The Shining

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 24, 2008 - Fiction - 464 pages
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.

Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

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User Review  - shawndotbailey - LibraryThing

Awesome characterization. Creepy hotel. And bonus points for making a playground and hedge trimmings menacing. Seriously, how many people could have made hedge trimmings scary? Read full review

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User Review  - usuallee - LibraryThing

Having only read a handful of Stephen King novels I've embarked on a journey to read my fellow Mainer's books in more-or-less chronological order (Still need to go back and read Carrie). Wavering ... Read full review

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Night Thoughts
In Another Bedroom
The Grand Tour
The Front Porch
The Verdict
The Snowmobile
The Lobby
The Ballroom
On the Stairs
Conversations At the Party

Up On the Roof
Down in the Front Yard
The Doctors
The Scrapbook
Outside 217
Night Thoughts
In the Truck
Kitchen Talk
Stapleton Airport Denver
Wendy and Jack
The Explosion
Epilogue Summer
Excerpt from Doctor Sleep

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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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