The Shining

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 24, 2008 - Fiction - 464 pages
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With an excerpt from the sequel, Doctor Sleep.

Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.

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Review: The Shining (The Shining #1)

User Review  - Kenny A - Goodreads

Great book. King has a way of developing characters that really fleshes them out, though he can tend to drone on a bit. Great plot with a great pace; the sense of dread built from the first few chapters and loomed from that point on. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

One of my favorite BFI treatments. Luckhurst does an excellent job with balancing plot synopsis with deconstruction and criticism. If you've never read a BFI book before, start here. Read full review

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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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