The Shining

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Anchor Books, 1977 - Fiction - 659 pages
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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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The ending was excellent. - LibraryThing
I can't imagine there is any better starting point. - LibraryThing
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Somewhat disappointing ending. - LibraryThing
Frankly, it is not writing for the faint of heart. - LibraryThing
I am sure everyone has the plot down. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - JonathanCrites - LibraryThing

The Bachman books showed up from ILL quicker than I thought so I had to start in on this right away. And then, i didn't finish in the time allotted by the library, so I am waiting on it again... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

(4.25/5) If you have ever played and/or watched Silent Hill, then you know that the town of Silent Hill is a character in itself. The Overlook Hotel carries an identical role in this book. You follow ... 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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