The Shining

The Shining

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.

Title:The Shining
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780450040184
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    The Shining Reviews

  • Earline

    This scene from Friends pretty much sums up my feelings about this book:"Rachel: Hmm. (she opens the freezer) Umm, why do you have a copy of The Shining in your freezer?Joey: Oh, I was reading it last...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This was most excellent; I can 100% see why this is many readers favorite Stephen King novel. Heck, it's my favorite novel of his to date, although I have a good number of his books to catch up on. I'...

  • Will Byrnes

    If you have not read The Shining already do not overlook the opportunity presented by the publication of Doctor Sleep, the sequel, to revisit one of the best ghost stories of our time. The appearance ...

  • Kat

    i- i don't even know what to say that hasn't already been said about this but lemme give it a shot.god DAMN this is king at his best. i know, i know, "kat that is so cliche. couldn't you have picked a...

  • megs_bookrack

    Hi. Hello! Me again, with another book you should consider picking up if you haven't yet read this gift to the world. Easily, one of my top three favorite books of all time.The Shining is a true class...

  • Anne

    Is this horror? I'm genuinely asking here because I'm not a horror aficionado, so I don't know what all constitutes that genre. To a layman like myself, IT was horror because it scared the piss out of...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    “The thought rose from nowhere, naked and unadorned. The urge to tumble her out of bed, naked, bewildered, just beginning to wake up; to pounce on her, seize her neck like the green limb of a young ...

  • Lyn

    About as perfect a haunted house story as can be, King was at his best here. It's as though he built a haunted house and then filled every nook and cranny with detail. King is also at his best in rega...

  • Nandakishore Varma

    Quite simply put, The Shining is the best horror story I have ever read. It scared the hell out of me.Over a period of time, I have noticed certain standard "motifs" in horror stories. One of these I ...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    October 2016*2.5/5* Soooo I wasn't a huge fan of this. There were a few things about it that I enjoyed, but overall I found it to be boring and overly drawn out. Also not scary AT ALL which was my big...