book has completely blown my mind. It probably sounds totally ridiculous, but I feel like this book has change my life! Hahahah!!! Seriously though... I felt like I was reading The Neverending Story, like I was a part of the story and the characters were talking to me. I know that's dumb, but no book has ever made me feel that way before. (Or maybe I was just scared out of my wits).

This was my first Stephen King book. I always thought he was probably overrated, but no way. The thing I want to warn everyone about is: you cannot compare the Stanley Kubrick movie to the book. They're two totally different stories in my opinion.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in my opinion. A family in seclusion during the entire Colorado winter, living with the ghosts of the behemoth hotel, The Overlook,,,,you know someone is going to go off the deep end. But, is it "cabin fever" or something else? LOVE this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I couldn't go to the bathroom with the shower curtain closed for MONTHS! This book terrified me.
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Helpful Score: 1
A man takes a job as a caretaker of an old hotel in Colorado. He takes his family with him and weird things start to happen to them all during the long winter. Is the hotel haunted or is the caretaker just going insane? A great read. An oldie but goodie.
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This is one of my collection of Stephen King books. All are up for trade. Check out the rest.
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From the back of the book:
What of the penetrating cold terror of an old hotel, a haunted place of seductive evil with a malevolent will of its own - and a five-year-old boy of innocent beauty whose mind mirrors the nightmarish secrets of its past?
Behind every door of the Overlook's 110 empty rooms there is a chamber of horror. Little Danny knows of these things because he has the terrible power - The Shining.
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One of King's best ever! Is the house haunted? Is it possessing the caretaker? Or is he just losing his mind?