Book Reviews of The Shining

The Shining
The Shining
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9780451160911
ISBN-10: 0451160916
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 464
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 151 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Paperback
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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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A great read on a dark night!
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unlike the movie, this book goes into great detail.If you watched the movie, this book version will answer many questions that the movie didnt go into. I read this book solely in home, i kept hearing the things that go bump in the dark. It will send shivers up your spine! Its a Stephen king classic! Worth the read!
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this is my favorite stephen king novel. i love pace and the story, and reading it on a dark snowy night always scares the bejesus outta me.
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Honestly, I liked the film better.
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A classic....very good story....
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You bet it's better than the movie.
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One of my favorite King books...a real page turner. King knows how to develop his characters and plot line to drag you in and keep you there..
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Scary. Good writing, but way too scary.
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The movie may have been great, but the book is FANTASTIC!
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My favorite King book. A masterpiece of horror.
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Love, Love, Love this book! I picked it up after our trip to Colorado, and a wedding at the Stanley hotel where King allegedly wrote the novel. I think having been in the hotel and taking a tour intensified the feeling of the book and I was able to picture the places described. I read it then passed it on to everyone in the family that took the tour, and re read it several times! It's a classic, I think some of Kings best work.
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Much better than the movie!
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I am not a huge King fan (I've read a few things) but I've always been curious about this book. Excellent, but disturbing. Just glad I didn't have weird dreams...there were nights I was reading right before bed.
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I am an avid fan of Stephen king and have a copy of almost all of his books as my disposal. The shining in general most definitely makes an impression. It sticks with you on a psychological level, not so much due to the horror content, as to how much we can relate to the characters.
I found that this book stayed with me long after I finished its last page. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!
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This book is staying on my shelf to be re-read. King's writing at its best, in my opinion. Kubrick's film version pales in comparison.