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The Shining by [Stephen King]

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“A master storyteller.” —Los Angeles Times

“Scary! . . . Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace.” —
The New York Times

“This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear.” —
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“Guaranteed to frighten you into fits. . . . with a climax that is literally explosive.” —
Cosmopolitan

“The most wonderfully gruesome man on the planet.” —
USA Today
 
“An undisputed master of suspense and terror.” —
The Washington Post
 
“[King] probably knows more about scary goings-on in confined, isolated places than anybody since Edgar Allan Poe.” —
Entertainment Weekly
 
“He’s the author who can always make the improbable so scary you’ll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door.” —
The Boston Globe
 
“Peerless imagination.” —
The Observer (London)

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The New York Times Horror at an unflagging pace....scary!

Nashville Banner This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear.

Cosmopolitain Guaranteed to frighten you into fits....freezing terror....with a climax tha is literally explosive. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B001BANK32
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor (June 24, 2008)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 24, 2008
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3222 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 674 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0307743659
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Both MR MERCEDES and END OF WATCH received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014 and 2016 respectively.

King co-wrote the bestselling novel Sleeping Beauties with his son Owen King, and many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ •HEREEESSSSSS JOHNNNYYY!!!! October means the king of terror, Steven King, is in full force!! Re-reading The Shining, putting it in the Freezer when necessary, & watching the movie is an October must! —————————————————————
•For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Shining.... When Jack Torrance, a college professor with a temper only fueled by a minor drinking problem, is offered a winter job at the Overlook Hotel- Jack, his wife Wendy, & his shining son Danny head for the hills, literally! Overlook hotel is a prestigious hotel with all the best features & outdoor views. The Torrance family is hired on to look after the hotel during the winter so that the regular staff can take some time off. Thinking this is their chance to mend family wounds & for Jack to get back to his writing, the Torrance crew is thrilled for the opportunity- until they aren’t. The last man who brought his family up for the winter shift killed his entire family & then himself. Workers refuse to go into one specific room, & people swear they see & hear things. Before long the Torrance family is seeing & hearing things too. One thing is clear- the Overlook Hotel doesn’t want them to leave & not everyone will!
The Shining is currently available on @Netflix so make sure to add it to your October chills & thrills!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece but the seller was not honest
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2019
I ordered this book for my collection specifically because i wanted it hard cover and with this specific cover. What i received looks like someone found a 50 cent book at a yard sale and sold it for almost $20. I am returning this work because it was listed different from what i received. Pretty disappointed.

Update: decided to keep the book and read it again for the 3rd time.

Brilliant

Still , the seller wanted me to pay for the return . This is unfair given the description was incorrect.

Won’t buy again from this seller but the book is a masterpiece and i highly recommend it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes its creepy. Yes it scared me. Yes I loved it.
Reviewed in India on November 12, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes its creepy. Yes it scared me. Yes I loved it.
Reviewed in India on November 12, 2017
My first Stephen King read. And I don't think I'll be reading another one anytime soon. Because this book gave me the creeps.
There have been so many books that left me disappointed despite being hyped and loved. And only very few that did live upto my expectations. Clearly, THE SHINING falls in the latter category. I had never read a horror-thriller book. I was always curious about how a book had the capability of evoking creepy disturbing thoughts in your head and leave you scared. THE SHINING made me experience all that. And that's why I loved it so much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2018
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Michael P Crouch.
2.0 out of 5 stars Read War and Peace instead.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2019
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Richa Mehndiratta
4.0 out of 5 stars #ReadavorousReview
Reviewed in India on October 3, 2019
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hibbzie.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shining:Book one. (As always no spoilers)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 26, 2019
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